Sunday, April 19, 2015

A little weather

Sirens going off. Reports of tornado and damaging hail.
Our attempt of saving Sparki.
Dodging hail and collecting. Not as big as predicted.
Jared decided to save his truck by heading to the barn. I warned him he wouldn't make it. He didn't get far.
Over in an hour and time to grill :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Giving glass a try

Broke down and bought some real glass dinnerware. Haven't had glass in a decade (since Canyon could reach the counter). He's the one who is mainly in charge of the dishwasher. I hope he is careful. I love the colors :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Big Poopy Disappointment

Found out Canyon did not qualify for State Olympics. Because he has to play against people 16- 21 now, he is the bottom ranking. At the least he would have had to earn a 1st place to possibly qualify. He got a 2nd place. What a bummer.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rank Up

Jared went to Drills this weekend and ranked up. It was even more cool because now he is a rank above Jordan who enlisted 6 months before Jared. James 'Jamie' mentioned here is their older brother and Moats is a Drill Sargent. As you can see, Jared is taking advantage of his superiority!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Area 17 in the Special Olympics

Bright and early Saturday morning, we headed to Conway. As last year, he was in the Shot Put and Standing Long Jump. This year, he had to compete with the BiG kids. 16 - 21 year olds. 

Walking in ceremony.

He didn't do too badly at the Shot Put.

He got 2nd!

Like I said...against BiG kids!!

Same for the Standing Long Jump. He did pretty well.

But there was more competition and bigger boys against him. He got 5th, but you'd never know it wasn't 1st!! Crossing our fingers for State in May.

The Pottsville Crew with the AlphaSigmaAlpha girls who helped.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Let There Be Easter Festivities

Sleeping in is a luxury. Canyon was up at 7:20 this morning. 

Not real gifts in the baskets this year. All consumables. Which is fine. I'm dealing with mid teen and young adults these days. 

Mom looks sleepy....or high. Haha

We went to Kristy and Damon's house for Easter festivities. 

It was so nice visiting and catching up. I miss these people. 

He may be mid teen, but heck yeah he is still down for the egg hunt. 

Not a bad find. His basket was full so he decided he was done. Happy*Easter!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Shake Eggs

So this was on the news. A new kit called 'shake' or something. We did the dyi version and used what we had. Several drops of color in a cup with 2 spoons or so of rice. Cover and shake.
I think we used too much color because they are supposed to be speckled. Some are...Some are pretty covered with color.
But this was the EASIEST coloring session ever. No mess. No colored fingers. Super easy clean up. (You could even cook the colored rice and eat it or save it for another craft.
I think they came out great and we will probably use this method again :)

Easter Saturday

We were invited to Easter brunch on Saturday at Jared's Nanny's house.
The brothers did photos of the 3 of them in their dress blues.
Jordan and Kiley
Sahara and Jared
Goofin' around,
Lots of people there. Too much food. Great fellowship. Nice sunny day.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sports Time

Basketball started tonight. Canyon had a great time. He shot 7-8 baskets and most were all net!!
As soon as basketball is over, it will be baseball season. Special Olympics will be thrown in the mix at the same time. No soccer this year as it conflicts with basketball and horse therapy. He's a busy kid!

Fun with Food

Canyon and his classmates made rabbit racers with bunny peeps, pretzels, marshmellos, and Twinkies. Yum.

Maritime Museum

Canyon's class took a trip to the Maritime Museum. It had been canceled before, twice because of snow/ice. They finally got to go and have decent weather. Looks like they had fun too.