Thursday, November 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Ella!!!
Ella has had a great Birthday - we went to Build a Bear workshop (thanks Grandma), out to dinner with the family, and she had a 'craft' party yesterday. I have not been able to load pictures since Thanksgiving. I try everyday and it just doesn't work. I am beyond frustrated. I even tried to switch to the new blog format and I am no longer "invited" so I can't even do that. rrrrrrrrrr! So stay tuned.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Our Cabin Vacation

Going Fishing...

mmmm...roasted corn...mmmm
Egg toss
I got egged!
Never seen them fall asleep so fast!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fellow Bloggers...

are any of you switching to the new format - or have you already? And if any of you do tell me how it went.

Spelling Test

So last week started official spelling tests at school for Benjamin. They had a practice test early in the week and Benjamin scored 100!! I was so excited for him. Now the "prize" for getting an A is that you get 5 'bonus' words for the real test on Friday. The regular spelling words were ones like "with" "you" "and" "snap" - the bonus words were "pilgrim" "indian" "thanksgiving" - I mean come on!!! Can we take smaller steps here? After practicing for the longest time and both me and Benjamin getting frustrated I decided to officially let it go! We will focus on the regular words and let the bonus be just that - bonus words!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Well I don't have any organized blogging thoughts, but since it has been a while I will update everyone a little. Sunday was the primary program Benjamin did a great job with his part had almost all of it memorized. While sitting between songs he had a great time picking his nose. In the car Kyle says "So I saw you picking your nose" to which Benjamin replies truly shocked "How did you know?" It was like he had no idea he was sitting facing 200 people!!! LOL
Ella had a duet for one verse of "Follow The Prophet". She did amazing!! During the practice the microphone came to about her forehead and she sang at a small whisper. In fact I began to think they might get an older kid to do her part. But we practiced all week, and an adult held a mic closer to her mouth and she belted it out. I could have heard her in the hallway - it was adorable!
Maiya has been slightly sick for a few days - not enough to slow her down but enough to make her cranky!
We have rented a cabin for Saturday to Tuesday and I am getting excited - Kyle's crazy work schedule foiled our earlier camping plans so this trip is much anticipated. Its a cabin overlooking a lake with a full kitchen and heat - so not really roughing it but it will be fun!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Our elections are free - it's in the results where eventually we pay." - Bill Stern

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Supporting our local Dentist

Happy Halloween
"Enough with the pictures let's go"
Maiya left the photo shoot
I let Maiya trick or treat a few times - the first house, she went right in their living room. From that point on she kind of got the hang of it. She held out her bucket, got the candy took two paces then reached in and picked up her candy - a few minutes later she is trying to hold six pieces of candy in her little hands and hold the bucket too.
On the loose!

The haul!