Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cardboard box cars

Megan, Patrick and Jonathan worked on their cars for the mutual activity on June 7.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Kirsten and Josephina need some hair care.
Felicity is my doll.

I found the girls playing dolls down in the family room this morning. They have loved their American Girl dolls since they were little. Mary hasn't gotten a doll yet, so Kelly and Megan were telling her about all their stories. Maybe Mary can pick hers out at the American Girl Store around Christmas.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Kenny and I were playing, there was a game that Elmo needed to pick a toothbrush and then brush his teeth. When I came upstairs to go to bed, I found evidence that he heeded Elmo's words and there was toothpaste and his brush on the floor.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And the winner is...

Meg shaking all the hands and showing off her new dress.

Falcon Creek 8th grade awards night netted Megan an award in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Yearbook. She said when the teacher handed out the cards for what awards they were getting, the teacher said a blue dot meant sports. She had a blue dot and had never taken a gym class nor was involved in a team sport. (It ended up being the Yearbook award that was an after school club.) Hooray for Megan!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Grocery Trip

Kenny wouldn't get in the little car, so Jon and Meg did.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nicole's graduation

Nicole graduated high school but I didn't get a picture of her. Congratulations anyway.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Megan's last middle school band concert

The 8th graders gifted Mr. Ehrle a cool cape for Phantom of the Opera. They also gave him an Olive Garden card which he said that he would eat his fill of bread sticks.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st place winners!

Megan's 8th grade choir went to a competition against other choirs (many choirs) and took 1st place.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Air from water music

Jon in his quintet at the spring band concert,

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day

Sometimes I cannot believe they are all mine.

My children showered me with sweet gifts of cards, candy and a plate. Mary made the plate in kindergarten- she said, "I drew the picture on paper and it turned into a plate." Mike said that at 11:15 pm last night at Walmart the parking lot was Saturday afternoon full and men were wandering around the store aimlessly. Funny.


This is after more than 6 hours of work.

Megan learns to thread the needle and bobbin. She found the special tool called the Ripper.This is going through the bins of clothes in the garage.

Kelly has a project due on Wednesday where she is suppose to recycle something. She was told it could not be a 10 minute job (like the bird feeder that I thought we should do.) So looking on-line we found a project where you take your old jeans and make a cool pillow case.

Megan and I set out to try this out. She also had plans on doing a sewing project for her Young Women's final project for Virtue. Well, we found jeans and plaid shirts in the buckets in the garage- fulfilling the recycling requirement for Kelly. We then cut these jeans into strips using a template from and old cereal box (is that recycling?) and then sewed them together until we could fold it over and it was a pillow case.

My mom makes sewing look so easy. We were both super tired and my back was aching. Tomorrow we're going to teach Kelly how to do it, so she can take her own case to school.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mary Jane 6

She is the 6th child and we celebrated her 6th birthday. She wanted everything Tangled.