Thursday, April 30, 2009
The program: Dive Into A Learning Adventure w/Stephen Fite
He took the kids on a Learning Adventure in his Yellow Submarine. They learned about the Vowels, the Colors & more! Sang: Sing Ya Later, Baby Shark, Shake Break, & Hi My Name Is Joe.
The kids had a wonderful time! When the program ended it was back on the van & back to daycare for lunch. PIZZA!! I was glad to be apart of all the excitement!
This weeks lesson was really difficult! It was about understanding personality. How to help us understand ourselves & to learn to appreciate others. I learned that when we begin to accept ourselves, we can begin to accept others & understand their strengths & weaknesses as well.
We also talked about who we are in Christ.
Who I Am In Christ
I am accepted in Christ
I am secure in Christ
I am significant in Christ
I was also touched by this prayer: "I Pray You Enough"
I pray you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I pray you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I pray you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive & everlasting.
I pray you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I pray you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I pray you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I pray you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
Personalities are broken into 4 types:
Sanguines love to have fun.
Cholerics are considered natural-born leaders.
Melancholics are thinkers.
Phlegmatics are natural peacemakers.
We all took a short test, & I was truly surprised by the outcome of my personality. You think you are one thing, but the outcome was different. I am Melancholy Phlegmatic! When I got home I gave the test to Casey. He is Choleric Melancholy.
The website to take the test is : http://www.oneishy.com/
Take a few minutes to visit the website, take the test & see what your strengths & weaknesses are. You may be surprised!?!
So who are you, anyway?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Kayeigh's Girl Scout Troop #8209 was 1 of 6 from Holliday that held the 7th Annual Food Drive this past Saturday. The food they collected will help senior citizens in Archer City & Holliday, the Holliday Food Pantry at the church, & for the area families affected by the recent fires. Earlier that week, the girls passed out bags in Lakeside City & Holliday with a note requesting canned meat, veggies, fruit, dry items & misc. Saturday morning the girls rode with their leaders & other volunteers to pick up the bags of food. When they returned to the church the girls unloaded the bags & weighed them. Then they sorted them into the above categories. The girls worked from 9am-12noon & collected a total of 1,800lbs of food!
Friday, April 24, 2009
As part of my (Kayleigh) 4th grade social studies, we had a project to build a model of the Alamo. I have not seen the Alamo other than pictures. It had to be a certain size & could be made from any materials. Our parents could help, but we had to do most of the work. I had ideas & knew what some of my friends were doing. Some used waffles, star burst candy, sugar cubes, & clay. I wanted mine to be real looking. We went to buy supplies, I used a snickers box & covered it with sand paper. I used dowel rods, wrapped with sand paper for the 4 posts & darker sand paper for the door. I used black sticky pads for the windows. I put moss around the Alamo & found twigs to use for trees. I used a piece of a wire hanger for the flag pole & colored the flag myself. Mom, Dad, Nan & Pop Pop helped me with cutting & the hot glue gun. We worked on it over spring break. All the Alamos were displayed on the stage for people to see. I was proud to get a 100!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The girls like to ride with him on the bulldozer. It is fun to watch them (with Casey's help) to get in & out. I have even been on the bulldozer. It scares me! I think the thing that scares me most is watching him load/unload, it tilts so far back you think it might flip over. Casey could probably do it in his sleep! Kayleigh is able to draw a pretty good picture of one. You never know she could be the 1st female Stone to operate a bulldozer!
Monday, April 20, 2009
There are so many bluebonnets growing on the side of the road in and around Wichita Falls. I have seen many people stop & take pictures with their kids. I have always thought it would be fun to do this with the girls. We were on our way to Randelett, Oklahoma. We passed a group on the other side of the highway taking pictures with their family. I told Casey SEE, SEE other people get to take pictures with the bluebonnets! The next flowers we saw on our side of the highway Casey stopped & said go for it. It was on this hill, I carried Nattie on my hip & Emily by one arm, thinking is this really worth it!?! Of course it is, beautiful flowers & pictures of the girls. The next thing was Emily's sandal came off & she stepped in a sticker patch & started to cry! Casey reminded me how bad I wanted to do this. We got situated & then my ankles & feet started burning. ANTS!! I thought to myself, hurry take the pictures and GO! Kayleigh said, "Momma I think there are ants!" Casey got the little girls & Kayleigh & I jumped in the truck! Would I do it again? Only if Casey checks it out first!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
We will always know our risen Lord is with us now & always!!