Sunday, November 23, 2008

NOV - Quick Catch-up on a variety of things

Well, now that November is almost over, I'm going to write about some of the things that have been going on around here. 

Football - Christopher's team played in the Championship game the first week-end in November.  He team was undefeated this year going into the game.  It was a beautiful day - and great game too if you were a Saints fan!  I loved watching them play and appreciated again the good sportsmanship that is stressed to these young men!  It was an excited season!

Praying for a player who is hurt while the game is stopped. 

Keepers of the Faith - For the month of November, we worked on the Pie Baking badge.  Yum!  I think this one is going to be enjoyed by the whole family.  The girls learned a variety of things about types of pies and types of crusts.  They also made a pie to take home.  If you want to read more, you can visit my KOF blog post here

Field Trip - We had planned to attend a field trip which was cancelled at the last minute.  Really last minute due to weather.  Since we were already on the road, we made a spontaneous trip to the Science museum.  First though, we made a short stop at Krispy Kreme for a yummy mid-morning snack.  We watched the doughnuts being made and enjoyed our treats.  I had a pumpkin one and it was so yummy.  Eliana tried a little of it - though not much.

Next to the Science Museum in Raleigh - a great place for a rainy day (plus it's free!).

This little girl loves to climb and found a little nook behind a display that was just the right size for her.  Speaking of size ...

I love photos from behind and this one I thought was really cute of little Eliana and her big friend Dillon.

We attended a program on animals while we were there.  The teacher allowed the children to touch some of the animals - a rabbit, snake and bird.  Eliana was thrilled with this!  Can you see the delight on her face?  The teacher was quite taken with Eliana.  I like it when other people enjoy my children.

We spent some time in a hands-on nature room.  There were discovery boxes, microscopes, dress-up, toys and more!  We enjoyed this spotaneous outing with our friends!

Visitors  - My Mom and Dad came to visit.  We always enjoy spending time with them.  Eliana really took a liking to my Dad and spent a lot of time playing with him.  I think he really liked that too!

Here are a few more things that I'll post about separately.

*Our FIAR homeschool group's Family Event - an amazing cooperative event!

*Eliana's dedication

*Awesome field trip

*An incredible ministry that our family is supporting

*Fashion event

We also have some fun upcoming things this week, including Rebecca's birthday in just a few more days!  It's hard to believe she is almost 13!  My baby is becoming a young woman right before my eyes.  She is such a delight to me!

More later - hopefully not too much later.  I'll end with a few fun pics of Eliana.  She is enjoying this twirly dress.  I love her facial expressions!