Saturday, May 31, 2008
How about now?
Ryan is turning in to quite the bug collector. Last week, he would find a roly poly or a lady bug while we were out and just hold it in his hand until we got home and he could put it in his bug catcher (at which time it was usually "asleep"). On Wednesday, he found "hundreds" of them at Parker's house, and Miss Emmy gave him a jar to bring them all home in.
Crawling through a tunnel at the park outside of Franklin.
With the race car they drove into the Wildhorse Saloon while we were there.
With "Pete" the carriage horse's business card.
I yet another really, big chair (we're getting good at finding these!) in the Factory at Franklin.
Monday, May 26, 2008
We took a few funny pictures there.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I tried to explain to him that we did not know that at the time and just wanted to try something out; that we would be sure to play baseball the next opportunity that we had, although it would probably be next spring.
This was followed by a continued insistence that he did NOT want to play soccer. For a few days, he switched and said he did. This was after scoring a goal in practice and seeing the "big boys" play (my students won the regional championship last Tuesday night and will be heading to Nashville tomorrow for the state semis and hopefully championships!). But then, he was back to not wanting to, even as we signed him up anyway at his last game last Saturday.
Then came the soccer dinner (which I had to miss, so here's the recap):
Me (after Ryan comes out first thing this morning to show me his trophy): Did you have fun with your friends?
Me: So, do you want to play soccer again in the fall?
Ryan: So I can get more trophies!
Whatever it takes! :)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
It is bittersweet this year, as I will not be going back to St. George's in the fall as a teacher. They were not able to find a part time position for me, so my intention is to drop Ryan off at school, then go over to the high school and tutor students during their study hall time. Should give me a lot more flexibility and maybe more money than I am making part time!
Didn't ever post these:
From February when Ryan got accepted to St. George's for Pre-Kindergarten (they send the contract and information in a special golden tube!). We weren't sure at the time where he was going (hard to make that decision when we did not know where I was going), but I took pictures, just in case! We are very excited for Ryan's adventures for next year!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Still not sure how they got it in there, but someone said Celia was picking it up by its antennae. Poor thing prbably would've preferred the boil pot!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Ryan and I swung into action like the Wonder Pets and saved the day. We picked up the turtle and carried him across the street to the pond in the next neighborhoos where he quickly disappeared into the water. Gooooo Wonder Pets! Yeah!
It was tent raising day! Not an official day at school or anything, but I like it. It means graduation is right around the corner! Exciting!
Saturday, May 03, 2008
After Rachel's first communion and the party at her house, the sun came out, we played outside (guess what someone wants for his birthday?),
and then we went to Matthew's baseball game. Got some great action shots of him:
and of Alex, practicing lacrosse with Uncle Scott:
and of Ryan and Rachel, occupying themselves during the game:
We all had dinner together later that evening at Cheryl and Gene's, and got together one last time on Sunday to go to the park. I played tag with Alex and Matt, and we walked along the MA & PA (Maryland & Pennsylvania) trail. I wasn't planning on going back to MD this summer, but seeing Ryan having so much fun with his cousins, I may have to find time!
I also had an opportunity to hike up to the King and Queen seats in Rock's State Park. Talk about nostalgia. My first teaching job was in Harford County (where my sister-in-laws live). I drove through Rocks everyday on my way to North Harford Middle School. The view from the King and Queen seats is beautiful, and I was lucky to get away for a quick hike (Ryan slept until 9 am, can you believe that?!)