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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Awana TnT Girls Overnighter...

Friday night was a yearly special overnighter for the TnT (Truth and Training) Awana Girls at our church. Deirdre and I spent a very looonnnggg night and you can get the idea of some of the activities from the following pictures. It was fun but I came home needing a good nights sleep!

The above picture was 'princess dress up' and you can tell how much the girls enjoyed that.

Here's Deirdre with some girls working on a ladybug beaded keychain at one of the many activities. I worked this table so I didn't get any pictures of the other activities as Deirdre rotated around. The ladies below are two of my adult buddies...Lisa (with the red hair) and Astrid. They were a great help at my table.
Below is how the girls and adults slept after watching a movie (Beauty and the Beast)...this is one of the youth ampatheaters at the church. I don't think they were designed for sleeping but as you can see everyone found a place to perch for the movie and sleep.

And here's Deirdre waking up this morning...I believe she slept much better than I did!
This last picture was taken just before everyone left...some might have still been in the restroom but you can see that there were plenty of girls and adults there.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Deirdre's church choir performance...






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Saturday, April 18, 2009

The party continues...


Yep, the day may be coming to a close but you couldn't tell by the dogs...Deirdre had them enjoying the bubbles she was blowing for them in the back yard...well, what's left of the back yard! Who knows when this birthday party will end!




Bella's Big Day...

Bella enjoyed her birthday so far...she had a full day going to two different pet stores to pick out her birthday present and then Deirdre and I took her to a local park for some playtime...

Roddy and Bella playing with Bella's birthday present...

The birthday girl posing...

Play buddies...Deirdre and Bella...

Tuckered out...
Playground fun...


Happy Birthday Lady Bella Rose...




Yep, my little girl Rottie, Lady 'Bella' Rose, turned 2 years old today...time is flying by sooo fast. It seems like yesterday that she came home to us here in Antioch...Above is what she looked like then...and meeting her big brother Roddy...Happy Birthday Bella Baby!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mission Accomplished!!!!


Well, here's the finished product...Mission San Antonio de Padua...the 3rd mission founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1771. Deirdre is very happy with the end product and enjoyed learning how to use the glue gun today to make sure the mission and all the other items stay in place, forever! I wonder what kind of a grade WE will get on it?!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Deirdre's 4th Grade California Mission Project

Over this Easter school break I am helping Deirdre with her 4th Grade California Mission Project. She not only has to write up a report on her mission...Mission San Antonio de Padua...but also make a model of the mission. No, it wasn't made from scratch but from a styrofoam kit that Michael's sells on each mission. It's been quite a project, though. Putting the pieces together with white glue, pins, etc. was not something Deirdre could do totally on her own so Grandma took on the supervision plus...All we have to do tomorrow is cover the grounds with dirt and greenery plus use the hot glue gun to make sure the buildings stay in place. To see the final picture I'm sure you will be able to check out France's blog in a day or so...that is if I don't take another picture and post it first.




Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sunday services...

Easter services were great to attend with my whole family...Here's just a little taste of some of the music...

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Easter with the Grandgirls...

The family was together for Easter this year...Here are a few pictures showing how the grandgirls enjoyed the festivities...

What's Easter without the easter egg decorating? Let the fun begin!!!



On to hunting down those elusive Easter eggs...




And now...a video of the Easter Egg Hunt...

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