Sunday, January 21, 2007
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Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Sunday, January 14, 2007
While we were in North Carolina, Grandpa Harty gave us his train set. We set it up tonight (1-12-07). It was pretty fun. Funny thing, model trains. You have to make sure that the track is set up just right. When they slip, they don't work. After some work at it, we got it running. We called the kids in, and let them watch. Each one got a turn to be the conductor, and drive it around the table. We listened to Johnny Cash's Rock Island Line as it went around. The kids had a blast. As a side note, this picture of me is a good reminder that, even though I may not be leaving the house, it doesn't mean that I shouldn't at least fix my hair for the day :)
Posted by a at 1/14/2007 09:52:00 PM
The Band and Orchestra had a combined concert for their 4th grade students on Thursday, January 11th at 7pm at Hufford Junior High School. All of the Joliet 86 District 4th graders in Band and Orchestra were there. It was a packed house. I was standing near the end of the bleachers (with my 4 other kids) with a group of about 25 other people. It was hot. We were tired. Oh, and did I mention that I held Jimmy the whole 90 minutes that we were there? That was fun.
Jacob did very well. The parents were all in the gym, and at about 6:45, they marched all the students into the gym. There were 4 or 5 Band Directores, and 4 or 5 Orchestra Directors. They took turns between Orchestra and Band, and between directors. They played about 8 songs a piece. Then they had awards for Merit. Jacob got one. Good job Jacob!
In these pictures, obviously you can see Jacob coming into the gym carring his instrument. The other pics are of the concert. The one, I've zoomed in. It's fuzzy, but you can see him. The other, you can see part of his head, and the top of his cello. He's off to the right. It's a streatch, but he's there.
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Thursday, January 04, 2007
This was hysterical. Barbie had a wedgie. Her TuTu was stuck in her crack. Really stuck. I almost couldn't get it out. When it finally came out, it was more like a Thong than a TuTu bottom. Anyway, we all thought it was so funny. I took it into the bedroom to show Eme. The picture below is Emes reaction to be showing shown he barbie wedgie.
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Here's me, with my new "bling". Do you like? They're pearl earrings and a necklace. I don't have very much jewelry, so I am always excited to get more! I think they're lovely! Thanks so much Sophie, Randolph, and Fan!
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Brent brought his 'guns' from Illinois for the big gun battle. He also got a whole bunch of caps from Santa. Thanks Santa.
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Jacob got a watch in his stocking from Santa. He was so excited. He'd been asking for a watch for quite some time now. How did Santa know? He also got a Star Wars action figure set from Uncle Randolph, Aunt Sophie, and Uncle Fan. He decided to keep his Aunt Sue and Grandma Ida dollars and add it to his dollars he already had. He bought Star Wars Legos II with his money. He played the game boy game most of the way home from North Carolina.
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Here's Eme on Christmas Day. She got a small Doodle Bear and a Barbie Ballerina in her stocking. She got a super big Pony and a Dora Dominos game from Aunt Sue and Grandma Ida, and a My Little Pony set from Randolph, Sophie and Fan. She was really excited.
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Joe got a walking robot and a GI Joe doll in his stocking. Look at his happy smiling face. I just love that. He also got a Lightning McQueen car from Aunt Sue and Grandma Ida, and a Thomas the Train station from Uncle Randolph and Aunt Sophie (and Uncle Fan). Check out the look on Joes face in the picture with the car. The car has the same expression. Funny, eh?
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Here's Jim opening his stocking. He got a football, a spiderman ball, and a superman ball. From Uncle Randolph and Aunt Sophie, he got a real nice stuffed animal. From Aunt Sue and Grandma Ida, he got a Stick Horse that makes noises. He really liked his toys. And, he really liked his candy. What a messy kid. Before we realized it, he had eating 1/2 of one of his little candy bars, wrapper and all. Silly boy!
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Santa brought our stockings to Grammie and Grandpa Hartys house instead of to Joliet before we left. We slept in at Aunt Eleanors house, and then went over to Paul and Carol's house. We were going to open presents, and then the missionaries were coming over for lunch. We were going back to Eleanors before they were to get there. Brent, bless his heart, doesn't like to be around when the elders are there. It's just a quirk of his. And I guess I don't blame him. He explained it to me. He drove 900 miles to visit with his parents, not with the elders. And not to watch his parents visit with the elders. K, I understand.
Anyway, by the time we got there, there wasn't really time to do anything. At some point, we decided to just open presents and stay when the elders came. They ended up coming in when were were only about 3/4 of the way through the presents. It wasn't too bad. After the presents, we had lunch. Then, Brent and I went on a walk. It was such good weather there, that we were able to walk most days. Gotta like the south.
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