Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Today was the first youth program put on by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. We enjoyed a production featuring the history of percussion in the orchestra, from drums first borrowed from the military band to exotic instruments utilized by contemporary composers. The most fun-loving group of musicians in the orchestra guides us on a multi-cultural journey full of curricular connections including science, history, and music. The repertoire included music by Dvorák, Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, Copland, and concluded with Leonard Bernstein’s ever-popular Mambo!
Monday, October 27, 2008
*Nimrod was the Hamitic ruler that unified the people to build the tower.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Brother played catcher and first base at tonight's game. The photos above are both of him in his catchers gear. He had two at bats with a double, 2 RBIs and a single. Monday night will be his last game of the Fall season. He has really enjoyed this team. Great coach and great parents.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Today we were “wrapped” in suspense and laughter at the horror spoof The Mummy’s Claw. The tale of an elegant British house party that becomes a madcap life or death struggle in the Valley of the Nile. Everyone convenes at the home of archaeologist Sir Nevil Blore’s ‘digs’ to solve an ancient puzzle. We literally had a front row seat to all the mayhem! It was a thrilling performance!
Monday, October 20, 2008
This is a fun pic from tonight's game! Whoosh, Caleb is super fast! If you know brother, that made you giggle. He is all heart, gives everything 110%, however speed, not really a word used to describe him! He has been getting faster since the kids have been running with Jon in the morning! Anyway, this was not his teams best game, everyone on the team seemed sleepy. Hopefully Saturday's game will be better!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Saturday evening means baseball. Caleb played third again tonight. He had a great play, the first batter hit a line drive to third, Caleb scooped it up and threw it first for the out. With two at bats, he walked both times. He made it home once and the second time he was thrown out at home. Good news is his team won, and he had fun.
Happy birthday Grandmother Bellamy!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
We spent Columbus Day at the Arboretum. The weather was ideal. About 80, a little overcast, with a breeze. We took in a performance at the amphitheater by former Opera singer turned child entertainer, Eddie Coker. The kids sang along and danced with about 300 other school age children. Afterwards we walked the garden, so pretty! I think I snapped over 100 pics, imagine that! Brother is getting older, look how grown up he looks! They're all so pretty, what did you expect me to say!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The babies looked so sweet, all dressed for church! I snapped this on our way out the door this morning. This afternoon Abigail's Tabitha class had a special tea. Each of the students have been paired up with a lady in the congregation. They exchange gifts and cards, visit with each other, and today they had a lovely tea. Abigail was paired up with Ms. Sheila she has had the best time! I forgot my camera (shock) but A friend took photos, so I will put those up later!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Great news! Because of protests, McDonald’s has now decided to remain neutral in the culture war regarding homosexual marriage, ending our 6 month boycott of McDonald's. As most of you know, in May after McDonald’s joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), when Caleb found out, he said, “Did they learn nothing from Sodom and Gomorrah?” At Caleb's urging, we wrote letters, etc. and began boycotting McD.
McDonald’s Vice President Richard Ellis, who started this whole mess, has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and that his seat on the board will not be replaced.
In an e-mail to McDonald’s franchised owners the company said, “It is our policy to not be involved in political and social issues. McDonald’s remains neutral on same sex marriage or any ‘homosexual agenda’ as defined by the American Family Association.”
Following the Thursday announcement, we had lunch at McDonald’s and stopped and told the manager thanks for McDonald’s staying in the food business and out of the political arena.
Today the younger kids attended an all day Communicators for Christ (CFC) Conference. CFC's philosophy is that Christian must harness and use the skills of public speaking, and that everyone can! The skills of communication, thinking clearly and speaking articulately are not negotiable. They believe it is absolutely necessary for every Christian young person to become an excellent communicator, because once you become a Christian, you are His representative. CFC tours around the country with 1 to 3 day conferences for grades 3 thru 12. Caleb and Abigail took the one day Beginning Public Speaking classes today for the 3rd -6th graders. The kids read prepared speeches, did impromptu exercises, and spoke using humours props. As the kids get older, CFC offers debate and apologetics. The photos above show the entire group of 3rd - 6th graders.
For most of the activities, they broke out in smaller groups. The links below will let you see Caleb and Abigail in their first appearance before an audience of peers.