Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Blog-iversary!

Today marks one year of keeping this blog! Happy Blog-iversary!

then... now...

A lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same! Both the Superstar and the Princess have grown - and especially the Princess' hair has grown! The Superstar is reading like a champ and the Princess is singing NON-STOP! The Superstar is learning to swim at his lessons which will continue through next week. More fun ahead! Happy Blog-iversary!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Swimming Lessons!

The Superstar had his first group swimming lesson this morning. He was a bit nervous and tried to say he was too sick to go. But, after a lot of encouragement (and a promise of a Target shop afterwards!), he was ready to go. We got to the pool a few minutes before his class was supposed to start. We checked in and I asked how many kids were going to be in his class. The swim instructor said, "he's the only one." Waa-hoo! Private lessons for the YMCA group price - AWESOME! The superstar did GREAT today. He used a kick board and went down a back in the swimming lanes a few times, bobbed under the water once (he said he would go under 3 times tomorrow), and jumped into the pool at the 3 ft. 6 in. area and the 4 ft. area. The Superstar also learned how to use the stairs to get in and out of the pool and tried a little back floating. More fun tomorrow!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cranes, Bikes, and Ducks

Kasey Krahne is back again and brought along (the Superstar named - ) Tony Krahne! They wanted to eat but we were out of birdseed! The horror! So Daddy went out to refill the birdfeeder and the "Krahnes" stayed close by to get first dibs on the goods. Delicious!
Here they come...

What? No food?

We are SO out of here, Kasey!

Daddy goes out to save the day! Yum yum!

After all the crane-watching, the Princess went out for a bike ride...

There are also two duck families that like to come by for swimming and meals...
There's Mama Duck with her 10 babies out for a swim.

And here's another Mama Duck with her 5 babies for a snack.

That bird feeder is doing a great job this summer!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


...Kasey Krahne!!

This is the Florida Sandhill Crane that frequents our backyard and eats the birdseed from our bird feeder. He likes to hang out in our yard. We've named him Kasey Krahne. He likes to pose for pictures as you can see.