Wednesday, May 31, 2006


I didn't get any pictures today. I was busy finishing up the last of my Homeschool Secretary duties and cleaning for Sunday. I did post stuff to Flickr yesterday though.

Prayers for a friend

The new little baby I mentioned on the post Monday had a stroke today and passed away. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 30th

Geese family
Today was Matthew's last Spring Tennis lesson. New lessons start in two weeks but I think we will wait until the fall to start back. It was like 95 degrees and the hottest part of the day. It was soooo hot, I just think he will enjoy Tennis more in the fall when its a few degrees cooler. Today instead of the medal he got last time he played tennis, the kids won prizes according to where they hit the ball. He won the first prize. He was so happy. I was happy for him too, and I got to hear everyone cheering for him. He traded a plain blue ball cap for the sparkly silver one just to get the sunglasses he was wearing (they came with the hat) They are those mirror type where you can see behind you. He liked that so he traded. He also said I could put the pinwheels in the backyard to twirl around in the flower pots. This is the last week I force you to look at the Geese family we've been following each Tuesday. Shane loves to chase the geese and I caught a good one this week of one trying to get away from him.

Brothers at the park
Watch out I'm going to get you.
I love my new glasses.

Monday, May 29, 2006

May 29th

Ted got a tiny bit of painting done today. He is starting on the denim faux painting technique. I was supposed to help with finishing the trim I gave up on the other day. Instead I got the kids in the pool. We managed to get it up yesterday in between teaching (Its our month to help with the 4 & 5 yr olds.. and a youth meeting) The pool is still a little chilly, but soon it will be like warm bath water. Colby is having a hard time wearing the float that is for his age. Its a safety seal. Instead he would only get in the pool riding in his baby boat. The mosquitos and horse flies were out. I thought I would be getting to settle in to summer slowly but we have something everyday this week. I think that is just the nature of three kids. At least we won't have any heavy schoolwork until fall. Please keep my freind in your prayers. She just had her baby 16 weeks early at 24 weeks. The little baby boy weighs 1 pound and 10 ounces.


I just checked the rain forecast for next week. Sometimes the rain holds off and comes later than predicted. I hope it rains early this week, if at all.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tball Trophy

Tball season is over!
Shane had lots of fun. This next week things should settle down for a tiny bit so I will post like normal later this week.

Friday, May 26, 2006


We had the awesome pleasure of celebrating another Eagle Scout Court of Honor this evening. He was the 7th to recieve the prestigious Eagle Rank, from our Scout Troop that was started 10 years ago.

Scout Statistics

Of any 100 boys who become Scouts, 30 will drop out in their first year. Some may regard this as a failure, but in later life all of them will remember they had been Scouts and will speak well of the Scouting program.

Of the 100 boys, rarely will one ever appear before a juvenile court judge. Twelve of the 100 will be from families that belong to no church. Through Scouting, these 12 and many of their families will be brought into contact with a church and will continue to be active all their lives. Six of the 100 will become pastors.

Each of the 100 will learn something from Scouting. Almost all will develop hobbies that will add interest throughout their lives. Approximately one half will serve in the military and in varying degrees profit from their Scouting training. At least one will use Scouting skills to save another person's life, and many will credit it with saving their own.

Only one in four boys in America will become Scouts, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion, military service and politics, three out of four were scouts.

Many will find their future vocation through merit badge work and Scouting contacts. Seventeen of the 100 will later become Scout leaders and will give leadership to thousands of additional boys.

Only two of the 100 will reach the rank of Eagle Scout and at least one will later say that he values his Eagle badge above his college degree. (We heard this stated from on Eagle Scout tonight)

Scoutings alumni record is equally impressive. A recent nationwide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

85% of student council presidents were scouts.

89% of senior class presidents were scouts.

80% of junior class presidents were scouts.

75% of school publication editors were scouts.

71% of football captains were scouts.

Scouts also account for:

64% of Air Force Academy graduates.

68% of West Point graduates.

70% of Annapolis graduates.

72% of Rhodes scholars.

85% of FBI agents.

26 of the first 29 Astronauts.

11 of the 12 who walked on the moon were Scouts.
108 of 172 astronauts were Boy Scouts.
Over half of the 108 Scout Astronauts attained Star, Life or Eagle ranks

Our Scout troop 47 has had 7 Eagle scouts since its start 10 years ago. I think that in itself is very impressive.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25th

Here are a few pictures of the kids with some friends.

