Friday, July 22, 2011

Change Change Change

Not much time until Ada is an official 1st grader.  This is a picture of her beside some of her work projects she has been working on.  Very hard to believe how much she has changed since she first started preschool.
Ada's School Projects

I imagine that this time next year there will be a whole new bunch of things that she will be showing off and I will look back on this picture and see so much difference.  Well, since I don't have a 'before' picture to frame here, but here is a little Ada baby to remind how she used to be.
Ada Baby

Saturday, March 12, 2011

James At Gymnastics

James With His Gymnastics Certificate
James finished another one of the Lawrence parks and rec gymnastics classes today.  They have limited classes for young boys so he's taken this gymnastics class more than once.

Ada has also been enjoying a ballet class and a swimming class.  Although she has some trouble in the final class sessions when they are to perform in front of all of the parents.  She likes to ham it up in front of small audiences, but I think she may get a little intimidated in front of a full room.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ada On A Horse

Here is a very short video of Ada riding on the mechanical horse at HyVee. This was taken right after Ada had gotten out of gymnastics class, so she is still sporting her sports attire.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

May-Ree Mack

Here is a short clip of Ada and I singing a song that that she taught me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jumping Ada

We took the kids for some play time at the Lawrence Gymnastics Academy this past weekend. They always have a fun time there playing on the trampoline, bouncy castle, and on the tumble mats. I was able to get a video of Ada jumping from the trampoline into the foam pit. She was a little scared at first, but she really enjoyed it and continued to jump a few more times after realizing that it wasn't very scary.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ada's On A Boat

This is a picture of Ada driving Grandpa Jim's boat. Ada had a great time and especially enjoyed honking the bit horn. Both of the kids have taken pretty well to the lake. They still whine a little when we make them put on their life jackets, but they very much enjoy floating in the water.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Many Facial Expressions Of Jay

Here are some more pictures of Jay featuring his ability to make distinct facial expressions. These were taken during a rainy weekend when we had to forgo the park and instead went to McDonalds where the kids could use the indoor playground. Jay shows off his ability to at one moment to show off his young, boyish smile and the next moment to display a bug-eyed, wrinkle-nose snarl.

James Smile
James Snarl