Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Cheers!! Well done little man!
The week following, Collin completed the entire set of readers for the year. Starting the year, this was NOT his favorite subject but has begun to fall in love with it. We added up all the pages he read independently and the grand total was over 1500 pages!
Collin is growing in so many ways but we wanted to make sure we take some time to enjoy this accomplishment. Swimming was his activity of choice. And thanks to Groupon, we bought their Clackamas Aquatic Park coupon already so we were good to go!
They were so worn out but had a BLAST...here is an "after" picture.
Awesome job Collin!
So blessed to have this teaching "job" and these darling boys! We are so proud of them!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Ahhh, Life With Boys!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Okay, now that the secret is out that I'm not the tidy one in the family, i humbly went to work not leaving a single item unturned.
Hot spot #1 conquered!! Stay tuned next Friday for hot spot #2 before and after!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Brody points out some pictures that match to the sound while Mama nods in encouragement.
Even though Mama KNOWS she will lose her little men's concentration in seconds, she can't help herself. She leans over with a twinkle in her eye and whispers...
"You know what else the letter U starts?"
Suddenly both boys stop; curious by the hushed tones.
Mama leans in the as if to reveal the most tight kept secret of all time...
Belly laughs and squeals fill the room and all learning is lost for the moment.
One simple word...so hilarious!
Ahhhh, life with boys!
Monday, March 7, 2011
After years of working in an office building, sharpening his talents, and carving out a career and name for himself...
Kyle recently took a new job that not only has tremendous potential for career growth but also will allow him to work from home.
We are very proud of him!! (notice his press release below)
Life looks a little different around here now. We've been painting, reorganizing, and preparing the way for this new adventure.
There are not many people we would willingly give our school room up for but we kind of like having the big guy around.
What used to look like this...
Now looks like this...fully equipped with the essential candy bowl that was the highlight of when the boys came to visit daddy's office! Collin made sure to get it stocked for him.
After trying to shove our school supplies into a closet with no success...
We were FORCED :-) to go on an IKEA spree and came up with this solution. It works out perfect except for the aching back Kyle had after hours of assembling (thanks, K!). What do you think?
We are all working from home now... in different avenues but as a unit.
What an exciting season of life!
Check Out The Press Release About Kyle's New Position:
Taylor Brands Appoints Director of Product SportsOneSource
Media Posted: 3/1/2011 Taylor Brands, the maker of
cutlery products, announced that Kyle Fischer has been appointed director of
product. Fischer was most recently category manager-tools for Fiskars
Outdoors-Gerber Legendary Blades.Taylor Brands makes cutlery products under the
Schrade, Uncle Henry, Old Timer, Smith & Wesson, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of
America, and Primo's names.He has also held senior level positions at Scott's
Miracle-Grow and The Garden Grow company. Fischer will oversee the development
and execution of various product lines for Taylor. In addition to this he will
lead product strategies and a robust consumer research initiative. Fischer
will report to Jody Agnew, Vice President of Sales. "Taylor Brands LLC
continues to invest in our business and in our great retail partners," said
Agnew. "Kyle has a broad background that ranges from forecasting, supply chain /
manufacturing management, product development, and marketing. He has an amazing
attention to detail and the ability to make rational decisions while always
keeping the end consumer in mind. These skills will not only help our
organization internally-it will prove invaluable while planning our continued
growth with our customers' business."