Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Just when I think I'm gonna be caught up on my bloggin'... It's time for vacation! That's okay, if all goes well this will post while I am away.

The last day of school was over a week ago now (well, probably was two weeks ago by the time I have this set to post) but I still wanted to post the kids' awards they received on the last day of school. This is Elisha's music certificate. 

He also had perfect attendance for the whole year! No absences or tardies! I can't believe he made it. I forgot to take a picture of him with his award, so this picture of him receiving it will have to do.

Bethany got the Bible award cuz' the kid knows her stuff. She also can absorb and repeat Bible verses with ease.

Bethany also got a homework champ award but I knew that was a mistake because while she does her homework, she often forgets to put it in her backpack, meaning she turns it in late. On the other hand Jewell did not receive an award, turns out they accidentally called another girls name instead of Jewell's. When Bethany figured out what was going on she gave Jewell her homework champ award. Nobody asked her to. No one said she had to. She just told me she wanted to do and I recommended the homework one (since I learned Jewell was supposed to get that one) and she did it. We were so proud of her for thinking of Jewell like that.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Project 365 (#105 - #111)

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Sunday ~ #105/365

Happy Father's Day to a Special Dad!
Monday ~ #106/365

Elisha will not part with his favorite pair of shoes. See how far gone the tread is? And I know you can't really tell in the picture but the toes have also pulled apart. But he loves them so very much.
Tuesday ~ #107/365

I bought this book for the kids for a few $$ at Sam's Club on Saturday and they love it!
Wednesday ~ #108/365

I was bored of the same old, same old pictures I seem to be taking and tried something new. I layed on the ground and had the kids hover over me. I love this picture, spaghetti face, messed up hair and all!

Thursday ~ #109/365

Who knew that in order to get Bethany willing to attempt to learn to catch the softball all I had to do was buy her a pink softee?

Friday ~ #110/365

Signs we're getting ready to be gone on vacation - clean clothes ready to be packed all over the couch.

Saturday ~ #111/365

Rental car picked up and we'll be ready to leave tomorrow afternoon (right after I get this posted :0)
We won't be here next week, so I hope ya'll be okay with a double 365 post when I return!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Funnies - A Friendship Poem

It's Friday, yay! And I'm just a few days away from vacation. I can't wait!

A Friendship Poem

Let's just tell it like it is, okay?

When you are sad, I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!
When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
When you're scared, we will high tail it out of here.
When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
When you are confused, I will use little words.
When you are sick, stay away from me until you are well again...I don't want whatever you have.
When you fall, I'll pick you up and dust you off--After I laugh my head off!
This is my oath...I pledge it to the end.
'Why?' you may ask...because you are my FRIEND!
Now that you probably don't wanna be my friend go check out Kim's blog for more Friday Funnies!
PS - Just to clear up any possible confusion, I did not write this but I thought it would bring someone a smile today.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kid Fest

Okay so I know this post has been a long time a comin' as we went to Kid Fest on Memorial Day but, I have been busy with so much other stuff it's not even funny. So without further ado...

Kidfest 2010
(beware there's a lot of pictures)

