The Movie I Will Never Forget by Noah Temple

I went to the movies last fall with my dad, brother and Papa. I watched Captain America Civil War. It was so cool. I bought popcorn, and it had so much butter. I also got Sour Patches and they were so sweet and sour.

Captain America is fighting the Winter Soldier who actually is his friend Bucky, Captain America must find a way to break the spell so his friend could be free again. A big war happens to save Bucky.  The spell was broken, but Bucky still feels like the bad man has control over him. He goes into a machine and gets frozen. The movie ends like that. I will have to watch the next one to find out if Bucky stays frozen forever. It is a great movie and I think you should see it sometime.

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Remember You Friendship by Grace Temple

Remember Your Friendship

Once in a beautiful lovely forest there was a graceful shy deer. It was walking slowly to look for some food. As the deer was quickly searching, she saw a huge ugly bear stuck in a bear trap. She looked down and saw his foot bleeding in pain. The deer was about to run away, but she saw that the bear looked hurt. The deer felt sad to leave it all alone. “You look under the weather” said the deer. “You are right, I am very hurt” moaned the bear. So the deer helped the bear get out by unhooking the trap carefully.  The injured bear limped away and thanked the deer for helping him out of the trap.

Later in the spring, the deer got in trouble with a mean hunter.  The hunter was about to shoot the deer, when all of a sudden the bear came out of nowhere and attacked the hunter and killed him. “Thank you so much!” the dear exclaimed. “You’re welcome” said the bear. “ Why did you help me?” said the confused deer. “Because you helped me out of the trap” said the bear. You should always help somebody and they might sometimes help you.  The deer will always remember the bear’s friendship.

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How to Plan a Party by Micah Temple


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How To Plan a Party

If you are going to plan a party you should know these things. First, you need a good location. One idea is that it should be where your theme would fit. If you are having a sports party, you should have it in a place where there is a enough room to play. A huge room would be perfect for a dance party. You should have a water party if it’s going to be hot outside.

You should have fun activities, so your guests don’t get bored. Fun games, music, and prizes, would be great. You should have a schedule so know what to do first, second, and last. This is important, so you don’t do the same thing the whole time, and you party does not go on forever.

Snacks are important, so have tasty food and drinks. Soda, sparkling lemonade, and root beer are all yummy drinks.  Some good snacks are chips, crackers, and popcorn.  If you are planning a meal pizza, nachos, or hot dogs are great for parties. These are just some ideas you can use at your next party.


A Royal Event

This week we celebrated Grace’s 8th birthday. She has been so excited for this day to come. Grace has helped out in all the planning of this party since the beginning. She was adamant we have a crowing ceremony, of which I thought it to be a bit excessive, but after all she is the queen and it is her birthday. So we went ahead with the crowning and it was great! All the girls were gasping when I opened the box to reveal the crown. I think they were just as excited as she was. I wish I had a picture of that but I was the one doing the crowing so you will just have to use your imagination.  Bottom line it was cute!

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Grace and her royal subjects. I love seeing the girls all dressed up!

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Grace was thrilled to get her first American Doll.  She really wanted the “Julie” doll. We of course had to get a picture with real life Aunt Juju (Julie). 

Happy Birthday Grace!  We hope your birthday was as fun and special as you are!

Crafts and Cuteness!

I have not posted on this blog in an age!! To much has been going on around here to have time.  Today however it has been raining all day, and I actually feel like sitting in front of my computer (yes in my robe at almost 5pm) and putting together this post for you.  Don’t worry I have dinner in the crock pot, so my family will eat tonight despite my ramblings on this post.

