Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Baby Boy!

We hope Steve and Summer won't mind but we took the liberty of posting the pictures of their new baby boy! His name is Paxton Parley and he was born on August 23, 2007 and weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. He also has as much hair as a 2 year old. We are pretty excited because this only the third grandson on the Skiba side.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Spirit=Uncle Bubbie?

Every Friday night, we have family movie night. (An idea that Robynne's family gave to us.) Our kids love it. We watched the movie "Spirit" recently. Our girls watch it at least once a day now. One day Hannah came running upstairs and told me she had to show me something cool. She told me to rewind it to a certain spot, where the general was trying to ride Spirit. After Spirit threw the general off his back, he had this one squinchy, gruff look on his face. Hannah said, "Look mom, that looks exactly like Uncle Jaremy!" And it totally did. So everytime we come to that spot in the movie all the girls talk about Uncle Bubbie. We hope that Jaremy doesn't mind that our girls think he looks like a horse!

Dirt Boards Rule!

Powell turned 7 this past July and for his birthday he asked for a dirt board. We had to send away for it but it finally came about a week ago and Powell has been down to the park trying to master dirt boarding. He is doing great and will be an extreme dirt board rider in no time!

Friday, August 10, 2007

School Days

The kids all started school on August 8th. The twins are going to preschool where they are taking Headstart classes to help them with their speech. They ride this bus all by themselves (their dad thinks they are WAY too little to be doing this, but their mom is much more brave)! Riding the bus was a big accomplishment, considering last year, they would kick, hit and scream because they did not want to get harnessed in and were so scared. They sure are growing up. Hannah started kindergarten and is really enjoying it. She came home and was so excited that "she didn't even get sent to the Principal's office"! Powell is the big kid in the family and is starting second grade. There are actually times in the day now when it is just mom and Grace at home! The picture of all the kids below is Powell and the neighborhood kids waiting for their carpool to school in the morning.

Happy Birthday Powell!

Powell had his birthday on July 28th turning 7 years old! He, John, Zakk van der Werf and Austin Porter went to the Sunsplah water park for the day and had a great time. Later that night we had cake and ice cream with the family.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Piano Man

Powell has learned to play the piano. Sometimes it is trying to get him to practice. I think the routine of school will help him be more consistent. We learned "Listen, Listen" in Primary today. He sat down and sounded it out all by himself (with just a touch of help). He played the song for our scripture study tonight. He was pretty proud.