Thursday, March 23, 2006

Clubber of the Month!

I can't believe I forgot to post this! I must have been too busy with work and field trips that I forgot about it!

Luke was the Feb. Clubber of the Month for his Awana group, Sparks! What that means is that he passed more sections than any of the other kids in his class! I was so proud of him! He did 14 sections that month and was so excited to get the pin and certificate. I think he was just as surprised as I was because it wasn't something that we were working towards, he was just working hard to get his book done before the end of the year. I didn't even know what it was until he showed it to me when I picked him up that night. He was so excited that he had to call Uncle Levi and tell him all about it and he called Daddy at work to tell him too. Plus he had to wait up until Amma and Papa John got home from youth group to tell them all about it. He was one proud boy. He even buttoned his vest nicely and wanted a hanger to put it on to hang it from the knob on his dresser drawer! LOL I will post his picture that they have up at the church when we get it at the end of this month.

Bedtime Stories

When Bob got home from work the other night both of the kids decided they had to show off their reading skills and read him a book. Luke only got through the first few pages before he decided that his legos were more interesting but Jozie read the her whole book! Halfway through she heard him snore and said, "Dad! I guess I must be reading you a bedtime story, huh!" I suppose he had a hard time staying interested in "My Pony Jack" after a hard day at work!

Monday, March 20, 2006

What Dounut are You?

I found this and thought it would be fun...Boston Cream are my favorite! And Yes, I would choose them the first time, everytime!

You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Maple Syrup, Ice Fishing, Doing Dishes and Making Friends

The Voyagers Camp, Deep River Maple Syrup Time

Our Homeschool Group at Deep River for Maple Syrup field Trip

Jozie and Courtney at the Maple Syrup field trip. This is Luke's friend Courtney that he talks about all the time.

Deep River Sap Collection through the green tubes into one large bucket.

Luke decided to help with the dishes one night, but was playing in the water more than anything! Just thought I would catch this moment for when he gets older and doesn't want to help with this chore!

Luke with some of his friends in our hs group. Alexander, Benjamin, Evan, and Raphael.

Jozie's second fish while ice fishing.
(Luke didn't catch any but really didn't enjoy it and came back in to do some more sledding that day.)

Patience is a virtue!
That's why Luke quit so soon!

Jozie's first fish!

Jozie's third fish! If she would have thrown it back in she would have gotten more use out of it as bait! :)

"Back to the Salt Mines"...

...As Bob would say! I went out and got myself a job about 2 weeks ago...Hence, I have been quite busy and not taken the time to post about it yet. I work at a greenhouse about 6 blocks away from home. I walk almost everyday and I work in the morning so I am done by noon. I actually really enjoy it and though I really didn't need to get a job, I felt pressured from my mom and my husband and my step dad because I am the only adult in the house that "doesn't work"...or at least they say so. So now I work part time, about 20 hours a week, and I get to keep working and doing the things I normally do at home. I don't really mind too much. The kids are learning to become more independent in their studies and it's nice to come home to only a few questions instead of them not having any of it done. We don't get to do as many extra activities as we used to do but summer is almost here and things will slow down a bit then when we won't have any school work to do.

We have been on 2 field trips for maple syrup making over the last couple of weeks. It was neat to see how it was made and the kids got to ask a lot of questions. Jozie brought some home with her, she used her money from daddy to buy it, and she tested it on several different things. She started with her finger, then french fries, then peanut butter and banana sandwich, and then she tried it on pancakes and found that she liked Mrs. Butterworth better. She said it is sweeter. But she liked maple syrup on everything else better. Luke used his money to get a toy motorcycle...big surprise there!

I have sat down and looked at our calendar and figured out that by the end of May we will have our required 180 days in and Jozie will be finished with first grade! I am so excited for summer to be here it doesn't even bother me that Luke didn't finish first grade. I know he will pull ahead again soon, he just lacks the attention span. It's 3 seconds long then he wants to be on to his cars or drawing something.

I would like to know how many people actually read my blog...I know 3 for sure because they have posted in the past but now I want to know if you are there and have never posted a comment. You can still post even if you don't have a blogger account, just do it as anonymous...this way I will at least feel that I don't do this just for me. That someone out there actually reads what I write. Hope to hear from you soon! :)