Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Anya!

I know you're not going to see this until after your birthday but we hope you had a really great 7th birthday and can't wait to hear all about it!

Friday, April 24, 2009


My goal was to make one basket last night and I got exactly one basket!

I am understanding the game much better now, it is much more complicated than I knew...

It is very good exercise and lots of fun, hopefully I can make a few more points next game.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Zoo with the kids

I just realized I never posted pictures from my first zoo trip with the kids this year. It was a little chilly but the zoo was practically empty. The kids got to be the first ones in the zoo (it was a really big deal) and the animals were really active. There were a lot of volunteers there and since we were practically the only people, everyone spent lots of time teaching the kids about the animals and answering all of their questions. We got to watch them feed the penguins and spend lots of time in Amphibiville, which is what the boys were most excited about. They had the new baby giraffe in a special building and we got to spend a lot of time in there. He seemed to like the kids, he kept coming over and putting his head down near them. Actually, a lot of the animals looked toward us, Kaylee thought they all liked her. Check out the picture of the seal, he was laying like that the whole time and kept waving at us!

Jabari the baby Giraffe

Long Easter Weekend

Last week was a big family week! Amanda, Anya, and Asia came up from Ohio on Wednesday and we went to the zoo on thursday with Eric's mom and grandma, and Brandon and Allison. I didn't take my camera but you can see pictures at Amanda's blog

That night Aunt Chris and Uncle Howard flew in from Pennsylvania and on Friday we made homemade ravioli. It was a bit of an adventure, and maybe too much work for how quickly they disappeared, but they were really yummy! 

Saturday Amanda and the girls left, and after working the Easter egg hunt at church, we picked up Aunt Chris and Uncle Howard and brought them to our house to meet the cats, who thoroughly enjoyed the attention and acted like they never get love from us! Then we went and picked up Grandma and met Brandon and Allison and Eric's parents in Hamtramck for Polish food, yum!

Sunday was Easter. We had to be at church really early for praise band practice and breakfast before Sunday school and service. Pastor's wife Connie started singing with me, I love having 2 part songs, its so much better sounding than just plain old me! After church we went to my parents for the day. Jenny, who lives with my parents, and her boyfriend Jordan were there, and mom's friend Casey (Kasey?) brought her boyfriend Mario. Janelle and Ryan were of course there too. We had a big lasagna dinner, and then all the guests left to go to other Easter festivities, and Janelle's best friend Whitney stopped by to color eggs and then find our baskets, it was nice enough outside to hide them outside, and then had a few rounds of extreme egg hunting. Whitney had to go, and then we played a game I got in my basket called Slap n Grab (yes, there were a lot of jokes!). It was really fun, but a little dangerous!

It was a really busy but really fun weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apparently I am out of shape...

I met Brandon at his house on Monday night to go and play basketball with the group he plays with on Monday and Thursday nights.

I had figured I was in good enough shape to make it through the 90 minutes of playing, and I did make it. I took and missed all 3 shots I tried, but I made some good rebounds and was able to place a good pick by the end. If the guy I was guarding set a pick, I had mild success with rolling to cover the man with the ball, after only a few mess ups.

Yesterday I woke up very sore, I think I was using leg muscles I haven't used in a long time.

Today, I could barely get out of bed, but after a hot shower and lots of stretching I think I'll be up for the Thursday night session.