We love seeing these birds every year. One roller skates, on raises a mini flag, one talks and does all sorts of mimicking sounds, etc. We've seen the show so many times, though, that Yohn and I can almost predict what comes next. But the kids love to see it and so we sit and watch. I know Bethany secretly hopes to be one of the kid volunteers one of these years.
This bird is the youngest and the most "un-trained" but he was so funny as he showed off how beautiful his wings were.
We stopped by the clown and got a few fun balloons. Elisha, as usual, requested a sword.
And Bethany got a flower. I couldn't decide which picture I liked better so I just used both!
After that the kids chased down Mama Bear from the Berenstein bears...
...so they could take a picture with her!
And we viewed small farm animals from behind a fence. Usually you can go in and pet them but I know that's not really good for them with so many hands in there, but you could pet them through the fence.
We didn't get to see the police dog demonstration because he was out on a call during his scheduled time, but we caught up with him later and the kids were thrilled and asked for a picture with him.
We banged on drums at some table that I can't remember what classes they were trying to get the kids to sign up for.
I was not going to pay for tickets for rides because the ride averaged out to about $3.00 each and for two kids to ride one 1 minute kiddie ride is just about ridiculous to me. I'm kinda cheap like that. But someone heard us telling them no it costed too much and gave us a lot of tickets. He said someone gave almost twice that much to them but their kids (who were littler than ours) needed to go and take a nap so they were leaving. Needless to say, our children were blessed with ride tickets.
So they giggled their way up and down the frog hopper!
See the girl next to Elisha? She just hopped right up there with him and he was like what in the world are you doing? Then he began to loudly whisper, "Mama! She's sitting next to me!" When her dad saw he didn't really want her there he insisted that she go sit in a swing by herself.
But Bethany came to the rescue, offering to let her ride with her.
And, as you can see, they had a lot of fun together!
And Elisha enjoyed the seat to himself.
This was an advertisement from Astound, but the kids couldn't resist playing in it. Too bad we had to "kindly" tell the salespeople we were not interested in their salespitch.
By far this is my favorite part of Kidfest and I think our kids look forward to it every year as well. It's called Circus Imagination and the kids have a blast. This particular time Elisha was cast as a lion, but he has been a tiger and a clown in the past.
See the boy in the monkey suit at the right? He was on Elisha's baseball team this year and we were surprised to see him there.
Such well trained circus animals, but wait! What else can they do?
If I didn't see it myself, I'd swear they were dead! :)
In the four years (I think it's been four) we have been watching this show (and the kids participating) Bethany has always been a Butterfly Ballerina.
I didn't get as many good pictures of her because there was a dad in front of me who kept putting his camera right in front of mine :(

Face painting is a must, even when your parents do not want to stand in the sun and wait 20 minutes or so... This is Bethany's growling tiger face.

Elisha wanted Spiderman but did not want his whole face painted and settled for a spider.

Yohn and Bethany played in the funny circus mirrors while I sat at a distance in the shade and watched. Thinking back I wish I had gone over there cuz' that coulda made for some crazy pictures.

They played in this inflatable house filled with balloons for quite a while. I think part of that is because there's a constant fan blowing and so they really had a chance to cool down even while they were still very active.

The kids spotted Batman and chased him down for a photo as well!

They enjoyed some time at this inflatable soccer kick game, although none of us could seem to figure out how to score a goal (they were all up really high).

And we ended our day with Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins just down the street. And after dinner (yep, we had dessert first on this fun filled day) the kids crashed hard. The End!
I warned you it was a long one!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Project 365 (#98 - #104)

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Sunday ~ #98/365

Working on wrapping up the slide shows that I've had to work on for the last few weeks. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture so this one of the kids' team slide shows that I did will have to do.

Monday ~ #99/365

Bethany fell down and scraped up both knees and insisted on having both knees covered with band aids even though they weren't too bad (to my eyes anyways).

Tuesday ~ #100/365

At the Senior/8th Grade graduation our pastor asked for parents and/or grandparents to come up and pray for the future of their graduate.

Wednesday ~ #101/365

The preschool graduates take the time to wake to their parents before they start their performance.

Thursday ~ #102/365

With summer vacation here at last Elisha takes advantage of the fact that he can stay up late watching movies. As you can see he didn't make it as long as he thought he could.

Friday ~ #103/365

Bethany and I had girls time in my bedroom with her iDog (and MP3 player) and some nailpolish.

Saturday ~ #104/365

Bethany's poppies that she planted are sprouting and getting her excited for the many flowers we hope will come from them so she has something to pick whenever she wants :)

There it is... my week! Hope yours was fun too. Check out Sara's blog for more 365 projects.