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Sunday, May 9, 2010

My wish is your command.....

It's Mother's Day...the day when WHATEVER I want, I get...right?  Well, not really because my children still managed to find something to argue about...but ANYWAY...I kinda get what I want. So when they asked me what I wanted to do I told them we were going for a surprise photo shoot! Oh , the joy on their faces (being sarcastic)! After the blossom trail photo shoot that I NEVER hear the end of, they were kinda worried...In fact, the first thing Patrick asked is "Are we going to the blossom trail?"...
                                    
Ellianah was REALLY not cooperating...I guess she missed the memo where mommy gets WHATEVER she wants on Mother's Day. This is only pic I got of her looking at the camera.

Nicholas

Patrick

Christian


At this point they were very concerned about these "RED" bugs at their feet that they were sure were ticks because "We squished one and it squirted blood."...UGH! I informed them that if they squished me, I would squirt blood, too...but I am NOT a tick...that seemed to calm them a little...BOYS!


We took these pictures at the Academy Cemetery...the oldest tombstone we found was from 1867...pretty cool...


They thought it was a little strange to take pictures there...



And here is Randy....ahhhh, my breath of fresh air...he DID get the memo about Mother's Day being all about Mom...and he made it a great day...thanks, honey! I love you!
And thank you boys...you were very cooperative! XOXO

The Grand Finale...

The end is near....of the school year that is. Which means anything that's anything HAS to have a grand finale. And even as a homeschooler, it makes life VERY busy...but also very enjoyable. I was really proud of my boys this year. For the first time ever I had a son in THREE different choirs at Peoples School of Creative Arts Homeschool Choir. Christian was actually ENJOYING (don't tell him I said so!) his time in Youth Choir this year, Nicholas was in the Children's Choir and Patrick had his first year ever in the Beginner's Choir. This picture is of Christian (left) and his friend Mark.


Nicholas was also in the childrens choir at our church, Joyful Noise Choir. This year for the first time he had a solo! He was sooooo excited! He also had a speaking part. It was so fun to watch him...


Here is Patrick in his best for his Beginner Choir performance.


Nick is in this picture...he and the boy to his right in the photo were the only two moving back and forth in rythm while they sang...it had the audience laughing. Please notice how loose his necktie is!


This picture is of Christian and I at his Jr. High Promotion Prayer Dinner. It is hard to believe I will soon have a high schooler....

As hectic as it is at the time, I am so thankful to watch my children conquer one hurdle after another in life and be able to share ceremony with them that celebrates their achievements! I love you boys!