Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
This week we spent our mornings in the rain forest...Son Quest Rain forest that is! The kids and I all participated in the Vacation Bible School at the church where we go to Sunday school and Faith goes to preschool. It was tons of fun, educational (for Faith), and it has worn us all out! Each day Shane has taken a great nap, and both kids have not uttered a noise when put to bed at 7:00 pm! Here's another pic of the little Shane man!
While Faith's favorite part was learning the songs (not a big surprise!), she also enjoyed the crafts, stories, and snacks! Shane was able to play in the nursery with some of his friends from church. He also was able to have some song time and lots of playing outside, which he always loves. As for me, my mornings were spent in the kitchen! I worked with a group of other moms to make snacks each day for all of the kids, the student helpers, and the teachers. I was envisioning setting out some fruit, cheese and crackers, and maybe even some pretzels, but I soon learned that at VBS, there is a whole lot more to snack time! Throughout the week we made grilled cheese, pigs in the blanket, bacon wrapped dates (for the adults!), and Cinnamon rolls for over 200 people! And of course they did get some fruit and cheese and crackers in addition to those things! And then each class ate at a different time, so we would create, serve, clean up, and then start the process over again. I did enjoy myself, and I am thankful that I was able to have such a great group with which to work! We now look forward to seeing Faith and her other VBS friend sing during the church service on Sunday!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The Toy Story craze has not only hit the nation, but it is also alive and well at the Poelstra house! Faith and Shane are way into Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Rex, Hamm...I could go on and on! They love them all! So how could we make them wait more than mere hours to go and see Toy Story 3 in the theater??! And not only was this a big deal because of the actual movie, but it was Shane's first time going to a movie and Faith's second movie. Below is a picture of the kids...Faith is sporting the 3D glasses!
From the opening moments until the end they loved it! Well, more accurately, most of us loved it! Shane lasted about 80% of the movie, and then needed to head to Starbucks with Steve! But we heard many "wow!" comments, some "ohhhs" and "ahhs". Overall, it was a great afternoon! And the fever continues around here as we had to add to our collection of Toy Story toys today!!
In addition to Toy Story, the kids have enjoyed playing outside, trips to the zoo and just enjoying the more relaxing schedule that summer always allows. Here's a few other pics from the past week...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Here is an action shot - I'm not the most skilled photographer, so those action shots are always a bit lacking!
This is a shot from their big song and dance at the end of the class called "Baby Take a Bow". Faith knew the words to the song along with all the dance moves. The girls next to her are trying to keep up!!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
We had a great holiday weekend, and hope that others did as well! We had the privilege of having some of Steve's family come up for Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the long weekend and the gorgeous weather! Sadly, I have zero pictures from most of the weekend, but will insert a few of the kids that I took on Saturday afternoon!
The kids were thrilled that Uncle Joe and Aunt Renee and Grandpa Poelstra were coming up for two days as they love having company, and they love Vincent, the dog that accompanies Joe and Renee! We had a great time as we were able to relax and just hang out. A highlight for me was being able to go out for dinner, without the kids!, both Saturday and Sunday nights! Free babysitters are the greatest!! We also barbecued on Sunday, which is always very tasty!