Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Merritt participated in her first Field Day on Friday. The afternoon began with open ceremonies which included the firing of a real cannon. We then had a picnic lunch followed by the relay events. Morgan had already prepared her for the day assuring her that everyone would be a winner! She even described the ribbons to Merritt telling her exactly how many red ribbons and blue ribbons she would get as well as the green participation ribbon with an alligator on it! Morgan and her memory never cease to amaze me!
After lunch Merritt asked her Daddy, "When are we going to get on the bus?" Her teacher provides so many enrichment opportunities which consist of several field trips a month. Surely field day must require a bus too!
The indoor relays were first and Merritt was the lead position for the tricycle race! She can no longer fool us with not being able to pedal her own tricycle! She looked like Lance Armstrong! The only thing slowing her down was the quick looks over her shoulder to make sure her opponent was still way behind her! Too bad I missed the photo opportunity of her giving me the thumbs up as she rounded the cone for the final stretch!
We then headed outdoors for some horse riding and baton racing! She was a champ at both! The weather was beautiful with a nice breeze!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
After seeing what the Easter bunny brought, we dressed for church and headed out the door to a gloomy morning greeting us. We got to Sunday school before the rain but heading to the church service we all commented how it looked like night time! Sitting in the service one could feel the uneasiness. A tornado came through our town on Thursday night coming downtown near our church. The atmosphere was well-suited for a repeat performance and many of us were a little uncomfortable. I relaxed a little when I noticed Scott scanning the radar on his Blackberry. At least I knew we would know what was coming before it arrived! Before the sermon, our minister announced that the ushers confirmed the storm was moving more north of us. I think the congregation collectively exhaled at the same time! Whew, now I could concentrate on the meaning of the day, although I felt a little guilty about feeling unsafe in the place I should feel the safest!
The children's message was right on this morning giving an excellent analogy using an empty Easter egg and comparing it to the empty tomb!
After church we headed to lunch where we were joined by Scott's parents affectionately know as Mumsie and Poppa! We all had a great time being together!
After lunch we stopped by Ms. Jo's to wish her a Happy Easter! Uncle John had just left after eating lunch with her. He left behind the biggest most exciting girly Easter baskets you've ever seen! I told the girls that Uncle John did better than the Easter bunny! They replied, "he sure did!" I'll be sure and send a message to the Easter bunny to "hop" to it next year! Maybe he's experiencing the recession!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thanks to rain, #9 didn't even have to be organized and #8 was moved in doors at the club while we ate lunch. The Easter Bunny just walked around and handed out eggs. My kind of hunt!
Feeling very full and very tired from all the family activities, Scott and I realize how blessed we are! He grew up all over the world away from his grandparents. I lived a great distance from mine and saw them a couple of times a year. How grateful we are that our children ate lunch today with both sets of grandparents before heading over to their great grandmother's house for more Easter treats! For priceless memories, I'll take this kind of tired any day!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I was able to "hop" on over to Merritt's school just in time to see them playing on their playground following their egg hunt. Scott was there to help Merritt find her eggs, although she needed no help! She was the first one to find all her eggs and then helped her classmates. To make both egg hunts more educational and last longer, both girls had to find eggs numbered (1-8 for Morgan and 1-12 for Merritt).
Our church egg hunt is Saturday and Merritt has been invited to a birthday party/egg hunt on Saturday which will make rounds 6 & 7. Easter Sunday our family will eat together at our country club which will also include an egg hunt, Round 8! Whew! I need to research the history of these egg hunts and how they got started! To quote a favorite comedian of ours, "Jesus is coming, Quick hide the eggs!" Theologian Morgan tells me that we hunt eggs because they are a symbol of life and Jesus brings us new life! Happy Easter, may you find your eggs and your new life!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Morgan processed into church with the other children per tradition, waving the palm branches and singing Hosanna! We were very proud of our sweetie!