Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, May 18th

Today has been a busy day. It started off this morning with the pet parade. Each student is allowed to bring in a pet and parade it around the playground. If you don't have a live pet, you can bring a stuffed pet. Hannah brought a bunny that she dressed up in a dress and put a necklace on it. She told me she won a prize, but I am not sure which catagory it was. (She didn't bring it home.) Some of the other pets there besides dogs and cats were a lizard, a turkey, a frog, a goat and a stuffed bear. The stuffed bear was cute - they mounted a dog kennel on a wagon and put the stuffed bear inside with his head sticking out. They put a sign on the cage saying, "Don't feed the bear." Some people are pretty creative!

This evening was Halee's preschool graduation program. Here is her class on stage. She is the 4th from the right.

These are Halee's 2 teachers - Ms. Sandie and Ms. Janessa

There "number" tonight was to each say a memory verse for each letter of the alphabet. Halee had D - Do to others as you would have the do to you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Ringing Rocks

Last weekend, we went to Hamilton to visit some friends. We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and we spent the whole day outside - baseball game, party, bbq.

Sunday, on the way home, we decided to stop at the Ringing Rocks. It is located a few miles east of Whitehall on the Pipestone exit. It is about 4.5 miles back on a dirt road. The road is pretty good. Only 2 rough spots. If you decide to go, make sure you have a hammer with you!

Halee ringing the rocks.

Hannah climbing up to get more rocks.

Ed enjoyed it too.

Way at the top of this pile of rocks is Ed and Hannah. Hannah was way more excited to climb the rocks. Halee enjoyed banging on them!

Watch the movie to see what they sound like. You will just want to stop by there too!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

April Update

I know this is long overdue! In order to get my teaching certificate reissued, I need to get 6 college credits. So, 6 weeks ago I started taking 2 courses online. I submitted my final project today. On Monday I begin another course which is the beginning of the masters program for me. Needless to say, any free time I have, I have spent "in school." Therefore, this takes the back burner. Since I am in between courses, I thought I would give you a brief update!

Well, blogger is not letting me move the pictures, so you get a backwards update!

Ed was out of town for a week beginning April 21st. He went to Logan, UT and picked up his friend, John, and then they went and spent 2 days touring Moab. Then they went to Durango for Workshop in the Word and then on to Craig. While he was gone, Peggy and Chloe came for a visit. We took the girls swimming. This is Hannah.

and Halee.

Chloe was able to go to school with Halee. They were singing a song for the parents - popcorn popping on the apricot tree. Halee is in the middle with purple on. Chloe is to her right.

Friday, April 24th, Hannah's school had a spring celebration. Here is Hannah and her friend Cassidy.
We spend Easter in Billings. Ed's brother's family came also. Here are the cousins.

2 dozen easter eggs to dye and 6 dye kits!

The last time all of us in Craig, we were able to spend time with some families in the church. They had 2 nerf guns that the girls enjoyed playing with. For Easter, they got their own nerf guns. Here is Hannah
Halee found that it was easier to put the gun on the ground and push down. So the balls shot straight up in the air!

One of the "mission" projects that Hannah's teacher chose to do with the kids this year was to sing for the folks in a few of the assisted living facilitites. I was able to tag along on the last trip. Here are snipettes of the 3 songs they sang.

Lastly, to give you an update on our lives. I was able to interview for a kindergarten position in Craig. I was not chosen for that position. Hopefully something else will come about. Ed has been going to Craig every 3 weekends. Starting in May he will go every other weekend. Our house has not sold. Please put that on your prayer list. Nobody has even been looking at it (we've had one showing since we put it on the market!) Other than that, life as usual!