Saturday, May 29, 2010

Project 365 (#77 - #83)

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Sunday ~ #77/365

We went crawdad fishing again on Sunday afternoon, but had no luck. I'm sure there's a trick to this but we haven't mastered it yet. Still the kids just have fun playing by the creek and chasing the ducks around :)

Monday ~ #78/365

Elisha got burned by bumping into the coffee dispenser in The Source and this is how it looked on Monday evening. UPDATE on the burn: The redness is mostly gone and it appears to be healing nicely.

Tuesday ~ #79/365

Elisha helps me with dinner by peeling the potatoes while watching the Lakers/Suns game on the internet. Needless to say we are very sad at the outcome of this series.

Wednesday ~ #80/365

Tonight was the final season game for both of my kids' teams. At the end of the regular season the league gives out pins and a big Thank You for playing. Here's Bethany receiving her pin from her coach.

Thursday ~ #81/365

Off to Legends to use the kids' Hero of the Game awards they earned this season.

Friday ~ #82/365

Our LIFE group (small church group) had a BBQ at the park on Friday night. The weather was much warmer than expected so it was a great night for a BBQ.

Saturday ~ #83/365

Susan's birthday is tomorrow and we headed over to have cake and ice cream tonight to celebrate. This is Gene leading the "choir" in the Happy Birthday song.

Weeks come and weeks go and this one went by quick! Head on over to Sara's blog to see how fast everyone else's week went!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Funnies - Never Be Late

Today I'm linking up with Kim at Homesteader's Heart. Head on over there for more Friday Funnies!

Never Be Late

A local priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: "I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had also stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his best friend's wife, and taken illicit drugs. I was appalled. "But as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people."

Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies for being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and said: "I'll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived. In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession."

Moral: Never, never, NEVER-EVER be late.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Please Don't Call PETA

Here's the story I said I would share that Bethany wrote for Open House. Hopefully you'll find it amusing too. Just don't call PETA on us, okay?

When I grow up I want to be a hunter. I want to be a hunter because it is fun.
If I want to make a fox jacket I should always kill a fox.

We don't usually talk about killing animals at home and we especially don't talk about killing animals for their fur so I don't know where she got the idea of a fox jacket, but we thought it was comical nonetheless!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Coffee Burn

Sunday morning Elisha bumped into the coffee dispenser at The Source (the church bookstore) and spilled hot coffee down his long sleeve shirt. He then grabbed his arm and came running to me crying. It took me a few moments to figure out what had happened but when I did I pulled his sleeve off his burn and waved it to cool it down. When it was cool enough I took a look at it and got him a cool paper towel to put on it. After looking for burn cream and finding none I finally sent him to church because it didn't really seem too bad and he had stopped complaining. Poor kid. This is what his arm looked like on Monday evening:

*Sigh* I wonder how bad the scar is going to be.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Open House

Okay, so I know that Open House was about a week and a half ago and that I'm a little behind on my blogging because of baseball/softball and the fact that I am trying to limit my internet time and spend more time with my family. But in spite of all that I still wanted to share these pictures from that Thursday night a little over a week back:

The 2nd - 5th graders were doing a recorder performance at the beginning to show off all they had learned this year in music class. Elisha was so excited about being there but sad because he had to miss a baseball game in order to be at Open House for his performance.

The audience eagerly waits in their seats.

Texas meets California!
I love this photo of Elisha and his classmate. This particular boy moved from Texas before the start of the school year but he does not usually wear his cowboy hat. I guess he decided he needed to show off his country side. They made a great pair with his hat and Elisha's mohawk!

Bethany proudly shows off the stories she wrote. I'll have to share one in a later post that had us really cracking up.

This is the shelf in Elisha's class for backpacks and personal items. The kids always love to lay on it and take a picture.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Project 365 (#70 - #76)

Sunday ~ #70/365

We had a Kids camp meeting after church today. Only two more months to go so the planning MUST begin now! (That's not my handwriting in case anyone wanted to know :)

Monday ~ #71/365

Bethany reads her homework to Daddy.

Tuesday ~ #72/365

Another sunset at the ball fields. We left really late because I had snack shack duty for Bethany's team. The kids had to wait in the cold and play with their friends while we finished up. You know they hated every minute of it too (in case you didn't realize it that was sarcasm :)
Wednesday ~ #73/365

Kids and animals are two of the hardest subjects to take pictures of. Add them together and this is the kind of pictures you get. Nuff' said.

Thursday ~ #74/365

I was playing with the settings on my camera and this is the kind of shot I got. Now you know why I photograph everything in automatic!

Friday ~ #75/365

Admittedly I did not take this shot on Friday, although I meant to. Both Bethany and I have our nails done in orange for the Orioles and if you look close you can see that our fingers spell out Orioles. I'm actually surprised Bethany's nails lasted through the night as she is anything but careful when she has wet nail polish on. I had to re-do a few of her letters a couple of times.

Saturday ~ #76/365

I took this shot at a distance on purpose because I liked the way the clouds looked around the ball fields. Elisha is in the distance at short stop.

So there it is, my week in a nutshell. What have you been up to this week? Visit Sara's blog to see what everyone else has been doing.
PS. I thought I had blogger figured out, but tonight I am having problems getting the font size I want when I want it, so please excuse the small font under some of the pictures.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mother's Day Recap

Okay, due to the fact that my computer was "sick" last week I have not had a chance to post this yet so please excuse the delay of this post or pretend I posted it last week.

