Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Family Pictures and kid updates

It was a fun week to have the kids home.  We re-did our job charts and the kids are doing a little more around the house to help.  That has been very nice.  Conrad had a violin recital on Thursday and he played Bouree by Handel and The Theme from Star Wars.  He did a great job and it was fun to see him so attentive to the rest of the violin students who are more advanced then him.
Yesterday was our Family Picture Day.  It's been two years since we had pictures taken-not to bad but we thought it would be fun to get an update.  When we get them I'll put up a link so you can see how they turned out.  The weather has been very unpredictable so we were worried we might get rained out.  Luckily the rain held out until we got done!  It's always an adventure to get all six of us in our pose and then smiling.  Our photographer was great and very patient because Abi was just all over and being super silly.
In getting Conrad to smile the photographer said to him, "Say, I eat my snotty boogers" and Conrad shouts out, "Me too!"  We got a kick out of that.
After our photo session we went to Golden Corral for dinner.  That place is so great for our kids.  They just love the variety of food and that you can just get a little of this and of that.
I am just amazed at how old our kids are getting.  Traeden is getting so tall and he is being so much more responsible.  I love that he enjoys reading so much.  It is his favorite pastime.  Conrad is growing up too and having so much fun in scouts.  He has been motivated on his own to pass off his faith in God and scout requirements.  I'm sure we will be working on lots over the summer.  Samantha is just a cutie.  Our photographer kept saying--"She is just so beautiful".   We really Samantha to know that it's more important to be beautiful inside then out.  Abigail is growing up and using more and more words.  We have this computer program that Samantha has been using to learn letters and numbers and Abigail has been wanting to play so I finally set up her own account and she surprisingly can use the mouse and do the games all on her own.  She also has been begging to play the piano and asks everyday when it's her time to practice.  I wasn't sure I wanted to start her yet because of all the time it takes for me but I have relented and have done little practice sessions for her for about a month now.  It's very slow and we do the same things over and over but she loves the time with me so it's worth it.

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