Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Ben

Ben's Birthday Wishes Came true! Jackson, Fiona, and Grandma came to celebrate his tenth birthday with him. He got some really cool birthday presents including a SOX jersey, a sticker maker, and a compound bow and arrows (they are SWEET!). It was everything he hoped for. Now if Grandpa would only get here - he'd have all of his birthday dreams come true!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Camp Zink

Here we are on our camping weekend. It was the first weekend we've camped in a few years. It was fun but cold and wet. The first night there was a thunderstorm that produced some pretty strong winds and lead to a sleepless night for everyone except Maisie who slept through everything. The rest of the weekend was dry but pretty chilly. You'll notice not only did we wear our winter hats and fleeces all weekend but giant rain boots as well. Oh.... of course Maisie wasn't cold, she once again was more concerned with looking pretty so she wouldn't wear a coat, or hat, or boots..... huh..... every family has one.............

Ben camping

"Camping was pretty fun. I fished and learned to use a new slingshot. Fishing was pretty hard and I didn't catch anything but I tried for a long time. I can cast but I don't put the worm on the hook by myself because they slither too much and they are too big and juicy and fat and hard to put on. For the slingshot Sam and I gathered rocks and flinged them them off of Beaver Island and if we were lucky they made it to the other side. We played at a park at the campground and went to the activity barn. We played games and made my mom cookies for Mother's Day. Sam and I won coupons for a free dessert at the campground restaurant. It was a fun weekend even though it rained on Friday night and I was scared and had to go to the car for about half an hour because of the thunder and lightening. I missed the cats but I had fun playing at the campground. I want to go back again." By Ben


Here are the girls - Sammy went fishing and Maisie threw rocks in (of course, a foot away from where Sam was fishing until we sidetracked her). Be sure to notice the way Samantha so carefully chooses the right worm to put on the hook. I think I am going to try Uncle Joey's trick and get her a glove so she can get used to doing all of the messy work herself, I am not a big fan of doing it myself!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Barbie Barbie Barbie

OK, Maisie has alot of things she loves and Barbie is another. Not only does Barbie live in an awesome house with a horse stable out back, now she has a pool with a life guard chair. Man, it's no lie, Barbie does have everything! I guess that's one of the many reason's Maisie she thinks she's great. Another thing... she has little pink high heels that she wears even when she is training dolphins! PS... Notice that Barbie's newest beau is Aladin, he is much racier than Ken, he likes to swim naked.

Maisie loves George

Maisie loves Curious George and doing puzzles! She is doing most puzzles by herself now. She can do the ones up to 25 pieces now.