Saturday, June 18, 2011

New York - VBS Style!

I'm so tired but I want to go ahead & post while this is still fresh & not majorly old news. We just finished up VBS this week. I worked in 4th grade crafts (no diaper changing for me, thank you) and we had a great week. Super busy, never an idle moment, but fun too. The kids in our classes were wonderful and I hope they learned lots.

My kids seemed to have a great time. Emory charmed her teachers and Kaleigh always has fun so this week was no exception. And the twins walked into their room each day without hesitation so I can only assume they were glad to be there. Not sure how much they learned b/c all they could talk about was the "Balloon Man". This guy was in front of the church and they were terrified of him at first but slowly developed a fascination. Every day I tried to ask them what they did or learned and all they would talk about was the balloon man. We had to drive by slowly on the way out every day too.

They are scared of a lot right now. Besides "balloon man" they are scared of water (in swimming pools, not bath), the dark, tiny merry go rounds or any moving ride, and were terrified of fireworks as I mentioned before. Definitely the only way to deal with them is to let them ease into on their own and on their terms. Strangely though, they like bugs and dogs. Even big dogs don't scare them at all and we don't even have one.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Nathan and I tossed around the idea of doing something fun for Memorial Day weekend but in the end we decided there was too much work that needed to be done around here. We did manage to fit in a little fun among the work.

The deck was pretty much finished last summer but needed to be stained. More to protect it, but it also looks much better, don't you think? The first picture is with the rails done & the second is with the whole thing stained.

Nathan started working on that Thursday night and worked Friday and Saturday also. Friday night I took the kids to a birthday party. Emory spend the night with her Nana & Poppa. Saturday us girls slept in while Nathan worked then we went to pick up Emory. We stayed & had lunch with Nana & Poppa.

Sunday was church, then Nathan and John Paul put in the posts for our fence. Sunday night we met our friends Andy & Liz downtown to watch the fireworks. That's a great show if you've never seen it. The twins might disagree with that though. We were pretty close and the noise terrified them! Avery spend most of the time with her head buried in my neck and clinging to me so hard I could barely breathe! I'd tell her to turn & look and I'd say "isn't it pretty?" "Yeah", then she'd turn and bury her head again - HA! I just hope we didn't traumatize them for life! Emory liked it, she'd point and say "Yay" & "ooh".

Monday my parents were at the house and Nathan & our dads worked on the fence for most of the day. I took Kaleigh to another birthday party. It was a swimming party.

Nathan was off Tuesday too b/c he had a day off earlier this month that he forgot to take. We got out the kiddie pool for the kids. It took a while for some of them to come around but eventually they all decided it was fun. Kaleigh told us it was the most fun time she ever had. I don't really know what to think about that but I hope it's not true!