Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scarecrow Patch

On Sunday we went to the Scarecrow Patch by St. Libory. The weather was really warm! We had lots of fun, though. Cael got in the corn box. Allen and Cael went "pumpkin chunkin'." A slingshot that shot mini pumpins. Brent and Cael went down the big slide. Cael always wanted to "crash" at the end. We rode the haywagon out to the pumpkin field. We picked a big one! On the way home, we stopped at the Moonlight Vineyards for a wine tasting. Cael took these pictures. We didn't have good batteries in our camera, so we had to buy a disposable at the Patch. I let Cael finish the film.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our Monday

For the first time in a long time, Allen and I got back to Hastings so we could rejoin our fencing team. I had the camera in my purse, so we got some pics. We didn't keep score (but I think I won:) Allen and our teammate, Ryan. Another teammate, Gavin is reffing. Allen won that bout! "Fencers ready? Fence!"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Cael

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Homecoming Week - Flashback Day

Today was Hollywood/Flashback Day at school. My friend Robin who teaches PE and computers, and our principal, John, proclaimed it 80's day. Robin and I had our polo's collars popped up, jeans tightrolled, walkmans on our hips, and our ponytails on the sides of our heads. We completed the look with some radical blue eyeshadow. John was right out of Miami Vice. We played 80's music and danced in the hallway between classes. None of our students can say that their teachers are boring. Crazy, yes. Boring, no. Some of our kids got us on video. I hear it will hit YouTube soon. I went to pick up Cael, and he had to have a picture with Sammy. I thought they were cute.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Football Season

Friday night HLHS went to Clay Center. We won 52-18! Go Red Hornets! The weather was the pits, though. A constant heavy drizzle. We didn't get soaked right away, but when we got home, we were peeling off clothes. Cael played "throw" with Hannah (my principal's daughter) and Evan (Cael's eventual classmate at Trinity in 3 years). They don't play "catch" because none of them can really catch that well, but everyone can throw! "Watcha got kiddo?" "A frog, Mommy! Can we take him home?"

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Today was Septemberfest at HLHS. It's an fundraiser that we do just to get people in our building. There are fun games for kids, a cake walk, a talent show, lunch, silent auction, bake sale, an on and on. Hannah and the Gaschos went with us. Hey, Mom - looks like Cael has my luck with the cake walk! First try! (We stopped with one:) When I was 5(?) I won THREE cakes at a 4-H carnival. They had to cut me off. Cael was posing for Hannah. Cael took these pictures of Brent and Kassidy! Claudia, we have quite the pair of photographers!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A cool video

This video was sent to me from a good friend. Remember the band Hootie and the Blowfish? Darius Rucker (lead singer) is on his own now. This video is Darius at a radio station singing one of his new songs. You have to hear this one - especially if you have young kids! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohgVoj1qRjI


Kassidy and I went to see Scott and Jenny and the babies today. Seth and Aubri (I think that's how they spell it) are still in the NICU, but have gained a couple of ounces. They don't get to go home until they can eat by themselves without the tube. They get tired really fast, so they can't be handled a lot except by Mommy and Daddy. That's ok, we'll get to hold them when they get bigger. Although, it will be a fight to get them at church. Babies are snatched up pretty fast. When Cael was a baby, I didn't see him from the time we came out of the church service (sometimes even during) until we were ready to go home, unless he was hungry, of course.

Friday, September 5, 2008


The Matsiko children's choir came to HLHS yesterday. Matsiko means "hope." The kids are from Uganda and are spreading their stories throughout the U.S. in hopes that people will help with the International Children's Fund. They were a great group of kids! Very passionate, very compassionate. Check this video out! Cut and paste into your browser address line. http://www.theindependent.com/multimedia?vid_id=X2UlQJ7_Aas