Friday, April 17, 2015

bluebonnets 2015

We went on a hunt to find this new place I had read about that has bluebonnets AND fossils!  We took a short "hike" from our car and turned a corner to a beautiful scene of bluebonnets overlooking a lake.  I got my bluebonnet pictures, Annabelle saw real butterflies, and the boys brought home some fossils...everyone was happy.








Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter

At the Easter Egg hunt this year, Kyle kept disappearing to the balloon animal lady.  He had waited in line and when he got to her he requested a sword.  She made him a sword and he walked off happy.  Then, he suddenly wished he had a scabbard (a thing that goes around your waist to hold the sword). So he went back and asked her to make one but her line was so long she couldn't.  She did blow up a balloon for him to wrap around his waist.  He took that balloon and figured out how to make it into a scabbard.  Soon, Kyle had a line of kids wanting a him to make a scabbard for them!  The balloon lady kindly shared her balloons so he could make them for the other kids.  When we got home, Kyle did extra chores to earn enough money to go buy balloons and a pump.  By bedtime that night he had learned to make a couple more things and he figured out that he could use his nebulizer to blow up his balloons!  I told him if he learned to make at least 3 things little girls would like I'd hire him for Annabelle's birthday party.









Kyle made this sword and shield himself!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Day/ My birthday

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the kids had no school due to ice.  We stayed home and watched movies, played games and cooked.  

On Friday, we got snow and the kids were let out of school early.  We immediately got bundled up to go sledding down the hill by school.  That lasted all of about 2 minutes. So we came home and tried to build a snowman.  The snow was very dry and powdery and didn't pack well, but we did our best, which turned out to be a Jabba the Hutt looking Snowman.  

We ventured out into the snow to go to dinner for my birthday. Then Cody made me peanut butter pie for dessert!











Saturday, January 24, 2015

2/52 Camping




Cody and Kyle went camping last weekend.  Annabelle and I went for the first few minutes just to take some photos.  This was the first time Kyle was getting to use his tent somewhere other than our living room.  He also brought his bow and arrow that he won for selling so much popcorn for Boy Scouts.  Kyle really enjoyed their night hike and he found some fossils on the lake shoreline.








He Created You

I woke up this morning

Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
. . .
He said, “I did, I created you”


~  Song: Do Something by Matthew West

I was volunteering up at the boys' school this week when I came across a board of recognition for students who were caught doing good things.  I don't know why I was surprised, but I found this: 

I am one proud mama.  Barrett is very good about using money wisely and he is an excellent saver.  He is also very generous and often willingly spends his hard-earned money buying gifts for others.  He has also invested some money and is starting to see his money work for him.  I am very proud of him for being the helping hand a friend needed. It's not always easy to give up something you worked hard to earn, but he did and he was happy to do it and expected nothing in return.  That's character.   That's what makes Barrett shine.
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