Testing is all done YEAH!!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May 24th

Bubble Boys
Here is a picture of the little guys with Bubbles. Matthew was testing today so I didn't get his picture. I'm really busy and will post more later. One question may be answered now as to who does Colby look like? What do you think? I think there might be something there.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

May 23

Hungry Goose
If you haven't read about our suprise from Colby during naptime, please check out the post directly under this one. (Colby's Nap) It is something some of you won't want to miss. Here are the park pictures I mentioned in the earlier post. A lady who was at the park with her son was nice enough to give out kids some bread to feed the ducks and geese. We usually don't bring any, because its a hassel and you know how hungry geese are. Shane hadn't really heard all the snake hissing sounds them make until today. They all had a good time though, and I wish I would have taken the camcorder but we didn't. I guess you never can know when you might have the camcorder around to catch something you might like to remember one day.

Colby's Nap

I will let this picture speak for itself. This was during "HIS NAP" This reminds me of Shane's nailpolish paint job in my bathroom 2 years ago. We went to the park today and I got more pictures I will post to Blogger or Flickr later on.

Can I get up now?

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 22nd

Trim bucket and BrushWell for the past two days we have been painting the trim. I think we have the baseboards done. Ted of course is doing most of the work and I am just helping here and there. I guess the molding is going to take several coats. I feel better today, This is SOOO Much fun!but yesterday I felt pretty bad for most of the day. When Colby woke up from his nap you could tell he was sick. He is running around like a wild man now so I guess he doesn't feel as bad as I did.

Please don't tell Jonathan that we are at this stage of painting the crown molding because he loves to paint especially crown. He would be knocking down our door to come help us paint the crown molding.

Ahh fluids



Saturday, May 20, 2006

May 20th

I went to my Prayer Journal meeting (Or mini conference) this morning. I learned alot of new things about keeping a notebook and getting a little bit more organized with my quiet times. Before I left I felt a little tickle in my throat. I felt it yesterday too but thought it might be allergies. Ted had the kids all morning, with Tball and made them oatmeal for breakfast and cooked scrambled eggs for lunch. I got home and we all got ready for all graduation stuff. I ended up missing the graduation ceremony for our homeschool group. Ted took all of the kids by himself and said that the church where it was held was packed. When they got home we went to a few of the graduates, graduation party. It was good to see homeschool friends and non-homeschool friends all at the same party. There were only a few people we didn't know so for the most part we had a good time. I didn't take any pictures. A few hours into the party I started to feel really really bad. Now I am dealing with a head cold and my sinuses are clogged. It feels like someone punched me in my eye. I will post pictures next time I take some. I hope this head stuff goes away quickly.

Friday, May 19, 2006


Just keep swimming!
Here are some afternoon sunshine pictures. These are after naps and a little before dinner. Shane just didn't want to spend as much time outside so his picture is of him wearing his new radio and watching Nemo. He hasn't been eating all that much latley and he isn't jumping around like he normally does. I think when he gets those GI type viruses they just literally wipe him out. Matthew for his whole life gets it and throws up once maybe twice and is himself the next day. This is Shane's 3rd or 4th time getting this type thing. He seems better after a day and then seems tired or slower for a week or more afterward. Thats why this time we made him rest right away. So he isn't throwing up he is just really tired and has NO appetite. He will probably feel alot better once he feels up to eating a little more. Lazing around We didn't really realize it at first since we have been constantly on the go this week. Shane isn't sick or contagious (We think) he is just tired. We have also had at least three really late nights this week (Shane is the latest one to get up in the morning). That can wipe a kid out too.

Never too big for a sandbox
Lookie the treasure I just found
Whats going to happen if I throw sand at Mommy's camera?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

