Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Overdue Update #3---Fishing

Seth took the kids and our niece Kialie fishing one day during their Spring Break about a month ago. They didn't catch much of anything, but had fun. They went to the Lake Brownwood State Park that is close to our home. I was working and couldn't get away to go with them, but that's ok sometimes! Enjoy.
Jordan fishing

Jordan & Kialie enjoying lunch

Hunter finds something interesting in the water

Overdue Update #2---Davy Crockett Project

I cannot believe I didn't post these pics immediately after this occurred. Seriously, I must have fallen off the planet or something! lol
Hunter and about 20 other GT (Gifted and Talented) Elementary students have been working on researching a famous person since the beginning of the school year. Hunter chose Davy Crockett. For those of you who don't know, Davy Crockett was "King of the Wild Frontier." With his animal skin clothes and his coon-skin hat, he fought along side many courageous individuals at the Alamo. He was also a political figure in government. Hunter did lots of research to write a report, create a back board in which to display facts, a poem he wrote, and pictures of Davy Crockett. He also created a perimeter 3-D of the Alamo as it was when Davy fought for Texas' freedom. All of this work culminated into a "Wax Museum" for all the parents and teachers. Each kid would dress up like their famous person and stand with their display board like in a wax museum. They all took turns reciting from memory their report about their famous person. They all did a great job and we were very proud. My niece, Kialie (2nd grade) also did a project. She was Shirley Temple. Enjoy these pics!
Hunter in his Davy Crockett costume

My niece Kialie as Shirley Temple

Overdue Update #1---Basketball Pics

So, I found these pictures on the digital camera yesterday and was astounded that I, Amy Pitman, actually forgot to download, catalog, and share them in a timely fashion. Nobody move!! My brain has fallen out! lol
Anyway, here are some of the pictures from the last couple of basketball tournaments in which Jordan played. We have started softball and baseball, so those will be the next sports pics coming. :) :) :) Enjoy!
#12 warming up

Fast break!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Six Flags Youth Trip

We took 20 kids to Six Flags Theme Park in Dallas, Texas this past Saturday. I am always a little worried about places like that and with keeping up with that many kids, but everyone did great, was well behaved, and showed up at the meeting spots on time every time. We had a good time. We left at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning and drove 3 hours to the metroplex. We rode rides, ate really weird park food, and ended the day with a Christian rock concert there in the park. But wait!...........there's more! As the storm clouds rolled in about 1 hour into the concert, we were evacuated because of the potential for lightening and stormy weather. That was OK with Hunter and me---we didn't care for the LOUD music too much. Unfortunately, we didn't make it out of the park and back to the church bus before the rain started pouring down. We all got soaked! We had a good time, overall......and so did all of the kids. God is good!

Our little group getting ready to ride Tony Hawk's Big Spin. Good Times!

No, Hunter did not ride the coaster in the background--I just thought it would be a cool pic. He doesn't like the scary rides.--Not after the Tony Hawk ride!

Jordan, on the other hand, didn't ride this coaster, but another one that is a death trap in my opinion. The one I am speaking of had a 24-story, 88 mph drop......NOOOOO thank-you! lol