Monday, October 5, 2009


What we have been up to. I have been busy and my camera had taken a holiday and so I didn't feel much like blogging. But here is an update.

Cameron: Cameron has been busy fixing things. He has fixed the fridge, the snowblower, the washer, the dryer, replaced some plumbing, fixed the kids dresser and I am sure I am missing something. I am proud of him stepping up to fix so many things so that we don't have to pay anyone else to fix them! He is a great husband.

He has also been painting our house. We are painting the entire thing. So far we have used up 2 five gallon buckets of stain and we are still only about 50% done! Hopefully it will be warm enough to paint more this weekend.

Melissa: I sanded a chair down and painted it red for a computer chair. I have been helping paint our house. I have been doing tons of laundry, chasing Annika around the house, waking up in the middle of the night to a screaming baby, visiting the doctors, and finding new recipes to try. I have also been a taxi going to pick up the kids and drop them off at their activities.

Ali: Ali has been busy going to school. She is doing very well and consistently gets great grades on her tests. She participated in her school jog-a-thon and ran 17 laps. She loves soccer and has scored 3 goals in the games. She had a bunch of girls over for a pj party at night. They loved it and it was fun to meet and play with her friends. They are all very polite kids and it reminds me to teach my own kids their manners with much more zeal.

Ashling: Ashling has been enjoying preschool. She is learning to play the piano. She is also learning to read and to count well. Her preschool evaluation said that she is already ready for kindergarten. She loves to go out to lunch and she loves to play people with her baby sister.

Annika: Annika has been busy. She learned to click her tongue which is her favorite sound to make. She learned to pull herself up to a standing position. She loves music and loves it when Ali helps her play the piano. She dances anytime music is on and loves to hear Cameron play the piano. She is tired of baby food but has a hard time chewing any real food. Her favorite toy is a little people zoo and her favorite part of that is the monkey that goes up and down when you push on it.


Shar said...

your girls are getting so big! I hope one day we can get together and meet Annika before she's too old :) I'm so impressed with all you do! And I want to see that red chair.

Ina said...

Annika all the sudden has hair. Is it darker then the other girls? Because it looks that way in the pictures.

Cameron/Melissa said...

Yes her hair is much darker... and she does have some although I have a hard time doing anything with it just yet...