Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
We spent much of the day waiting for the next game. Mary won her first game also. She said she and her opponent were equally bad at serving. I will attest to that :-). Her second game was much more exciting to watch with many great volleys, even though she didn't win.
After supper we headed to the fair grounds to pick up the girls entries.
She stitched the shawl out of embroidery floss. She also trimmed the lace with embroidery floss. I thought she did a fantastic job and hoped this would have gotten a best of show ribbon. I am her mother after all :-)
3 - August, 2010
That afternoon was so incredibly hot we were thankful to cool off in the creek! The kids had such a good time splashing and swimming.
These were set next to the gift table. There were little bags for the kids to fill with candy. They also had a very nice "kids corner" set up with plastic bowling pins and ball, candyland game, large legos and a little table with giant coloring sheets, markers and crayons for the kids. That was so very thoughtful!
In planning for the upcoming school year I had hopes and dreams of moving some of the books down from the attic into the office/music room/guest room. To do so, however I needed more shelves. I devised a plan of putting an existing shelf on its side and putting a board across the middle for another shelf. Drew said the shelf, being made of pressboard wouldn't work for modifying. I was giving my idea to the Lord when I came out to the garage to find Drew building a shelf from plywood! I slapped a coat of paint on it - wah lah. Way better than my plan would have EVER turned out. Thank you Lord! Thank you my sweet husband!
The life jackets and helmets used to be all clipped together, hanging in a big MESS! I saw a piece of pvc with lifejackets on it when we were at Aunt Maxine's cottage. Drew made the pipe much shorter so we can each have a peg.
feel at home here!
My friend Therese took these two pictures. It was so hot outside the kids were beat red and super sweaty from playing so hard.
Pete and Kathy were planning to join us tonight but couldn't. Poor Ezra slashed his foot wide open on a nail. OUCH! He had 9 stitches :-(
9 - August, 2010
We stopped over with a balloon for Ezra late in the morning. I was surprised at how well he was doing and am praying he will continue to recover well.
We enjoyed having Laura C. here for some fellowship, food and another play! Mary is really a great director. No pictures this go around. Maybe next time :-)
That wraps up another week of triumphs and failures!
Friday, August 06, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
27 - July, 2010
We had a decent time at the fair. It was extremely hot. Everyone really enjoyed the "Wild Animal Show". The guy really kept things moving and brought out some amazing animals. We mainly came to the fair to see how the girls came out with their entries. They both got first place - blue ribbons. Mary on her four items and Abi on her rag doll. I personally thought Mary's doll dress should have won a Best of Show ribbon but I am her mother :-)
30 - July, 2010
We enjoyed a visit from our good friend Carol. She loves the kids and it was really good to have her stop by for a bit. The children have been unusually wild for several days. Before Carol came we made our weekly Aldi run. The kids were SO amazingly helpful while we were rushing through the store checking off our list. BUT, when I was waiting to pay they were so out of control it was unbearable. We made it through and I was able to be thankful and didn't get angry. I did correct, and it was way more effective because I was thankful! Pictured below are Abi and Baruch using up some of their endless energy resource. Literally climbing the walls.
We got an early start to Pa and Grandma's. Drew had plans to extend the tongue on our trailer. He put in a very full days work with his Dad. Jacob and Abram stayed at Pa and Grandma's while the other four children came with me to visit Uncle Ron and Aunt Kari's farmet. Here are the pictures of the fun Baruch, Abi and Mary had playing with Anna. Kari and I prepared food, cleaned up after everybody, took Chloe for a walk/nap, and had some time for talking and enjoying each other's company.
About 4:45 ish I headed over to Pa and Grandma's for supper. We had a really nice meal all together. We were only missing Grant who showed up a bit later when he was done with work. The kids really enjoyed riding bikes and just running around. Chloe LOVED these little dress up shoes Grandma had found garage saling and clomped all around in them.