Friday, April 22, 2016

World Finals is Happening!!

Clay's Odyssey of the Mind team has advanced to the World Finals for the 3rd and final year.  Not only did they place first at the Regional and State competitions, they also won the Renatra Fusca award at States.

Renatra Fusca is the highest honor a team can earn by extreme creative problem solving!  Way to go out with a bang on their final year!!

The vehicle they designed is powered by a swing!  So cool!

  Clay and his team mates have worked so darn hard on the project, and now are working tirelessly to earn the money to get to the World Finals.  They have raised $2000 so far, and still have $6000 to raise by the end of May.  They are doing boatloads of yard work around town, putting on a yard sale, having multiple fundraising dinners, etc.  But every year, our biggest fundraiser is just getting donations from family and friends.... like YOU!

I do so appreciate anything you can give to help out these awesome kids.  I am so proud of them!!  To donate, just use the donate button on this website:

Thank you!!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Fun for Spring!

Spring is settling in, and with the goodbye to the puppies comes a hello to new chicks!  ZB was too excited!  She picked them out herself this year from the garden store.  She thinks they are regular play toys, and this is what happened as I was setting up their brooder box!
 We also got a fun new addition to the yard.  I had no idea these climbing domes were made for home use until a friend of mine bought a smaller one.  Bobby and Clay had it assembled in just a few hours, and the kids LOVE it!  Looking forward to many years of use out of this fun climber.

Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Year Old ZB!

Zion Blossom turned 5 years old this week!  She's only been looking forward to it and planning the party for 11 months now.  She started the morning with birthday breakfast (requested waffles and bananas this year) and present opening!
Even a new bike arrived from Grandma, which was immediately adorned with the new basket and bell from Sissa and taken for a ride!
Cake was homemade ice cream cake from vanilla and mint chocolate chip with whipped cream topping.  She wanted to decorate with strawberries, fresh mint leaves and rainbow sprinkles...
Blossom had a few friends over to help celebrate and had a most lovely day!

When uploaded these photos on my computer, I found that the teenagers had gotten hold of my camera after the birthday party!!  Some of the photos were obnoxious (okay, most), but this sweet one was on there of Clay and his girlfriend Bella. So cute that I had to share!

Puppy Party

We've had two of the cutest weeks here!  We fostered 2 brother puppies from the local shelter.  They were 6 weeks old when abandoned, and can't be adopted until 8 weeks old.  The kids named them Mikey & Curry. 

They were absolute snuggle bundles and occupied much of our time (how can you get work done when a puppy needs to play?!?)
 Bath day!
 We were sad to return them to the shelter.  However, knowing how quickly puppies are adopted there, I doubt they even spent the night at the shelter before finding their forever homes!

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