Thursday, October 8, 2009

Up To

I feel like I've gotten a little behind on my blogging so I thought I'd give a quick run down on what we've been up to lately.

Well, first of all, Uncle D stopped by a few weeks ago and had the kids all enthralled with some pictures he took on his cell phone of the field trip with the upper grade class to San Francisco.

Back to School night was a lot of fun. Our little friend Jamie won the fundraiser contest and got a chance to be in the BOB (money blowing machine) and boy did he do well! The kid grabbed a whopping $131.00!

Elisha and Jordan and Bethany played around in Elisha's classroom while we took a look around.

Bethany and Jewell continue to enjoy Softball every Saturday (with the exception of last Saturday because we were at the Rock of Ages Festival).

I attempted to photograph the moon with some clouds in front of it because it looked really awesome, but the pictures didn't really turn out the way I had envisioned they would. Something about possibly not really knowing how to do it is the problem I think.

We went to Geoffrey the giraffe's birthday party at Toys R Us and the kids had a great time. They got to play with toys and games and Bethany kept loving on Geoffrey. Seriously, she loved that giraffe. Since giraffe's are her favorite animal I guess that would make sense, huh?

Bethany crashed early after a long day of playing softball, lovin' on a gigantic stuffed giraffe puppet, and just plain playing hard like any kid does. Hmmm..... Do you think that book had anything to do with it?

We sang Happy 81st Birthday to a dear friend and one of the preschool teachers. I love Mrs. VanHorn and so do our kids. She always makes it a point to greet them every morning and always dotes on them and tells them how much she loves them.

And, as I mentioned before, Elisha lost a tooth last Friday, and I'm hopin' the one next to it will come out before Wednesday so he'll have his two front teeth missing for picture day at school. It's very loose and I think it's only a matter of convincing him it's ready. Maybe I can get Bethany to do it since she's already pulled out one of his bottom teeth...

On top of all that there's the drum and keyboarding lessons the kids are taking and I am told they are doing well at. Elisha's test papers have all come home A's so far and 100% on all of his spelling tests. Bethany has proclaimed that school is now boring and we're having a hard time getting her to make an effort. If you know Bethany at all you know that if she does not enjoy herself, everything is drug out. School work that should only take her only a few minutes will take twenty or thirty if she's not interested. That's why she does so well at the keyboard because she loooovveesss it. She could be on it for hours. Reading too, but not handwriting or math so much. Oh well, we just keep encouraging her and it seems to be helping.

Well that's about it, I think we're all caught up now!


I am a gift said...

Wow you have been buzzzzzzzzzzy haven't you no wonder you are behind in your blogging. Great pictures

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