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31 August 2008
30 August 2008
Rachel (10 years old) had an assignment in Writing class this week. She had to write a free-style poem entitled - I Am From. The only rule the teacher gave was that it could not be a list of place names. Here is Rachel's poem.
(I just had to share...a proud mom moment...)
I Am From, by Rachel Ball
I am from running around bare footed in wide open spaces. I am from wet, sunny days on the beach. I am from the backyard living with the dirt and worms. I am from loving parents who like to travel. I am from a family that loves animals.
23 August 2008
Does anyone remember in MuLan (thank you, Walt Disney) when the Emperor's Secretary was watching over the troops? He was the one who took notes to see how the General son was doing in training the troops. Well, on his desk in the movie is a picture with him and the Emperor of China, and he is pointing to the Emperor just like Rae is pointing to Sam in this picture.
20 August 2008
I found this on the blog of a blog...see who you are - leave me a comment and we'll compare notes. Everyone bone up on your reading, now, too!
13 August 2008
12 August 2008
Here's the photo roll of our week.
We saw Wall-e in the real theatre, with popcorn - a treat in itself - then we played mini-golf, something the ladies have been just dying to try. Samantha and James both had holes-in-one. The ladies were intrigued by the fact that the ball disappeared at the end. The family who runs the place gave everyone a second ball and we played until 10pm! These pictures were taken when it was starting to get dark. Sorry, they are fuzzy.
We went to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls. Jay supervised while the little ladies played on the great play structure there.
11 August 2008
I saw this on my friend's blog and enjoyed posting a comment on hers so I hope you all will do the same for me.
Here's what you do:
1. Add a comment to this post on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot…anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty cool (and funny) to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you.
At the end of the week the whole group competed in driving, putting and chipping. Rachel won third in putting! Way to show those boys!
Now when the ladies write that "what did you do this summer" essay they'll have something to say that not many can - this summer, they learned to drive!
I went to Michael's just recently looking for one particular item. I was apparently too engrossed in my search, because when I turned to look for my darling daughters, this is what I found - they had been transformed into four beautiful princesses!
09 August 2008
I have to say that I love the Olympics. It could be the pageantry, the humanity or the common striving for perfection that brings the world together. For me, it's the fact that these athletes have spent so much of their lives to be a part of the 2008 Summer Games. They are dedicated and gifted and even those who don't win a medal have already gained an experience that I will never come close to. They achieved a lifetime goal and they are in Beijing to show the world the talent they have been blessed with. Go, go, go. I'll be cheering for you.