BB Ear

Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus
I worked on costumes last night and part of this morning. Matthew was going to his class this morning as Botticelli the painter. He has been studying the Renaissance and Reformation times in history this year. I had fixed Shane a new Pirate shirt, and I had our old ( Captain Feathersword pirate shirt for Colby) Pirate shirts can double for Renaissance garb. Anyways I drove Matthew to class and spent the rest of the morning getting some thank you gifts for Matthews teachers. I ran home to sew one more piece of lace on Shanes shirt and get them in their costumes. I knew Colby didn't like the pirate shirt and figured I wouldn't fight with him to wear it. He threw a fit this morning when I put a plain tshirt on him because I told him yesterday that he would be a pirate for Matthew's class. I had to explain that the shirt was for later. We were running late and I managed to get Shane in his costume presents ready and Colby's pullup changed. (He didn't want to wear a pirate shirt so I didn't push) Halfway to the class Colby informs me that he has a bb stuck in his ear. (We have had a few airsoft bbs floating around the house since our camping trips) At class I got out of the car and realized I should take him somewhere instead of stay at class. NOT FOR EARSThe bb was the perfect fit for a two year old ear canal. I left Shane at class, and took Colby to the Dr. We had to wait to be seen, but Colby wasn't worried or wasn't even crying. He let the nurse look at him and hold his head and he had a LONG conversation with her about where the bb had come from and so on. He even told her it was too hard to get out. (When no one was in the room he was saying lets let them get it out so I can play with it and have it again) He also noticed the number on the room #2 and he said Hey I'm two! I told him he was so smart. He didn't know that he had a 7 on his shirt. I think he must know the number two since he is two. When the Dr (really the nurse practioner) came in she said we would have to hold him down and try and get it out but she said he would probably have to go to an ENT dr. I asked about Shane getting shots at his 5 year old visit in a few weeks and Colby told her I'm turning 6 next. She got some tools from the drawer and got the bb out right away. He didn't cry or complain. Rest for MOM It was really weird like I took a stranger to the Dr. He was so friendly to everyone, even the sweet girl who is in our homeschool group that works there. (Its just strange because not to long ago he didn't want to be bothered by anyone) I am posting a picture of the bb next to a penny so you can see for size comparison. Colby fell asleep right away in the car ride back to class, even though it wasn't nap time. I was so tired after I got Matthew from class I just put them in front of the tv. We have our home group tonight so I wanted a few moments of quiet.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17th

As always I'm in the middle of alot of things. School stuff and end of the year junk etc..etc..etc... I've got a ton of projects I need to work on so my posts are going to be short and quick until I get more time next week after TESTING!!!!! Whew can't wait till then.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16th

Tonight was my last homeschool meeting for the year. I just got home from dinner out with alot of the moms. I am just now getting to post the pictures I took earlier today. We went to the park during tennis and all of the playground equipment was surrounded by big puddles becasue of the rain I mentioned yesterday. We spent most of our time around the geese and ducks.

Hissing geese are hilarious

They just love chasing the geese.

Buttle my belts please Matthew.
Getting ready to leave.

Monday, May 15, 2006

May 15th

I just added two more videos on to You Tube.

Click here -----> for the You Tube (Moore Please) Video

Click here -----> for the You Tube (5/13/06 Jump) Video

(The volume on JUMP is going to be low and you might have to turn your speakers up but remeber to turn them back down)

Here are few pictures from this evening outside, a little before the rain came barreling in. No one was sick today. Colby was grumpy, he was just off of his schedule but that was it.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

LOL! My eyes are NOT closed!
Here is a picture of us with the flowers the boys picked out for me. Their dad took them out to pick out some flowers. When they left the house Ted said Shane wanted to get me a new car. Boy sometimes he is so funny. At least he was thinking of something. A month ago I thought I wanted to re-cedar chip the flower beds. I changed my mind and tried to come up with a cheap easy thing. I told Ted just to pick up a flower that I could enjoy looking at while I was outside watching them play. So they came back with a flower for outside (It is purple petunia's) I didn't take a picture of that since it needs to be put in a planter. They also got me the Hibiscus plant we are all standing behind, and the mixed flowers hanging basket that is hanging above us. I couldn't ask for better. I just hope I don't kill the flowers. About two years ago I got a rose bush for Mother's day. It had new buds on it that opened today, just in time for Mothers Day. I hope that the Hibiscus flowers do as well at the roses have. I think I am all better with my short lived bug. Ted, Shane Colby and Matthew used the bathroom lots yesterday. Colby also looked weird and his face was pink for part of the day. Our friends did come over to watch Survivor with us. They had a similiar bug a few weeks ago, and said they would take their chances. They were also around Shane twice last week right before he got sick.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

May 13th

Well Shane was sick through the night. He threw up again after a light snack. he said he was hungry and thirsty so he ate a bagel and a banana. We missed Tball this morning so he could reserve his energy. After a while Ted put up their new Sports bounce house (Sportcraft AIR-Ena) We let Colby go out first and then Shane saw him outside so we let him join in. Ted saw that Shane wasn't looking too good so we collapsed the house and made Shane come inside to rest. We didn't want him to overdo it. He isn't eating that well, but seems to be fine.
I am the only one who might be feeling a little bad. I hope its just something else. None of us made it to the Graduation party either. Ted and I got alot done on the room. He cut most of the wood we need for the doors we were building. One is to go around the water heater, one was for the access hole to the washer drain. He cut new trim for the attic access. We got some of the projects primed and we primed the baseboards.