Sunday, April 26, 2009

Abby's Prayer

Our six year-old, Abby, has a Prayer Journal that she likes to use during her Quiet Time. She writes or draws pictures of her prayers at night. So I got video of her praying through her Prayer Journal last night. I thought it was kinda sweet so I just had to post it...

Peter Pan at the Spotlight Theatre


My mother used to take my brother, sister & I to see plays at the Children's Theatre growing up in OKC and now I love to take my girls to see plays - it's one of our favorite things we do together. So...the girls and I saw Peter Pan at the Spotlight Theatre yesterday. It was a great performance - the cast did a fantastic job and the sets were amazing. You could really tell everyone had spent a lot of time in preparation for this wonderful presentation. Here's a few pics from our fun day...

This is a pic of the girls standing in front of our house before the play. Okay - so maybe it's not our house. Maybe it's the house/mansion we parked in front of. I just thought it was pretty ;-)


We were early so I took a few pics of the girls in front of the Spotlight before the play started...








It pays to get there early! Front row seats - woo hoo!

After the play was over, all of the cast members went out in the lobby area to shake hands with everyone as they left and to thank everyone for coming. My girls also had a lot of fun meeting all of the cast and getting their autographs...

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This is a pic of the girls with their friend, Molly, who was one of the "Lost Boys". She did a great job!


Molly's sister, Megan, played "Wendy" and her dad, Tom, played "Smee", Captain Hook's sidekick. Her brother, Brandon (not pictured here), was one of the pirates - it was a family affair!


And here's the girls with Peter Pan. She did an awesome job and so did Captain Hook - and, they are even married in real life! Who knew they really could get along?!

Soccer Saturday

"A's" soccer team had a great game yesterday and had their first win! "A" came so close to scoring goals several times - we were very proud of her! She's come such a long way from last year! Despite my inability to play sports, there may be hope for her yet - she must take after Dad in that area ;-)

"A" before her game...

"A" with friend, Sonnie...


Team pic...


"A" leading a pack of boys ;-)


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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Field Trip to the Owasso Police Station

Officer Long met us outside the Police Station and introduced herself...

She then took us inside and told us what we would be doing on our tour and gave us a "Stranger Danger" talk...


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After touring the Station, we went in the room where they book inmates. Officer Long said when an inmate first comes into the jail, they are handcuffed to this bench. All the kids took turns getting handcuffed...



Then we got to see the jail cells - very exciting, but no bars! We were hoping for a "Mayberry Jail Cell" with bars ;-)

I better not see a repeat of this scene in 10 years ;-)
To end our trip, we went outside and got to check out Officer Long's police car...




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Time to go! Group hug!
Thank you, Officer Long, for a great tour of the Police Station! No offense but we hope we don't have to run into you under different circumstances ;-)
(Thanks to Leah for providing some of these pics.)

How We Celebrated Earth Day '09

We celebrated Earth Day yesterday by doing school outside...





having a picnic at the park with friends...


and we watched "Earth" at the movie theatre...

The movie was GREAT and had AMAZING videography of animals and nature - although there were a few scenes that were a little difficult to watch (i.e., animals becoming prey, a polar bear died due to starvation and exhaustion, etc.); however, there were no bloody or gory scenes and my girls still loved it.

We had a fun Earth Day ;-)