Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays

Click this picture to play a matching game. Have a beautiful snowy day!

Happy Birthday Dad

How the time flies - huh Dad? Now that I am older and wiser I know that this picture of you and mom must seem like it was taken just a moment ago. How fast a lifetime goes by. Here are things that make me think of you today.
  • the smell of sawdust
  • pecans
  • bucket trucks of any kind
  • fly swatters (from an odd memory of listening to a Twins game on the radio at Grandpa Schmitd's driveway)
  • horseradish
  • rice pudding
  • fancy flippy dives
  • night shirts
  • Vicks and white socks to cure a sore throat
  • Camp Isabella - hats from Aunt Julia (where are those?)
There is so much more - my head and heart are full of all you are for me - in memories and for real everyday. I love you Dad - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey Jenny - Today is your BIRTHDAY!


Happy Birthday Sister! I decided not to put a picture of you in the bathtub this time. I hope you have a great great day!

Here are words that make me think of you today, you are my most loyal blog reader, consistent, perfect mom to John, hard worker, pragmatic, fun loving, puzzle making, movie watching, book reading, smart, money managing, always willing to help, sister, near sister, big sister.

Here is a funny video - it is called Jenny, not really birthday related but this is a group you will enjoy seeing more of: Flight of the Conchords.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Love
Helen

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby Brain Map

Visit this site (right away) to see an amazing tool about your baby's brain. The zero to three foundation has put up this program. Select your baby's age, click the part of the brain you would like to learn about and choose from a list of FAQ. The answer appears magically in the box below and gives ideas about what you can do at home.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I believe in singing


Listen to THIS I BELIEVE essay by Brian Eno.
an excerpt: "
So I believe in singing to such an extent that if I were asked to redesign the British educational system, I would start by insisting that group singing become a central part of the daily routine. I believe it builds character and, more than anything else, encourages a taste for co-operation with others. This seems to be about the most important thing a school could do for you."

Thank you to Merry Sawdey for sending this to me.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008