Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Invention Convention

Patience and her science group entered an invention into the "Invention Convention" and became finalists. I got to attend the awards ceremony yesterday and they won first place. I am so excited for her. They invented a thing that goes on your hand to hold your Wii remote while you're playing games on the Wii Fit. Sometimes when you're playing games you have to set your Wii remote down and then pick it up and then set it down then pick it up (you get the idea). They must have impressed the judges because they took first place. Now they get to move on to State. This should be exciting!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I know There's Been Nothing!

Just wanted to say that I'll post something this weekend. We have lots of lacrosse games but softball has been cancelled.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Well chaos has begun at our house. The spring sports season has started. The week's activities include: Afton - Mon , Wed. - 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Sat. 3:4:30
William - Mon., Wed. - 6-7:30
Brooks - Tues., Thurs. - 6-7:30
We are very busy at our house with all of these sports practices and Jr. Beta club and drums and homework and projects and, and, and......
I love my kids. They're worth it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tacky Day

Aren't they tacky?!?

Horrible Fashion Sense!
They look absolutely ridiculous!

Our school recently had tacky day and this is what my children looked like when they went to school. I was almost embarrassed. Cruz on the other hand wouldn't have any part of it. He wore his uniform to school. He thought they all looked absolutely ridiculous! (They did!)

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Circus of Their Own

After going to the circus the kindergarten class put on their own circus! They did a fantastic job. Cruz was a clown (even though he had an awesome elephant costume that I made for Brooks last year). Oh, well.

Isn't he the silliest clown you've ever seen? He was great. He even told us this joke. "Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Ivan." "Ivan who?" "Ivan working on the railroad!" Hahahaha.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus!

This is my kindergartner, Cruz, enjoying the circus. I am privileged and spoiled because our school's kindergarten classes go to the circus. Below is a picture of Brooks last year when he and I got to go to the circus. I've had a great time getting to spend time with these two at the circus.
This is a picture of the motorcycles going around the ball of death. it was awesome. They eventually got 7 motorcycles in this tiny ball all going around very fast. It was scary!
Honestly this was the scariest part. This motorcycle rode on a wire with a person hanging underneath it. The motorcycle would stop and the driver and the person underneath would spin upside down on the wire. It was amazing and truly breathtaking.

Here are the elephants. What would a circus be like without elephants?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Charlotte's Web

Meet Fern
She's dressed in blue

At Union Academy (our school), the third grade reads Charlotte's Web. Then they create puppets and put on a puppet show for lots of different classes, parents, daycare centers at the county library. It gives them lots of exposure to performing, learning how to speak clearly and loudly, and working together as a team.

Afton was Fern in her class. She created her puppet all by herself.

Meet one of the announcer's
She has a pink dress on

This announcer belongs Kolu, who is also in third grade. She too created and decorated her puppet. She did a great job. Sometimes she speaks with "marble mouth" but she did a great job for this play. She practiced and worked very hard at speaking clearly.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Reindeer Brooks

This is my most awesome reading, writing, and arithmetic reindeer. He makes Santa proud. Who can't just fall in love with my googly moogly boy? Brooks is a treasure. I know he'll do great things someday! I just love that face.

Below is a picture of my 4 lower campus kids at their Christmas program. I hope you all have a great weekend. Take time to love on your families and let something slide that you wouldn't normally.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Looks Good

Many of you know that I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago. They removed my thyroid and my lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. Everything went well during surgery. They removed all of the cancer and that began my quarterly, yearly Dr. visits. This year my Dr. wanted to do an ultrasound to get a base line for further years. I went yesterday to have my ultrasound and the Dr.'s office called this morning with GREAT news. Everything looked great and he'll continue to monitor me. See you in six months. I'm thankful for the good news. I love my family and I'm looking forward to spending lots more time with them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Santa's Elf

Doesn't he look like a fun loving, happy, jolly elf? Well Cruz did a great job at his first Christmas concert in kindergarten. He's not quite as outgoing as his brothers and sisters but he dressed like an elf and sang his little heart out. He's my special elf.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Patience was abducted! I mean Inducted :)

Patience was inducted into the Jr. Beta Club this weekend. Based on her grades being at a 93% overall, she earned this honor. She constantly has to work hard on her school work. Nothing comes "easy" to her. Bill & I comment all the time how easy school was for us. Neither one of us really had to study to make great grades. Patience has to work very hard and she does. This was a great honor for her. Keep at it girl!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Little Drummer Boy?

Little Drummer Boy? or Girl? Both at our house. Patience & William both play drums at school. William is in the beginner band in 5th grade and Patience is in the Intermediate band in 6th grade. They had a band concert last night and it was lots of fun to see the two of them up there doing their best. They each played lots of different instruments (i.e. bass drum, bells, snare drum, and other things I don't know the names of). They both did a great job and we are very proud of them.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Penguins, Penguins Everywhere!

This is Kolu. Isn't she a cute penguin? She enjoyed singing in the concert. She's constantly working on pronouncing her words and speaking clearly. This will always be a struggle for her but for now she's doing good. She's also doing great at school (right now). She stopped trying to do well at school but after a great meeting of teachers, principal and Bill & I we've got her back on track. It helps for her to know that she can NOT go back to 2nd grade and she WILL have to do her work. When all those details are clear in your head, it's an easy decision to do your school work :). I love me daughter!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Christmas Again!

O.k. I didn't post any pictures at Christmas so now I'm going to go back so you can see what happened to us in December. See Santa above? Which of my children do you think it is? Brooks? No. Cruz? No. William? No Why it's my sweet little Afton. Afton was Santa for the third grade Christmas program. In the picture are two of her favorite friends, Hailey and Jessie. During the program she got so hot that she ripped her beard off and people were shocked to find out Santa was a "girl". She did a great job. I hope you all have a great weekend.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow!!!

We had our first snow day today in North Carolina. This is all the snow we got but they cancelled school anyway. (Some of you might think that's funny :) ) The roads do get slippery and icy and they don't have the equipment like they do in Wyoming to clear and De-ice the roads. It's still a hoot to listen to the news telling people they need to stock up on milk and bread. The kids had a great time playing in the snow. I definitely don't miss it but they were begging and begging to play in it. Strange, I know.
Cruz was very proud of himself making this snow angel. I was rather impressed that he knew how to given that we don't have snow but once a year.

They all had fun playing in the snow and having snow ball fights. Back to school tomorrow (I hope :) )