Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thanks for the robot shirt Auntie Becky!

We still haven't found the camera battery charger since we've moved so I'm down to using the webcam to take pictures. We're going to lunch with my Aussie friend Christina and the weather is nice and cool today - the perfect day for Lochie to wear his new robot shirt Auntie Becky sent him.

We're going to the Library Coffeehouse in Meridian. I used to study there when I was in hygiene school and one of the owners is such a nice man he even fixed a computer laptop problem for me for free once then helped me order more RAM online and then I took the computer back to him and he installed it for me for free. It's a great little place and their cinnamon rolls are voted Best in Boise! Yum!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4 year old viewpoint

Lachlan and I were practicing counting today by using a cute computer game of math activities. The game called for him to use the mouse and "drag & drop" a certain number of fruit/vegetables into an Elf's picnic basket that the elf asked for.

The elf asked for 6 strawberries, 0 (zero) mushrooms and two pears. Lachlan loves this game and straight away counted out six strawberries into the elf's basket. He then counted out the pears - but instead of clicking the basket closed so the elf could "check" the order and reward points, Lochie started trying to place mushrooms into the basket.

I reminded him that the elf requested zero mushrooms, but still he tried hard to click and drag the mushrooms over onto the basket and each time the game rejected this because it was incorrect. Lochie became so determined and frustrated and kept trying to add the unwanted mushrooms to the basket that finally I said "Honey, the elf doesn't want any mushrooms - just 6 strawberries and 2 pears. Stop trying to put mushrooms in his basket".

He replied with consternation "But Mum, I HAVE to put mushrooms in the basket - the elf HAS to eat his vegetables if he wants to eat the strawberries for dessert!".

I got a good chuckle as he was so serious about it. Obviously we've impressed upon him the need to eat his veges before treats!

Monday, August 4, 2008

No new news on the homefront

So I give you... dramatic prairie dog!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rainy Day

We had a loud, booming thunderstorm last night and some more storms today. It makes for much cooler weather and Lochie is having an indoors days today watching his new Veggietales DVD and playing with his toys in his room. It's supposed to clear up tomorrow and we're set to have 90 degree days the rest of the week :(

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Baby Kinley is here!

My dear friends Shanell & Darren W. welcomed their fifth beautiful baby tonight!

Shanell is such a champion - she had a very difficult week and a half of on-again-off-again active labor but it was all worth it because Kinley is such a sweet little girl - a beautiful head of soft, dark, short downy hair and very good looking for a newborn!

Her full name is Kinley Sue W. and she weighed in at a healthy 9lb 10oz (Shanell's biggest baby yet! Kiera was 9lb 1oz) and 22 1/2" long. She was born at 7:40pm on Sunday, July 20th at a local birthing center and is baby sister to Kyler, McKenna, Kiera and Konnor.

I am so honoured to have been able to hold both Konnor and now Kinley soon after each was born and am so proud of Shanell - she is such a great Mum and did such a great job!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lochie @ Settlers Park with new bike

Spiderman bike!

Lochie's Nana & Poppa gave him a special surprise treat for the Summer - a new bike! We went down to Settlers Park and Lochie learned how to ride it! He took to it like a duck to water and after only about 40 minutes he was able to brake, steer and ride by himself - only falling off twice when rounding corners. He was very excited!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Raspberries

We are fortunate that our new house had a raspberry bush already planted when we moved in and in the next week or two we should be able to harvest delicious, sweet ripe raspberries! We have picked a few that were ready early and they were quite sweet and juicy so we are excited about this next batch ready to pick! Lochie is such a big helper with watering the garden. Daddy planted a tomato shrub, some potatoes (well we ARE in Idaho!), some sweet potatoes and some spring onions. He also planted some seeds which will grow an array of flowers that attracts hummingbirds & butterflies. We're a little late in the season for planting, but the people at Zamzows thought we might be ok since it has been quite a mild summer so far. Here are some pictures and video of our raspberries and red rose bush in our backyard...