Friday, February 27, 2009
On Valentine's morning we were awakened by Madison and Matthew Ray telling us we had a surprise in the living room. We came out to find this precious sight. They had gotten themselves dressed, prepared our dining area (bathroom stool with bean bags) and had made us raisin bran and cups of milk. Madison did apologize that they did not know how to make coffee for us and that if I would show her how she could do that for us next time:) It was a great Valentine's Breakfast date and really our only date for this year's Valentine's celebration. What sweeties!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
For the family olympics, we played "Steal the Bacon." The men were ruthless....it was crazy...I just knew we were going to have to make a trip to the emergency room...but we didn't...just a few stained pants and some REALLY sore men who forgot they aren't teenagers anymore!:)
Aren't these the cutest pics of the kids? They love their friends...we are so thankful for good friends and special times with them!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
The volunteers from FBC and Olive:
The game faces:
The volunteers also did a great job of teaching our children some cute songs:
Saturday, February 14, 2009
These three precious ladies decided that they would be the first to come and help us with some families with autistic children:
Heather, Julie and Shannon
They did such an amazing job! We saw 11 children. We made home visits and clinic visits with each family. On the last night, we held a training session for the parents, teachers, shadows, and anyone interested in learning how to help autisitic children. We had about 25-30 attend the training session. It was such a great time and we enjoyed every minute of the week!
We did not realize how fun this group of ladies would be before they came! We DID NOT stop laughing the whole week! Our abs got a good workout for sure! They were a complete blast and joy to be around! Here's a little taste of some craziness, Bon Qui Qui style:
Not only did they love on the autistic children but they loved on our kids and spent time with them!
We love you guys!!! COME BACK!!!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
I think Madison is licking her lipstick here:
Meredith's new school friend...Walk Like an Egyptian:
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
The pyramids they saw were the Red Pyramid, Step Pyramid, and the Bent Pyramid. She went inside of the Red Pyramid with a very low, long tunnel...her legs hurt for two days! The Step Pyramid once was a mastaba which is a family tomb...it started as one layer but people built on top of it, making it a pyramid. The Bent Pyramid started out to be built at one angle and then it was decided that the angle was not exact for a long lasting pyramid, so they changed the angle and it looks curved...hence the name "Bent." (Information gained from and interview with Meredith.)
Meredith's sweet friend, Rita...
It won't move...."move!"
Such an educational experience (notice the clipboard)