The kids and Yohn treated me to lunch out and then because I wanted to see the baby ducks at the pond in the nearby park I let the kids convince me to try out crawdad fishing too. Ya know cuz' I mistakenly told them the week before that we could do it the following weekend without realizing it was Mother's Day.

No luck at crawdad hunting but we did see one at the bottom. We needed better bait and not just the turkey that was in the fridge. Next time we'll try hot dogs or rib bones like back the in the day when we did this in Oregon.

My daughter got me these glasses and wanted to take a picture of the two of us in our goofy glasses. We truly look goofy don't we?

The kids made these I Love You flower cards in church. It was actually my project for Launch Pad (aka little kids church) and I cut out Bethany's hand myself because I needed an example for the kids to look at. Elisha did his himself.

The kids wanted me to take a picture with them and what they got me so here we are!
Mother's Day was busy, quiet and fun! Hopefully Father's Day will be just as memorable for Yohn. Maybe we should start planning now....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Project 365 (#63 - #69)

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Sunday ~ #63/365

Mother's Day gifts from my children, including a picture frame they decorated at church, a stuffed gorilla holding a heart, a heart shaped container with soaps and candles and blue Spider-Man typle glasses that stobe (boy does that stobe effect make me feel nauseated quick!). NOTE: it was not the boy child that gave me the glasses :)

Monday ~ #64/365

Elisha's teacher made a mistake and thought Mother's Day was on May 16th and so was very embarrased and upset that she send their Mother's Day gifts home on the day after. The card reads:

My mother is as wise as (insert his teacher's name here).

My mother is as gentle as Me.

My mother is as kind as God.

My mother is as beautiful as Diamonds.

My mother is as patient as a waiter.

My mother is as joyful as birds.

And that's why I LOVE her!

Tuesday ~ #65/365

Bethany came home from school throwing up. She slept all afternoon and then vomited again when I came home. Then she was fine the rest of the evening. She missed her softball game due to the illness. Here she is snuggling with her daddy and her brother just before prayer/bed time.

Wednesday ~ #66/365

I caught the kids in a goofy sibling moment!

Thursday ~ #67/365

Elisha's class performed at Open House. They played three songs for us on their recorders. I know they have been working extra hard for this night and it paid off. They did great.
But alas, Elisha had a game this night that he had to miss out on because of the performance.

Friday ~ #68/365

My computer comes home from visiting the "doctor" after getting a lovely virus that decided to take over the entire system, making absolutely nothing work!

Saturday ~ #69/365

This little girl felt the need to clean off first base while she was waiting for the batter to hit the ball. Good thing her coach heard me yelling, "Bethany, pay attention!" and got her focused again before the girl at bat actually hit the ball :)
She also got Hero of the Game for getting a "clutch hit" in the 5th inning to pull their team ahead.

And this boy played his game with a 100.3 fever unbeknownst to me (because I wasn't feeling well myself and didn't really catch the signs that he was not feeling well until later on) but still managed two great hits into the outfield, bringing in an RBI and getting to run home himself after the next boy at bat got a great hit.

So how was your week? This week I'm linking up with Sara at her blog for another great Project 365 week!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

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Hope your day is a good one!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Project 365 (#56 - #62)

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Sunday ~ #56/365

I realized recently that I never finished Elisha's photobook from last baseball season and now this one only has a few more weeks left. It was time to get crackin'!

Monday ~ #57/365

Elisha works on his poster for his presentation on Giant Pandas for school.

Tuesday ~ #58/365

Another night at the ball fields. This was a re-scheduled game. Elisha did well at second base and center field, but struck out both times at bat. Unfortunately this would become a pattern for him for the rest of the week :(

Wednesday ~ #59/365

The Indians regularly scheduled game ended with them losing by only 1 point in the sixth inning! They played so hard though, we were actually really surprised we lost, but such is life when you play sports.

Thursday ~ #60/365

This is Bethany's team after her game during the coaches' speech about how the game went and who got the game ball. I managed to get all nine girls in the shot after about 4 times trying. Bethany is on the far left.

Friday ~ #61/365

Bethany could not wait for Mother's Day and presented me with this adorable mini bird house the second I walked through the door on Friday night.

Saturday ~ #62/365

Bethany crosses home plate for the first time on her Saturday game. She had two close calls in which a little girl on the opposing team almost tagged her out. Once when she had to run from second and third and said she heard their coaches yelling "Tag her! Tag her!" and she said she "ran as speedy as I could!" and then a second time when she came off of second (but didn't have to run) and the little girl at pitcher turned and came after her. With a smile on her face she dodged her and ran back to second.

Another week gone, another one to look forward to! Check out Sara's blog to see what everyone else has been up to this week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Time Flies...

A new month, a new screen saver and a "new" realization....

Where did these kids go?
(The following are all pictures taken during the month of May from years gone by.)

Elisha in his first two years of pee-wee.

Bethany, the ever present dirt magnet baseball fan.

It's not like I haven't noticed the changes in my kids before, but it just seems like this year their faces have changed so much. No more chubby cheeks. No more "little kid" innocent grins. They are older now with slimer faces and more "knowing" smiles, if you know what I mean.

*Sigh* How come they just can't stay little forever? Probably the same reason we didn't, right?

And is it just me or did May just kinda spring up there outta no where? Tell me it's not just me.