Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Step 2: Make them sit in front of you for consecutive days until you have mastered the art that you have been reading about.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that they may remember those days unpleasantly for the rest of their lives. So much so that they don't even WaNT to learn how to french braid their own daughter's hair.
Step 3: Take some small measure of satisfaction that they really did like it and think it was worth it when they DO ask you to teach them.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
We went to visit one of the oldest surviving homes in Charlotte today. Apparently the rest of the old houses got ruined ie burned after the civil war when the Union soldiers decided to destroy the south.
The tour guide was extremely interesting, but the house wasn’t very photogenic from the inside.
Tricia and boys are exploring the archeological dig showing the barn and the 16 stalls that once stood there and even housed an elephant when the circus came to town.
The gardens were restored in the early 1900’s.
The house is three miles from downtown Charlotte and the owner, who was a doctor, had a 30 minute buggy commute to his office.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
At our weekly missionary meeting today, it was suggested that we help our grandkids get an account at new.familysearch.org so that they can learn about their ancestors. I helped both Courtney and Carter set up their accounts. Carter followed one of his lines out to 1429 and was thrilled with the idea that he had a many- greats grandfather that lived six centuries ago!
Monday, July 12, 2010
While we have been busy having grandkid camp, Brianna has been busy at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She along with 399 other high school age kids spent the week together learning more about the Savior.
She says she loved it all except the cold dorm rooms and can’t wait to go back next year (with a blanket).
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Before we started our amazing flying adventure today, Spartans got a makeover.
Then we were off to our flying field that the kite fairy kindly mowed for us since yesterday, and she also sent us some great wind today.
They are all soaring!
It was really a beautiful sight, but impossible to capture the huge expanse of sky and color with my little camera. Quite a few families driving by stopped to chat and admire the kites.
The kids are having fun chasing kite shadows.
And Carter reversed the game.