Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

All the leftover turkey and dressing is gone. The Christmas tree is up, the lighted deer is outside to greet thoses that pass by. The Christmas cards are addressed and ready to mail out. Get this, we had our first pre-Christmas snow the past couple of days. It started snowing at 4PM on Monday and continued to snow until around 11AM yesterday. The kids loved it! It's too bad the snow didn't stick, it would have been beautiful.
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The kids catching snowflakes with their hands and tongues

IT'S BEING TO LOOK LIKE CHRISTMAS!

Our Thanksgiving get together was enjoyable and fun. The ladies took home a container of my lip gloss that I made and everyone went home with their Blessings Mix. My goodness the food that was prepared and no one went away hungry.  I know I had a good time, catching up on everyone's lives. I hated that not everyone could make it and of course our family out West, but I understand. Below are a few pictures of the day:
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Dash kept running off, so I had to hold him down for pictures
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Five Generations
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I still can't get over our Jon-Boy is a Senior

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The new homeowners at their new house
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The kids love Zayden
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I can't believe I forgot to get a picture of the cook, while I was outside taking photos
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Katie's class is partaking in the "Read for Food" campaign for a region in South America.  Katie is so excited about participating in this campaign.  She has set her goal at 90 books, which includes chapters, within the next three weeks.  She was telling a lady at the grocery store about it and how many books she wants to read for the cause.  I thought it was so sweet that this woman took out some money out of her pocket and gave it to Katie for a donation towards the cause.  How selfless was that?  Katie didn't know what to do with it.  We walked out the store and she asked me, "momma, why did that lady just give me this money?"  I explained to her that it was a donation towards the "Read for Food".  "What am I suppose to do with it?" she asked.  The campaign began yesterday and she read 3 books.  She wanted to read more, but she had a headache and I didn't want her to push it.  I'm glad Mrs. G said that a chapter will count as a book.  I hope Katie reaches her goal.  Now, Doug and I need to decide how much cash donation per book to give her.  

Katie's problem with solving math questions are improving and Mrs. G seems to think she is ready to read level H books.  Of course, Katie reminds me that she normally reads level G, but Mrs. G wanted her to try level H.  She did pretty good reading it last night. 

Colton is still enjoying watching videos from Kids 123.  They do have some really good and educational videos for preschoolers.  Colton's favorite would be "Animal Sounds", "Five Little Monkeys", and "10 In The Bed".  It's just too bad each video doesn't last more than 15 seconds because I'm constantly having to stop what I'm doing just to start another one.  It's funny, when he wants to watch his videos on the computer, he'll get up in my face and spray the word "com-PU-ter".  I usually have to wipe off my face everytime he says the word.  I also have to hold back the laughter. 
Mirya

1 comment:

The Mason Bunch said...

I already have a correction. After going through some of Katie's school work, I noticed that the project is "Read to Feed" not "Read for Food". Ugh! I was close, but no cigar.