Sunday, May 09, 2010

Busy days

It seems that the last few weeks have barreled along at breakneck speed.  We have been running hither and yon with hardly any time to take a breath.  Here are a few highlights from the last couple of weeks, in no particular order...

I took the kids to Fernbank Museum on a field trip.  When we got there, though, it seemed that half of the schools in Atlanta had the same great idea.  It was packed to the gills, the worst of human nature was on full display (i.e. rude, shoving people everywhere!), and the kids could not hear anything because of the we made the most of the one exhibit that was closing in a few days and then we made our escape.  The kids were pretty disappointed not to have our usual leisurely enjoyment of the museum, but we got creative and found the Fernbank Science Center a couple of miles away.  It was peaceful, very educational, and we plan to go back there again with more time to enjoy it!  Here are the kids in front of the actual Apollo 6 command module (go here if you want to read a little history.  The last section names the location!).
We're pretty easy to amuse...the kids had fun on this tree in a store parking lot on the way home.
Abigail has gotten over her dread of the lawn tractor and even asked to help me mow.  She wasn't pleased that I kept one hand on the bottom of the steering wheel while she was driving, but I wasn't willing to have wavy mow-lines all over the yard. :)  (Just for the record, she's a fine driver for her age!)
Here is David really getting into the Lone Ranger story he was watching!
 And here is David's finger...he slammed it in the door and four days later, it swelled to an impossibly-large size.  We popped over to urgent care last Sunday afternoon to have it checked...thankfully, there was no infection.  (We learned something, though...with an injury like this, if you go to the dr right away, they can drill a tiny hole through the nail to let it drain and prevent this from happening.  Live and learn!)
David has put his new birthday golf set to good use.  Every spare minute he gets (which hasn't been much lately!) he is likely to be out playing golf.  His goal is to get good enough so that his uncles will take him to a real golf course. :)
 When he's done with his shot, he meticulously wipes down his club and then, when he gets the ball in the 'hole', he pulls out his 'score card' to write down his's usually a very creative score, as you can imagine!!!

Abigail, unwilling to be left out of her brother's activities, tries and tries to enjoy golf but it isn't really happening yet.  She declared the other day, after a very frustrating stint with an unwieldy club, that she JUST DOESN'T LIKE SPORTS!  (In truth, she does like sports, both playing and was just a moment of extreme frustration!) Although I won't say this to her, it appears that she may have inherited her mother's golf skills (that is, the lack thereof)...!
Last, but not least, here I am with my princess after our Ladies' banquet at church the other night.  (The thing on her cheek is face-paint from a birthday party she went to earlier in the day.)  We look quite tired out...because we were!  It was late on Friday night after a very long week...but we enjoyed our 'date'.
Such crazy, busy days, but we enjoy being together in the midst of them!


Delighted Hands said...

Wow, what a catch up! Love the job you did on your matching skirts! Sorry for the lack of golf talents!

Bethany said...

You have been busy! I kept waiting for your "birthday post" but you were too busy! Happy Birthday! :-)

Jess said...

Umm, did you and Abigail wear shoes when you went to the banquet?