Verses

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! Luke 1:45

Saturday, April 9, 2016

You Might Lose Your Head Over the Clearanced Chocolate

If you buy your child a Frozen brand shaped chocolate from the Easter clearance, you might hear the same child loudly exclaim in the middle of the store -- "I can't WAIT to bite off Elsa's head!"

Saturday, February 13, 2016

World Thinking Day


For World Thinking day, we had the country of Denmark. Or at least the Brownies in our troop did. We put together a booth complete with black licorice, legos (the inventor was from there and the word lego is a combination of two Danish words that mean "play well"), and the 'swaps' which are little pins with beads or whatever and a little card identifying the country.




Being a multi-level troop is quite an adventure at times but it's also very cool.




Valentine's Day 2016 Prelude

 Her Friday before Valentine's day "school party":


It occurred to me Thursday night that she would get a kick out of learning how to make the big tissue paper flowers so I picked up some tissue paper and green pipe cleaners.


I think they turned out quite well.

In what is becoming our Valentine's day tradition, I made heart shaped sugar cookies Thursday night and we decorated them. Well, everyone except Dude who just ate them.




Chick's primary goal was just to get as much frosting on each one. How it looked was secondary.





Quickie Last Four Months in Review

So -- I was not abducted or held captive. I haven't been ill or in a coma. I've just been busy. Which is not fun. At all.

But here's what's been happening.

Hubby's Birthday:


Christmas Pics:





Of the WHOLE family:




A Rugrat birthday:






Snowglobe picture for a Girl Scout craft:


Christmas came and went:



Along with a harried drive home from Arkansas hoping and praying to get home before the big storm hit. And we just did although we had to drive in pouring rain the whole way  -- at least it wasn't ice. No power for a day and three quarters then life returned to normal again.


Which included a Chick birthday.  Yikes she's 21 now!!!:





Finished a couple of her school subjects off early. This is her "Art Show" done at the end of the subject's lessons:




 Of course, school has been the main thing. I thought it might take less as she got farther along -- and it will -- but it will be MUCH farther along. For the time being, I'm trying very hard not to push things too fast and be content that we get to bond each day over little things like art projects and history facts and literature stories that are sometimes too dull for both of us and other times capture our attention.

So there it is. A little catch up.



Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Fun

As usual, we did Trunk or Treat on Halloween. Chick got there and disappeared to help in the haunted maze inside. Dude decided to stay home and hand out candy so it was just the three of us at our trunk. We had a superhero theme going this year.






Chick wore her medieval costume again since she didn't have time to put together the Pandora  costume she intended so she is determined to do it next year. It was supposed to be pretty cold so we ended up layering more than intended but we had a good time.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Pre-Halloween Fun Part 2


We got invited to our first Halloween party on the Friday before Halloween. Dude was gone to a Dungeons and Dragons party. But the rest of us donned our costumes and headed over to the Girl Scout troop leader's home for some food and fun.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pre-Halloween Fun

We got to make our usual trip to Chester's Pumpkin Patch this year but this time we went with the Girl Scouts on a Saturday.

This was Chester himself doing some magic tricks for the girls (those who found each other in the parking lot outside).





Group pic on the tractor:

We always have to take a silly faces one for our second one. Rugrat doesn't really get the whole silly face thing.


One of Rugrat's favorite parts is the pony ride. I think last year was her first time to go solo. This year she started to panic until I reminded her that she did it solo last year.









We headed home with our pumpkins in tow after a great time running around for 3 or 4 hours with our friends to get ready for another fun event -- Spooktacular at the Mustang Community Center.

That required costume:


They do it every year. Lots of local vendors set up games and give out candy to kids all free of charge. It's a really great and popular event. Unfortunately,  Rugrat and I had to do both of them by ourselves. Chick was there, but working at the Orange Leaf booth. She had a blast. She was definitely in her element.

Hubby was taking last minute advantage of a super low price on Razorback tickets (with my blessing) in Fayetteville. Dude was on a Boy Scout camp out. So, in the words of Rugrat, it was an all girl's weekend.