Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Our cats

You might say we love our cats, and they sure love us back! For as long as I can remember I have always had cats. And that’s cats; we never just had one at a time. When I was a year old we got a calico cat named Tigger. She lived to be over 21 years of age, and was my 1st memory of a cat. However my two favorite cats were Bruiser and Alex.

Bruiser was from the first litter of cats we had when I was little. I liked him so much I drew pictures and cartoons of him; I have a new cat now named after him because he looks just like him. He and I use to sit in my room a share cheese.

Alex was my cat form my early adult years. She went with me every ware we lived even my bachelor days in my 1st apartment. She was every ones favorite. Amy and I still talk about her almost a year and a half later. Rodney keeps a photo of here in his room, it has not moved from his book self. (witch is good for a 5 year old.)

The fact that we have three is a sure sign we love them. We each have our own cat I have my Bruiser, Amy has Apollo, and the boys have Athena. We can say our cats our a big part of our family

Monday, May 29, 2006

Momorial Day at the Henry Ford Museum.

On Memorial Day, we took the boys along with my mom and dad to The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan. We originally were going to Greenfield Village but it was to hot for us (92 degrees). Thank God the museum is air conditioned. The boys went to see their beloved trains first, then to the air planes so they could make paper air planes. Lastly we went to the Rosa Parks Bus, which is always a must with the boys. The best thing was I got to spend some times with my dad. I don’t always get to do it much any more but it is nice when I do. I hope to go again soon maybe next time we can go to the Imax and see Superman Returns next month on the big screen.

Friday, May 26, 2006

David and Ken's Field Trip

Today David and I went to Caracal Acres here in South Lyon. We went with his preschool group. There we saw all kinds of reptiles and birds. We even went it to the butterfly house and saw some monarch butterflies. David even got to hold one. He even got to feed the birds. Also there were alpacas, llamas, goats, cows, ponies, horses, and pigs for the kids to pet. Here is a link to more photos from our day:


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Rodney’s Science Fair part 2

Today was Rodney’s Science Fair, and he enjoyed it very much. He got to see what other the other kids did and already has ideas for next year. David can’t wait to do one to. Rodney got a participation ribbon, a certificate of appreciation, a metal and a toy dinosaur, all just for participating. Not many kids participated in this year’s fair, lets hope more will next year and the boys can do this every year.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Rodney completed his science project over the weekend. He did it on "parts of a bird". I'm not sure how it happened, but Rod has become a avid birdwatcher. It may be because our next door neighbor is really into birds and has three different feeders that are in view of Rodney's bedroom window. The neighbor has encouraged his intrest by loaning him two different bird song cd's in the past.

To get ready for the science project, we bought him a bird feeder that is attached to his bedroom window. The bird feeder also comes with a buzzer that Rod can attach to his belt loop. The buzzer goes off whenever there is a bird at Rodney's feeder, so he knows to go to the window to see. He also has a bird i.d. book so he can sit at the window and look up the birds that he sees at his feeder. It's an adult book, but since Rod can read above grade level see seems to be able to read parts of it.

Here is a picture of the poster that Rod made identifying the parts of a bird. He did some of the writing and typing by himself, and also had some help from Daddy.

Our German Bearded Iris

My German Bearded Iris is in full bloom. I have a total of 36 blooms. This flower is by far my favorite flower in my garden. When I got it is was told It was Black in color. But when I looked it up on the web it looks more like the breed called Play with Fire.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ken's new Hobby

I have a new hobby. It is making models out of paper. It all started with the Star Wars Manicures game I play. There is a web site that has paper models you can download and make sets for playing the game. There I found a model of a snow speeder from Empire Strikes Back. The great thing about this new hobby is the Models are free to down load, all you need is card stock , glue, something for cutting, and a printer. The only down sided to this hobby is it can be a little messy, much to my wife’s dismay. I went looking for more of these and there seems to be a lot of paper model web sites, and not just Star Wars. The Scout walker and the Luke on the Tauntaun are from the game I did not make them.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day 06

It’s Mothers Day and today we honor our mothers. This will be Amy’s 4th Mother’s Day. We have always made her breakfast in bed and given her gifts. For her 1st Mother’s Day Rodney really wonted to get her a train, this year she got the orchid you see above. Now I need to go call my mom before my bothers.

Friday, May 12, 2006

David's new look!

This week David got glasses. They seem to be helping him focus a little more and he really looks like a big kid. Both his mom and his teachers say he looks very cute. Of course his brother is very jealous of them, but he will not emit it.