Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Guess whose birthday is coming up?
Jared didn't' want to spend a day when the girls were home "shopping". He suggested we go out for dinner and ice cream while the whole family is home and save the gifts for his birthday on 4 Jan. We agreed. He was a bit taken aback when I showed up with the pig hat.
I told him a guy who would dress in Longhorn garb and be photographed in Academy, or dance in Walmart was surely confident enough to wear a Pig Hat in public. It's amazing what a bit of encouragement from Mom can accomplish.
Josiah and Jamin had to go to work. The rest of us headed to the lake to enjoy Jared's "day" and to spend our last full day with Krista.
Bre is happy
Arielle is determined
Some kung fu thing at the top of the play structure...
He's happy to have discovered the mysteries of life (see post below).
Jared, David, BreAnne and Nolan
Krista and Mike
I have these sunsets to look forward to when we move into the trailer. ::snort::
Finally, we have to admit the day is ending.
A last celebratory stop - Dairy Queen.
Krista asked if we could watch, "Court Jester" with Danny Kaye in it. We did. Everyone is in bed. I'm going to go to bed. I tend not to sleep well when one of the kids are leaving....but they HAVE worn me out, so maybe....
Mysteries of Life
Many of the mysteries of life come clear when you spend time at the lake. I've found this to be true. Evidently, Zander has also found it to be true.
"I've figured out how I got to this family."
"An angel came to mom and said, 'Behold you will have a son.'"
"Name him Zander."
"The angel forgot to tell Mom I'd be naughty."
We spent most the days with me working on bookwork, Mike in the office and doing invocations, and the older kids working on Scholarship and FAFSA things. Josiah got called in to work (he was surprised to find a scholarship for people over 6 ft 2 in). Jamin went to work.
When Mike got home we had dinner.
We played games....Twister
Krista leaves tomorrow afternoon. Grrrr.....
Full Days - Sunday
Sunday was filled with church, visiting, paint balling, movie (I stayed home with the youngers for the last two), more hair catastrophes...
Shots from Sunday...
Children's Moment with Ch. M - He started her talking and I wasn't sure it would EVER end. He asked "What is love" and she had quite the answers....."gifts, fish, kisses"...
NO, the following photos are not from a local W TX militia branch.The boys, Dillon and Krista introduced David to the local Paint Ball Course. They love any excuse to play. Reports are that all have welts, all had fun, and one (::cough:: David) had to finish a round with duct taped pants. ::snort::
This is our lovely daughter, Krista. I love her sense of adventure.
Stacia made princess hair. I said, "Nice, honey," and took a photo. She then CUT THE NEST OUT when she was done having princess hair. She also cut above her ear on one side. The frightening thing is that we find NO evidence of the crime - no snipped hair, no scissors where they shouldn't be....just chopped hair. ::sigh::