Monday, June 30, 2008
Kollin and Mikayla sing - how sweet!
Drew and his group share Bible verses that they learned with the congregation!
Drew reads his verse - you probably wouldn't guess this but he gets very nervous in front of large groups. Just like his daddy...
Ms. Amanda, our children's director, and Mr. Randy, our Youth Minister, pose with their "dyed" hair. During the week, we were having a competition to see whether the boys or the girls could bring more school supplies for children in need (our offering for the week). If the girls won, Mr. Randy agreed to dye his hair and if the boys won, Ms. Amanda agreed to dye hers. On Tuesday, someone suggested that Ms. Amanda dye hers anyway if over 150 items were collected. You may have already guessed, but the girls won the competition so Mr. Randy had to dye his hair, but we collected 236 items so Ms. Amanda had to dye her hair as well! They are such good sports, and we sure are blessed to have these two leading the children of our church!!
It wasn't cold, but Drew and Mikayla loved pretending it was with this blanket.
The Spectacular Show!!!
Drew gets to feel a "gravitational pull". I could not talk Mikayla into having a turn with this!Drew helps "prepare" the "rocket" to launch, and then watches as it launches. Mikayla stood beside me to watch, but she didn't want to get too close. She is so funny!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Drew and Mikayla and the other children danced during our opening and closing Worship Rallies! So much fun!!
I have gotten behind with my posting, and with us doing something every day, it is very hard to catch up. I will attempt to catch up tonight (and this weekend)! Last Saturday, we attended Adam's birthday party at the skating rink. You may remember Drew's party was held there the Saturday before last and we will be there tomorrow for Tyler's party. 3 Saturdays in a row at the skating rink and Drew couldn't be happier. Mikayla not so much as she doesn't like the "big" skates - I keep telling her that the only way to learn is to practice but she doesn't want anything to do with them!
Drew won cotton candy - they always spin a bowling pin after the "hokey pokey" and whoever it "lands" on wins candy. The first time Drew ever won was last week at his party (but I had them give the candy to Garrett who was sitting next to Drew because the birthday child always gets a bag anyway - Drew got very upset about this until he realized that he was getting a bag too!), so I couldn't believe it when it landed on him again this week. Mr. Gerald said Drew had to share with his sister though before he gave him the bag - Drew didn't mind! Look at that smile! We had a wonderful time at Adam's party - Happy Birthday Adam!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Mikayla, on the other hand, ate so she wouldn't have to watch. She does not like the fire or the volcanoes. I asked her if she wanted to go back to Kanpai for her birthday so she could get a chef hat and she replied "NO" - LOL.
Drew had just blown out his candle on his "rice cake"! The food was delicious and it was such a fun night for Drew. He's already planning his birthday trip for next year!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Drew swims under water with his goggles. Sometimes I think this child of mine spends more time under water than above it!
Both Mikayla and Drew swim in the deep end of Mimi and Poppi's pool without floats. Where did my babies go?!?
Drew reads with Mrs. Vaughn!
Mikayla looks on as Drew blows out his candles. He decided he wanted to eat the baseball cake that I had made for him. I got many, many compliments on the cake's appearance first and I was a little worried when Drew first suggested we eat that cake instead of the store-bought one. I got several more compliments, though, on the taste - even from the kids. I was breathing a huge sigh of relief when I heard those!!
Drew's friends look on as he opens his gifts. He was super excited about all of the gifts he received! We have an amazing circle of friends and I'm so glad our children will all grow up together. We missed some of our friends as they weren't able to be there because of family vacations. That's the only downfall to a summer birthday.
Tyler talks to his mom as he takes a break from skating!
Miss Amy helps Trevyr skate - by the end of the party he was zippin' around on his own!
Mikayla and Jadyn skate around the rink!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Mikayla sits with some of the other younger girls and watch as the older girls perform one of their dances! Mikayla loves watching the other girls dance almost as much as she enjoys dancing herself. She watches the recital video each year and "learns" the other girls dances. She is definitely our little "dancing queen"!