Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beware ye land lubbers

Over a year ago (probably closer to 2 years ago) I got a pirate murder mystery online. We have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to do it and since September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day we thought that doing it on that weekend would be best. Our friends were really great sports and did such a great job with their characters. My only regret is that we couldn't invite more people.

Meet some of the cast. One-eyed Wanda
Our Commodore and Governor.
Two of our pirate crew (I don't remember their character names at the moment)
We ate out of pie tins, drank out of jars. Back in the corner by the flag their is a treasure chest full of jewels and chocolate coins next to a barrel of homemade rootbeer.
We enjoyed giant turkey legs, rice and beans, tropical fruits, goldfish, bread pudding, and the rootbeer.
The Cap'n enjoying his turkey.
The poor Commodore was getting picked on... lots of tiny fruit swords in his lovely hair.
The Governor and his daughter.
Those bold enough to wear fishnets.
The whole cast.
We had a great time and several of us even solved the murder. Can't wait to order the next one.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another first

Claire started dance class, so far she loves it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Day of Preschool

Kiddos had their first day of preschool on Monday. They are going three days a week now, they love it. I love it. It is amazing how much I can get done by myself in 2.5 hours.

Here is Jacob and teacher Tina.
Claire and Teacher Sherry.
At the school.
Their new backpacks (they love them).
I can't believe how much they are growing up and how fast they are growing up. One year until kindergarten... yikes!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jacob's Testimony

It was fast and testimony meeting last Sunday, and Dani bore her testimony. I had kiddos try to pay attention (which they did for probably 25 seconds). We were told after church last Sunday that Jacob insisted to the Primary leaders that he had a talk, so they let him go up. He proceeded to give the following talk:

"I want to bear my testimony, but I left it at home." Getting close to the microphone, he concluded, loudly, with "I know the church is true."

Dani asked Jacob about it after church, with a smile, and Jacob said, very seriously, "It's not funny. I know the church is true!"