Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's official - Harvest is here!

Well, as it says in the title, Harvest is officially here! Seth started with the beans on Friday night (26th). With 3 little ones at home, I have a feeling it's going to be the longest harvest yet! Oh well. I brought the kids out Saturday night and we all got to ride around with Dad a little bit. Draya and Ryan both got a little antsy after awhile, but I think Ben was in combine heaven!

* You probably noticed Andraya's new haircut. She decided she wanted it short when she took a chunk out of it herself the other day (third time she's done this)! Thank goodness we have Aunt Jamee to "fix" it!

Friday, September 26, 2008

We love Sesame Street Live!


Ryan - my little blondie! He is just the sweetest little thing ever! He's 10-months old now and has been crawling for a couple of weeks now! He is into EVERYTHING! He loves being outside, especially when he can watch his big sister and brother playing. When he's inside, he LOVES watching Bear in the Big Blue House. He's so funny too - he has the cutest little laugh and smile. He totally melts your heart!


Benjamin is now 2 1/2 and has totally turned into a Daddy's boy! I think he would live with Daddy out in a tractor if he could. He's in for a real treat now that Harvest is going to start - I'm sure I will not be able to get him out of the combine when we start bringing supper out to Seth. He is learning so much everyday - he copies everything his sister says (which annoys her sometimes, but isn't that what little brothers are supposed to do???) He's definitely a 2-year old...constantly causing mischief. I try to discipline him, but he's so darn cute with those long eyelashes!


Andraya is now 4 1/2 and has just started preschool at West Lyon. She LOVES it! She always has a lot to share when she gets home. She loves circle time and going outside on the playground where she almost always plays on the swings. Her new favorite thing to do is "create" things with paper, scissors and tape. She absolutely loves reading books and is really starting to enjoy coloring (it took awhile, but now you can find her doing it most nights). The other thing she absolutely loves is playing dress-up - Princesses, Abby Cadabby, Minnie Mouse, a cowgirl, etc.

Snaps Soccer

Andraya started her first season of soccer, and it has been quite an adventure! She is on an Under-6 girl's team that is coached by her aunt Tracy. Her team, Snaps, consists of her and 9 other little girls. Her cousins Kennedy and Randi are also on her team. We have now played 4 games and Andraya continues to improve with each one. While she is not the most aggressive player on the team, she will now at least "follow the pack" and manage to kick the ball 3-4 times during the game. By the end of the season, she will probably be scoring all of the goals (Ha!)