Thursday, November 19, 2009


Trey's school does a fantastic Thanksgiving feast for the kindergartners. The children spend the day learning and participating in activities that teach them all about the pilgrims and Native Americans. Our class was in charge of "Indian Music". The kids made rain sticks at our station and then four of us parents led the kids in songs and chants around the fire. We danced, chanted and sang for two hours straight! I loved every minute of it! By the end I had lost my voice and it was so worth it! The kids went to a trading post station, a basket weaving class, jewelry making class, popcorn and story time and a game stop as well as ours.

A funny story - I thought for sure I was suppose to dress Trey up like a pilgrim. So yesterday I got everything to make him a pilgrim costume.... thankfully the principal sent out a phone message telling students what to wear (just their filed trip shirts and jeans). If it weren't for that message Trey would have been going into school today with black pants tucked into white knee socks with a big white collar and a black hat on - I can't help but to laugh when I think of how close I came to seriously scarring the poor kid. So then today as I got ready in my "Indian" costume Lars said how funny it would be if I was the only parent who dressed up. I told him no way - I was sure they had asked parents to dress up. Well as I walked through the park and saw parent after parent NOT dressed up all I could do was giggle. Finally I got to my station and another girl had dressed up and the room mom had brought head dresses for everyone - whew now only my singing and dancing around a fake fire doing politically incorrect chants would embarrass me.

The kids LOVED this field trip. In the spirit of Thanksgiving let it be said I am thankful for the schools my children attend and the teachers who teach them and love them each day!

One Year Old

Julia Karen - you are one year old. You are beautiful. I am so happy and sad to watch you grow. You are wild and love to climb. You have three teeth and love to play with your brothers. You adore your daddy and rarely leave my side. You can say Ma ma ma, wave hi, blow kisses, clap and when I say peek a boo, you cover your ears. You are adored by so many. I told your daddy the other day that sometimes I just stare at you and can't believe that I am so blessed to be your mommy. I love you, I love you, I love you.

Toby wanted to give you a new baby for your birthday (your brothers are sad to see you grow but they love every new thing you do). We settled on a doll and you give her hugs and kisses and then throw her aside to try to climb on anything close by.

Homemade strawberry cupcakes were a must. Our friend Mrs Cindy made you a cake too. I love you JK more than you will ever know. I can't wait to watch you grow - I just hope time goes slow.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Won't you be my neighbor

If you were my neighbor you could see this each day. It's even better at night. That's when we spotlight it for all to see.
But if you were my neighbor you couldn't borrow my master bath because this guy will be living in it until Christmas.
I thought for sure I had married a lawyer....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a great Halloween around here. Trey was a SWAT member, Toby was Optimus Prime and JK was the prettiest little frog ever.

Treats were devoured, doors were knocked on and pumpkins were picked. We partied at our church on Friday night and with neighbors on Saturday.
Can't wait for next year!

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