Sunday, March 30, 2008
Each family gets one try, so Courtney and the girls put their heads together again this year to come up with a creative, formidable packaging for their eggs. This year Ryenne and Kate decided putting the egg in jello would a great way to go. Because we didn't know if the eggs were kept refrigerated, Courtney brought some stuff home from work that starts as a liquid, but sets up like a jello consistency. Court was a little worried because it ended up being really heavy! But the girls were optimistic. . .
. . .however, Dad was right! The package was so heavy that when it dropped, both the top and the bottom of the container became unattached! We thought we could see yolk and the judges confirmed it! Mrs. Goodliffe, the school librarian had to dig through the goop to make sure. We laughed when she said, "This one is creeping me out!" Sadly, our poor egg didn't make it this year!
However, we're already at work thinking about next year's idea! Better luck next time!
Monday, March 24, 2008
We created masterpieces at the Art Garden. . .
. . .and Ryenne loved the little old fashioned school house. She decided this was her favorite part! She was a very good student and finished her reading, writing, and arithmetic before we had to go. Kate was the teacher!
Emmy was a big girl at school, too!
Kate. . Future President of the United States?
The Treehouse was a definite success! We decided to go back another day and try out all of the things we didn't have time for. We had to stop at Farr's for an ice cream cone, of course. A perfect ending to our "Girls Day" on the town!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Had to include a picture of the old stompin' grounds! Some places never change! When we drove into Baronessa to show the girls where I used to live, Courtney was laughing that they would wonder who this old guy in a mini-van was stalking the apartment building full of girls.
Apartment C-6! My how time flies!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I immediately began to rant, "Ryenne Ashleigh Wood, what are you thinking?" when I stopped. I realized I just had to laugh. And I definitely had to take a picture. The best was the look of relief on the girls faces when they realized I was laughing.
I had my suspicions, but now they are confirmed. We have a full blown case of Spring Fever at our house.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
(We thought this was one of Emmy's better dress-up creations. Shortly thereafter, she proceeded to create a tornado throughout the entire house. But luckily, I now know that this turmoil is only caused by an effort to search out and destroy any evil villains that may be lurking about. I feel much better now.)
Each year at Valentine's Day, the girls like to do something to surprise my Aunt Andrea. She is their favorite babysitter and does so much to help us! This year we made a big sign for her door and hung it up before school started so she would be surprised. It was pretty cold but the girls were so excited they didn't even care! The knocked on the door and hid and Andrea was sure surprised! This is one of our most fun Valentine traditions.
Ryenne loves art! She entered a visual arts entry in the Reflections contest this fall. The theme was "I can make a difference. . ." For her picture, Ryenne chose to draw how she could make a difference by following the Golden Rule. (Mrs. Barrus talks about the Golden Rule in their class a lot!) She was thrilled when she won the visual arts category at her school level. Last week we were able to go to an awards program for the council level, which she also won. She was so excited! She was asked to go up in front of everyone and tell a little bit about her picture and why she chose to draw about that. What a brave girl she was! She did a great job and didn't seem a bit scared once she got up there.