Wednesday, August 20, 2008

July Roadtrip

I've tried twice before to upload these pictures, but blogger stalled on me. Here are a few photos of a VERY fun road trip up to see my college roomie, Katie, and her cute family in Rochester, NY.

On the way, we stopped at Sunset Ice Cream, a Wride family tradition and the inaugural visit for Spencer, Emma, and me. It was definitely worth the minor detour.
We went to the Hill Cumorah Pageant and took a moment to pose with some warriors from the cast.
Here is a cute photo of Annie, Spencer, and Cameron having a SPLASH PARTY in Katie's backyard.
We went to the most AMAZING Children's Museum in Rochester. Each area has a different theme: fairy tales, Berenstein Bears, Sesame Street. There is so much to explore there!
Spencer loved playing with both Annie and Cameron. Here he is sneaking a look at that cute girl. Annie and Spencer were being "mailmen" in the Clifford area, wearing their uniforms and delivering all of the mail to the appropriate puppy mailbox.
We had a BLAST up in Rochester, Katie! Thank you for all the good times and good food!

Monday, August 18, 2008

EFY Water Song

Time to upstage myself. We had a family party yesterday to celebrate my parents' 30th wedding anniversary, and at the party we figured out what hymn the tune for "Bip the Bee" came from (Hymn 144: Secret Prayer...knew that tune rattling around in my brain had come from somewhere good). We ALSO convinced my EFY Health Counselor brother Dan to record his VERY clever lyrics to the music of "Enchanted," encouraging EFY particpants to hydrate. And now for your viewing pleasure...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bip the Bee

This post is for our sweet little friend, Lucy. It wasn't too long ago that Spencer was absolutely terrified of bees too. They like to buzz around the swingset, and Spencer found them to be unwelcome visitors (in other words, screamed when he saw them). However, one day he presented a challenge to me while swinging. "Mommy, tell me a story about bip and bees." What came out was this little ditty. It is no great masterpiece, but it is just silly enough to have made bees our buddies.

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And so...my current solution to childhood fears and other angst? Music. It has proven to be a calming and motivating influence in our home. I am always making up songs about bath time, brushing teeth, washing hands...whatever seems to be a dilemma in our household. It keeps both the kids and me in a good mood. We hope you like this song too, Lucy.

Disclaimer: Spencer's outfit is of his own choosing, and Emma's face is covered with chocolate chip cookies. No shame in that.