Friday, January 06, 2006

Brandon and Julie Barnard are two of our favorite friends. They're one of those couples that we're friends with as a couple, and as individuals too. It's a rare and great type of friendship! Anyway, we were privileged to have them come and spend some time with us yesterday while they were in Colorado. It was GREAT to see them and spend time catching up on all the stuff we've missed in the last year or so. We took them to eat at Wahoo's Fish Taco. (It's a Colorado thing!) Julie was the only one adventurous enough to try the fish tacos with me...and I think she kinda liked 'em. We also took them to the Air Force Academy for a quick jaunt through the visitor's center. Abbey warmed up to Julie pretty quickly, and had her playing Groovy Girls with her (thanks, Julie), and Will and Sarah talked them into a game of Cadoo. They were great sports! They flew out this morning and were anxious to get home to their own kiddos! My only regret is that we didn't get to see their children this time around. I guess it's our turn to visit next!


A few weeks before Christmas I realized (quite by chance) that Abbey doesn't know all her ABCs. She's got about 3 letters down really well, but the rest of the time she does some really creative guessing. I'm sorry to say that her deficiency is a result of me not working with her like I did with her older siblings. My mom got her an alphabet learning toy for Christmas and we've been working on it off and on the last week or so. She's definitely improved and no longer has to guess so much on those other 23 letters. Yesterday at her preschool, one of her friend's mom told me how stressed she had been that her daughter was almost 4 and couldn't yet write her name (until she learned over the Chrismtas break). I hope I made her feel like she had a genius on her hands by telling her we were just now covering the alphabet!

Today is Friday, so that means Pizza and a Movie for dinner. I'm making pizza, but we don't have a movie yet. Any suggestions???

3 comments:

Lindsay Van Sicklen said...

Hi Mer... I got a DVD for Christmas this year. I got a set of Shirley Temple movies and had such fun watching Heidi. Sure wish we were closer as I would have loved to share it with your kiddos...

RANDI HOWARD said...

HAVE I EVER TOLD YOU THAT YOU ARE SO COOL? I LOVE YOUR WEB PAGE AND MY HEART HAS JUST BEEN FLYING WHILE READING ALL ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND YOU, THAT I MISS SO MUCH. I DO NOT HAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT. I AM VERY ENVIOUS OF LIFE IN COLORADO...I LOVE COLD AND SNOW AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GUYS HAVE A GOOD BIT OF BOTH...HA! WELL, I GUESS I WILL GO MY BABIES ARE WANTING SOME ATTENTION. I LOVE YOU GIRL AND MISS YOU MORE THAN I COULD EVER SAY!

LONG LOST FRIEND,
RANDI

PS YOUR BABIES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

johnandmer said...

Randi,

Email me at coblases@netzero.net I don't have an email address for you...when you post a comment, it gets emailed to me, but it doesn't have your address and I can't respond to it. So, please, please read this and email me!!! By the way, your Christmas card picture was SO cute. Your kids are beautiful!
Love,
Mer