Sunday, June 24, 2012

Music, Awards & a Toby Mac Concert

The kids had their track awards during one of our busy, busy days. Their coach invited everyone to his house for swimming and a barbecue. It was nice day out, perfect for everything his family had planned for the kids.

The kids got the rest of their ribbons and also a medal! They were more excited about the medal with their names engraved on the back than the ribbons they had earned. 

It's funny, to me this picture makes it look like he's gotten some basketball or swimming award instead of track.

Both kids did great at their performances. Our pastor even talked to Elisha on stage afterwards about how old he was and how good he was at the drums for his age. Thankfully, our son did not get a big head from it! :0)

Bethany danced in between her times to play. It's hard to describe but basically she'd be jammin' and then stop and focus when she knew her turn to play was coming, then to back to groovin' all over her small space! It was cute and we had many people tell us how much they enjoyed just watching her enjoy herself.

All three performances went well. They were both sad and relieved when it was over with.

On the last day of school the kids both received Honor Roll awards.

Elisha also received awards for Bible and Spelling!

Last Saturday we went to a free Toby Mac concert! He was playing at an outreach with Luis Palau in Sacramento. 

Both kids made finger puppets in the kids area. It was so hot they stayed off of the jumpers because they burned their feet and legs.

Grasshopper catching was at the top of the list of favorite things to do during the festival.

And fighting them... er, uh... and I mean seeing them "kiss" each other was a a lot of fun too!

See I told you it was hot. You can see how sweaty we all are.

And after Luis Palau spoke (who was a great speaker, by the way)...

Mr. Toby Mac took the stage!

 And Mandisa, who happens to be from Sacramento came out and joined him for his song "Lose My Soul". She performed the following night, but we decided not to make the drive a second time. 

We had a blast rockin' out while Yohn sat and watched enjoyed the show from his seat. But he did get a pretty good picture of us!

Yay! for summer! We've had some interesting weather though. After last Saturday's incredible heat, it's been back down to the highs in the low 70's. Not that I'm complaining, I just find it interesting. :)


The Bug said...

Love that last picture the most - you guys are a hoot :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Thanks for the catch up post! The kids are getting so big. They really seem like they are blossoming. Josiah discovered Toby Mac recently and I think I'm going to get him a cd for his b-day. So glad you guys had fun watching him!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like your summer got off to a great start :) Sad to think-- it's going by so FAST!

Your Bethany is so full of life, I'll bet there's never a dull moment with her around! I can picture her "groovin" to the music while waiting for her turn to play :)

I just read the comment you left about her helping chase the rogue chicken at her grandparents' house. Too funny! I could've used her help with "Renny Henny" a while back. LOL

Keeslermom said...

Looks like fun! We LOVE Toby Mac too!

Together We Save said...

Looks like you had a wonderful summer!!