Thursday, September 9, 2010

Good thing we are not farmers...

...we would starve! (oh yeah, we are Realtors, same dif!) Yes, this little gem of a tomato is the only one that is ripe (we have 2 huge bushes). As you can see, it is the whopping size of a dime! We are cutting it up into three equal pieces for dinner tonight!

Eighth Grade and CONTACTS!! glasses!!

Yeah, the day has finally arrived when Courtney could shed the glasses and sport the contacts! She is so happy to be able to wear sunglasses! She has been learning how to put the contacts in and remove them. We were almost late to school this morning! It takes a bit of doing the first few days until you get the hang of it. Back-to-school was more exciting this year, the last year of middle school and just feeling more sure and confident about it all. I offered to accompany her into school the first day to pick up her schedule, but was turned down. "No thanks, Mom. I am all right. I do not need you to come in with me." One part of me was sad, the other part was happy that she is ready to launch herself without me by her side!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Science Fair Project

2 months of growing 6 pea plants in the kitchen window, (3 were left in the window day and night and 3 were put in the garage at night with a tone generator left on) to see what effect a tone being played for 8 hours had on plant growth. In case you are wondering, the plants with the tone generator did not grow as well or as fast. Conclusion: plants like peace and quiet at night just like humans! In the end a ribbon for participating was awarded and the project was a success.

Spring Piano Recital at Lairmont Manor

Once again Courtney did an amazing job of memorizing and performing a beautiful piece of music and once again, she received her repertoire award for memorizing and performing pieces of music from four different periods of music history. She earned herself a movie pass!
Courtney and her wonderful and patient piano teacher, Renee Crandall.

Grandpa time and sidewalk chalk...

You can have a lot of fun with a box of chalk!
Rylee drew a giant heart and put the names of all the people that she loves inside it!

It took a long time, it was hard, she asked how to spell all the names and wrote them herself.

And Nana did one for Grandpa, too! :)

The perfect day for a pony ride!

Yes, these two little ladies are just a few months apart in age...but the difference in their height is astonishing!
P.K. joined in the fun...

And Courtney is our trail guide.