I have spent this last week prepping Valentines crafts for a few different events coming up.  Today I worked on the kids Valentines with them.  I was feeling very accomplished until I realized I counted Graces valentines on the package wrong and was short like 12. Don’t ask me how this happed it just did, maybe for another post on “mommy brain.” So at that point I did what any crafter would do, and I headed to my stash where I knew if I put my mind to it I could fashion something up.  I found some old white bags that I have used off and on for years. I then stole this cute “Type Writer” idea off none other then Pintrest! It is where all road lead apparently. I had the stamp on hand, and then printed out the text. We stuffed them with fruit snacks and called it a day! They actually turned out cuter then then our original ones!  Most importantly they are done.

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Below are the crafts planned for the kids school I am heading up with my good friend Kristen this week.  Looking forward to seeing how they turn out as well.

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Last but not least a cute picture of Noah because well……. he is cute!! Happy Friday everybody!

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Camping

We had an awesome weekend camping with friends. It was the last hurrah of summer. We all were dreading having to recover from camping the day before school started, but it was a nice way to close out the end of summer none the less.  We all had a total blast! Great memories to be had! Thanks everyone for making the effort to see it through!

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                                                                                          This girl was always decked out! So cute!!!

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                                                     The little ones in the group took their naps as they came on this trip.

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                                                      One of our amazing meals we had on this trip.  We know how to do it up right!

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      We had birthdays to celebrate this weekend.  Noah and Georgia were turning five, and Jacob eight.  Eric made a yummy chocolate for us all!

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As part of the birthday celebrations we had goody bags for the kids.  Several of us took turns writing the kids initials on the bags.  Adam got all the praise for his awesome sewing skills.  I guess if Bixly fails, he can make money being a tailor.   

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                                                                 A camping scavenger hunt was part of the weekend activities.

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                                                                                            Twelve of the most awesome kids!!!

Happy Birthday Grace

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My sweet Grace turned 7 this week!! She has gotten taller and more beautiful!!!  Mommy, Daddy, Micah, and Noah love you so much!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Old Hollywood

Rhonda has been requesting old Hollywood photos of her grandkids. After months of finally getting around to it, we finally pulled it off! Sheree chose perfect movie stars for each kid to model after.  She also did all the hair and make-up! Julie and Adam were my assistants! Happy Mother’s Day Rhonda, you are the best!

 

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Color Me Rad

Well I finally caved and ran my first race.  It was only a 5k, but for me that was huge! I hate to run, and can think of a million different ways I would rather exercise.   However, when a group of some of your best gals ask you to, I could not say no. So what is my opinion on running now…?  Well….I still hate it!  It was however a lot of fun, and I am proud to say that I can actually run for more then two min. I am sure I ran the slowest 5K, but I am cool with that. I am certain I will participate in other runs but don’t expect any Marathons from this gal.   These things are so fun for building great memory’s, and I love that!  Girls you rock! My dad and brother want me to bike in the California Classic coming up, so I guess this will be my year that I get my race on. I guess there will be more blog posts from this wana be athlete to come!

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I totally underestimated the amount of people that would be out there. Thinking that people would just notice you, is not exactly the best plan. Everyone looks the same! On top of that your start time is delayed by nearly half an hour so most people think you are done before you have even started. My poor hubby who was there with the kids never saw me cross the finish line.  Sorry Babe! I did however see this proud Papa cheering me on at the finish!  That was a great memory!! 

New Floors!

Last year we had a flood from our washer and dryer into our master bedroom.  I was not to heart broken, since I hated the carpet, and had always had plans on replacing it.  However, time and money of course kept us from replacing it right away, so we just lived on the cement floor instead. It did have its perks, like when the kids wanted to snack in my room while watching TV, no worries on messes ever!  

So finally this last month we carved out the time and got our floors put in! We also added in another closet to the room which was another delay in our floor process, but very worth the wait as well.  I am still not use to coming around the corner and seeing a finished room. It is so awesome!  A big thanks to my brothers Jeremy and Jonathan, who helped install the floors and closets. My Dad was the main guy on this project, and he did such a great job! I am super blessed to have a handy dad around who is always willing to help with projects.  Thanks so much Dad!!

 

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