Monday, March 30, 2015

More Spring Break

Ty is still at Job Corps in KY. He had a chance to go to the Louisville Slugger Museum with some of the GO crew.
I think we can crop this to look like a real baseball card, but I don't have a program for that on my computer.

He's not enjoying the program he's in --IT. But he's had a lot of cool trips and experiences lately like the fire training, rodeo, this museum, Muhammad Ali Museum, Amish store and mall etc. They go to movies once in a while, but often it's not a movie Ty would choose.
Jasmine wore her new necklace to church (see the last post to see how we made them)
 We did a McDonalds' sundae run. It was really our second one this week.

We are still reading Robin Hood, but we were reading a version from 1923, and it was just too difficult for the kids to understand. So I got the puffin classic version from amazon for my kindle, and we started over. Of course you can't read Robin Hood without shooting archery. Well, technically you could, but what would be the fun in that?

This is what happens when you shoot it over the fence. You have to climb over and get it. Unfortunately this arrow was not found.

Kaleb has the best eye for it, but the most trouble with the bow.

He out shot both sisters both times, but we only compete against our own scores :)

Kaleb has his second baseball game tonight. I think we played the least talented team in the first game, and the pitcher walked everyone. They said tonight's team is tough. So our guys are going to have to play strong. I'd love to say Kaleb is an athlete, but unless we are talking about running, it's just not true. But he is trying and improving. And he's having fun with it. We'll see where the season takes him.

Little missy is home today on out of school suspension for stealing and violence. I gave her verses to write about kindness, and she refused to write them. I didn't give her jobs because then she would have gotten my individual attention for the poor behavior. She is going to get to write the verses on Friday when we are off of school. We will be at the beach, so she will not be happy I'm sure. But it was her choice to steal and assault a child and to refuse to write the verses today. Right now she is seeing how horrible she can be. That's a choice also. One that means she can't be with the others because she can't treat them right today. I know some of you reading this blog are going through the same thing, so know that you are not alone. And hopefully all our kiddos will eventually figure out that good choices mean more privileges, and more choices mean a loss of trust and privileges. Right now she has to be within sight of Rick or I except at Sunday school and school.

I don't want to end on a negative note, so I'll post Jasmine's picture that we got in the mail a few days ago.
This her "attitude" picture. They put them altogether for a percussion picture & woodwind picture.
Love it!

Here is last year's. Both different, yet both uniquely Jasmine.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Break

We had an at-home, inexpensive spring break.

It started last Saturday with the cookout at the park that I previously posted.

On Sunday morning Jasmine and I were in charge of one of the rooms of two-year-olds. There were 9 kids, usually there are 12 in this room. There is another room of 2's, and we've worked in it also.

2's are fun, and I love doing this with Jasmine.

Sunday evening we didn't have church, so Jasmine and I went to Insurgent.

Remember the picture below that we took last summer in Atlanta?
It was really cool to see this scene in the movie. So if you go see it, when you see them zipline across from the Peachtree Center in Atlanta, think of us.

The kids continued working on the pinata on Monday.

On Monday afternoon, Jasmine, Kaleb and I went to the new Cinderella movie. If you go between 4 & 5 you get a discounted rate, so that's when we try to go.

Many good themes with the overall one being Have Courage and Be Kind. Also a speech from Cinderella to the prince about wanting him to love her if he could accept her as a simple farm girl etc.

On Tuesday we ran/walked in the park and went bowling. I had free game passes so only had to pay for the shoes.

Wednesday night is $1 night at the skating rink. Normally Jasmine has hip hop on Wednesday nights. (She normally has  choir/Bible study on Monday nights) Jasmine was already out skating before I took pictures, and I didn't realize I didn't get any pictures of her.

Jessica joined us after work.

I've had these skates many years. Not even sure when I did get them.

Thursday they continued work on the pinata.

The plan was to get Subway and have a  picnic in a park downtown and then go to the library. But it started to pour, so we ate at Subway, but still went to the library.
 Friday we ended up canceling our plans due to behavior issues, but started reading The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible during circle time. 

And we started making the nail cross necklaces from page 156 for Easter.

Today we all went to Strange Magic at the $2 theater. The review I read wasn't totally positive about it. It criticized it because the characters randomly break into song. But that is why we all ended up loving it!

We got popcorn and courtesy cups of water. Can you see how dinky the water cups are?
The characters burst into song a lot, and it was songs like Can't Help Falling in Love, I"ll Never Fall in Love Again, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger, Sugar Pie Honey Bunch and other fun songs.

We started painting the pinata

And we finished the necklaces. Jasmine chose a small cross because she made a big one a few years ago.

I have photos of Tyler in KY that I'll post soon.