Saturday, February 28, 2009
If you haven't seen the latest 3-D technology it really is something to see. Disney/Pixar will be releasing a new 3-D movie monthly throughout the summer, should be fun! Oh, in case you were wondering . . . No, Jon did not go! Some lame excuse that he had to work! That was the same excuse he had for the Hanson Brothers concert & the Hannah Montana Concert!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Baseball Season has begun! Tonight was brother's first practice. He's on a team with several friends and one of the coaches he had in Fall Ball. His hamstrings were a little tight after several weeks of taking it easy after the broken ribs. The girls hung out and listened to their Mp3 players. Padme' joined us at the ball park, she is always a hit with the boys!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The kids and I made a quick run to Tulsa to wish my brother a happy birthday. Michael was born in February and me in December of the same year. So from December 28th until February 21st we are the same age. On the 22nd he becomes a year older than me. It is always fun to tease him unmercifully on his birthday. He returns the favor in December!
Friday, February 20, 2009
After school today the kids and I went to a friend's home for a garden party. Each family is growing different fruit and veggies. Hopefully this spring and summer we will have a great harvest to share with each other. We have planted blueberries, black berries, raspberries, and strawberries. In addition we have starter plants for tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, bell peppers, corn, green beans and potatoes. We also put in a small herb garden with dill, basil & oregano.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
One day, when she doesn't arrive to class, the children are so happy. They think they have driven her away forever. They are all smiles and grins.....until....
They meet Miss. Viola Swamp, an ugly and mean teacher who looks like the Wicked Witch. She puts them to work, yells at them, and makes them do tons and TONS of homework. Desperate and worried, the children turn to a detective in order to solve the whereabouts of Miss Nelson.
The story is fun and gives a good moral lesson at the same time. The kids especially enjoyed the literary reference to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, because we have just finished reading that book. The play was darling, Casa Manana always put on fabulous performances! Abigail said that I 'sometimes sound like Ms. Swamp, even though I look like Ms. Nelson!' hmmm
Friday, February 13, 2009
Every year we get together with our homeschooling friends to exchange valentines and have fun! This year before the party began each child or family gave a report for Black History Month. Caleb and Abigail chose to report on Muhammad Ali. Frankie, felt she was a little too old to participate in their silliness, but did agree to hold their poster.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I thought it would be a great idea to take Caleb to the pool to exercise in the water, work on stretching etc. He is able to begin activity because it has now been three weeks since he fractured his ribs. Somewhere in the fun, Abigail asked if she could go off the high dive. Of course, that was fine. I turn around and there is the child with the broken ribs going off the 15' diving board! Uggghh! I was so close to the 'Mother of the Year' award. No, he didn't hurt himself. He said it stung a little bit, so we decided he wouldn't do that again!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
The little kids hit the jack pot at Dave & Busters! They were drawn to the pyramid mummy game, and with their money cards they played until they had over 1,800 tickets! They used their winnings to buy a monkey for Caleb, a hat for Abigail, a hat for Jon and candy for Frankie. This photo was taken after Caleb hit a bonus 500 tickets!
Saturday, February 7, 2009