Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pictures have been found!

The pictures have been found! However, something's going to have to change for this to go on. This was a pain in the hiney to get these on here. But, I'll get it figured out in no time, I am sure. Quit your laughing, it could happen.

OK, even though I knew I would not be able to blog while the computer was in the "hospital" I took pictures anyway. This episode of "Scenes From Lisa's Life" was funny. The camera was acting up and this is the only picture that was remotely focused enough to show you.

Madeline and Sadie came in with underwear on their heads acting like superheroes. Cracked us up. This is Madeline as "Underwear Girl". Even Anna wanted in on the act. She kept patting her head saying "panty". They went and got her some, too, so she was "Underwear Girl-ette".
On Friday (I can't remember which one, so much time has passed) the girls were part of a group of students from their school who all went to play games with retirees at 3 different retirement homes. These people played cards, chess, bingo and candyland. We went to the "Waterford" retirement home. This is Sadie playing with one of the lovely ladies who attended.

Madeline playing checkers.
Madeline playing Candyland with a nice lady.
One Monday morning, the first graders created volcanoes out of piles of sand, baking soda and vinegar. Here is the picture of Madeline's group.
Anna started going to Parent's Day Out. This is her with her backpack on. When we were walking up to the "school" she saw other children with their backpacks on and she was so excited. She kept saying "mama, backpack!".

When we walked into the classroom, she looked around in awe. One of the teachers said that she would have to give up her "binkie" until naptime. As soon as she heard that, she popped that binkie out of her mouth and set it on the table. I figured she would have a major meltdown but noooooo.... Then, she started over to one of the tables and with barely a glance behind her, she waved and said "bye". I wanted to tell her "I want some tears out of you, young lady! - At least act like you're going to miss me!". But, I figure it means she is well adjusted and well, maybe there's a part of her that needs to be away from me as much as I need a break from her. We sure are happy to see each other at the end of the day.Anna at her desk, the first day of school.

You may wonder why some things don't faze me or Conrad. You know, things like eating while changing diapers, watching a bunch of kids all at once out in the street while at the same time making sure they don't get run over by cars, finding a new box of cereal spilled all over the living room carpet (well, that one does get to me),etc. Well, it's because those are all simple things to deal with after you have to dress a child like this picture above. If you can enlarge it you will see Conrad is putting on Anna's shoes (to what purpose, I don't know, they're just coming off in the next 5 seconds) while she is essentially standing on her head. You try that sometime, it's not as easy as it looks. But, it sure makes the rest of life a little less threatening.

Sadie started playing baseball. Here she is in her uniform. She's a "Husker". At least her uniform is a normal color. Mads uniform for soccer her first year was bright orange.

Sadie during her first "at bat".

Madeline at the ballgame.

As an update: Sadie had two games this weekend, one yesterday and one today. Yesterday she got as far as second base (on a walk). They tied that game. Then today, she walked both times up to bat and crossed home plate both times. They are now 1-1-1. I'll keep you posted.

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