Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Snapshot Summary #7

2 - August, 2010
Tennis Tournaments

Jacob played first, at 8 AM. He did such a great job serving and volleying. He won his first game. His second game, he lost like a man! I was proud of him!!

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.

Abi's rag doll.

Mary made the dress, shawl and bonnet on the doll, as well as the purses.

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

Hurray! Abi won her last game. She played three in all. Her games went much faster than the older kids.

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.

Keziah, Mary and Abi

Baruch and Ezra

Hersey really helps Abram overcome his fear of dogs. She is such a sweet, tolerant little thing! Thanks for letting Abram "walk" her Kathy ;-)

4 - August, 2010
We went to the library in the morning. The children participated in the summer reading program and had finished their last two weeks of reading. They happily picked out their prizes. I packed the camera but was too busy supervising to take any pictures.
Bible Study - I am so thankful to be doing a Bible study with our neighbors, John and Miriam. Drew and I have wanted to do a home Bible study for many years and have been seeking and praying for an opportunity. The Lord has opened the door and we are blessed to be meeting once a week. We have four weeks of our "Christianity Explained" series left to do.

5 - August, 2010
We had a lovely visit with Drew's cousin and her daughter. They are staying with Drew's folks and came for a taco dinner. We celebrated Drew's mom's b-day with pear pie, happy birthday to you. I couldn't find the camera anywhere :-(. Turns out it was in the library bag. Such is life, we will just have to fix the celebration in our minds.

6 - August, 2010
Friday morning we went grocery shopping. After lunch Julia and Mrs. K. came over. Mary had been working up a play for Julia to be in. After we watched the play we enjoyed some cookies and tea for a little cast party. Julia made a lovely princess. After supper we scrambled to have showers and dress up for. . .

Matt and Mary's wedding! Here are a few pictures of the big event.

Andrew and Priscilla-

Ring Bearer and Junior Bride

Charge to Matt and Mary

Lydia and Vanessa

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!

Abi, Eliora, Cilla and Grace

7 - August, 2010
Projects!! We have not had a weekend at home for months and needed to get some projects checked off the never ending project list. We didn't check them all off but got a LOT done, none the less.

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.

Then he hung up the fishing poles! And cleaned out the garage to fit the cars in again! Amazing!!

He also took the time to help Cob get started on his project (below)

The beginning of a canoe paddle, inspired by his friend Silas.

8 - August, 2010

Mary plays a soft piece for our guests.

Mark tells Jacob a joke.

I am so glad Fran and Bill

feel at home here!

Me and my lollicob (read "Mr. Putter Walks the Dog" by Cynthia Rylant if you want to know the story behind my calling Cob my lollicob)

Frank really enjoyed listening to Mary play the piano. He also loved to watch and interact with Chloe.

My friend Therese took these two pictures. It was so hot outside the kids were beat red and super sweaty from playing so hard.

Abi, Abram, Grace, Baruch


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!


Tonya said...

Very nice! Did all those blue ribbons mean first place??!! Love your family photos. Planning for school here too!

Beth said...

Tonya, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment. Yes, all the blue ribbons were first place!! The girls were very encouraged and are already thinking about what they could make for next years fair.

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