Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rap Stars

I LOVE that my kids have (and use) their imaginations. We received a few bags if hand-me-downs and the kids found some "rapper clothes" to wear. I took this photo just before they broke into their own form of beat boxing and dancing. I SO wish I had my video camera...While they were mostly just jumping up and down and waving their arms, Evan started doing the robot dance. Ha Ha Ha!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bird House

Noah has been a Cub Scout now for a whole 21 days and he whizzed through
the Bobcat requirements and is almost finished earning his Wolf badge.
(He has a year to complete this).
This is the bird house he built for requirement 5. We found a pattern online went to Lowes and bought a cedar fence board....a few hours later (with mom's help with the power tools) ta-da it's a birdhouse!

This is an 'action' shot.
Notice that he's biting his lip...he gets that from me. I get it from my dad.

This is what adorns the inside wall.
Okay, I admit it is cheesey but I couldn't resist (and Noah thought it was cute).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer Vacation: Day One

Today was the first official day of our Summer Vacation. Bryant and Garrett left this morning for Scout Camp. Evan, Noah, Eli, and I went to the pool with Kim and two of her girls. The kids ate watermelon and popsicles and had fun in the pool diving for rings. Kim and I caught up on eachothers lives. Oh! And I got my first sunburn of the summer. I have had worse, but we have another "pool appointment" with Alisa tomorrow. Hmmm.... we'll see how long I last out there!

The kids in the back of Kim's van.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Catching up!

It has been awhile since I have blogged. I have quite a bit to tell you all. No life changing news....just a lot going on. Garrett (our oldest) celebrated his 13th birthday in May, shortly after my last post. I certainly don't feel old enough to have a teenager. It helps that he doesn't act any older than 2 most of the time!

Here is the one okay photo of him with his cake.
(notice the tealight....I didn't have birthday candles. Classy huh?)

Scripture Olympics

The following weekend we had a Primary activity at church for the kids age 3-12. I was in charge of this one (we have 4 a year) and we picked "Scripture Olympics" as the theme.

The kids had a blast shooting "Goliath" with marshmallows

and "Samuel the Lamanite" with water balloons.

We had a "Nephi's boat race"

and "Noah's Ark" challenge.

The kids had ice pops and water afterwards. We had concerns having an activity on Memorial Day weekend, but all but 9 kids showed up!