Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Leadership course. I trust you.
The girls liked to take "professional" pictures. Some girls modeled and some girls posed.
S's canoeing skills are very good and she can get the canoe to go just where she wants it.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Busy Week

We had such a busy week, last week. Monday through Wednesday we were in Topeka at volleyball camp. S learned a lot and I could see the improvement at the end of the camp. I learned a lot, also. They had great drills and progressions.
On Wednesday afternoon, we went to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. TT and D rode every roller coaster, TT was fearless. S was scared of the roller coasters but loved the spinning rides. We stayed till the park closed and fell into hotel beds at 11:30pm. Thursday we drove home.

On Friday, S and I left for Rocksprings 4H camp with our Girl Scout Troop. There were 10 girls and 8 moms. We had archery, leadership course and a night swim on Friday.
Friday night, the moms were up late laughing and talking. I think most of the girls only got 3 to 4 hours of sleep because we woke them up at 7am for breakfast. The Rocksprings staff provides all the meals and they are wonderful.

On Saturday, we went horseback riding and canoeing. The girls were wonderfully behaved, no crying or fighting. I am so lucky to have this group of girls and have this time to make memories with them.
I highly recommend Rocksprings for family reunions, scout troops, or retreats.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Painting and Crafts

This week we spend a couple of days painting the walls in T's room. It was pink with a fairy border, now it is a bright blue with a couple of skulls.
We also did a fun rice craft. We dyed the rice with food coloring and then used glue to make pictures. We also made a I Spy bottle with the leftover rice.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Week 3 Training

I finished week 3 of "4 month to a 4 hour marathon" with an 11 mile run, yesterday. It was a good running week overall, except I missed one day of cross training since I was very tired from the 6 hours of driving to and from KC on Monday and Tuesday.

I was lucky to have Laura run quarter-mile repeats with me on Thursday. We did 8x400, which was challenging but I know it will make me faster and stronger.

I also booked the hotel room for October. It's a suite with a fireplace and full kitchen and enough room for my friends who are running the relay.

14 weeks to go.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

No Doubt

Monday night I saw No Doubt in concert at the Starlight in Kansas City. Totally an amazing, high energy show. The opening act was Paramore.

In high school, my friend, Carrie, and I went to the No Doubt and Bush concert. So when she called a few months ago and said they were coming to KC, I was so excited. Gwen's abs are still rock hard.
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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independance Day

I had a great plan to make cute shirts for the kids to wear on the Fourth but summer school got in the way. This wasn't my original plan but I decided at the last minute to do this. These freezer paper stencils are very easy.

I forgot to take a good picture of the shirt when they were done so this is the best I got. We went to the baseball game and stayed for the fireworks.
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Piano Recital 09

And here's T's piano recital.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Piano Recital 09

The kids had a great time at summer school. Here's a video of S playing the piano.