Tuesday, March 3, 2015

the blizzard of 2015

it's 61 degrees as i type this post about our blizzard last week.  and, we are under a winter advisory for tomorrow night.  mississippi weather makes no sense.  i don't enjoy the cold weather and would rather sit here in the 60s, but we had fun for two days last week!  i think the actual amount of snow was said to be 7.4 inches, but i measured 9 inches in our yard.  i'm just glad my dryer made it through 2 days of constant use and didn't die on me!!  now come on, summer!!  

these pictures are all out of order because that's the way my computer decided it liked them.  







































Saturday, February 21, 2015

the lion king

the snow and ice cleared out of memphis, so we were able to cash in on our christmas present from poppa and kakki today.   a monsoon took the place of the ice, but we were still able to make it to the orpheum to see the lion king.  it was still just as good as it was when i saw it in high school in new york, and it was really fun to watch my little people watch in amazement and hear them giggle at the funny parts!


zazu was their favorite.  well, it was a close tie between him and pumba.  zazu ran into the wall a few times, and he even busted out singing "let it go" at one point, so they just thought he was hilarious.  i'm sure i'll be watching re-enactments and listening to the soundtrack for the next little while.

hakuna matata!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

the tabernacle

i don't pretend to understand the score keeping in william's sunday school class.  there are several different teams, and they earn points for different things.  i think making a tabernacle was extra credit, but william and clay went upstairs one afternoon and knocked it out.  and i have to say....it was pretty impressive!!


the tabernacle...


the priest...they informed me that his breastplate would only hold two jewels, but they knew he was supposed to have 12!

the alter of burnt offering is behind him.


the bronze basin...the blue lego is the water!  


the lamp stand...


the table of showbread...the 12 loaves were inside the table for transport purposes!


the alter of incense...


the ark of the covenant...you can't see in there, but they included the ten commandments, aaron's staff, and some manna.


props to these lego-building boys who have obviously been listening in class!!  


Friday, February 13, 2015

valentine's tea and presentation

all of the first grade classes had their annual tea and presentation this morning.  the little people dress up in their mom or dad's clothes and are presented to their adoring fans.  they draw names to see who will be paired with whom, and wes landed himself a pretty cute date!  before they made it into the gym, the boys had to escort the girls through the halls while the other classes came out to watch.  i had to smack william in the head this morning while he was telling wes about that part...."oh my goodness, wes, it's so embarrassing!"  and after it was over, wes definitely agreed with him, but there was candy to be had afterwards, so he wasn't complaining much!!

wes and mary elliott





collins, wes, whit, and sam


happy valentine's day!