Literary Quote

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Emily Dickinson

Monday, May 19, 2008

Goede Dag

Our friends from the Netherlands are finally here!! Nanne and Joep came to visit us from Haarlem. They came Sunday for dinner and ice cream sundaes. In the time they were here, we tried to show them everything we'd done in the last four years:) Photos and videos and stories. We had a great time. Notice my awesome orange Holland t-shirt. I'll be wearing it for the next week. I'll probably sleep in it, too. If you are wondering.

Joep with the girls. Eira was a hit, of course. But Nanne and Joep couldn't get over how awesome Mandy and Lucy were. I can't either.

Amanda's 1st grade program

Amanda had her 1st grade program last Thursday. All the first graders sang together and then each individual class took a fairy tale and performed that. Mandy was the Red Hen narrator for her class tale, "The Little Red Hen." She read so clearly and audible. We are so proud of her.

Our Secret Garden

The girls and I have planted some cool things in our garden. Marionberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries. The girls also wanted a "Secret Garden" (You know, after the book and movie). So they choose some flowers and where in the garden space they wanted to plant. Then, we planted 12' Sunflowers to block the view. Therefore, our secret garden. Get it? We are so excited to see how things turn out.

Dad helped us make a box for our Strawberries. We hear they like to spread all over the garden.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Super Baby!

A small child was attacked by a killer whale over the weekend while her sister looked on. The baby, Eira Rose Groberg, is not much over five months yet she held off the killer whale in an amazing feat of strength. With no teeth and not even able to hold herself up, Eira gummed at the creature until it gave up and went away. All are hailing this event as a miracle. The people in the town are calling her a super baby.