Thursday, April 26, 2007

Olivia's Song
Olivia started singing this song the other day when we were going somewhere in the van. Over and over she sang it, exactly the same way. So, a few days later, I asked her if she'd sing me her special song again so I could record it. Amazingly enough, she remembered it, and sang it, once again, the same way. Now, if I could only figure out the second part....."I love you forever........" Let me know if you figure it out.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ladies' "One Night With the King"
On Friday night, Renee opened her home to all of the ladies of the church. First, we watched the movie, "One Night With the King," which is about Esther. We also did pedicures, which was really fun. I was in charge of games. We did one where everyone was given a label to wear, which had a common word on it. If someone heard you say that word, they could steal your label. At the end of the night, the person with the most labels was the winner of a prize. It was pretty fun. I lost my label right away. We also played a "mystery purse game." Each lady could reach into a big purse for one minute and feel the items. Then they had to write down as many as they could remember. It was fun being in charge of the game, as I had lots of fun figuring out strange objects to put inside (squishy rubber lizard, anyone?) Of course, we also did lots of talking, laughing, and eating. It was a great night. I guess I never did a head count, but I'm guessing there were 25 or so women who came. Thanks, Renee, for the idea, and for opening your home!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Picnic and fun at the park

Sonya's Blog
I slave all day--dishes, laundry, etc., etc....Mommy and Daddy will tell you that I just play and nap all day, but don't believe it. This first picture is proof of my plight. Now, if I can just get this posting thing figured out.....well, until next time......Slave Sonya.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Miranda's 8th Birthday
April 10th is actually Miranda's birthday, but we celebrated today since there was no school, and also because I will have my piano lessons tomorrow evening. We went to McCook and ate lunch, then went to Wally World and got Miranda a new bike. She's still been riding the bike we got her several years ago. Her knees were almost bumping her chin. When we got home, we attempted to make a "treasure chest" cake. Well, let's just say that I won't be looking for a career as a cake decorator anytime soon! The cake totally fell apart. Miranda was so sweet--she said, "it's ok, when we frost it, it will look fine." So, the first picture shows the frosting I used to try and patch it up. Miranda decorated it herself with candy. I know that sounds weird, but she's such a "hands-on" person, that I knew she wouldn't be happy if I made her get out of the kitchen so I could decorate it. Anyway, it all turned out ok. My mom always made such beautiful cakes, and I sometimes wonder how she did it. I was just so relieved when it was done! Olivia and Sonya kept trying to steal candy. It about drove me bonkers! But Miranda was happy with it, so that's what matters. Wal-mart might make her next birthday cake!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Program

Haylee, Lydia, Miranda, and Kacie singing like the little angels that they are:-)

Paul concentrating on his solo

Olivia, Maycee, Kendra and Garrett; They were so cute and sang very well!

What can I say? Olivia rather liked being on the stage. She also seemed very comfortable with a microphone.

The big night....The Newsboys!
A group of 13 of us from church went to a Newsboys concert in Denver last night. It was really fun. First, we spent a few hours at the Flatiron Crossing Mall, much to Aaron's chagrin. He and Paul were the only males on the trip, so they just kind of had to go with the flow and endure this part of the trip. Aaron's question to me about the mall was, "How many clothing stores does a mall need?" Anyway, shopping was fun, the concert was awesome, and the drive was....long. We got home at 2:30 in the morning. As you'll see from the next pictures, we had an Easter program at church, which I directed, so staying in Denver wasn't an option. You only live once, right??!!

The pictures that I took during the concert really didn't turn out very well. We were fairly far back, although there were big screens that you could watch. Paul and I went down to the floor section for a while. It was soooo loud there, and since everyone was standing, of course, and since I'm only 5'4", and he's only, well, 9 yrs. old, we couldn't see much except the people in front of us jumping up and down. By the way, when I was down in the floor section, I saw an older couple (I hesitate to say what I mean by "older" because some of my best friends are "older" :-), jumping up and down, waving their arms, etc....generally behaving like teenagers. I thought to myself, "that's what I want to be like when I'm "older." I truly hope that I'm still going to concerts like this when I'm "older." Remind me, though, to turn down my hearing aids when that time comes! :-)

Friday, April 06, 2007

The kids had fun dying eggs this morning. If it looks like I'm including more pictures of Miranda than the other kids, it's because she was the one who got into it the most. We made her take a shower when she got done!!! She probably had the most fun, though.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"Little girls, Little girls
Everywhere I turn I can see them; Little girls, Little girls, Night and day I eat, sleep and breathe them......." So begins the song, "Little Girls" from the musical/movie "Annie." I wouldn't trade them for the world, but there are definitely days when I can somewhat relate to Miss Hannigan's song :-)

Miranda, practicing for her career as Spiderwoman

Three smiling little girls, all happy at the same time!