Take two

Here's another version of the slide show. I can't decide which one I like better. I may have to do a special one for Aleck, since he doesn't seem to be getting much "face time."

Anyway, here's version two:

New pictures of the kiddos

Here's a slideshow I made on Animoto.com, a cool little Web 2.0 service...

Yogurt battle

This one isn't as messy as it sounds. Micah has Daddy well-trained, and he got the giggles every time I repeated "yogurt." I thought this would be a great finale for our little video series.


Here's a clip of Rhaena interpreting some of her songs from preschool. I think her versions are quite precious, but I might be a little biased. That's me whistling in the background... I had no idea at the time that I was accompanying Rhaena's performance.

I can play this one too...

Just a little clip of Micah exploring the piano. He likes experimenting with the buttons just as much as playing the keys. See if you can catch Daddy's "Ghostbusters" reference... it goes by quickly.


Rhaena gave a little monologue the other day about her new hairdo (the result of wearing braids all day). I thought it was pretty cute...

We have a little treasure trove of recent video clips of Rhaena and Micah. I'll post them over the next couple of days, so come back often to check them out. Better yet, use the RSS link at the right to subscribe to automatic updates when new stuff is posted to the blog.

Drum solo

When Aleck was 5 years old, in the summer of 2007, he recorded this drum solo as a birthday present for a friend. Now we can share it with the world!

A great way to start the day

When I got a new laptop computer in the summer of 2007, I convinced Aleck and Rhaena to use the headset microphone to make some recordings. I'll post some of them over the next few days... I've had a great time revisiting that time as I've been getting the files ready to post. Even though this was recorded only 18 months ago, it's a clear reminder of how quickly the kids are growing.

This is a favorite daily prayer and table grace that Aleck brought to our family from his preschool. Rhaena made this recording when she was almost three years old. Enjoy!

Here are the subtitles, if your early Rhaenish is rusty:

Thank you, God, for this new day
And for the time to work and play.
Please be with us all day long
In every story, game, and song.
May all the happy things we do
Make you, our Father, happy too. Amen.

Hip vocabulary

During the holidays, lots of family came to visit us. We were blessed to spend time with brothers and sisters, parents, and grandparents. During a visit from Chris and Jen, my brother and sister-in-law, we all sat down to dinner together. At one point, someone commented about how good the meal was, to which Aleck replied, with a completely straight face:


Ready to dance

Rhaena attended her first dance class at the Family Museum this week. She was all decked out in the dance outfit she received as a Christmas present. She had a wonderful time, and she can't wait to go back next week!

Rhaena's dance gear

Little Drummer Boy

Kristen had camera in hand when Micah decided to explore the drum set today. He has obviously learned a lot from watching his big brother, Aleck, rock out on his drums.

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Christmas PJ's

Aleck, Rhaena, and Micah had special jammies for Christmas morning, 2008:

Christmas PJ's 2008

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