Saturday, April 25, 2009

One of the Best Board Games Ever!

This Board Game is one of our new addictions! It is a close second to Settlers on our list of favorite Board Games. It is not overly competitive, is easy to learn to play and has just the right amount of strategy that it is not too heavy. It also only takes 45 min or so to play a full round compared to 2+ hours with some others we like. As with Settlers this game also came to us through the Brown's love of great games~ thanks guys! Although we did share The Great Dalmuti with ya, I think you are still up on us by one! The game can be a bit hard to find, but it can be found on Amazon or other game sites. If you are in the need for another great game in your collection of great games, pick this one up!
Chuga, Chuga, Choo, Choo......

Friday, April 24, 2009

Stone Mountain in Spring

Brenner has had his year end CRCT testing all this week and he has been very busy the last two weeks
studying for the big exam. With the reading and Language Arts portions he felt pretty confident, and has been studying very hard for the Wednesday Math portion. Each day that Mrs. Mitchell felt that each student did their best, their name went into a pot for a test end prize raffle. Brenner got his name in the pot each day and won a Mp3 Player on Thursday, very exciting for him! So to get his mind (and Mom and Dads too) clear of all the testing stress, we all went to Stone Mountain to hike around the lake, roast hot dogs, get some fresh air and just to be at one with nature! We had lots of mind-clearing fun and ended the evening with some somores! On our way out a fox crossed our path~ that's something ya don't see everyday!

Easter Morning

This post is almost two weeks late as life gets too busy sometimes, but...
Oh yes~ The Easter Bunny did come!
After the "Hunt", we did manage to get the kids to pose for a quick picture before they ripped their finds open. As you can tell~ Mia was very excited to see what the Easter Bunny brought her (another book of Nursery Rhymes Perhaps?!?). As church is always at 9:00 sharp for the Monroe Ward, it did not leave much time for Basket Exploring and Easter Egg Breakfast Sandwiches. Hurry up kids, throw a Peep in your mouth and a chocolate egg in your pocket~ we're going to be late for church!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Many in the Monroe Ward have been practicing their Hillbilly Voices and Acting skills over the past several weeks in preparation for our Hee Haw Show. It was just like the real thing. Minni Pearl was great, and all the cast- including two Cornfields full of Hillbillies popping up with crazy jokes, Where oh Where singers, A bit of Gloom and Despair, Plenty of Country Music and Good ole' Banjo playing. Even Junior Samples stopped by, trying to sell several of his "used cars". We were the Fishing Couple and we had three crazy parts throughout the show. It was so much fun and everyone had such a great time! It is really amazing what can happen when a bunch of under qualified Hillbillies put their minds together to put on a show! And what a show it was~
Yeehaw for HEE HAW!

The Fishermen~

Nikki: Honey- Why do you say that wives are like Fishermen?
Gentry: Well, They are always Bragging about the one that got away,
and Complaining about the one they caught!

Some of the cast~ Gloom, Despair, and Agony on me. Deep Dark Depression, excessive Misery. If''in it weren't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all. Gloom, Despair and misery on me!
What a Ungloomy, Misery-Free fun night!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bunnies and Chicks Getting ready for Easter

The little Smith Easter Bunnies have been very excited this year to decorate the house with eggs of all kinds, Dye Easter Eggs and just anything that relates to Easter. They can't wait for Sunday Morning and the "Hunt" to see what the Easter Bunny may have brought!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mia's Bedtime Rhymes

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Mia has changed her obsession from Bedtime Songs to Nursery Rhymes and has memorized all of her favorites. She insists on reciting several before she will even think of going to bed each night. Some of her favorites are Little Boy Blue, Hey Diddle Diddle, and one called Little Poly Flinders (one that I had never heard of?). She also loves the What Little Boys and Girls are Made of, and will tell you that she is made of Sugar and "Fhise"(Spice), and everything Nice, and that Brenner, Cayden and Daddy too are made of Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails!~ She is getting a bit to "Fhisty" and Spicy if you ask me! =)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009