Sunday, June 06, 2010
The kids are still taking piano lessons. Hannah hates it, but we have a saying "piano is non-negotiable". Two of our three piano teachers and one friend (all women) told me that they wanted to quit at one point when they were teenagers, but their mother wouldn't let them. I hope some day Hannah will appreciate the talent and skills she has. =)
After shopping and a quick visit with my friends Brenda and Barbara in West Linn, Hannah and I arrived at Brad's house. The kids decided to play kick ball. Because of all the rain, the back yard was quite soggy. It soon became "Mud Ball".
We went to Portland and The Dalles for Memorial Day weekend. We stayed with Brian's mom Margaret in Oregon City. On Saturday Hannah and I went shopping while Margaret, Brian and the boys went over to Brad and Diana's new house to BBQ.
Parker turned 12 on May 21. He could hardly contain himself until the big day. 12 is a major milestone if our family. It comes with a later bed time and a cell phone. Not a major cell phone, but a trac phone which still qualifies. =) We figure it is a good way for the kids to learn accountability with the phone.
Parker was actually camping with the Boy Scouts (yes that is SNOW in the picture) the night of his birthday, so we celebrated Saturday night after dinner. We don't allow cell phone use on Sundays, but he carried that thing around - "just to tell time, Mom."