Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Pirate

This is what a trip to the Dollar Store will do....
hours and hours of entertainment.

The Gun Cake

Grant and Vince made this cake for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner this year. The theme this year for Cub Scouts "Western" Vince traced his gun and made a pattern from it. The pattern was cut out and then the cakes. We used 2, one chocolate and one spice. Butter cream frosting was slathered on and a real wood dowel painted black was used for the barrel. Grant tore apart a gun we purchased from the dollar store and placed the trigger and hammer. Happily, this is our last Blue and Gold Dinner. Grant turns 11 in June. Moving up with the BIG BOYS....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Talented Hula Girls

Central Elementary had their talent show on Feb 19, 2009. All the kids were asked to audition. Suzanne and her dear friend, Abby worked really hard choreographing a hula hoop dance for the show.

Suzanne started going over to Abby's every day after school to practice. They wrote everything down on note cards so they wouldn't forget, and practiced over and over.

Vince found some great music("Hula Hoop" by the Platters) I found the costumes, and Kris Farrar (Abby's Mom) made the girls adorable matching hoops and got the shoes.

On the day of the audition, they stood in a long line and waited their turn to be called into the music room. When they were called in, they were met by a panel of four judges (their eyes got a little big when they saw that) They were a little nervous, and did their routine a little faster than normal, but did a great job and I left that room with a huge smile on my face.

They had two performances, one during the day for all the kids, and one at night for all the parents.

Waiting...waiting...waiting to perform for the school.
Looking Good!
Two adorable friends...Happy with their performance.
NOW... with out further a due.. the closing act...

On February 19, 2009 Central Elementary School
featured Suzanne Huff and Abby Farrar
as the closing act in their
2 Annual Talent Show

I know I am partial, But they stole the show!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why is my water bill so high, in FEBRUARY???

So most of you know that in Oregon we usually don't see the sun
(except for a peek here and there)
from October to May and sometimes even June.
This winter has been unusual. We've had several days of sunshine.
Cal keeps asking...
"Mom can we get our swimming suits on and go swimming?"
Of course, everyone knows that if the sun is shining,
it means SUMMER.

I told him NO at least a dozen times.

I was talking on the phone with my Mom and look out the window to find this.

Look at Cal's face, this is serious fun...
Did you notice the COATS???
The BIG KIDS come home
Grant is not having anything to do with it.
Suzanne jumps right on in. First she asks "If I get wet will you let me change?"

Fun Fun Fun

Star Wars Party

Pictured Jedi Knights: Front-Devin Top, Front Left-Jace Trantham, Front Right- Henry Grice, Back-Grant Huff

Grant invited a few of his friends over on Friday night to have a party. He wanted to celebrate his recent "Spelling Victories".

Here is the agenda for the night.
(Grant came up with this all on his own)

6:00pm-6:15 Make Your Own Pizza
6:15-7:00 Capture the Flag
7:00-7:30 Come in and Eat
7:30-8:30 Nerf Gun War + Laser Sword Fights
8:30-9:00 Play Video Games
9:00-10:00 Watch Star Wars the Clone Wars
Pictured Jedi Knights:Front-Jace Trantham, Back Left-Grant Huff, Back Right-Devin Top

What Fun!!!

Spelling Victories

The Boy...

The Test....
Check out how hard those words are. Grant and Vince did "Spelling Wars" (Grant and Vince take turns trying to spell the word, Grant always gets to go first) Vince couldn't get most of them. Vince said, "That is why there is spell check."

Grant struggles with spelling, always has. He has a new teacher this year that expects a lot more. This test was a total victory for him. It takes him a lot of time, blood, sweat, and tears, but he is doing it. I am so proud. He has had two +18 tests this year, and we hope to make it many more. Good for you Grant!!! I love you.

There is that strainer...again

Robert wanted to show me how he could keep those cars up on the side of the bowl. Robert loves cars.

Towel Whipping

I walked in on this one. Grant teaching Suzanne how to properly whip a kitchen towel. He was giving her all the perfect instructions. I wish I had the video camera in my hand because I laughed until I cried.

This is us!

Here we are, all snuggled up to each other trying to get the perfect Christmas pose. May I emphasize the word TRYING. Yes, I am very aware this is March. I have a little catching up to do.