Monday, October 13, 2014

More Kidstuff

The kids have been running us lately!  From co-op to field trips to a play Jack was able to be a part of, we have been busy with their social calendar.  
Here's the co-op train in Jack's gym class.  Poor engineer's back!
We signed Jack up to be in a Children's Theatre production of Rumpelstiltskin.  It was just one day.  We dropped him off in the morning and were able to come back a while later and see the play.  It was just a fun impromptu thing.  He had 3 lines.  The first one was, "I'm so hungry I could eat a chicken."  (He got to make that one up.)  The second one was talking to the people, "You must tell us a story to entertain us."  And the last one was, "I'll marry her!"  The 11 year old princess.  It was fun for us to watch, and he had a great time.  

Today we went to Center Creek Orchard with our co-op. A little chilly and drizzly, but still fun.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's booked!

Our amazing in-laws are taking us to Disney World!  Yes, we have been there.  Many times.  But ask me if I'm excited.  Go ahead!  OH YEAH!!!  This will be a special trip and time with them.  With family in the area, we usually stay with them and do Disney "cheap".  We have never stayed at a resort before so that will be a new element.  Anyway, we are very excited and the countdown begins.  Only 144 days!

If you're ever bored...

Take your kids to the Halloween aisle!  It's neverending fun!

C is for Cwown

Gibbs Museum - Pioneer Village

We had a great time joining up with Woodcrest this past Monday for a fun field trip to the Gibbs Museum.  The Gibbs were some of the first settlers in Minnesota.  We got to tour a Soddy, their farmhouse, a one room schoolhouse, and make candles.  Jack loves meeting up with his buddies, and they were very sweet and excited to see him.  He also got to sit in on Grandma's class for a little while.  She's such a great teacher.  I think she taught all of us growing up and to think she would have had Jack too is really special.  

Making candles
Jack and Trevor 
Our candles

Girls weekend!

I love any time I get to spend with my friends, and this girl has been such a good loyal friend to me.  She is a rare find!  Libby and I met around the time we both got pregnant with Jack and Lexi.  We are compatible in our parenting and also our shopping!  We literally shopped until we dropped!  Although I was physically tired afterwards, I was inwardly refreshed.  I can't wait until the next time!

Church goings on

We are excited about our church!  Here is what has been going on.  A few weeks ago, our family sang together for the first time.  We sang "Keep Walking with The Lord", and I even the heard the kids singing along.  So if we can gather more songs together, we may do it again.  
We have started some special Sundays which began this past Sunday with Missions Day.  We had our missionaries the Booths to Portugal in the services.  We were also able to have them stay with us and really enjoyed that and getting to know them.  Here is a men's group practicing that sang that day.  
Here are the Booths and us with the Portugal flag.  
Also Kids 4 Truth has started!  We have changed a few things this year, and it seems to be going well.  The kids are having a good time and learning at the same time so that's the goal. 
The games are pretty fun to watch!  Here they are racing back to their team's side and throwing bean bags to try to dislodge theirs from the top of the cone.  
Another thing we have started that we have really enjoyed is Pizza with the Pastor on Sunday nights once a month.  We have had 3 of them, and it's been a great time getting together as always!  Here is the most recent one.  
Coming up - Family Day this next Sunday and a visit to Emma Krumbee's Apple Orchard!