Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is it Spring Yet?

Becky here. Last time I tried to write a post that included photographs of Hunter and Blake, blogger refused my's hoping that the problem has been repaired.
After a long, cold winter and the loss of all of our Christmas Tree palms, we're being given a bit of hope by our frozen-out bougainvilleas that seem to have recovered.
I'm using the rotting trunks of the Christmas Tree palms as supports for the very high vines I'm allowing to grow at the back of the yard...I need a screen to hide our backyard neighbor's clotheslines, dead palm, and crappy outdoor furniture.

Yay!!! I see my photograph published alright. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Honey Pot

Blake and Hunter call Grandpa Al an "awesome Grandpa"...
they say it every so often.
Recently he sweetened the grandpa pot~~
he spells honey with an m...

As a result, they're earning rising grades on tests
and working their way through to the purchase of
a Nerf gun called "Deploy."

They earned $3 on March 21.
An A grade translates to A Dollar.
$1) Hunter got an A on a reading project/paper,
$1) Blake got an A on a math test,
$1) and Hunter passed his level test in Kumon.

Their mom says they spent the morning before school planning how they'll spend the evening earning more of the money pot~~2 Kumon assigments earns 4 dimes. They'll work together on Blake's Science paper about Saturn so he can get an A and another dollar...

There's another reward program going on~~and YOU can participate!
Pull tabs from the tops of pop cans...if you have any around, they're collecting them for school.
 The boys have stooped  low in their collecting~~ they asked their mom to drink a can of beer so they could get the pull tab.
 "Oh, brother!" she says.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Go, Daddy, Go!

Sunday's the day for the American Lung Association Stair Climb!
Adam...we're wishing you good luck!

Photographed in January at Animal Kingdom...Landon at 8 months...he's grown considerably since then...will get an updated photograph in May on his first birthday

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Landon's dad will be climbing stairs and racing through the skyways
for the American Lung Association again.

To participate with a donation, check out the sidebar, right.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

u do it dog wash

This is Sarah getting hair-dried after a wash. I missed the shampoo.

Out of the tub and onto the rug for a little styling.

Such a good girl.

The shop keeper gave her a treat.

It's That Kind of Day

The Adam Jerdees are having a slow stroll through the inside of the Minnesota Zoo today. Staying warm, taking it easy... Like this g...