Saturday, October 16, 2010

School Happenings

In the spring, Isaiah's class put on four short plays. Isaiah was the Old Man in the Tale of the Turnip.

Olivia was in a School Readiness class on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. These are some pictues from her graduation.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bonfire Rescue

My friend had a garage sale and had this shelf sitting out with a free sign on it. No takers. I thought it could be cute, but just couldn't think of a place to use it in my house. I don't know, maybe a week or so later, my sister blogs about some of her shelf makeover(You can check them out here and here).
So I start thinking about the ugly shelf from the garage sale that nobody wanted. I've seen it in my friend's burn pile outback. I come up with a place for it late one night and have to wait until morning to call and see if it's used for a bonfire. Luckily it hadn't, so I went and picked it up and give it a makeover. It now sits on a dresser in my bedroom.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time For Some Updates

It's been nearly 9 months since my last post. Where to begin? How about where I left off...February 2010. Here are some pictures from when we stayed at Breezy Point Resort with our friends the Normans.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Style All Her Own

Olivia had a couple of little braids in and she wanted to keep them in for the next day, so she slept with her hat on to keep them from falling out.

Yes, I did let her go to school looking like this.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's the Truth

When we were together with my family at Christmas, my mom said something about Grandpa being an old man. Micah said something to her about having gray hair and her being old. She said, "That's what people think, isn't it?" Micah said, "That's what people think and it's the truth."

The kids have been talking lately about when they're all in school and riding the bus together. They were talking about it at supper last week and Micah was looking at his reflection in the window and said, "I'm going to look like this, but I'll have Isaiah's shirts." He's pretty familiar with the hand-me-down process.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Speeding is Fun

On the way to story time, I passed a car. As I was speeding up and starting to go around the car, Olivia said, "Whoa, mom! What are you doing? Why are you going so fast?" I told her, I was just speeding up to get around the other car. She said, "It's too fast,(pause)but fun though.

Later, that same day, Micah was saying something about the "speed lemon". After I told him it was "speed limit", he said, "Well, I call it the speed lemon."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vocabulary Lessons From Shaggy

Micah and Olivia were pretending to be camping in the living room(by the register, which is the campfire). Every once in awhile, Micah would grab his sword to fight off the bad guys coming after them. As he was joining Olivia back at the fire, he said, "I hope we don't get any more company." Olivia smiled and said, "Micah, don't you know what company is? You know when you have friends over to play or people over for supper." To which Micah replied, "Well, Shaggy said to Scooby, "It looks like we have some more company", when the pirates were coming after them." Who knew, Scooby Doo is educational!

Big Mouth

This is a picture of Isaiah BEFORE he lost his tooth. At the beginning of January, Isaiah started to get a space between his lose tooth and the one next to it. The space got bigger almost daily. His mouth was making room for the new adult sized tooth. Our bodies truly are amazing! The space got bigger than it is in this picture. When his tooth finally fell out, it looked like he was missing two.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Christmas in Rochester

This Christmas ended up being kind of strange. Due to the bad weather threat, we left for Rochester a day early. My mom and dad weren't able to head out sooner then they had planned and they ended up snowed in(literally) for a couple of days. On Christmas morning we skyped them, so they still join in on some of the festivities with us. I asked if they wanted me to open their presents for them...They finally did make it, as did my brother and his family.

Isaiah enjoyed playing Life, even though it was a little beyond him. The game was sitting out on the table in the dining room and Micah was in there playing around with it. I heard him singing, "Go Tell it on the Mountain"(they had sung at in the Church program). I peaked in at him. While he was singing, "over the hills and everywhere", he was driving one of the cars up a little hill. When he got to, "that Jesus Christ is born", he added a baby boy to his car.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reindeer Cookies

These reindeer cookies are a fun, easy, cute and tasty cookie that the kids can make.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Church Christmas Program

Isaiah and Olivia were both angels in the Church Christmas program. Micah was all excited to be Jesus(a little older... when the wise men came). At the last moment he wouldn't go up and his friend Tate filled the spot. During practice, one of the kids said, "I'm a shepherd. Who's in charge of me?" Then Micah said, "I'm Jesus. Who's in charge of me?" After that, whenever he saw the girl who was playing Mary, he would say, "She's in charge of me when I'm Jesus."

Gingerbread Houses

I helped volunteer in Isaiah's classroom the day they made gingerbread houses. It was a lot of fun to see how kids decorated their houses. I don't know if you can tell very well from this picture, but these two girls covered every tiny spot with candy and sprinkles. When they were finished the one plate was even full to the edge with sprinkles. The houses were made of two milk cartons taped together. They stayed together really well(each kid had their own container of frosting). We didn't bring it home until after the Christmas program,a week later. The kids ate every last piece of candy, stale or not.

Isaiah's finished masterpiece! He did a great job.