Sunday, April 20, 2008

Heritage Lake in Indiana

Well we've had a busy week, mixed with some really nice sun (and a lot of wind) and then a lot of rain. The kids and I tried to spend as much time outside as possible despite the 20-45mph winds we had. The kids helped me plant some spinach, salad mix, sugar snap peas, and scallions outside. We also started some seeds under lights inside: paste tomatoes (2 different varieties), cherry tomatoes, basil, marjoram, parsley (I have a really hard time getting parsley to we'll see), marigolds, and cabbage.
The rain came Thursday...just in time to water our new seeds. On Friday we set a record for the most rain in a day in April since rained ALL day. Friday we went to Tomah on our way to a benefit dinner for the Boys & Girls Club in Tomah. On our way the kids and I saw Tom's Billboard...I didn't have my camera. We're going back Monday for yoga class, so I'll take a pic then. Reeve and Kyle stayed with Tom's boss's son (14yr old) and two granddaughters (ages 3 & 7) while Tom and I went to the benefit with Tom's boss & his wife.
Tom left early Saturday morning to start a week long AdvII Photo Voltaics course. He said they're going to install 3 different types of PV systems in this course this week.
I wanted to share these earlier... They are the last of our pics of our visit to my parent's house in Indiana. We had so much fun. We were there to take the boat out of winter storage, get her cleaned up, and launch her into the water. The kids loved the ride around the lake.

After I read all 7 Harry Potter books to them (in 7 wks) they decided that they wanted to start reading book one on their own (with help). They're sharing the reading. Kyle reads one page in about 20 minutes, and Reeve reads two a day in about 15-20 minutes. Reading really helps Kyle focus and calm down, here he is reading a page to my Mom (Is my Mom flipping me off???) :-)

Kyle loves to pose. Reeve got a pirate kit with a spyglass for his birthday, and Kyle quickly latched on to the spyglass.

He was looking high and low

for what we don't know

I think he just like posing.