Wednesday, May 28
Sunday, May 25
Tuesday, May 20
Monday, May 19
'A' Honor Roll for entire 2007-2008 school year
7th Grade Top 10 in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science
7th Grade Highest Average in Science
7th Grade 3rd Place Highest Overall Grade Average
Middle School Soccer Award
Lt. Governor's Physical Fitness Award
Christian - 6th Grade Awards
'A/B' Honor Roll for entire 2007-2008 school year
6th Grade Top 10 in Reading, Math, Science, English, and Social Studies
6th Grade Highest Average in Math and Science
6th Grade 2nd Place Highest Overall Grade Average
6th Grade 1st Place Accelerated Reader points
Technology Club Award
Lt. Governor's Physical Fitness Award
Ty - Kindergarten Awards
Creative Writing Award
We are done with the 2007-2008 School year. We will officially start partying 'til the cows come home' tomorrow morning when we sleep WAY in!
Friday, May 16
Invasion of privacy! I am officially a hen stalker. I check on her constantly. I've never seen her off the eggs. The neighbors reassure me that she does indeed go and get something to eat but knows how long she can be gone before the temperature of the eggs drop, true meaning of 'eating on the run'. She will brood for 3 weeks, very soon we should see some chicks.
This is a logging wagon I bought off ebay. You know when you see something, fall in love with it, but then notice it is LOCAL pickup only... all the way in California!?! I couldn't believe it when this wagon was actually local to me. Kelly M helped Shawn load this beast and get it to the land. I am so thankful. I (more honestly the kiddos) wood seal it often. It won't last forever but it will be gorgeous to watch it gradually weather more.
Wednesday, May 14
Monday, May 12
Sunday, May 11
Happy Mother's Day!
I hope everyone's day was as wonderful as mine. I was spoiled rotten by my most favorite people in the whole world. I received a charm bracelet with each of our names imprinted on square tags. I also got chocolate, both from Shawn and from the Ward. We have the most hilarious Bishop. He counseled us mommies from the pulpit and told us to repeat after him...'I will take this gift, and keep it to my own.' We were forbidden to share, giggle!
I also got cards and love notes from my sweet kiddos. I will include Ty's love note, typed exactly as he wrote it and notice he spreads the love around!
'i love you mommy and i love this Sunday Mothers day and i love Sundays and i love dad too i love win he practics baseball with me and i love my hole family and i love evrebute and i love me and i think i am a good kid and i love my ants and my grani and pappa and definatly love emma and cardin.
Saturday, May 10
Thursday, May 8
Wednesday, May 7
When we first moved here J came over to introduce himself to me. He is very polite. I had already been watching my neighbors and admiring their huge happy family. Something I noticed was that the little girls seemed to only wear dresses. So I asked J what church his family goes to. He told me that they 'study God at home as a family.' So I boldly pushed forward and asked, 'Is it your religious belief that your sisters wear dresses?' He looked perplexed at me and said, 'Well mam, we call that playing dress-up!' I felt so silly.
Later some of his little sisters told us that J thinks we are 'city slickers' and that we're gonna take a lot of work! Boy is he right.
So today I asked J to come over because I was concerned about one of their hens. This hen had been in our barn for the past several days and hadn't moved a bit other than to blink. So I started to worry that it was hurt and wanted him to take a looksy. He authoritatively marched in, grabbed a stick and carefully peaked under the hen, and said, 'She's sitting on a slew of eggs.' Oh! And then he politely asked if the hen could stay in our barn... well of course... how exciting I thought. So hear I go again, asking one of my questions. Might I please add, right here, that I later today asked each of my children AND my very intelligent husband the same question and they don't know the answer either. So if someone DOES know the answer, please share, and please don't judge US... I am already quite aware of my cluelessness! So I asked J, 'how does a hen know that her eggs have chicks in them and aren't the normal eggs she lays each morning that you collect and eat?' Again, J looked at me perplexed and simply said, 'cause God made them that way.' Was that a dumb question? Does the rooster 'fertilize' the hen or the eggs after they are laid? How does the hen know to try and find a hidden place, lay eggs, and then know that she needs to sit on them to hatch them? So I AM indeed a country girl wanna be and I need to know this since I am too embarrassed to ask J again. That beautiful family of 10 probably got a good ole laugh over me during their family dinner tonight, oh well.
I am NOT smarter than a 5th grader... and I just proved that to my 12 year old neighbor. Still wondering though... I wish he had just explained the whole process to me... I think he is caught off guard when asked something that is such common knowledge to him. So to review... I don't care which came first... the chicken or the egg... I want to know... how did the yolk become a chick! Anyone ? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Tuesday, May 6
Below is the BEFORE picture, see what I mean by risking life and limb to trek the front yard. And it is funny to note that there is a 'beachball' in the middle of our circular drive. One of my wiseguys, or maybe it was my wisegal tossed it in there. How do you know if you're a redneck? If you're too broke to landscape the center of your drive and if floods everytime it rains, therefore your kids think they have a swimming pool in the front yard!