Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Let's just throw dirt in their eyes!"
Yes, I'm sure it went something like that.
A little bit of warm up...
...and the game is underway!
I found a new special effect in my new camera's photo editing software. Like it?
As you can see
Yohn was player of the game! Umm.. Yohn was fully engaged in the game the whole time! I got this great picture of Yohn answering the phone right in the middle of the game!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yes, they traded their skateboards for roller blades this week. I say, whatever keeps them active. Although it's been almost a year since we took them skating at a roller rink so they both started out complaining that they were going to fall.
After a while they did get the hang of it again and started having a blast. Of course, I joined them in my old skates that hurt my feet if I skate in them too long. I figured they needed to vizualize how to do it and it's easier to explain when you are actually on wheels too.
Yeah Baby! This is how I roll.
Bethany is so funny. Once she quit complaining that she was going to fall and actually tried, she was my usual fearless little girl. This is her getting back up again.
Afterwards we took Yohn to Hometown Buffett for his Father's Day dinner.
Of course pictures are always a must on special days, but if you know me that well you know I really don't need an excuse to take pictures.
And the rest of my family does not need an excuse to have their pictures taken either!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I got this great picture of Jamie stopping the ball in right field. He made an awesome play, getting the runner out at first base!
Here's the kids after the game. Jamie's team won and they're playing again tomorrow. Great job Jamie!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Notice Bethany is wearing a skirt to skateboard again. She's the most girly little tomboy I know.
These pictures really make it look like Elisha knows what he is doing, but in reality he's just jumping off the skateboard, not really riding it.
It took a little while to convince me to let Bethany push me on the skateboard. Afterall a five year old will crash you into anything, especially my five year old. But she didn't and there we are.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I realized that I screwed up big time as a mama and had to apologize to my little girl about not believing that her thumb hurt that bad. I don't know how well you can see it but her thumb is very swollen and purple and so is some of the palm of her hand. Poor Baby! Next time I'll get the whole story and maybe then I'll have more sympathy...or maybe not, but hopefully I will! That being said, of course she got off the hook with some things today, and has been allowed to baby it some. Especially after I saw her try to put on her socks this morning. She is right handed and it is, of course, her right hand so many things she has tried to do today have been difficult.
Ho Hum. Some days do you ever feel like a bad mama? (I mean this in a way like you would scold a child or a dog not that I think that I am all that bad, so NO feeling sorry for me!)
Monday, June 15, 2009
"Look Mama! I'm a deer!" Too bad I didn't realize she wasn't looking at the camera when I took this picture or I would have taken another one.
Okay, enough about Bethany, this post was supposed to be about Elisha (sorry son!). He's giving Coach Adam a high five in this picture. His coach really bragged about him being the toughest kid on the team. He was of course, talking about the time he tried to catch the ball and got hit in the face instead (his face has since healed up nicely, by the way, and you can hardly see where he got hit). We received many compliments this day on what a well behaved, likeable kid Elisha is (you already knew that though, didn't you). It was so nice to hear all the good things people had to say about him. The only thing is, most of them wish he would talk more. Well you take what you get, right. We also got a great compliment from his coach and his wife. They said they'll be looking for Elisha's name on the list next year, which means Elisha may have Adam for his coach again, yes!
And here he is, a boy and his trophy. That's all he looks forward to all season long. Well, that and the snack shack, HA!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Bethany was growing anxious watching everyone else get awards. She really tried to be patient, but if you know Bethany you know she is anything but patient.
Elisha also earned the Citizenship Award, because he's relatively calm and obedient and willing to lend a hand whenever it's needed.
A few minutes later I looked over and she was hugging her medal. She told me later when she saw this picture it was because, " I loved my little medal so much!"
She finally came over to show me her medal, although in the picture she almost looks sad, she was indeed very, very excited.
She also got a ribbon for Truthfulness. As busy and stubborn as my little girl can be I'm glad to know she's honest (Ms. Brenda said she always told her the truth, even when she was doing something wrong). Yay! Because let me just tell you, we've really had to do some work in this area in this past year. Her stories were getting her into a lot of trouble. Whew! I pray this virtue will definately continue.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today was Bethany's Kindergarten graduation. She is now officially a first grader, oh no! Yohn was the cameraman most of the time as I was running the video, so unfortunately most of the photos during the performance did not turn out as well as planned, but I still took a lot of pictures before and after and those are mostly the ones I am now posting.
This is after the class came in and they were seated, while waiting for their turn to perform. She looks so confident, so self assured. She was definately ready for this day.
This is one of the pictures of her on stage that turned out although it is a little dark. Her class performed the Farmer in the Dell.
This is an after the performance picture of her and Jamie. Doesn't he have beautiful blue eyes. Okay I know Bethany's eyes are beautiful too, but I love the way his eyes stand out in this picture.
Grandpa Gene and Grandma Susan bought Bethany and Jewell graduation balloons and a teddy bear with a matching cap and gown. It was so cute.
Bethany has her daddy's eyes.
Why we didn't just ask someone to take a picture of us all together, I have no idea, but oh well.
This is Ms. Brenda, Bethany's kindergarten teacher. Bethany just had to have a picture with her because she said, "I just love her so much I need a picture with her."