Tuesday, June 16, 2009

126/365 – Making Our Circuit

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Noah has been studying electricity and magnets this week.  For his project we had to make different types of circuits with light bulbs, a battery, and  a homemade switch.  As you can see…it worked!

125/365 – Park Fun

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We went to our new city park today and the boys had a great time.  We have an awesome city park for the toddler aged kids, but not as much for the bigger kids so the city built this park for them.  It has a lot of the same equipment that they have at the new Harbins park, so it was great to be able to play a little closer to  home. 

124/365 – Nana’s Cedar Chest

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One of my most valuable possessions is my Nana’s cedar chest.  I am not exactly sure how old it is, but I know that she bought it when she was a young woman, so that would date it to the 30’s or so, making it about 75 years old.  She always kept it in her room and it was very rarely opened, other than to put something inside for safe keeping.  Now it is in my room and still has a lot of her things inside, along with some of mine. 

123/365 – Squirrels

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Dwight loves to feed the birds and squirrels outside the sunroom window.  One of the things we all enjoy is watching the squirrels hanging from their elastic corn feeder. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

122/365 – Ladybug

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Today Cooper found a ladybug.  He loves finding little creatures and watching them walk around on his arm.  Everyone becomes his “friend” and occasionally tears flow when it is time to let them go.  Today he was able to say goodbye to the ladybug with a smile on his face. 

Monday, June 8, 2009

121/365 – Field Day

Monday, June 8, 2009

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Today was field day for the homeschoolers.  Cooper and his partner won the two-legged race and he captained the winning team in the water-in-the-cup race, while Noah won the sack race and a running race.  The boys were defeated in the tug-of-war by the girls.  After the events both boys received a field day medal to remember the day. 

120/365 – Late Nights with Bubber

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I usually stay up a lot later than everyone else and my biggest buddy at night is Bubber.  Usually he is right at my side as long as I sit there, but tonight he was so stretched out and comfy I couldn’t help but laugh. 

119/365 – Doctor Appointment “Date”

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Today was Cooper’s five-year checkup at the doctor’s office.  He had grown 4 inches and gained 4 lbs to put him at 45” tall and 46 lbs.  There were no shots this year, which was good news, but Cooper had a new-found modesty about having to take off his clothes to see the doctor which resulted in an unexpected meltdown.  He thought that the nurse was joking when she told him to take off everything  but his underwear…he just laughed and laughed…until he realized she was serious.  He calmed down once Dr. Sheth came in and told him how big he was getting and had him show her all of the things he can do now. 

Our usual lunch after an appointment at the pediatrician is usually Sonny’s BBQ since it is just down the road.  This time was special though.  Dwight was working from home so Noah stayed there with him which meant that Cooper and I got to have a lunch date, just the two of us.  It has been a long time since we’ve gone to eat out together alone, so it was a nice date. :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

118/365 – Chocolate Lips

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Cooper usually has a couple of cups of milk while he watches tv right before bed.  Some nights he is lucky enough to get one of Dwight’s cookies for a bedtime snack.  Obviously, this was one of those nights. :)

117/365 – Braces!

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Noah’s top permanent teeth came in “fanned” where the front two actually cover part of the adjacent teeth.  Since being able to properly clean the covered teeth was a concern, the orthodontist recommended that he go ahead and get those straightened out now while his palate is not as set as it will be when he is older.  She said that all of the other teeth look wonderful and so he will only need the braces on those front four teeth on the top and will only have to wear them about six months.  Today was the big day when the braces were put on, so we decided that we should go ahead a get a photo for our “before” shot.