Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

My mom has started a tradition with her grandchildren of taking them to see the State Capitol when they come to visit. My boys are no exception to this tradition. Any time we are downtown, we go by the capitol building. Last week when we drove by, FJ asked if we could get out and walk around. He said he wanted to go up and see the statue of Abraham Lincoln (I was shocked that he even knew who the statue was!!). Right then, I began planning an outing, and we decided that Memorial Day would be the day!

It was a perfect day to be was really quiet, not too many people around! And we had a lot of fun!! The boys, especially FJ, really enjoyed walking around "Grammy's Capitol" and seeing all the statues. He asked us if Abraham Lincoln worked at the Capitol and if he lived there!! We told him that Lincoln's home was in Springfield, too; but that will be another outing, for another day!!! After walking around outside, we took them inside for a few minutes. We didn't think that they were old enough to appreciate a tour, but they enjoyed just looking up into the Rotunda. All in all, it was a great Memorial Day outing! Thanks, Grammy for the great tradition of going to see "Your Capitol!"

Monday, May 14, 2007

A New Member of the Family

We have a new family member...his name is Franklin and he is a Red Ear Slider Turtle. He is tiny, as you can see in the pictures, and the boys love him!! Franklin even had to go to church with us yesterday because FJ said he needed to hear the Bible stories = )! He is really easy to take care kind of pet!! He needs sunlight and some baby turtle food, but other than that, we don't have to do anything for him.

The boys found him at my aunt's house in the window well, and my cousin Denise helped them get him out with a net. The people at the pet store said he is a baby and one man told us that he wished he could find a turtle like Franklin for his son. He said Franklin is a perfect pet! As for me, I don't mind him as long as I don't have to touch him!!!!! I think he is cute at a distance! All in all, if we have to have a pet, I think Franklin is great!