Saturday, April 16, 2011


Catching up on the last month or two in pictures:

Henry finally got to have his birthday Beyblade tournament.

We got out to Lost Maples for a night of camping and a little hike in Late March, partly as a practive run for our Europe trip in May... and I don't think we'll be getting much sleep.

Great Splash!

Anna wanted to build these shelves for the playroom. Again I must say that nail-guns/brad-nailers rock. Just one more coat of paint to go until we're done to come once we're all finished.
They Like each other. It's sweet.

Made it up to the Guadalupe river last week. Been really droughtly down here so water levels were low...but just about right for the kids.

Great Form.

Cinderlizzy...I know, wrong dress.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Conference Weekend

Inspired by Genreal Conference this weekend. (General Conference is the twice annual LDS meeting/broadcast where the church leaders speak over four 2 hour sessions and we tune in via satellite, internet or TV/radio). Henry actually paid attention to some parts, partially motivated by rewards from the "Conference Treat Bag". Every time there was a song Lizzy would run over to the computer and wave her hand with the music.

Last Monday, when I got home Henry told me he was ready to ride his bike without training wheels. So I took them off, got him lined up, held on for about three steps and let him go. I wasn't sure what was going to happen since I've never taught someone how to ride a bike before, but as soon as I let go he just took right off ! Here's the video I managed to get once I got over my surprise.

Lizzy's had a big moment tonight when she put "pee in the potty." Henry had no interest in our plumbing until he was 4 1/2, but Lizzy has been copying her GeGe (older brother in chinese and what she calls him) when he sits on the potty for a month or so now...must be a girl thing.