Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Josiah and Judah were especially funny....and Josiah did a few videos of we girls and Judah singing some veggitales songs. :) The only really good one was "The Rumor Weed," but we also did "Good morning, George" :D That one I can't post, because Judah got a bit too goofy...but anyways......
Sarah took this (I think.....) of me while Moriah and I were discussing what things we should bring with us to camp in October. :) I know, I know! It's still a couple months away, but we're both really excited about it. :D
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Until I can get together a "real" post, here's a picture. :)
Friday, July 27, 2007
Here are some pictures of this week's happenings. :D
Josiah agreed to pose in exchange to be allowed to use the camera as well. :)
Josiah took this one of Karah. :) And this one of we girls (or most of us, anyway)
Sarah got in on it too, and took this one of myself and Karah. :)
A bit more sanity showing through... ;)
I turned around to find Buddy trimming the hedges....by pulling off the odd branches. :/ At least it was more productive than digging needless holes. ;)
They've been building sand castles quite a bit lately, and have "hired" me as the "royal photographer".. :D
Here's the faithful watchdog
The four builders. :)
One more of their castles...complete with a river and drawbridge!
More in just a moment! :D
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
While they were gone, I finished baking the muffins Mom had been working on, and did some other stuff in the kitchen, while I had the other kids playing puzzles, and watching a movie. it was a looooonnnnnnggg evening, to say the least!
For lack of anything else to post, I figured I'd post this pic of Karah, from our photo shoot. She was attempting to run away from me... :)
Saturday, July 21, 2007
And a view of the inside:
Here is the scarf and scrunchie Sarah asked me to make for one of Sam's sisters. I love working with fun-fur! :)
The scarf and scrunchie Karah requested for Sam's youngest (currently, youngest) sister:
Some crocheted potholders:
And a knitted bookmarker I made for another penpal of mine who had a birthday earlier this month:
I'm still working on getting a picture of Sarah's t-shirt dress, and still have to finish her other dress (like Karah's long purple dress), Karah's night gown, Mom's nursing dress, Moriah's and my dresses, as well as a few more things! Whew....our sewing machine is definitely getting going to be tested to it's limit! lol I've got some more projects to post pictures of, that I've actually finished, but I don't actually have the pictures yet. ;)
One of Karah's creative shots....
I thought this was a rather cute/sweet picture she took...her little pudgy feet next to the flowers. :)Buddy, our guard dog as always
I just love her expressions!
I got one of Josiah too! :D
Instructing me on how to take pictures of her
She took this one of me!
Sittin on the tree
a bit blurry...another of her works :)
Karah insisted on posing with Buddy...which wasn't that hard to accomplish, for once. :)
Gotta love that dog! :D
Here Buddy is, demonstrating his favorite thing to do outside:
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Hee...ok, I was getting a bit dramatic there... :) Today, for the weekly Summer Reading Program Special for the kids, there was a reptile guy who brought in some of his turtles, lizards, and, of course, SNAKES!! But, before I get to that, I'll talk about how it went with my "normal" library work. ;) There were about 5 volunteers (including myself) there, so I didn't have to do much shelving (and we couldn't have, even if we wanted to, because the line of kids and parents waiting for the show was literally so long that they were wrapping around the bookshelves all over the children's area!) but I did get to teach a new volunteer where everything gets put, and how to shelve each different section.....two of the girls left early, so it was just me, Ashley, and Janika (I have no idea if I spelled that right!) towards the end. The whole time, it was crazy....there were so many people there, with all the noise, it was really bad. All the librarians were constantly after the kids who were running, or pulling books off the shelves and bringing them to the desk, putting them on the carts (yep, there were even a few kids doing that! They must not like me very well....lol).....needless to say, if I come to the snake show next year, it won't be to work! lol
Now about the snakes......I was really hoping that I could touch one of the snakes...I really was! I wouldn't want to hold one, of course, but I'd at least like to touch a snake, other than a dead one. :) Anyhow, the guy was really interesting....he was very informative, and gave lots of good information about how to tell a poisonous snake from a harmless snake (he only really covered the ones found in North Carolina though...) and what to do if you find a snake in your yard (kill it!! Free advice from, me :D), and all that.....He brought along several of his own snakes, as well as one of his turtles. But the turtles weren't as interesting as the snakes. ;D Ms. Forsythe (the children's director) was having the time of her life with the snakes! lol She loves reptiles, and she, at one point, was carrying around two of his smaller snakes for the children to see and touch. :) So many of the children would scream if they even came near it though, so it was pretty loud when the snakes were brought out! lol As I said before, I had wanted to be able to touch one of them, but there were so many people surrounding them that I couldn't even try. :(
There was one that I did NOT want to touch though.....a python! I don't know exactly how long it was, but it took fourteen people to hold it! (They had to have almost every inch of the snake held, or she would become insecure and start to coil up....as the snake guy put it "And when she gets insecure, everybody gets insecure!" Amen!) And guess who was holding the head?! Ms. Forsythe!! :D I kind of expected that she would, though... :) The python was huge....and intimidating.....and scary....so I made sure to avoid it. :) I thought about touching it, but, again couldn't get near it, so I backed down. Oohhhh!! When they were showing around the smaller snakes, there were about 5 or 6 of them going around the room (which is pretty big), and when the guy had everyone bring them back so he could put them away, boy you should have heard the screams when he said "Oops! Looks like they're not all here!" LOL They were there, just in different hands.....we didn't have to go on any wild snake hunts. :)
Something about working at the library makes me so tired, and starving too! I'm off to go get some food.... :D