Thursday, January 5, 2017

BIRTHDAY BUDDIES



As you know, we have two that share a birth-date.

THIS guy was SOOOO excited for his birthday this year!
It was fun watching him open everything and blow out candles and the whole nine yards..



This gift has a bit of a story behind it.
J loves tractors and we found this on a yard sale site for pennies--but it was pretty beat up.
So, we bought it and Mike spent quite a bit of time taking the whole thing apart and re-painting!
It turned out to look brand-new and he loves it.



This little stinker is just that--a stinker.
He is a little ball of energy so I didn't get too many good pictures.



Birthday Buddies!


They get along pretty well.


Hope you enjoyed your birthday, boys!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

CHRISTMAS



The kids practiced a few songs and memorized verses for the annual

Sunday School program.

Our normally small-ish church is then full on the program day.




There are only two older boys in the group, 
so this year they said their piece and then sat down while the others sang.


We have three Sunday School classes and then the older kids in two classes.
I teach the pre-k class. 

Last year I had one of my little guys refuse to go up or say a piece.  This year he still refused to go up, well, I should modify that.  When we practiced, he did a fantastic job..day of--he refused to go up and stand with everyone.  However, he did walk up albeit reluctantly, and came back down with me and said his piece from the safety of the front bench.  Maybe next year...



Other than that, everyone did a great job!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HOT SHOT #2


Bean is in 4th grade this school year, and that made her eligible for Hot Shots!!

I believe this was at the first shooting session for the season.

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Just a little bit excited, eh?!
She enjoys it and is doing a great job!

Monday, January 2, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOOGIE!



Travel back with me, if you will, to November 2016.
I do realize that I am starting the November birthdays in reverse order, but you don't mind. 
Right?

Boogie turned 6!


The sweatshirt was one of his favorite gifts.
Since his birthday was on a weekday and we had church that night, he opened his presents with Dad on facetime rather than waiting until really late.

This WAS after church.
Cupcakes before bed.



Hope you had a great birthday!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

WINTER CONCERT


One of our co-ops holds a winter concert before break.

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The art students get to display their work.

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MJ and Boogie are both in an art class.

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Actually, J and G are also in a pre-k art class, but only the "big" kids got to display their artwork.

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You know it is serious when they have to wear black and white. ;)

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This is the younger choir.
They were actually told that they were not going to be performing until a designated time in January--
Surprise!  And there is Missy right up in front with a hole in her tights!
The only one not in her holiday finery.
She was happy to sing, so I guess that is all that matters.

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The older choir group.

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I'm looking forward to the Spring concert.
Hopefully the dance class will perform and the kids will do piano recitals.

Hey, Happy New Year.
I think this is my last post for today.
I am no where near caught up to where I wanted to be, but oh well!
Wishing you all a blessed 2017!

DECEMBER ZOO


Family Fellowship took a trip to the zoo on a chilly December night.
They had the zoo decorated for the holidays and there was free admission.
Can't beat that, right?


The entire zoo was not open and of course it is to be expected that not all animals will be out, but it was a nice time!  I would do it again and the kids had a great time.



The train was going!
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And you could get pictures with princesses.
The boys weren't so thrilled with that.


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It was a fun night!
I'd recommend you check it out!




4-H


Another post that is long overdue..
The end of October held the annual 4-H awards potluck dinner.
MJ missed it this year due to a conflicting activity, but we made sure to bring his "stuff" home.


The girls receiving their pins and awards.


 Activities on the tables to keep littles occupied.
Next year I think the board needs to think about changing the venue--it was crowded!