August 4, 2010

Neighborhood Block Party...

I am FINALLY getting around to posting pictures of our neighborhood block party we had last Tuesday night. We have such great neighbors & it was a blast. It was so much fun!!! We had so much good food & great company! Our neighbor Carolyn had all the food set up in her driveway, we had the whole street barricaded off so that no one could drive down our street & all the kids went wild in the street. We had bikes, scooters & water guns. They all had a BLAST!! Then about 8:30-9 p.m. a fire truck, ambulance & a motorcycle police officer all came. Each of the kids got to go in the fire truck & try on the oxygen masks (Kelsey was too scared to even sit in the truck but she did climb in...ONLY if daddy was right next to her..funny girl.) that they wear & the firefighters gave each kid a fire hat & coloring book. They also all were able to take a tour of the ambulance & the police officer let all the kids sit on the motorcycle. My girls loved the reminded them of papa LaMar's motorcycle in Arizona. (Sadie was alseep by this point..she was running up & down the street just CRAZY & out of her skull tired....sad that she missed the fun tours though she would have gotten a kick out of all the lights!!)
This is our neighbors little girl & my girls just ADORE her. They are moving to Tuscan & we will really miss them!!

Lindsey sporting her new hat!!!
Lindsey testing out the stretcher....not cool!!! (Just kidding)
Ambulance tour....

Kelsey being scared of the big fire truck...But Daddy was there to tell her she's fine.
Lindsey & the Oxygen mask...She isn't afraid of ANYTHING!!!!
Look at how SOAKED she is...they got in a water gun fight rght before this. It was a VERY humid & hot night.

We are truely blessed to have such great neighbors & friends here in Nebraska. The midwest is different the the west coast. They just do more family stuff & I LOVE it!!!

Misc. Summer activities...

Everyone knows how much I LOVE to do crafts!!! But even more than that I LOVE to spend time with my girls!!! This past month I have started babysitting 3 little girls about the same ages as my girls. So needless to say we need allot of things to do to keep them all busy.
I have started a 'Preschool' program for them. I use the word preschool loosely because they do learn but it is more for fun. On Monday, Wednesday & Friday we do our 'Preschool'. Each day we work on a different letter & with that letter we do a craft that begins with that specific letter. for instance the pictures below are from our letter 'B' day & we made Butterfly puzzles & Bumble Bee Magnets. The girls colored the pictures of the butterfly & then glues it to some construction paper & then cut them out into different shapes. They had so much FUN!!!

Here are the girls trying to put it back together.
Finished puzzle!!!

I couldn't figure out what to use for wings, so we used plastic bags. The girls got a kick out of gluing it all together & figuring out where all the Pieces fit together. We put a close pin on the back so it can hold things while on the fridge.

I will try to post some of our other letter projects.