Monday, June 16, 2008

Our Summer Read

This is a lovely book that we started several months ago, and then abandoned when life got too busy. I am so glad that we have revisited it, and that it is our first summer read-aloud. It is definitely a boy adventure story, and one I chose with the boys in mind; but Tessa is as enthralled with Elmer Elevator as Ross and Nate are. It is much simpler than the others we will tackle this summer, but it is sure to be remembered.

Our resident artists were inspired during read-aloud time to draw Elmer, the dragon, and the canary.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

VBS - Rated PG

It started with a tiki bar,

And then it went a bit too far!

The pastors stopped by for a drink,
Without a thought of what we'd think!
Next the youth dropped by for some,
We wondered what we had begun!

Tatoos were next, had we gone mad?

Even Don was looking BAD!

Wanda chose one--hard to believe!
Her husband's frown she would receive!

Then the hibiscus flower was eyed,
And to the bartender it was applied!

Director Kelly was not so brave,
It was her reputation she was trying to save!

Mitch didn't care about wisecracks,

So Wanda gave him the railroad tracks.

Deanna and Tonya wanted some fun,

Wow! Take a look when they were done!

The beauty queen thought it all wrong,
But giving in did not take long.

She asked for one to make her hotter
The butterfly's the one we got her.
Her husband did not look impressed
Even though she tried her best.

This tatoo thing he wasn't feeling
And in the end, was too revealing!

Monday, June 02, 2008

These are some photos that I took of Tessa downtown in between her group shots at the photography studio. I have to take her down there again to get her in the rest of her outfits.

Tessa's Summer Announcement!

Tessa decorated the chalkboard on the first day after school was out! I think she is looking forward to summer!