Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kid count

We are down one girl this week.   She is at Inside/Out Beginner’s Camp.  This will be her last year to attend this camp.  Bill and the boys took her to camp today since I am working this week. 

Over the weekend I made 25 fur collars with ribbon closures for the ballet.  The ballet is June 11th.  I still have 3 vests, 2 shirts, 1 skirt and 2 tutu’s to finish.

4 more years

Sounds like a slogan for a Presidential campaign, but in this case it is how many more years this boy will be living in my house full time.  Yes, he will be a freshman in high school in the fall.  This picture is from Fridays 8th grade graduation.  Justin will be in 7th grade in the fall and Jemma will be in 5th grade.  They will all be at 3 different schools next year and Bill is at a 4th different school.

Will is really enjoying being taller and having longer arms than mom.  He can put things away for me when I would need a step stool and the other day, I kept telling him to move something for me because I couldn’t reach it.  He just reaches over and did it for me.

One of the neat things about Will’s graduation was watching his Reading/Writing workshop teacher, Mr. Torrence get up in front of all the students with his crawdad hat on and had all the students jumping up to help him with the Crawdad Dance.  All these cool 8th graders, almost freshman, were doing this fun and silly little dance.

Graduation didn’t last as long as expected because our US Congrassman, James Langford, was supposed to be the speaker.  He didn’t make his flight to OK, Thursday night because of a late vote at the Capital.

Theft in my neighborhood

I know, I’m like you, I thought I lived in a very safe neighborhood too.  But the perpetrator struck between 7:30-8:00 am.  Where was my neighborhood watch program then. 

Well the item  that was taken was actually returned right before supper and this is what it looked like.

One of the mother’s of my girl scouts took it upon herself to take my pot and plant flowers in it.  I haven’t had a chance to do it.  Several of my girl scouts chipped in to pay for the flowers.  This mom also works for TLC.

This is the second time this spring that this mom has stolen pots.  She also stole pots from the front of one of our teacher’s houses.  Those pots came back painted and filled with flowers.  The teacher had moved into her new house within a month and didn’t have any idea that the pots were missing.

Minute to Win it

Our assistant principal decided that the last two weeks of school we would have some extra fun, so when the students are arriving we are having Minute to Win It games in the gym.  Monday morning started out with teachers and staff.

I got to play one of the games.  The goal was to use the air from the balloon to knock plastic cups off of the risers.  It’s not as easy as it looks.  The risers had a little bit of carpet on them which caused didn’t allow for the cups to slide smoothly.

There was eight of us competing and no one knocked down all 15 in one minute.  I did make the run off.  Four of us had six cups left.  I still had 2 cups left when one of the teachers had them all knocked down.  She won movie tickets.

Jemma was the photographer for the event on my camera.  She did a pretty good job.  This is a picture of one of our teachers that goes to church with us.  She also got a really good picture of our principal who is retiring.  We will use it for her retirement party.

OK sightings

Have you seen the land run in Bricktown?

While Justin was climbing the rock wall, Jemma and I went exploring.  We crossed the railroad tracks, and a drainage ditch to see the land run.  It’s not far from the Bass Pro shop, at then end of the Bricktown Canal and it’s set in a park like setting.  It was fun checking it out.

So you want to be a rock star!

Justin went rock climbing with his boy scout troop tonight.  Bill and Will went to a meeting about selling boy scout popcorn, so Jemma and I took him and took pictures.  I guess we could have done some climbing also, I just didn’t think about it before hand.  I think I would like to try it sometime.

He kept saying he was afraid of heights, then I reminded him he climbed the silo on my parents farm last summer and that was 60 feet.

The inside of this building is where you can rock climb in OKC.

Fun with my camera


The last track meet was a week ago Sat.  Will didn’t have a great ending to his season, but I was playing around with my camera to get it to take pictures continuous pictures as he threw.  So if you scroll through these pictures really fast, it might look like you were there.

Royal Weddings and Sleepovers don’t mix

Yes, I got up at 4:10 am and watched the royal wedding.  I think I was 9 or 10 when Princess Diana got married and I got up early and watched that royal wedding also.   I was going to get Jemma up, but she was up late the night before doing homework so she said not to get her up.  I sat and sewed sequins on this tutu while I watched the wedding.

That night Jemma had a sleepover for her birthday.  I was soooo tired.  I couldn’t wait until they went to bed.  I got really tired at work about 2:00 pm and it took me a while to figure out why I was so tired.  They had fun doing facials and painting their toes.

The reason I was sewing sequins on the tutu is because it’s time for another ballet.  Jemma takes ballet lessons from Academy of Ballet and Theater Arts.  Lisa Webb, who goes to church with us, is the director.  The performance of Cinderella  is June 11th at 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm.  If you are interested in coming, I have tickets for sale.  They are $15 a piece.

Free Tickets-It’s a good thing

Bill and Will got free tickets to the first game, of the second round of the play offs to see the OKC Thunder.  Some friends were giving them away on facebook.  They had 30 mins. to get to the game after they got the tickets.  With the OKC Memorial marathon finishing up, they had a hard time finding parking.  They made it into the arena at the end of the first quarter.  They still had a great time.

Bill and I went to a game a couple of weeks ago, so the boys had to draw straws to see who would go.  They actually had to guess the correct number.  They got free t-shirts for the game.  Bill was pretty excited about that.

Hopefully the Thunder will win the next game and the series in order to go on to the Championships.  Thunder Up!