Grace On Rainbow

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mississippi Fun . . .

We are back from our trip to Mississippi/Memphis Tenn. Here are a few pictures that I took of the kids and Bob swimming. It was a great pool for the kids as half of the pool was 3 to 3 1/2 feet deep so the kids had lots of room to swim around. They both did great in the pictures - below you will see Noah going UNDER the water and Avery jumping off the ladder to Bob. She is definately our water girl. She will go all the way under without
plugging her nose.

Avery jumping to Bob. This was her favorite thing to do. I must say that this was not one of the more fun moments for Mommy - but she did great. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend - Lisa

Gingerbread Delights

Today has been such a good day . . . we just sat at home and relaxed today - something that we don't get to do very often any more. We decided to bake gingerbread cookies and decorate them this evening. Let me just say that bowls of icing in front of two kids is truly a setting for a mess and a sugar rush . . . and memories.

After they were all done decorating we snuggled in and had a movie night - baths - and bed here we come. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. . . and remember to take some time to be with those you love.

Mammoth Springs

On our way home from Mississippi we stopped by Mammoth Spring Arkansas at the dam - it was SOOOO Cold ! ! ! It was fun to stop by and see the train depot and dam. Noah was a little scared crossing the dam, but he eventually did it with the bribe of the train depot on the other side. (Oh the methods of parents)

Pack Meeting

We had our pack meeting this past Monday and Noah was one of the boys who presented the colors. He did a wonderful job. I did a horrible job at taking pictures this time - we were all scrambling around trying to get the boys around all the different stations to work on their crafts and invitations for the Blue and Gold Banquet coming up in February. They all did a great job considering they did leather work, beads, stamping, and painting.
I promise to do better next time with the pictures - Have a good night - Lisa

Saturday, December 8, 2007

My little crafter

We went to Joplin today to a craft show at Cecil Floyd Elementary - can I just tell you if you have not yet experienced that it was quite the adventure. I have never before been to such a crowded show before. I wanted to go down and check it out because I would like to start doing some shows this coming year - but honestly I think it was just a bit too overwhelming. The foot traffic was great for a show, but it all seemed a bit too disorganized and cramped for me. If Bob wasn't with me I know I would have never had been able to find my way out of that place - of course this is coming from the girl that gets lost in the mall. Needless to say I am a little directionally challenged.
Anyway when we got home this afternoon both the kids wanted to craft. Here is a few pictures of Avery and her "craft table".

She had 6 notebooks liked up and ready to go. I don't know if I am going to live to love this or live to regret this . . .

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. We will talk to you all soon - Love Lisa

Friday, December 7, 2007

Not one, not two, but THREE . . .

Yep you heard it right - we don't just have one, or two but THREE trees this year. Dad (aka Grandpa Allen) if you read this don't fall out of your chair - Bob thought that it would be fun for the kids to have their own trees so we put up a 4 1/2 foot tree in each of their rooms and let them decorate them. I must say that it really was a lot of fun going with them and letting them pick out all of their ornaments and lights. Now brace yourself. . . I even put up some light outside. I know- I know . . . what has come over me.

This is a picture of the tree in our living room. We still haven't put up a big tree in there, but hey it's a start at least

The next picture is of Noah's tree - he picked out cars and blue lights
to hang on his. He was really excited when we found the star for the top . . . the only thing is is that it is so bright it lights up his whole bedroom . . . but he likes it.

Avery picked out bright colors. She ahd picked out cell phones and puppies, but Mommy wasn't quite ready for that.

So I think I am caught up for the last three years with three trees this year (right Dad ! ! ! )

Okay everyone have a wonderful weekend - Lisa

My Sanity has returned ! ! !

YEAH ! ! ! ! Bobby made it home tonight around 5:30. The kids and I met him at the airport. They each made a sign for him. It was so fun to watch the kids as Bob came down the escalator. Noah held up his sign and was SOOOO proud to have his Daddy home.

I think we will all sleep a lot better tonight than we have this past week. No coach for me tonight I am sleeping on the pillow top ! ! !

So here we are all snuggled in our pajamas and ready for our "Movie Night". Just between you and me I don't think Bob is going to make it much past the previews - he is pretty wipped out from the day of travel. :-)

So off I go to get in my snuggle time too. Have a great weekend everyone.

Love to all - Lisa

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Just a quick note

I don't want you to think I have abandoned you all. This week has been so crazy. I hate when Bob is gone - it seems to throw everything out of wack and to top it off it's the Christmas season. I've really tried not to make things to hectic, but to be honest I am failing miserably. It seems that every day has something and every moment is spent thinking of the things still to do. Okay now I will take a deep breath - finish up school for the day - get Noah ready for music (please God let Avery sit through the class okay) and then off to the grocery store tonight since our refrigerator is looking a little like a big empty box rather than a thing to hold food.

I had all intentions of making and sending out Christmas cards this year, I have the design I bought the paper - but guess what the Allen's Christmas cards are going to be in e-mail form once again. I have thought about starting to make cards now for next year - I still probably wont be able to get them out in time. :-)

Okay I am off to finish up laundry and school - practice Noah's solo before music and some how get Avery to take a nap (okay I know that the last part is probably not going to happen, but a Mommy can dream can't she).

Have a great weekend everyone - my sanity (Bob) will be back tomorrow night. YEAH ! ! ! !