Emma had her first golf trip with daddy on April 29, 2007. They went to South Hills Golf Course here in Hanover. She was so excited! They played 18 holes and had a snack at the clubhouse. Emma had a wonderful time, but to tell you the truth I think Will have an even better time spending time with Emma. And the fact that it was at the golf course made it even more perfect. These are a few pictures taken before the big outing. The golf glove Emma is wearing belonged to my Uncle. It is the lucky golf glove. Goes everywhere in the golf bag! Hanna and I spent some quality time together shopping while Emma and Will were golfing. Good time for all! They are planning their next golf outing. Emma may even have a new pair of golf clubs with a pink golf bag. Watch out Tiger.....Here comes Emma!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
I managed to survive Emma's Kindergarten orientation today. I thought it was going to be ugly, but I did well. I was a little concerned when she wanted to wear her Shrek ears, but was so relieved when she took them off in the car. Shew. Either the other kids would have thought she was cool, or a freak. :) I'm gonna go with original. She spent an hour with the Kindergarten teachers reading books, coloring pictures and singing songs. Emma said both of the Kindergarten teachers were very nice. She was such a big girl. Made momma proud. Hanna was so cute this morning. As we were leaving she ran to the door to give Emma a big hug and wished her a good day. Adorable. Love the sisterly love that is so evident, most of the time. The picture of Emma with the little boy is one of our neighbors. His name is Corey. The girls and Corey have a great time playing together and Corey will start school with Emma. While Emma was at orientation I went to Walmart, alone. It sure was nice to get to the check out without a lot of extras thrown in there. The girls are so good at "adding" things to the cart when I am not looking. I guess they think I won't notice as I am unloading the cart. As well as Emma did today it still did not ease my mind and heart for homeschooling. I would like to ask that everyone please pray for me as I consider homeschooling the girls. There is a huge population of home school children here, so I know that I would have a great support system if I am called to home school. I will keep you all posted as to my decision to home school. Enjoy the pictures!
Posted by Amanda at 1:48 PM
Monday, May 28, 2007
Hanna's rendition of Jesus Loves the Little Children, with a slight Stevie Wonder flair.
Posted by Amanda at 8:28 PM
Friday, May 25, 2007
Well, today I learned a very important lesson that I felt compelled to share with you all. I took Emma and Hanna over to visit with my mother last night. Today we went to the mall in Lancaster PA on a search for the Shrek babies at Build A Bear. After we found the babies, we ate some lunch then headed to the play area in the mall. All was well, not to crowded, just the way I like it. A man approached me and asked me if a particular man in a white shirt was with me. I told him no. At that point he explained to me that he had been watching this man watch some of the children. He stated that his "creep meter" was going off and he felt like he needed to make me aware. A tad bit skeptical I to started to watch the man. Now, if you know me you know, that I watch the girls like a hawk. They don't get far out of my reach. So, I stood there and watched. This strange man was following Emma. The man that approached me told me that the other man seemed very fond of this little girl, probably because she was wearing a dress. He then pointed to Emma. So..I marched over to Emma and picked her up. The nice man who had approached me then went over to the older man who had been watching Emma. He said something to him, he older man put his hands up in the air and said he would leave. The gentleman then walked back over to me to explain that he was a correctional officer and was trained to be on guard. I thanked him repeatedly and we all went on our way. I said a prayer and thanked God for the nice man who had approached me to make me aware. The moral of the story is, Watch your kids, but always be on the lookout for others who may also be watching your kids. I followed up with the mall security to report the man who was at the kids play area, obviously without a real need to be there. Praise God for the correctional officer who helped to open my eyes to a scary situation.
Posted by Amanda at 4:15 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. On Mother's Day my best friend presented me with my Mother's Day gift. This awesome blog! What a heartfelt and personal gift. I love it. I hope that I can become half of the blogger she has. Her blog rocks! So, a bloggin I go. Thanks Kate for my Mother's Day gift. I love it!
Posted by Amanda at 9:32 PM