Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving Feast

Jake's class celebrate Thanksgiving this past Thursday. They are out of school for this entire week, so that's why they did it so early. We had chicken soup, cornbread with homemade butter, and pumpkin pie. All of it was prepared by the class. One mother said her daughter (who as a side note, Jake called his "girl friend". To which Kyle replied, "I don't think so.") came home and asked, "Do you know how long it takes to cut a carrot when you're using a plastic knife?" Anyway, the feast was a success. Like any good kindergarten class, they all dressed up as pilgrims or Indians. Jake chose to be one of only two Indians in the class. We as great time and were lucky enough to be joined by Kyle's parents who had arrived from Texas just that morning.

Ice Blocking

Here is Arizona's crazy answer to snow sledding. You go to the ice store, yes they do exist, and you buy blocks of ice. You throw a towel over it, find a hill, and off you go. We did it at a youth small group gathering and to tell you the truth, it was a blast. Here are some pictures, and yes that is me with my rear end facing the camera. Who thinks these things up?

Monday, November 12, 2007

If you need a good laugh...

Today, Jake had the day off from school. So sad for him, he had to go get a flu shoot. Then we had to go to Wal-Mart to pick up a few odds and ends. On the drive home, the conversation turned to the Ninavites(sp?). We started talking about the Ninavite army. Jake asked if the Ninavites lived in the United States. I told him no that they lived in Ninava, and started to explain that it was in Europe, but he cut me off and said, "Oh yeah, I know, that's were they slap people with fish!" I started laughing so hard, that I was crying. I asked where he had heard that, just wandering were the story had taken a wrong turn. He promptly told me that on the Veggie Tales movie about Jonah, the people in Ninava slapped each other with fish. Now we now how stereotypes get started!! Thanks Jake, I needed a good laugh.