Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kindergarten Wisdom

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts!

This phrase is used to explain that cutting in line is not allowed. This is so appealing coming from a five-year-old's mouth!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Speak & Spell .... 'Memba Him????

So we have a real, live Speak & Spell in our house - Morgan! Since she has begun to read, and consequently spell, she is now trying to spell EVERYTHING! I am no longer just mom, I'm m-o-m, and if she requires both mom and dad, it's m-o-m a-n-d d-a-d, she tell us she l-o-v-e-s us, etc. - she is trying to spell EVERYTHING - it's very cute! I supose we should count our blessings, I've "heard" of children trying to use Speak & Spells to get them to say dirty words Ü

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Go Big or Go Home!

Everything Morgan does is Big! Although she is the youngest in her class, she is the tallest! She is in the 98th percentile for her height and weight! She has lost all of her baby fat and is one lean, mean Momo machine!

Morgan sleeps 12 hours a day, minimum - 7:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. - if she's sick, growing, or run down she will sleep more - seriously, she doesn't even get up to pee! When I put her to bed at 7:00 p.m., she is asleep within 15 minutes! Of course from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. she is non-stop! This is by no means a complaint, simply an observation!

I pack a huge lunch for her everyday! Her lunch is bigger then Devyn's.

For dinner on Friday night she had one full Costco hot dog, a full Costco smoothie, and a spring roll (we don't normally dine at Costco, but mom needed to go shopping!).

Maybe we should change the phrase to go Big Mo or Go Home!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Artiiiiists (spoken with a bad French accent Ü)

Morgan started a signing group at school this morning. They will meet every Wednesday morning through the end of March. She is so very excited about this, and on the drive to school this morning she was telling me several fun musical facts, such as the fact that Beethoven could not hear is own beautiful music! She also listed the names of other people that "illustrated music".

Devyn and I took a one-stroke painting class this evening, and had a blast!

You can see how much fun it was!


The Poole Party!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Devyn Rocks

We got Devyn's report card today and she made the B honor role with 1 C, 1 B, and 4 As! Way to go Devyn - we are so proud!!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Happy New Year

Welcome to our blog!!! We thought we'd start out the new year with a blog as a way to stay in touch and keep our family and friends updated. Our goal is to update it weekly, but as life takes over, it may not be as often!

We had a great holiday season starting with Thanksgiving up in the Anchorage/Palmer area to visit all the new babies that joined our family this year! Hilary's younger brother (Fred) and wife (Allison) had a baby girl, Ella, at the end of May and Hilary's older brother (Bud) and wife (Nancy) had twins, Frankie and Sullivan, the beginning of September. We all had a great time holding babies and even had a chance to visit the indoor water park up in Anchorage wiht Uncle Bud and Aunt Nancy (too bad the twins were just a bit too young to join us - but they wil be out there with us soon!).

We spent Christmas in Sitka with Grandma Ruth, Aunt Kathy, cousins Travis, Jessica & Jessica's fiance Jack, and second cousin Shawn. It was a nice mellow Sitka Christmas.

Devyn celbrated her 13th birthday on December 30th! Her dinner of choice was steamed clams and barbequed ribs - her wish was our command! It's hard to believe we have a teenage girl in the house now - We are not ready for this!

For New Years Eve we had a fun family night and played games. Morgan did not want to take a nap during the day, and did very well trying to stay up until midnight, but at 11:45 she told Grandma Chris that she was going to bed, and promptly took off her glasses and went to bed. Mom and dad missed this announcement, but found her in her bed before she had completely fallen asleep. We got Morgan up and outside for the ringning in of the New Year with sparklers. Morgan's mom was not thinking when she handed out the sparklers to Morgan in her fleece gloves - yikes! The sparklers melted through the gloves and leve two nice second degree burns on her hand - yes, lesson learned by all!

So we are back in the groove of work and school. Morgan has started swimming lessons and is loving it! It is snowing like crazy today, so the girls are having a blast outside!

Take care!
Hilary, Kevin, Devyn & Morgan