Sunday, July 18, 2010

When I grow up, I want to be a....Christian!

Just in case anyone is reading this who might be interested, our church is holding a VBS next week. It is going to be a lot of fun and we are looking forward to it!

Here are the details:

63 South Church of Christ in Rolla

Friday, July 30 from 6-9 (dinner included).

Saturday, July 31 from 9-1 (lunch included).

By the way, does anybody have any refrigerator boxes they want to get rid of? We need a lot of boxes!

Posted by Pam

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Canoe Trip

Yesterday, we went canoeing.

My friends, Kelsey and Victoria, came with me.

My family and some others from our church came too.

It was lots of fun!

First, we drove to Jack's Fork.

On the way, we bought some 25 cent drinks from Mobile on the run.

Once we got there, we unloaded the canoes.

We paddled.

We swam.

We applied sunscreen.

Some of us still got a sun burn.

We ate lunch.

We saw fish, turtles, birds, and people.

Kelsey, Victoria, and I bent our canoe nearly in half.

It was unintentional.

In order to bend it back into shape, Daddy had to jump on it.

Mr. Paul had to bang it with a rock.

Mr. Don fixed the holes with duck tape. Sort of.

On the way home, we listened to Seussical.

Quote of the day:

"Life jackets make me feel buff." -Kelsey


Thursday, July 8, 2010

St. Louis Science Center

Last month while Jenny was at Sr. Week at LPBC, we went to the Science Center after my dentist appointment. My neice, Jessica, came with us also. We had a lot of fun looking at all their new exhibits. Our favorite things were watching the science experiment shows, doing all the hands on stuff, and building arches. Here is a small wooden arch, nicely displayed by Cordell and Jessie.

Next it was time to try something bigger - a bigger arch!

Midway... and Success!

This was a "hamster wheel" of sorts which powered a machine to lift balls up to the ceiling, in which they rolled down in all sorts of neat ways like a marble maze in huge proportions. Jessie and I are attempting to spin it here. The boys were able to spin it much faster - look at thier feet go!
Posted by Pam

Friday, July 2, 2010

6 is a serious number.


I have had more drinks from Mobile on the Run this summer than I have probably ever had in my life.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New Flowerbed

A post by Pam:

There is something very satisfying about doing something you have intended on doing (for quite some time, I might add), but hadn't gotten around to doing yet. I have always intended on creating a new flowerbed under the large tree in our front yard because the grass doesn't grow well there anyways. Last week with the help of Cordell and Ryan I was able to complete it. What you can't see is how many loads of dirt we had to shovel and bring over in the lawnmower trailer from a dirt pile!

To those of you who saw my earlier fuzzy picture, my apologies. These are better. Notice the solar lights. Again, another thing I have always wanted to add, but never had. I am so glad God gave us flowers to enjoy! Oh, and mulch is a pretty nice thing too. Walter took the time out of a very busy day in the hay field to bring home a trailer full of mulch for me. That is when you know someone really loves you!

I also finally reclaimed the front flowerbed and converted it from its previous jungle status! I personally love my wagon wheels and the hand cultivator. The red thing is a tractor front axle which I find quite interesting.

To finish it off, I even got out the old rusted milk can from the garage (where it has been waiting for years for me to do something with it) and painted it for a planter. The old Maytag washer Walter brought home one day. It has a motor on the bottom of it and came from an older gentleman in Webster Groves who wanted to get rid of it. The wringer swings around from the back. Well, I am trying to brighten some corners!