Saturday, April 21, 2012
I'm alive
Hmmm. That was quite a hiatus wasn't it? Not to say I'm really back. Who knows. I think the blame is squarely on Facebook for taking the wind out of my writing sails. I just ran out of things to say and it felt like a chore. I'm not even sure I know how to operate this thing anymore. Sigh. Emma is seven and Jack will be three in two weeks. I feel like I've robbed Jack of the awesome record of his early years that Emma can enjoy thanks to this blog. That is if I can save it as a record. To Blogspot's credit it's all still here. I've lost many of the early videos due to the demise of, heck, what was that video-hosts name? Zippy videos. But even the comments are still here. Fascinating.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Camp Noni and Popi - Day Five (Thursday)
Noni says:
WOW!! What a great park. We've lived here since 1973 and this is the first time we've been there - shame on us. It was the best $4 we've ever spent. The kids had a blast in the lake, swimming to the island and fishing and picnicing. The weather was absolutely perfect, blue sky and fluffy white clouds. The kids had fun with the fish swimming around their feet. Jack had fun too wading in to about chest level. I'm telling you the kid is fearless. Another great day and some tired puppies right now. We arrived at Noon and left at 7PM. Great day!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Today's update includes a correction to yesterday's post. It had the wrong description. Not that anyone noticed.
Camp Noni and Popi - Day Four (Wednesday)
Noni says: Another slow day beginning, but we geared up at just the right time. A few episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants opened the morning while I was packing lunches. We loaded the vehicle and headed to Great Run Pool. Great pool! Kids had a wonderful time. After a heavy rainstorm we loaded up again to have dinner with Popi's mother (the children's great-grandmother) at Park Gables. The kids did very well, ate a good meal and amused many of the residents who loved having the kids around. After we got home it was pajama time and time to check out their tackle boxes for some fishing (hopefully) tomorrow. Now to bed and some rest!

Monday, August 16, 2010
Camp Noni and Popi - Day Three (Tuesday)
Noni says: Day started slow and easy. Big breakfast. Jack, the girls and I went to the Children's Museum, while C hung out with Popi. Popi scared C when he took him to the barbershop with him. He thought Popi was going to get C's hair cut, but he really only intended to get his own cut. Lunch at Mickey D's then to the new playground on Stone Spring Road. Capped the afternoon off with a swim in the neighbors' pool. Looking forward to watching "America's Got Talent" with the kids tonight to cheer the VT group along. Really hot day - changed plans from going to the lake to being around town. Maybe the lake tomorrow.

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Camp Noni and Popi - Day Two (Monday)
Noni says: We had a nice picnic lunch at the South River Falls Picnic area and then hiked down to the falls - a little over two miles round trip - seemed like TEN!!!! Everyone did well - minimal complaining. Lots of rest stops and water. Even little Jack walked a good bit. Popi carried him back up though. What a hero!! Then to Big Meadows for ice cream and some playtime. Great Day!! Real troopers we have for grandchildren. Proud of all of them!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Camp Noni and Popi - Day One (Sunday)
Noni says:
Things are off to a good start. First things off to church. Time with the cousins all together at Alex and M's; next pool time; last but not least the great meal and ice cream at the church ice cream social. So many different flavors - hard to choose. Now Jack is in bed, J is reading to Emma, Popi and M are working a Sodoku and C is chilling out with his DS. Great day (only one "I miss my mommy and daddy", but all is well now.)

Thursday, August 05, 2010
Second annual haircut
Emma had her second haircut of her life last week. No, it hasn't finally grown longer, it's just that she was getting that straight hair veil over all her curly hair again. It just looks weird that way. The hairdresser cuts the straight stuff so it will blend in with everything else.

Honestly, I've about given up on Emma's hair. I mostly let it run wild. When she was little you couldn't put a curl in her hair with a curling iron. Now she's a curly mess. That hair cannot be tamed. Hairbands, barrettes, ponytails, pigtails, nothing will keep it in order. When M brings her to town in the mornings I don't think he even bothers with a comb. I honestly doubt anyone notices the difference.

But it's she has that going for her. For now.