Friday, April 24, 2009

Quiet weekends.

You know, the sun is here. My little K- and I are taking on some mommy and me projects throughout the summer. That calls for me to drop from the blog a bit. I'm officially canceling my weekend blogging, though I may be spotty throughout the week as well. My baby (yes, she is 5, but she is still and will ALWAYS be my baby) is growing up. I want to drink our time together in, before the public school system gets a hold of her for 13 years.

So, what is our project for right now? We're working on what one of the Kindergarten teachers suggested-- we're making an Environmental Language book. What's environmental language? It's street signs, building signage and other things that you don't necessarily think of as readable things, but they are. The teacher talked about how you may think that your child can't read, but take them past McDonald's.

K- and I took a walk on Thursday afternoon in search for signs. It was beautiful and blue. We ended up walking about 2 miles and found everything from the blimp overhead (of course-- a floating sign!) to street name signs and utility case warnings. We even took the photo of a lawn tag left from one of the poison-the-dandelions companies. Here soon, we'll be going to Amish Country and plan on looking for signage down there.

Cute parent with cute kid and critter on a leash-- KEEP OFF THE LAWN, please.

This was the sign that I called and had the city place. We had a nasty hail storm that resulted in storm chasing companies flooding our streets. A big problem was that they were racing up and down our one block, dead end street. Not cool. But! The city came out straight away and put the sign up. I don't think I've ever seen them do something so fast. I was impressed.

Isn't the guy with the hard hat and phone so cute? Anywhere. Anytime.

Sold and For Sale all on the same sign!

WATER! A good thing to know. It took 5 gentleman from the automatic meter reader company to find our water shut off valve on the tree lawn. Goodness. They had the road blocked because they couldn't actually come together. They each had their own company car. Yikes.

We'll be having Mommy School out on the lawn quite a bit this summer. Oh, don't think that I'm not going to let her play! We'll play and learn and spend lots of time together. Girlfriend is positively aching to get the hammock out, so I believe that we'll use that as a camp out and learn place, too.

See all of you on Monday! Have a great weekend!

Continued prayer request: Brien seems to be responding to treatment and they are hoping that he will be able to go home soon. The clot in the lung is from the clot in Brien's leg. It's good news that it isn't a new clot. Still, we need to continue to give many prayers as a pulmonary embolism is not a condition to take lightly. Continue lifting this family in prayer and giving praise for the positive steps forward that Brien has been able to achieve. Our God is indeed and awesome God!


Rach said...

Have you heard of the book, "Signs Signs Signs"? Hana Toban I think. She's got a couple of really great books for pre-k'ers. Your walk reminded me of the book. :o)

BTW, the INR is the "international clotting ratio". Basically, our INR is 1. An INR of 2 means it takes that person's blood twice as long to clot as ours. Therefore an INR of 3 would be three times as long, 4 four times as long, etc. For now, B's INR is 2.32 and it looks like he might get to come home today. :fingers crossed:

Rach said...

It's Tara Hoban. Nice Spoonerism, Rach. ;o)

GERBEN said...

Ah, all that talk of warm weather and play/learning on the lawn makes me ache for summer time.

You and K enjoy this time together.

Oh, and I remember that you do Buzz. Have you seen the Game Wave campaign they have going right now? I just signed up for it & thought of you!

Well, have a great weekend and enjoy the warm weather!

Kaycee said...

What a fun idea. I love taking the kids on nature walks. It's good that you're showing her to be aware of signs, those were the first words my son noticed when he was beginning to read. He always wanted to know what the sign said.