Monday, June 28, 2010

Saying Goodbye is a Hard Lesson

This is Kaity's BFF, Hannasha. Hannasha and Kaity have been in class together since they were 6 months old. They've been through two schools and lots of teachers. Most of the time they act more like sisters than friends - constantly fighting, tattling, and then playing exclusively together. You can always tell when one of them was out of town. The other would mope around and be very grouchy. Well, the time has come for the two girls to say goodbye to each other. Hannasha's dad got a great new job at the University of Wisconsin-Madison so they're leaving today. Saturday, we went to a going away party for them. Kaity had a great time playing with Hannasha and some of her other friends, but mostly they just stuck together the whole time. I don't think either of them really understood that this was the last time seeing each other or playing together. When we left, they hugged and hugged and Kaity sobbed all the way home. She knew she was upset, but didn't really understand. She kept asking for her blankie over and over again (which I had left at home) which is a sure sign of Kaity being upset. She's talked about Hannasha some since then and drawn her pictures like she always does. I don't think it will hit her until she gets to her kindergarten class this fall and Hannasha isn't there. We're going to try to keep the girls in touch through Skype and pen pals, but it won't be the same. I hope Kaity remembers and values this friendship always. Prayers are needed for my little girl as she struggles with the hard lesson of saying goodbye.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Best Picture of All Time

Check out Will right in the middle showing off for the camera and Kaity right beneath him devastated because I hadn't come to the stage to pick her up yet. (Click on the picture to make it bigger and really see Kaity's expression.)

Call Me Crazy...

but here's the newest addition to the menagerie.

This is Thumper, Kaity's first 4-H project. He's an 8 week old Dutch bunny. She loves him.

So, that makes 1 pony, 2 dogs that don't live at our house because they like Larry better, 1 cat, 3 bunnies, 9 hens, 1 rooster, 4 ducks, and 3 hermit crabs.

Baby Mine

And, Kaity's first ballet recital! She's the only brunette - second from the left.

Happy Feet

Will's first tap dance. Excuse the terrible video skills - I took this with my little tiny point and shoot camera.

Friday, June 04, 2010

John's Corn

John's really, really into growing corn this year. I'm not sure why. but, he does make a pretty good farmer.

This is the corn on May 22.

And, this is the corn on June 1.

Next, he wants to try growing Indian corn for the fall and plant our whole garden as corn so we can do a mini corn maze for the kids. Any suggestions on varieties to plant? He's looking at Fiesta.

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