Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Awaiting Mrs. Lasky......I swapped a few kids with my sister in law. I took my nephew Devin and she kept the four youngest kids for me.
We had to wait in line for about an hour for the book signing. They had these really cute and tasty owl shortbread cookies and punch. We all wolfed them down before I got pictures.
The girls with their new iphones. (Shh! Don't tell the girls but they are really just cardboard cutouts of a library app advertisement.)
My kids aren't really into the Ga'hoole books, but one of Brittany's favorite books is one she wrote from the Royal Diaries Collection, Elizabeth I.
So, she had her sign that copy. Bethany and Brooke had her sign another of the Royal Diary Books and Devin had a Ga' hoole book to have signed.
I turned the flash off when I went to take the girls' picture and could NOT get it focused. And, we had to move on. Oh well.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Here's a big picture of what I have. (Keep in mind I have six kids that are in 1st thru 11th grades and two preschoolers.)
Here's what's in the picture:
Tyler was cooking up some left over sausage the other day. Bailey smelled it and came into the kitchen. She was standing up on her tippy toes trying to see on the stove.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Since I basically just started my school planning this week, I am a little behind. Normally this is my favorite part, but for some reason this year I am dreading it.
Maybe it's because I've just been so busy lately and now I'm just flat out tired.
Maybe it's because it's been the Sahara Desert here in Tulsa. I don't know.
My sister in law just found out she is able to homeschool her kids. She (and I) are so excited! So, this week I've also been helping her figure out how to get started.
Then, of course since I am running behind in my school planning and need to use all my time wisely, I picked her and the kids up and went to the park yesterday. I didn't get one single thing planned yesterday.
Then, today I cleaned out my closet. And, took the kids to the store. I didn't get one single thing planned today.
Why not waste time doing other things when you are on a time constraint, I always say. I like to make things difficult on myself.
Speaking of difficult, last night I accidently sent my sister in law a text that was CLEARLY meant for my husband.
I will apparently never live this one down.
This morning I absolutely freaked out and thought that I hadn't paid a bill yesterday. I paid the bill, and I don't know why I thought I didn't. I guess I like to freak out for no reason.
This evening I wanted to get some scrapbook paper at the craft store. I had seen in the ad it was on sale for buy-one-get-one-for-a-penny. I went to the register and she said it was the wrong brand that was on sale. So, I go back to the rack, stand in line again with the correct brand, but it is still ringing up regular price. Hmmm.
Neither one of us can figure this out.
Why is it not ringing up for a penny?
Because the sale starts tomorrow. That's why.
I think-no, I KNOW- I need a vacation.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Brooke was baptized yesterday. She wanted to show that she had accepted Jesus as her personal Savior. We are so very proud of her!
Brooke is in the gray shirt. There were a LOT of kids that got baptized.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We had a VERY limited budget to work with, and I had to do decorations for the dinner and a gift basket for the giveaway at the end.
This is the basket I put together. I LOVE doing gift baskets. I found the watering can 75% off at JoAnn Fabric and lots of little goodies to go inside at Michael's.
Purple is the Women Active for Christ's official color and the theme for the banquet was "Shine! Will you be a jewel in unusual settings?"
So, I found some sparkle ribbon, tuille, jewels and sequins and we all went to town "sparkle-izing" the church cafe.
Very simple, yet elegant and, thanks to some coupons and bargain shopping we came just under our budget.
One of the committee gals, who also happens to be our pastor's wife, was able to get a ton of materials donated and we made these cute, cute bracelets for all the attendees.
We had Zio's (Italian) cater for dinner and the men's group served all the women. I meant to get pictures of this, but Brittany had taken my camera upstairs with here while she helped with childcare. The men were decked out as waiters in black pants and white shirts.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
It is too hot to do anything right now.
I have never looked more forward to October as I do right now.
So, I have neglected braving the heat and hanging out the laundry to do a little bloggy redo. Or maybe it's an updo. With a little color and some highlights.
We just got internet hooked up at the house and since it would be considered "bad mothering" to have spent copious amounts of time leaving the children home alone to go to the library or the bookstore to use the free wifi, well, I finally am able to get my blog updated.
The two reasons I started this blog were to be able to document our lives, since I can barely remember what I did yesterday, much less last year. I don't want to forget all the things we've done and cute things the kids say.
I also started this blog to share homeschool information with others. And, as busy as I've been this summer, I can hardly wait to start school again so that things can settle down a bit. (Even though I haven't even started planning yet. I'm usually done by now.)
So......now that the blog is under control again, I can move on to other things like deciding what we'll wear to church tomorrow since I neglected the laundry.