Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Congratulations, Anna!

ready, okay? like totally a great big congrats and shout out to my youngest neice, who like totally made the HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING TEAM for next year at Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana. She will be a freshman (or is it freshwoman?) Head nodding, pyramid building, cheesy smiling, cool dancing, loud yelling, sharp clapping, lips puckering, yes, this girl can do it all!!! We are so proud of you. Way to go, Anna! Just wondering if your dad will make you wear your homeschool cheerleading skirt for the team....hmmm We'll pray for you!!


Thank God the little critters never showed up at our home! The kids are very tired of me asking them every few minutes, "are you scratching your head???" I think it's safe now. And an update on Lizzy the hamster: we tied up her wheel (so as not to be temptation or stumbling block) and she is now up to using 3 (count 'em) legs! In case those of you reading this blog are young'uns, the music being played is a great song of the '80s by Lionel Ritchie (yes, Nicole's dad), "Running with the Night" (thought it fit perfectly with our hamster theme.)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

a day at the races...

Even though this was a few weeks ago, we all felt the dire need to document the incredible day. Lizzy (our newest addition to the family) participated (well, kind of) in the Petco Annual Hamster Races. What a fun time of people watching..some taking it all too seriously. Isaac trained her hard, but to no avail. You can see even Kenton joined the fray. It must be a "building year." She came in with the crowd at the end.
In the meantime since the race, sad news... Lizzy lost control of her back legs and now drags them on her wheel at night (until about the eye of the tiger!) Do any of you have one of those little carts we could attach to her torso to help her get around?

Happy Gotcha Day, Samuel!!


Happy 3rd Birthday, Mia!