Sunday, August 31, 2008


We had just finished the opening prayer at church today when Alexandra whispered to me, "When Elisabeth gets bigger she won't have to close her eyes when she prays, because she is blind and can't see anyways."

Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Classmates

Alexandra just started kindergarten this past week and has already made a few friends. I ran into one of her new classmates, Mya, and her family at the mall tonight. I mentioned that Alexandra loved kindergarten and had been talking a lot about Mya.

Mya's mother told me that her daughter had been talking a lot about Alexandra too. Apparently, when they were just meeting each other, Alexandra said, "my name is Alexandra, but you can call me Alex." I found this interesting considering the fact that we have never called her that at home.

Then Mya's mother said, 'wait it gets better.' She told me that she asked Mya what she had said to Alexandra. And this was her reply:

"My name is Mya, but you can call me Katie."

Her mom quickly explained to her that a nick name was a shortened version of a full name....not something that we randomly pick out of the air.

We were both cracking up.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Alexandra has been taking violin lessons for 6 months now and has been playing a 3 octave G Major scale for several weeks. This is something that I never did until I was probably 12 years old.

Well, when we arrived for her lesson with Mr. Burroughs today he was just finishing up a lesson with one of the students there at the college. He asked Alexandra to get out her violin and play a 3 octave scale for this young man. She did...and she did it well.

After he left Mr. Burroughs informed Alexandra that today was the very first day that the other student (a college age student) had ever attempted a 3 octave scale.

Needless to say, I am a very proud Mama!