13 August 2008

Knock, Knock...

Yeah...we are still here! Well the last few weeks of summer went too fast, but I am really excited to be back into the the swing of things. All of our staff started back to work this week and it has been great. I have a new, wonderful teacher assistant that I am really excited to work with!!

How about Team USA in all of the Olympics! I don't know about all of you, but we have watched WAY more TV in the last 5 days then we have all summer. Michael Phelps is a-ma-zing! May and Walsh also have a special place in my tv line up!! Oh, and the gymnasts! The runners are still to come...after this summer they have a very special place in my heart!

I do ask for prayers for my friend Gina and her family. Gina's beautiful, funny, kind mother passed away on Sunday. Go to the link to the side, Gavin, to leave them some words of strength.

Calla! She is doing wonderful. She impresses us more everyday. Seriously, every night she does something that is so adorable that we just laugh at and think about how lucky we are to have this beautiful girl in our lives!! Tonight she was playing with this hammer that makes noise when you hit it on something or if you just shake it in the air. She has had this toy since Christmas and has not really played with it, until tonight. She was so intensely looking at it when it would light up and make noises and just shake it more to make it work. We could just see the gears running in her head as she was trying to figure out how it works. She loves to give us kisses and can do the sign for 'love' when you say it to her she will do it...talk about melting a Mommy's heart!

I do have to brag on my little brother a bit too. He got 2nd place in his car race on Monday night in Belleville! Way to go Jedrek!! Hopefully we will make it to McCool this weekend to watch him. This is his first year racing his own car and has just improved a little each week and has gained some very valuable experience along the way.

Thanks for checking in on us. Hopefully the updates are not so far between next time, but no promises.

She looks like a "Toadstool" from Nintendo!!

She loved to sit in the baby swing when we had it out to give to my mom!

She loves to play piano!

1 comment:

The Preister's said...

adorable...she does look like a toadstool, you are right!!

great pictures!!