Saturday, May 24, 2008

Clay, nature, and Awana's

The kids played with clay. There are snowmen and creatures on ski's.....notice the snow in the trees.

We had a nice day yesterday so decided to skip the normal Friday stuff and go play for awhile. Kids took their nature notebooks and traced some leaves and other sites they saw. #4 still not up to par but thought the fresh air would be good for him.

Last night was the Awana's celebration. Last day until next September. Both kids groups got up and sang some songs and got little things for recognition. All the pictures came out blurring but if you tilt your head sideways and squint you can tell who's you;)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Park day

Here are some pictures from Tuesday. I had taken the kids to the park and #3 had asked me to take his picture. I told him I didn't have my camera but I found it as we were getting ready to go. As you can tell he put on his grump face just for the camera.

#4 is now running a fever. I usually try to give everyone extra vitamins to boost their immune systems when one of us is sick but I guess since it was me that was sick it just didn't get done. Hopefully the bug moves faster through him.

Here is a picture of my work so far. Our homework is to hand quilt around our design and then get our compass out and start using that. My personal goal is just to hand quilt around the design. I'm enjoying learning this but it is a lot of work!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I developed a sore throat Friday night, could feel it coming on at dinner. Ran a fever during the night, took some headache medicine on Saturday morning and felt ok. We had a busy Saturday, got our 'new' car registered-it cost us a whole $10 to do so! James had a softball game, once again the tradewinds have left, air is filled with vog and it is HOT! Poor #4 as soon as we got to the game he had sweat droplets on his head. Kids played around while the guys played ball. Other team didn't have enough players so it was just a scrimmage. Then we took our picnic lunch to a shady spot where it was a tad cooler and decided we'd go to the $1 theater to cool off. So we took the kids to see Horton Hears a Who. We had a good time, movie was silly. Got home rested and had supper(thanks to the crockpot)
Sunday, however, the fever wouldn't let me go. James got a lot of home projects done and kids got to practice their skills on being quiet.
I'm still not 100% but feeling better each day. #2 made me a cute get well card, my intent is to take a picture of it to share with all.

If you hear #4 calling for hat that means he is looking for the cat.

James officially started some college classes last night!!

I started playing the grocery game. I have a friend(or 2) that have had huge savings with this. I'm not sure how well it will be for me because of my location and being able to use the commissary but I'm going to try the trial run and see. I've also been reading about square foot gardening and may give that a try this summer as well. I haven't had much success in my gardening ventures out here due to space and kids/balls trampling stuff. But figure instead of waiting for the space I might try this new (to me) idea-it's not like food prices are getting any better.