Friday, June 18, 2010

Bailey's Birthday Party

Now you may be wondering who in the world Bailey is...well, Bailey is Jill's American Girl doll. Sunday morning Jill decided that Bailey needed a birthday party. So we began to plan and by Sunday evening, we had invitations passed out to a couple of Jill's neighborhood friends who of course, also have American Girl dolls. Monday morning we had to make a quick run to the store to buy cupcakes and birthday day supplies, i.e., plates, cups, napkins, and balloons. The girls and their dolls enjoyed a menu of homemade pizza, chips, grapes with fruit dip and lemonade. Eli and Luke were also great sports and attended the party as well - but that probably comes as no surprise, there was food involved so naturally, they were there!

Bailey with all her birthday goodies.

The girls and their dolls, Kelsey & Chrissa, Jill & Bailey, Carsyn & Bella, and Kayla & Kit.

The girls did a fashion show with their dolls.

Thank you to our friends for coming and celebrating with Jill & Bailey. Jill LOVES the gifts you brought and we are so thankful for friends like you!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

XLR8 2010!!!

This past week our church had XLR8 Sports camp and it was a BLAST! This is the second year our church has offered this program and my prayer is that we will have it for years and years to come. Infinity Sports puts on the camp and they bring a staff of college students to conduct the camp. The children, grades 1 -6 chose two sports to participate in each day and they also attend worship, track times, Bible study, as well as enjoying lunch and snack time. The camp is Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 and by the end of the week you are exhausted but so sad to see the week come to an end! I was blessed to be able to work as a volunteer for the entire week and am so thankful that I was able to share this with some of my favorite children - Liberty Baptist kiddos ROCK!!!

Eli's two sports for the week were flag football and baseball. He really enjoyed the opportunity to do some different sports. His small group leader was Coach Jeff and he was AWESOME!! We had several children in our small group (5th grade Orange Crushers) accept Christ as their Savior and truly, that is what the week is ALL about! I was one of the adult volunteers for this group as these are the children I teach in Sunday school and have for the past two years. I LOVE each and everyone of these kids and am so proud of them!

The Sport that I worked with may come as no surprise to most of you - cheerleading and gymnastics. Above are the 3rd - 6th grade girls practicing the dance routine they learned for the week.

Eli practicing his throw!
Worship Time with Ms. Kathy!

Our fearless leader Mrs. Laura - you are a blessing to me and my children!!! We love you!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jill's First Fish

Today after church Jamie took the kiddos across the street to the neighborhood lake for a little fishing. Jill has been begging to go and today was her first official trip and after this...
I think she is hooked!!! (No pun intended.) And Donna, before you comment on the outfit, she dressed herself :-)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Time!

It is official - summer is here and we are so excited! One of our favorite summer activities is going to the lake and we had the chance to do just that on Memorial day. Some of our friends were also able to join us and that made the day even more enjoyable! We did have to dodge a few raindrops, but we had several hours of uninterrupted sunshine, just enough to keep us content until next weekend! :-) Hopefully, the poor boat will dry out before then. (Jamie pumped 35 gallons of water out of the boat after it sat out in the rain Sunday night and Monday afternoon.)
Jill and her best friend Carsyn swimming.
Sweet, sweet baby Camryn

Jackson getting a little fishing in.

A picnic - yummy!

Luke enjoying a boat ride.

I wonder what these cute little girls are laughing at - with them, there is no telling!

And of course Eli was there enjoying the day as well.

A day at the lake wouldn't be complete without a trip down the slide! Even Luke went down a few dozen times - but I am sure no one is surprised! He doesn't know the meaning of fear!