Monday, February 21, 2011

Good Sports

The "safari" have been doing the program Accountable Kids. It is a great program and very good for our "safari." Well in the program there is instant gratification and delayed gratification. After 10 days of doing your daily chores/duties then you get to go on a date with someone. The "safari" have been to the movies, Chucky Cheese and the girls had a tea party. Well this time the "safari" all decided that they wanted to go to the zoo with Pops when we were in San Antonio. They did their chores and collected their stars and were really excited about the zoo.

Well we get to San Antonio on Friday night and on Saturday morning it is raining. It rained all day, so Pops told the "safari" he would take them to the movies and we would walk around Bass Pro Shop and look at the animals in there. The "safari" agreed as long as they go to the go to the zoo later.

Elijah was sad because he wanted to see the flamingos. So we went to the Bass Pro Shop and saw the fish in the huge tank, and all the stuffed animals in the store. There were bears, lions, zebras, monkeys, deer, elk, moose, raccoons, skunks, foxes, hogs, and turkeys. Then we went and saw Gnomeo and Juliet. Guess what there is a flamingo in the movie, so we lucked out and saved the day.

Hopefully next time we get to go to the zoo, or maybe Sea World. It is great to see our "safari" getting bigger and smarter. WE are really excited about getting ready to homeschool and start Kindergarten in the fall with all of them. Next blog you will get to see my first quilt that I have finished.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

We wanted to wish everyone we love a Happy Valentine's Day. The "safari" wanted to express that love with a video, so we covered all the Nanna's and Papa's and Pops, but we also covered those who do not have a significant other this year so that they would know that someone out there loves them on Valentine's Day and that they know that we are praying for them everyday that they would find a Godly woman to share their lives with.

Mr. Dominic, Rick and Joey my "safari" loves you very much and they love it when you come to visit us. As you can see when you walk in the door and know that you are prayed for everyday at least 2-3 times a day. Happy Valentine's Day and make sure that you come and see us, the "safari" would love to play.

To everyone else Happy Valentine's Day may you express your love that you have for each other everyday somehow differently today.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sorry For the Lack of Information Lately!

Sorry for the lack of information lately. Noel is in travel season which means that I am single parent for at least 4 days out of the week. This is my 5th year with travel season and each year new things challenge me. This year Elijah is having a rough time with Noel being gone. The other day he asked me, "Mommy is daddy coming home today?", "No, Elijah, daddy is working and will home tomorrow night." When he replies, "Does daddy still love me?" If that does not break your heart I do not know will. I know that it hurt Noel's heart. It is hard on him because he only gets to talk to the "safari" on the phone and hear their voices and then listen to me talk about how bad or just weird the day was. BUT then there is a side where he gets to do what he wants and when he wants while he is gone. There is both positive and negative things with his job. He loves his job and he gets to see some really cool things that other people do not. He got to go to Alaska this year.

Also I got a new sewing machine with my Christmas money, thanks Pops. So now I am a quilting physco. I have set out to make 5 quilts by July for the "safari." I am finished with one and going to start on my second. I will post pictures as I go.

Hopefully I will keep everyone up-to-date with our lives. Everyday is an adventure and some days I just have to laugh at what my "safari" say and do.