Every good and perfect gift is from above...James 1:17

Sunday, June 18, 2017

In It To Win It!

The whole family was 'In It To Win It' for Daisy's birthday! We even had the Shaws and the Nemetis join us for the fun and games.

First up: the big ole ball of Saran Wrap with lots of candy!
After that: Left, Right & Center
Next: pass life savers san hands
Followed by: a sort of cup stacking and unstacking game
Then: egg toss
Enjoyed by everyone!
 Steph and her boyfriend were the winners. They had a celebratory toss, which proved to be one too many. She was a good sport. A stinky, egg-smelling sport, but a good one.
 The next round Daisy was afraid to catch it and kept ducking when it came to her, but it would not break when it hit the grass. She was wondering if it was hard boiled, until...
 she finally caught it and it busted in her hands.
After that: photo scavenger hunt
My favorite photo find was nose hair.
Finally: cake!
Last but certainly not least: hugs all around!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Camp Carter

I love going on field trips with my kiddos, especially when they are coming to an end. The good thing about 5th grade field trips is that by this point a lot of parents are kind of over it, so I've been able to tag along to all of Zeke's this year. Yay!

This time we went to Camp Carter. It was a beautiful day and we spent the whole time outside.

First we learned about local fossils and went on a fossil hunt.
After that we learned about the local food chain. The kids had to scoop up some mud and dig through it to find living stuff. Obviously they enjoyed it.
Next we shot bows and arrows. I participated and even hit the target a few times.
After lunch we went on a 2-mile hike through the woods. I learned that the yucca plant is not native to Texas, but brought up with the cattle drives.
I love getting to spend the day with my Zekers!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Care For Me Dolls

Daisy's pullout GT teacher picked one group project to showcase at the FWISD Gifted/Talented Fair. She picked Daisy's group to represent Carlson! She is expecting, which may have had something to do with it. She said the project was so sweet it made her cry. Pregnancy hormones. It was a sweet project, though.
Daisy and her group decided to design Care For Me Dolls. The following is a direct quote from one of the creators: "They are dolls that are for people who are injured or sick. You get them and they're like you and you have to care for them. We thought that would help people concentrate less if they have a broken bone or something. They can take care of the doll in the hospital and be side-tracked."
Audrey, Daisy and Katheryn, the master minds behind the Care For Me Dolls.
I'm proud of my Daisy for combining her academic interests with her real life passion.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Happy Easter To All

Hippoty hoppity, Easter's on its way.
We took a side bar on the way to the folks' this trip. These tanks are off the side of the road near Ft. Riley.
Once we arrived we took the usual pasture dog-walk.
We went mushroom hunting and Daisy and Zekers found one! Then they played in the creek.
Abe and I posed for some senior pictures. 🤣
Lijee walked back with the grand folks.
These two found a little bitty baby toad.
I always like to stop by Steve's cross.
Grandpa, Daisy and I picked some asparagus,
while the boys played on the swing set.
 Of course we found time to decorate eggs.
 This climbing wall is Uncle Steve's memorial.
We love the annual Randolph Egg Hunt.
 Then our cousins Hailey and Landon came!
 Our second hunt of the day.
 Checking out the loot.
We also did a glow in the dark hunt, but it was beginning to rain so the eggs were not hidden very hard.
Sunday we saw our Easter Cousins.
How many kids does it take to get an egg out of a tree? Apparently a lot.
Sorting through the candy is an important part.
Great Grandma Hoard
It was an exhausting weekend.
But since the Easter Bunny visited when we were gone, we all rallied when we got home!
 I enjoy the Easter Bunny and the egg hunts, but most importantly I am thankful to our Heavenly Father for the real meaning of Easter.
He is risen indeed!
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