Monday, June 20, 2011


Erynn graduated from preschool!  She know will move on to Kindergarten.  I'm excited for her to go to school all day and she is SUPER excited.  But really, where did the time go?  I swear just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital.  *sigh*  Oh well, time moves on and so does my little graduate!  Happy Graduation, Erynn!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Silly kid

Colin is one...

wacky kid!  But oh, so CUTE!

Variety Showstopper

So last year, our school started doing a variety/talent show.  I thought Lydia would freak out being on stage and so we didn't do anything.  After Lydia saw the show, she was adamant she wanted to do it this year.  I wasn't sure she would be okay on the stage by herself, although now I am sure she would have been fine. I sometimes have a hard time understanding how she feels about things only because I was SO shy and insecure when I was her age.  Thankfully she has very little of that self doubt going on and loves doing just about everything.  I can't imagine much holding her back from doing what she wants to do!
Anyway, she decided to do her Tae Kwon Do forms with a friend of ours who goes to both our school and our Tae Kwon Do school.  She got up on stage and did amazing!  No signs of nerves or anything!  If you know Tom, you know she didn't get her comfort in front of groups from him either.  Needless to say, we are both very proud of her!
She also ended the year with straight A's.  That she might have gotten from both her mom and dad, although she works hard at school to be her best.  Again, who wouldn't be proud of her?

End of 3 year old preschool

Erynn and Ms Gabby...although Erynn wouldn't talk much to her teachers all year, around March I think Erynn really started to be comfortable around Ms Gabby.  SO SO SO different than Lydia, Erynn takes her time when getting to know people.  And believe me, if she doesn't want to talk to you...she won't!  Her other teacher, Ms Shari rarely has heard her voice.  There is always next year!   

One of the last days of school was spent at the park for a family picnic.  Along with great food, there always were some games.  This is Erynn's class getting ready to play "jump across the river".  Considering my children are not the most coordinated, I was sure that Erynn would be out of it quickly.  Imagine my surprise when she did VERY well and was one of the last 5 or so!
Showing off her jumping ability...maybe she will be a track and field star! 

Monday, April 5, 2010


Can you tell where we are?
Sadly, or not so was "the end of the road" for Michigan State and West Virginia University.
Tom and I headed to Indianapolis on Saturday for the Final Four!
To watch the Duke Blue Devils shoot lights out!  (Jon Scheyer here!)

And beat West Virginia to move on to the Championship game.  As Coach K says "they play as one"...and on Saturday night that was one tough team.
 Tonight we will be watching Bill Nance, Jon Scheyer, and Coach K...

Do you know who this is?!?

One clue:  He has a village named after him.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Erynn knew what to do...

Lydia did too...
and Colin...well he figured things out VERY quickly!

We are of course talking about hunting eggs.  The day started with an Easter "party" at Grandma and Grandpa Hartnagel's house after the girls went to church. 
 (Colin at church=totally miserable time for everyone)

Then we headed home to see if the Easter Bunny made his way to our house.  Lydia was nervous since we didn't sleep at our own house that the Easter Bunny wouldn't know to stop at our house.  Thankfully he did...phew!
AND he was very generous!
Both girls were excited with what the EB brought them! 
All in all it was a good, but VERY busy day!  *yawn*  Off to bed I go...