Tuesday, May 25, 2010

End of year Chinese Performance

Aussie had his end of the year Chinese performance on Saturday. Here he is with one of his best friends, Sam and the principal, Ms. Irene. This certificate shows he had perfect attendance, however even better than that...
Aussie got on the honor roll!

In the post below you can see the end of the year song Aussie's class performed. And of course Greg was involved. You don't think he would really go out in public like this if he wasn't participating in something do you?And Mason and Ashley tried on the glasses.

May 2010 Nashville Chinese Performance- CSL2

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pictures and Leah's Concert

I am so very tired, but I really wanted to get these pictures on here. Every once in a long while Greg has to prove that he can still pick up all three. Crazy but cute!
Grandma sent Ashley this outfit. I think it is absolutely adorable.
We went to a young girl from our church, Leah Gray's premeir concert. I wasn't expecting POP music. I had heard her sing several years before and she sang country and jazz. She is a fabulous and I mean FABULOUS fiddle player. But the party tonight was none of that. It was good but REALLY loud! The boys thought they would go deaf. So the boys and I hung out in the back. I have some pictures that I'll have to share tomorrow of what they were doing back there. They found a vent type thing that was blowing air, so they were having loads of fun with that. Then Aussie started climbing the walls literally.
Ashley got her picture taken with Leah after the concert. She already has one autographed picture of her and Annette from Venus Hum- another POP singer. So we will have Leah autograph this picture so Ashley can have it in her room as well.

After the party I took a few shots with Greg's work camera.
And I absoloutely love these two pictures.



Just another one of my girl.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

After church on Sunday we went to Logan's. Yummy Yummy Yummy! I got me a nice big fillet Mignon and it was cooked perfectly and had lots of yummy spices on it just how I like it! The kids each gave me a card.


I don't know what this says, and Aussie forgot what he wrote! Pretty impressive if he could read it!And they gave me some yummy cookies in which I gratefully shared with them.I have always loved this painting of Jesus! I don't know why I never thought to take a picture of my kids by it before. Aussie wanted me to make him a keaton mask. And this mask was actually on the internet. It had the pieces to cut out, but it didn't have any directions with it. Still he loves it! It is a mask from Zelda- one of his favorite games.
Tonight I made homemade wheat thin crackers. It was so easy!
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 T honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
4 T butter
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp vanilla
salt for topping
Mix all the ingredients together. Roll out thin on baking stone or use parchment paper on cookie sheet. Salt liberally. Cut into squares. Cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Then I liked to top them with mild cheddar cheese. Yum!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Colonial Day living

I am very sleepy, but I need to be up at least another hour to finish making bread. A week and a half ago we went to Murfreesboro to where they were having a Colonial day set up. The kids got to make yankee dolls. Or atleast that is what Ashley called them. They are little rag dolls. And Ashley has been wanting to make several at home since doing this there.
We learned about the different flags. We also learned that being a yankee is a state of mind.

They worked together to saw a piece of firewood.And they got to write their name with a quill pen.They learned how to wash clothes the old fashioned way.And then they beat the rug to dry it.They learned how the soldier camped. Most of the time they didn't have a tent.
They even got to dress up in colonial day clothing.
This was absolutely the sweetest thing. When Kadence caught up with the group and Aussie saw her, he literally stopped in his tracks. Then he whispered to me, "She is SO Beautiful! I could look at her all day!"
Then they got to play some games.




And last but not least they got to see some animals. This was a tiny tiny baby pony with her tiny mother pony. I found out something very interesting that I really could have gone my whole life without knowing. So I'll tell you so you wish you never knew too. When the mother horse pooped, the baby would eat it. The poop would have the nutrients in it that the baby would need already mushed and digested, making it easier for the baby to digest it.
Mason and Aussie held some chicks. Ashley was afraid to.


Ashley is with the mother pony. It was a gorgeous day! Perfect weather to be outside!