Thursday, December 09, 2010
Jena raked in the gifts this year with a baseball glove and tee ball set,rollerblades, hockey stick, puck and goal, football trading cards,cars cars and more cars as well as a Wii game (of Cars) and not be be forgotten- a trundle bed for her Babies. Stef went with the one 'big gift' and got an iPod touch. Everyone had a good laugh looking at Jena's giant pile of gifts and Stef's lonely little one. Now that Stefanie has an allowance and spends her own money (sometimes) she fully understand the value of 'good things come in little boxes' and asked everyone else who was buying her something to get her an iTunes gift card.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
here's a peak at what has been taking up most of our time- the JCC sharks Swim team. Stef was thrilled to move up to the competition level of the team (the Mako Sharks). Practice a minimum of twice a week and first meet next week. i will be sure to share the results
a very busy holiday this year- Stefanie sang with choir at the local mall the first night and we rushed home to light candles and open gifts quickly so that everyone had a little time to play before going to bed, since it IS still a school night! Stefanie was thrilled to get the iPod touch she has been waiting "forever' for and Jena loved each and every gift, big or small, everyone was '"ust what I wanted"!
Saturday, December 04, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
The girls were up and ready to get the bus for kindergarten and 3rd grade and, yep, you guessed it, NO BUS! I drove everyone to school, had a few tears from Jena ("just a little crying" as she likes to say) and off they went. Both did get the bus home and both reported that it looks like this will be a good year. It seems I am a slow learner but after four years of this the lesson I finally learned is don't even bother waiting for the bus on the first day!
Friday, July 30, 2010
I can't believe that it has been four years since we first got a look at Jena's picture. Jena is older now than Stefanie was then. I remember looking at all her referral pictures and thinking that she really needed a smile on her face. Now, as I looked thru pictures to find ones to post, I can't find one where she isn't smiling. She is excited to be starting school and taking the bus with her big sister (big sister not quite as excited to have her on the bus). She continues to love sports of all kinds and keep me informed of the results of any professional philly team that played the night before. She still looks at every day as a party and every glass as half full. Can't imagine how empty our house would have been without her. And yes, there are no training wheels on that bike!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
seems like the summer is flying by! Both girls are loving camp. They come home dirty and exhausted. Stefanie spent last week at Bethany Beach,DE with her china sister Olivia and had a blast. Even though Olivia only lives in Harrisburg we don't get to see her very much so when her mom invited Stef for the week we thought we would give it a try. I was a little worried Stefanie might get homesick but boy was I wrong- turns out Stef had so much fun she didn't feel the need to call her mother AT ALL. I had one message from her the whole week that simply said "hi mom- I am having fun'. Jena was not happy to be going to camp without her big sister, even after I told her that when Stefanie was 5 she didn't have a big sister to take her to camp! We still have our beach house vacation in Aug to look forward to.
two typical after camp pictures- jena on the kitchen floor waiting for dinner and Stef on her beloved computer
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Jena had her end of year party at the JCC this week. Hard to believe that starting in September I no longer have to dive anyone to preschool in the morning. The school bus picks up right in front of our house- I just may spend the whole day in my nightgown! Jena is wearing her "not a princess" shirt, which she plans on wearing to Disney, so everyone knows she is NOT A PRINCESS!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
We made our annual trip to storybookland with Aunt Sarah, Uncle Dave and Rafi. This was the first year that Rafi agreed to go on many of the rides, after watching Jena do it first, of course, just to make sure it was OK. The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great day.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Stefanie had a special ceremony at school this morning where she officially received the first book of the Bible. The class lead morning services and preformed a play about creation. Amah and Zayde spent the night before at our house so that they could attend and Jena even got to miss school. Every time Stefanie's class puts on a program we are all amazed at how much they have learned.
Monday, May 10, 2010
It was my turn to take care of the sick babies so I spent mother's day at work. I had two beautiful handmade pins to wear on my scrubs and all the other Mommies were jealous. We had an overnight guest on Saturday night and here is a picture of everyone having fun.