Apr 27, 2009
Posted by Toni Burns at 12:49 PM
Apr 23, 2009
The paper is a dark color but can be bleached.
Here I am making my first piece of paper. The first one was made out of Agave, the second piece we made was made of a mixture of agave and recycled paper. The third piece we made was a mixture of the two pieces. First we made a paper of the recycled/agave mix then right on top of that paper we made an agave piece. We then took away parts of the top layer to make a decorative piece.
This is how Cory's decorative piece turned out.
Posted by Toni Burns at 8:21 AM
Apr 19, 2009
There are two mariachi concerts. At the end of the first concert the kids needed to go to the bathroom. When I got back Cory told me that I had just missed them asking if anyone was having a Birthday so that the Mariachi could sing to them. I talked to the MC between shows and she said that they would do it again so that Abigail could go on stage and get sung to. I thought she would be embarrassed and not want to do it but she was so excited. She ran up there and smiled the whole song. First they sang to her the Spanish song "Las mañanitas" then they sang "Happy Birthday" in English. When she got back to her seat she said "Mom, did you know that Mariachi know English?!"
Posted by Toni Burns at 7:55 AM
Apr 17, 2009
There were all kinds of fake animals around the lake. Zebras, elephants, dogs, rhinos, etc.
Here is Abigail under the shark!
Posted by Toni Burns at 7:11 AM
Apr 16, 2009
Sunday was a super fun day. Not only was it Easter but Abigail turned 5. We got up and hunted eggs and the kids found their Easter baskets (wonderfully filled with goodies my in laws brought us from the states).
We got ready for church and headed to Krispy Kreme for a fun breakfast. Our Krispy Kreme has a great playground and we were the only customers they had. We stayed for over and hour and as we were leaving another family arrived. It was great we had to the whole place to ourselves. We then headed to church and had a good time with everyone there.
After lunch at Sirloin Stockade we came home and had cake and opened presents. It was a lot of fun.
Posted by Toni Burns at 8:13 AM
Apr 10, 2009
The kids were each given a small amount of dough that they rolled into a ball and put into a press. Then they took their tortillas to be cooked and later fed the tortillas to the chickens and other animals.
They also had a reptile show at the very end. Abigail wasn't so sure about this baby croc.
Posted by Toni Burns at 9:03 AM
Posted by Toni Burns at 7:00 AM
Trying to act tough
This was after a really good tackle right before half time. As they were walking in to the locker room he and his coach were reliving the play. It was so adorable (is that an ok word to use when talking about football?)
The team right after they got their jerseys.
I am glad the season is over because things are going to calm down a little but it sure was fun.
Posted by Toni Burns at 7:00 AM
Apr 9, 2009
Sorry I cant figure out how to rotate this picture.
Here is Abigail holding her class sign. They actually ride their bikes around the park with the classrooms. They even have a little race. After the bike parade there are parent/child competitions. It was a lot of fun. She is still talking about how we raced together.
Posted by Toni Burns at 12:30 AM
Posted by Toni Burns at 12:17 AM
Apr 6, 2009
Today, April 6th has been a long awaited day in our household. Today was the opening day for the Boston Red Sox. Much preparation went into today. I went shopping yesterday to make sure we had the ingredients needed for a proper game day cook out. This morning the kids were warned that at 11 o'clock everyone was going to stop what they were doing and get the house in great shape so we could watch the 1 o'clock game. Without me even having to say anything Josiah began cleaning at 11 and soon was asking me what else needed to get done, what amazing power baseball holds over a 7 year old. At 12 I realized I was missing kidney beans for the chili. Well Kidney beans can only be bought at the import store which is about a 15-20 minute drive from our house. I quickly threw together the Boston Baked Beans put them in the oven and drove to get the kidney beans. I got home at 1:03 and there still wasn't a first pitch. 1:15 still no first pitch, they were showing interviews with the players. Josiah was getting a little frustrated so I got on the internet and what did I see GAME POSPONED because of rain and wind. So, I broke the news to my family. All Josiah could say for the next 5 minutes was "I did all that work for nothing!" over and over. The truth is I was feeling the same exact thing he was! "I did all that for nothing!" Well, the game is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:05. I think we will just order pizza or have frito pies because I am not doing that over again.
Posted by Toni Burns at 6:59 AM