Friday, May 30, 2008

Post from D.J.

This is D.J.'s post. He is wanting to see how many comments he can get. His goal is 17!

New Afghan

This is a picture of the afghan that Mom and Dad gave to Jeremy and me for our anniversary. Mom crocheted it. I don't know if the picture does it justice. It is beautiful. It has a very delicate stitch with a cute, lacy edge on it. We really like it!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mom, Dad, Laura, and the Philadelphia Zoo!

My parents and my sister were able to come visit for a few days this week. On Tuesday we went to the Philadelphia zoo.

Here is Mom, Dad, and D.J. at the zoo.

The one building that we went in had information about some of the wild cats. They had the lights down very low, and Brandon (who is scared of the dark) started crying. I took him outside. I took this picture of him while we were waiting for the others to finish in the building.

Here is Mom and Brandon under the waterfall.

Dad and D.J. under the waterfall.

In the children's zoo, they have a petting zoo. Dad took D.J. in and D.J. showed Dad how to brush the goats.

After Dad and D.J. were done combing the goats, Mom bought some food, and helped D.J. feed the goats. D.J. tried it, but was a little nervous to try again after the goat licked his hand.

Laura and D.J. sitting in front of a tiger.

The tiger that they were sitting in front of. I zoomed in so that I could get a good picture of it. However, you didn't need to zoom in there. It really was quite close!

Laura running from the camera. All day we teased her about running from the lions. We got quite a few laughs out of this picture. :)

Dad, Mom, Laura and D.J. fascinated by the King Cobra.

D.J. and Brandon in front of the elephants.

On the way home, we hit quite a bit of traffic. It took us about an hour to get out of Philly.

All of the walking around the zoo tuckered everyone out. Here D.J. was sleeping, Laura was sleeping on the other side, and Brandon had just woken up.

On Monday(Memorial Day), we went outside and played with bubbles. The boys had a lot of fun. They each had their own method of doing the bubbles, so I thought I would share them with you. :-)
First, D.J.'s





Next, we have Brandon's





Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Great Preacher in the Making?

Today D.J. rode the church van with Jeremy to take people home. On the way, D.J. kept telling the same story over and over. D.J has been saying that he wants to be a preacher when he grows up, so Jeremy told him that preachers weren't supposed to repeat themselves, and that he couldn't keep telling the same story if he wanted to be a preacher like daddy. D.J. replied, "I'm not going to be a preacher like you." Jeremy said, "Oh, you're not?" D.J. said, "No I'm going to be better than you!" :-)

A New Lighthouse!

Shady Maple has a large gift shop on the bottom floor of their building. Last week when we were there, Jeremy purchased a lighthouse candle holder for me. It is very pretty. Hopefully you can see it somewhat in the pictures.
Here you can see what it says on the glass a little bit better. It is Proverbs 30:5.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Natural-born leader?

The other day, after we had picked up the boy's playroom, I sent D.J. in to vacuum. I walked by just a little bit later, and D.J. was teaching Brandon to vacuum. I got back with my camera in time to catch Brandon using the vacuum. Guess D.J. is going to make a good leader- he knows how to delegate! :-)

Picture Time!

For lunch on Sunday, we undressed Brandon so that he wouldn't get his good clothes messy. It's a good thing that we did! As you can see from the pictures, Brandon thoroughly enjoyed his meal! I decided to take some pictures of the mess.
At first, he was just humoring his mother, letting me take his picture.
However, then he got tickled by the flash and really started laughing. It made for some great pictures. Every time I took a picture, he laughed harder. He must have been "in a mood!" :-)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Family Day

Jeremy had last week off from school. His spring session had ended, and his summer session begins this week, so we decided to take advantage of the time off and take a family day on Thursday. We took another trip to Philadelphia zoo. The last time we went, some of the things were still closed for winter, so we were able to see even more animals than last time! Here are some pictures of some of the animals. I don't think that I posted any of these animals last time.

Black bear

This was a different kind of a bear. I think it was called a sloth bear.


We caught a peacock with his feathers spread!

I can't keep all of the cats straight, so I am not going to try to give all their names.



One of my favorites -Gorilla!

D.J. having fun. There was a board that if you touched the pictures, if made that sound that the animal makes.

Here, D.J. was able to "design" a monkey house. They had different basket, trees, monkeys, etc., and the kids could play with the stuff, designing a home for the monkeys.

You can tell who had the camera here!

We took a picnic lunch with us. We had turkey or hard salami sandwiches. I asked D.J. which he wanted. He chose the salami. While he was eating it, he said, "Is this slimy pepperoni?" We thought that this was really cute.

After we were done at the zoo, Jeremy took us to Shady Maple Smorgasbord. :-) He had cooked lunch for me for Mother's day, but still wanted to take me out. Since he knows how much I like Shady Maple, that is where he took us. We really enjoyed that also. We had a very long, but very enjoyable day!

Monday, May 12, 2008

The things kids say!

The other day D.J. and I were out shopping. As we passed a pond, D.J. said, "Look mommy, an ocean!" :-)

Then yesterday (Sunday morning) as I was getting Brandon out of his booster seat after breakfast, he said, "go church" I asked him how he knew we were going to church and he replied, "it Sunday!"

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

We want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to Mom Major and Mom Brown! We love you and hope you enjoy your day.