Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
This morning it was sunny and warm. We went to Terry's house to have preschool. The kids had just come inside from playing on the patio and it suddenly started pouring. The kids were so excited. They went back out on the patio to get wet. Here is Grace playing in the water. I love when she gets water on her nose and tells the rain "no, no, no!"
The only problem with the rain was that it went away after a few minutes and left us in a sauna. 100 degrees and muggy. Yuck. But the rain was fun while it lasted. Thank you God for a really fun rainstorm.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Grace has a birthday in just a few weeks. She will be two years old. My mom had to come down to Southern California last week so she took Grace and Nathanael (who's birthday is at the end of next month) to Toys R Us and told them to pick out their own presents. Oh my, they had fun! Nathanael got a totally cool remote control car that does tricks. Grace got a Care Bear that you hide and it has a controller that tells you if you are going in the right direction to find the Bear. Grace and her brothers all love it. Here is a video of grace looking for her bear. I wanted my parents to see that she likes her gift that she shouldn't have yet but she is having tons of fun with anyway!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My name is Matthew James Reed. I am seven years old. I was born in Riverside and grew up in Hemet. I am in 3rd grade because I passed 2nd grade.
I have a big family. I have three pets: 2 dogs and 1 big turtle. 3 siblings. Mom mom is nice to us and My dad plays with us.
I love milk, cows, my family,food and some animals. I don't like being sick, mean people, cats bees, and when I am hurt
This is who I am, what I like, and about my family that takes care of me. I am a smart person.
My name is Nathanael Jason Reed. I will be ten next month. I am shy until I get to know you then I will talk a lot. I was born in Riverside but I live in Hemet.
I love my family of six. There is Matthew, Jonathan, Grace, Mom, Dad, and Me. I have two dogs and a turtle. One dog is a Basset Hound. Her name is Molly. The other dog is a Golden Retriever mix. Her name is Missy. The turtle is Shell. She doesn’t do much.
I like to do a lot of things. I love to read. I will read anything. I also like to play video games. I like to play Star Wars video games the most. I like to watch Ben Ten. I also do the dishes for my family.
I like so many things. I love my family and pets. I am a totally awesome kid!
Matthew should have had a haircut before the first day. We will have to remedy that this weekend.
Nathanael is apparantly too cool for first day pictures. He is in fifth grade which at his school puts him in middle school, which is from fifth to eighth grades.
Jonathan happy to go to preschool in his Mickey clothes with his new Mickey backpack. (The two little ones got backpacks on clearance at the Disney Store for fifteen dollars including the matching lunchboxes.)
Grace looking adorable with her new clothes and backpack, Sleeping Beauty of course. You should see her when she tries to put it on her back. she almost falls over backward. Truly hilarious.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Finally, here she is an hour after returning home. Our beautiful princess has returned. Believe it or not she didn't want "Bairbows" in her hair for the entire trip but as soon as I got her home and clean it was the first thing she asked for. So I put her hair in ponytails with little red "bairbows." The little princess is as happy clean as she was dirty.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
My mom doesn't cook. No she really doesn't. Those of you who know me know that I am not a very creative cook and we eat out way too often. Well, the little cooking ability that I do have, I learned from my father. Dad made dinner just about every night. He says he learned to cook out of self defense. Afterall, he had to eat something.
One day my mom made Macaroni and Cheese. Every kid's favorite. I think she was feeling creative and added some strange cheese or something. Anyway, no one in the family would eat it. So we gave it to our dog, Rusty. Rusty would eat anything. He was the one who ate the brocolli that somehow made it off the plates and onto the floor (don't know how that happened...) So we give the Mac and Cheese to the dog. He runs over, sniffs it, turns his little nose up and walks away dejected. Poor Rusty, Poor Mommy.
My Mom may not be known for her cooking but she does tons of other things well. She learned sign language so she could communicate with a deaf friend at church. She makes exquisite greeting cards with her rubber stamps. She plays the violin and works full time. Still she found time to show my brother and I that we are loved and cherished above any hobby or job she could ever have. She loved to get lost purposely driving around beautiful neighborhoods and told us we were going on an adventure. (That was before it was four dollars a gallon for gas.) She is one of my very best friends. Thank you Mommy for just being you.
So if you don't already know her, you should meet my mother. http://stampinpenguin.blogspot.com/She is tons of fun. She is friendly and outgoing and creative. She is everything I feel like I am not. You will love her too. Just don't eat her macaroni.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
"I would really love to lend my brilliance to your comment section. However, since I have never read this particular American Classic novel, my brilliance would show more of my ignorance. I am sorry that my education has been so neglected. It is probably the fault of my maternal figure. :P"
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The bump on her chest is her toy cellphone that she stuffed in there. She has watched my friend Terry stick her cellphone into her bra strap and Grace had to try it too. Silly friend. Silly little copy cat.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Sorry this post wasn't more entertaining. I have a major migraine and seriously need the kids to fall asleep so I can too.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Nathanael wants to go to California Baptist University and major in Bible so he will be a theologian. When asked what he planned to be after he got his degree he said he was going to be a Sheriff. (Sounds like an expensive degree for him not to use, doesn't it?)
Matthew plans to be a farmer and grow fruit. Specifically apples, bananas, plums, oranges watermelon and pineapple. (Not sure where this farm will be for the temperature to be right for all of those at once.)
But here is the loftiest ambition of all. When asked what he wanted to be Jonathan said he wanted to drive the tram at Disneyland or maybe drive a trash truck. Matthew told him he could drive a trash truck at Disneyland and he thought this was a great idea. So this is his dream, to drive a trash truck at Disneyland. hmmmmmm.