Friday, December 19, 2008
We miss you all and hope to see you all soon. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I hope to blog more frequently in the coming year!!! ;)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Mom use to make beaded ornaments with us when we were little. We made icicles and hung them all over the tree. I still have a lot of them and they are still the last ornaments that I put on the tree. Ruston helped me put them on the tree this year. He doesn't know it, but he grapped a piece of my childhood, my heart and my memories all in that on little beaded icicle.
Oh, boy! I don't think I was ready for this. Dad on the other hand has been waiting for this for a long time. Finally, Dad has one of his babies old enough to shoot his guns with. Ani was just as excited. She did very good at listening, not so good at hitting the target, but I am sure Dad will work on that! I know that Papaw would have loved to have seen this.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So, what did we do with those pumpkins, carve them of course. Ani is going to be Ariel and Ruston is going to be a pirate, so that is what are pumpkins are. If you have ever seen those pumpkin carving kits - here is proof they work. O.k . we had ariel's eye wrong, but other than that, these are pretty darn good. I carved Jack Sparrows! The kids love them, I just hope they last another week!
So, we decided to go to the pumpkin patch to get out pumpkins. Now, you are thinking the field of pumpkins, right - wrong! I had been to the pumpkin patch before, but Virgel, Alicia, and Jim had not. So, they were a little surprised to find out how big it was - 152 acres!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
They played a couple of games in the beginning. One was sally walker. As you can see, Ani really likes it. Unfortunately, this didn't last long. The college girls ran the camp like a real camp, no breaks or down time. Ani became too tired and wanted to go home, so after an hour and a half we left. It was too bad because she would have enjoyed the game, but there is always next year.
Peru State college had a cheer camp on a Saturday for 4 year olds through 12 year olds. After a morning of practice the kids were going to perform at the college game. Ani was excited to get to cheer again. So, off we go. She listened and did what they said, but she didn't want me to leave. Even with 4 year olds there, she was still one of the smallest!
We don't watch sports at all, but when we were watching the scrimmage game, this little guy picked up the spirit of things by yelling, GOOOO! Virgel's mom was standing at the top rail of the bleachers and thought it was another guy yelling he was yelling so loud!! Boy do we have our hands full!
"Mom, Girls are cheerleaders, so I am going to be a cheerleader!" It makes perfect sense, so how am I suppose to argue with it. They had a cheercamp at the high school. K- 5 practiced for a couple of hours on a Friday afternoon and then performed the following Friday at the high school scrimmage game. She had SO much fun. She practiced the cheers all week and could not wait for the game.
Doesn't he look so grown up. I tried to get a picture without the Poptart and juice, but he wasn't having any part of it. It is getting pretty cool here in the mornings so the kids have been wearing jeans to school. When I put these on him, he looked so grown up I couldn't believe it. Time is going by so fast!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
With work, house cleaning, dinner, and day to day life it is easy to forget to stop and remember to look at life through my children's eyes. I love taking pictures of the kids all the time, fortunately, I happen across a few like these that help me remember!