Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cupcake fun

113008-01 Cupcake fun
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Aimee had been wanting me to make all different colors of icing for her to play with for a long time. I finally broke down and made a box of lemon cupcakes and we frosted them with all different colors.

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Scarves and Hats from Great Grandma

112808-17 Girls in Scarves and Hats Model
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Not only are Grandma and Grandpa visiting this week, but we also received these beautiful handmade items from Great-Grandma Eva! You can't tell from the pictures, but the girls' are sparkly.

112808-15 Robbie in Scarf and Hat

112808-16 Ryan in Scarf and Hat

Parkin Archealogical State Park - Arkansas

112808-03 Grandma Robbie and Aimee play in school
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

While Grandma and Grandpa were visiting we took a drive with Grandma and took her to Parkin, Arkansas. When we arrived there was a park ranger giving a presentation at the old restored school house. Then we got to play with some of the old time toys.

This state park was the site of an Indian community that was discovered only recently (1960's I believe). The Indian community was here in the time of the explorer DeSoto.

For many years this site was home to a saw mill operation. This old school educated the workers children. So most of the children that attended this school were extremely poor and most of them were African American.

When we were done visiting the old school house, we went over to the visitor center and watched the film about the history of this site. The kids then had an opportunity to play with some artifact replicas with another great ranger.

112808-07 Robbie suited up

112808-04 Aimee the conquistador

112808-01 Ashlee Dunce

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pecan Picking

112208-16 Dad and girls pecan picking
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Today we went to the neighbor's house to pick pecans. I have pneumonia so these pictures are taken from the van.

112208-14 Ryan

112208-10 Ashlee missing teeth and pecan picking

112208-09 Robbie pecan picking

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Aimee's Photoshoot by Ryan

111508-06 Aimee close up
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

The really neat thing about these pictures not only is the posing subject, but that our three year old Ryan took all of these pictures! He is quite the photographer. And what a lovely subject!

111508-05 Aimee

111508-04 Aimee cute pose

Friday, November 14, 2008

2008 Fall School Pictures

Here are the kids school photos for this year.

Robbie 4th Grade Picture
Robbie - 4th Grade

Ashlee 3rd Grade Picture
Ashlee - 3rd Grade

Aimee 1st Grade Picture
Aimee - 1st Grade

Friday, November 07, 2008

1st Grade Fantastic Friday

110708-04 Happy Cheery Aimee
Originally uploaded by momjeeps.

Aimee's class had a program today. We received a note home saying that she would be an ant in the program. She could be a red or black ant, but we needed to come up with some kind of simple costume. I of course forgot until the day before. But we managed. What I thought was neat was that although the ants were given freedom to choose red or black they ended up with exactly four black and four red ants.

The program was super cute. It was about who took the cookies. The went through the song several times, each time accusing a different animal. It ended up being the ants that took those cookies! And guess who brought home a big cookie off the wall as a souvenier - my little ant.