Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Behrmans

At Cabella's.
Our yummy pie. Caleb used shapes to decorate the pie.

Let's fish.

What a cute girl!

Fisbee Golf. It was absoultly beautiful!

The Behrmans taking a break to get a picture.
Saint Louis Medical School.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Frisbee Golf

We played 9 rounds of Frisbee golf. To my surprise the game is so much fun. Caleb and I had a blast running after each other’s Frisbees. Eric was once again in his element.
Caleb stacking up the points.
Caleb saying... look at me Mom. I have both of the frisbees. I didn't get his first facial expresion so I made him take another picture.

Maddie being sad that Eric put her down for a second.

Caleb and I... in all of our glory!

Let's roll down the hill. Yes, Eric actually rolls with the kids and doesn't crush them.
Missed Caleb picture opportunity.

Friday, November 21, 2008

3 yr screening/kindermusic

Caleb had his 3 year old screening today. Since he is 3 ½ now they worked on that level. There were two ladies that “played” with him and asked him “fun” questions. They were really impressed with him and said that he is doing some things better than the third to fourth grade level. I can’t wait to show Eric the results tonight. I’m also excited for Maxine to explain it all on a teaching level since she is the BEST teacher out there.

I have been trying really hard to find something for just Maddie and I to do. Caleb and I had our special bonding “one and one” time since he was the first child and I have been really trying to figure something out for Maddie. I went to a introductory class for Kindermusic, which was called Our Time. We had a lot of fun but for the price and the fact that we get most everything Kindermusic does from Mrs. Christine from Barnes and Noble I have opted out on Kindermusic. I guess Maddie and I will find something else. When it was warm we were going to parks and playing but now that the chill is in the air I’m searching for something special during our time. Any ideas?

The other day, the thought hit me that Caleb will be attending all day kindergarten in a year and a half. I have truly been so blessed to be at home with them. It’s going to be weird once that day comes and I do not get to spend every minute with him. I have been thinking hard that I really need to make this time count. I’m not to sure what “count” means because I think I do a good job but I don’t want to take any of this precious time for granted.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Graduation from PAT and more

Since we moved to St. Louis both of the children have been involved in Parents as Teachers. It’s a program that the school districts put together to make sure that parents and children are on the right track. Caleb graduated from the program this week. He will now be enrolled in the Plus three program while Maddie will continue her “PAT’s”.

Caleb was awarded a certificate for completing the program. Mrs. Kathy is his teacher and she is a wonderful lady. After the awards Caleb was the only child to run up on the stage and greet the teachers. Mrs. Kathy only had Caleb as a student there so she took him to stations that were set up around the room of crafts and cool things to do.

The Pettijohns (our best friends) came and visited us this weekend. It was so awesome to see them. We are so close that back home we developed the nick name of “BehrJohns,” which is the combination of our last names. They arrived last night and needed to return home this evening. It was like old times that I cherish. Us adults loved every minute together and the kids had a blast as well. Above are a couple pictures of the kids. We love them all, miss them and am so glad that they are so close to us now.

Our little girl fast asleep!

These are coaster that I made. They have been very helpful so we don’t lose our glass and dirty more than we need. Eric and I finally put the finishing touch on our desk.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day Light Savings

Well I have to say that we forget about Day Light Savings every year unless the Pettijohn’s remind me the night before. Of course we arrived at church a hour early but that did not stop us from having fun. We went to a near by park and played for a hour before hand and then we were off to church. I have to say that our church is awesome and God is definitely moving there.

Over the course of the last month I have been reintroduced to all the blessings in my life. Sometime’s it really easy to take life and things for granted but you need to step back and appreciate the things in life that you hold dear, yet, come accustomed to.

Today, I surprised Eric with a date to Powder Valley. Powder Valley is a place to get away from the city life and take you back to wilderness. It’s actually located just besides two major freeways 270 and 44 which is surprising because it’s nature at the fullest. We had a picnic lunch and then walked one of the paths. It was completely breath taking. One of my favorite things about St. Louis is fall when the leaves change colors.