Monday, June 30, 2008

Beakman's World

Saturday the real Beakman (Paul Zaloom) from Beakman's World was at the Science Center. Marty took Graham and they both really enjoyed it.  Graham is really excited about anything science related these days (since he wants to work on Mythbusters).  Graham got to be one of the kids on stage and was even more excited that he got the answer right.  Then after the show they had a members only meet and great, so fun.  Marty and I both watched Beakman's World and I have to say I was a little jealous that I didn't go.  

Here's a video of when Graham was on stage:
well, it won't load for some reason right now, but I will try again later. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Who is this boy?

Our little surfer boy last week,
then he became our little Dutch Boy,

finally here's our spiked hair boy!

We have been debating for a while about what to do with Graham's hair. We loved it long but were sort of ready for a change, and he didn't like the way it was always in his eyes. So on Sunday we took him in for just a slight trim and in order to get the hair out of his eyes, he became our little Dutch Boy. We felt our decision was made for us, it was time to cut it short!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Our own Mythbuster

Graham has decided that he wants to work on Mythbusters because he thinks it is "the coolest boys show ever." So we did our own little experiment with Diet Coke and Mentos. We did this over 2 years ago and Graham still remembers and has been asking us to do it again. Here's how our little
experiment of Diet Coke and Mentos went:


Also we were standing out in our driveway and Graham took it upon himself to make sure that Molly didn't run into the street.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day I wanted to write about my dad. My dad is a strong yet gentle man of God. He has always worked hard for his family. Growing up he worked his 8-5 job then came home and fixed whatever needed it, helped with homework, mowed the grass, trimmed the trees, and kept the pool clean. He did most things himself, but also knows when to hire someone to do it for you. He also found time to play with us and be part of the church choir. His Godly character definitely showed while my mom was sick. He patiently took care of her when she couldn't take care of her self. I still remember his heartfelt words while my mom was sick. He told me no matter what happens I need to make sure to never blame God and keep my heart open to God. These words definitely meant more since my dad's own mother died suddenly when he was only 17. Both of our losses gave us a sweet connection. It is interesting how my dad and I have had multiple occasions of loss bringing us together. One sweet occasion was being with him and his father when he released his father into Heaven. His father didn't die that day but what sweet words I got to witness! My dad is a dedicated, gentle, kind Christian man. Thanks dad for giving and showing me the most important thing - a love for God!

My dad (when he was 22) getting ready for a date with my mom. My brother looks almost exactly like this now. 
Me and my dad with Graham. He was so proud to be here when Graham was born. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cinderella Ballet

On Friday Northland had a Cinderella Ballet performance. Abbie and I went with our friends Brittani and Anna. Abbie LOVED the ballet. She sat on the edge of her chair the whole time. I so wish I could have taken a picture of Abbie watching the ballet. She was so excited and adorable. It is also cute that she refers to ballerina's as "ballet girls." I don't want to correct her. I am excited that Northland is hosting more things like this. In the next few months they are having a viewing of Prince of Egypt, Western night and a group I hear is great called "Go Fish." Also this fall Veggie Tales is coming (so excited about this one). Well here are a few pics from the ballet.
Abbie and Anna
Brittani and Anna

Me and Abbie
Abbie and Anna playing during intermission.