FrogIn class today, Megan learned about frogs and toads.  This HUGE bull frog was one of the critters that she got to meet.  She was not too fond of it out of it’s container and would not pet it when Mr. Courtney brought it around.  She did enjoy admiring it behind it’s plastic aquarium though.


MeganToday is Megan’s half birthday. She is now “two” years old.

HalfThis morning, she started asking me, “Where’s my birthday cake? It my half birthday. I 4 1/2 but everyone tease me that I am only 2”.  She asked about her cake a lot!

We tried to keep her cake a surprise, but I think she knew that we would celebrate. The kids gave her some small gifts and Megan was very happy.


NineAdrian turned nine on Saturday!

BirthdayAdrian is growing so quickly. He loves to read and does well in most of school subjects. He does not have any favorite hobbies or activities, but enjoys doing a little of everything, though soccer and playing catch are very high on his list!

I am so thankful for you Adrian.  I am glad that God blessed us with you!  I know that God has wonderful plans for you.

Salamander Class

Megan salamadarMegan attends her own science class once a month. Miss Krista, her teacher, has taught each of the children and does a wonderful job.  Megan gets practice sitting still, raising her hand, interacting with other children and learning really neat science.

Today, Megan learned about salamanders.  The older kids all remembered when they had that class and asked to tag along.  Everyone held the salamander and helped out where they could.

As the weather warms up, you may be able to find salamanders under logs and leaves.  They lay their eggs in water in the spring.  We have never found one around here, though some friends find them often at their house.  We will be looking for them once the snow melts a little bit more.  And, in case you are interested, holding a salamander is fun!

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Fun Memory

Last night, I started sorting through some photographs.  I hope to weed out the bad photographs and arrange the good ones in chronological order.  One day I may get albums made for each of the kids, but labeling them is much more important just now.

While we had fun looking at all the pictures, this one was our favorite of all we looked at yesterday.  Do you know who this is?