Saturday, January 24, 2009

Basketball Saturday

So, every Saturday this month and 2 into February the 3 older kids are playing basketball at the local High School. They each get a t-shirt and a new basketball plus play on a team and learn fundamentals of basketball. Macie and Thomas are playing this year for 90 min. and Julia plays for 60 min. Last week we had a game at 8, 9:30, and 11:00. I was at that school for 5 hours. It was crazy. This week Tom took the girls because they both played at 8a.m. Pa also went to watch. Last week The whole Hunkins gang except for Boppy of course were there and then we went out to lunch to celebrate Grandma's b-day. Anyway here's a couple of shots of our newest hoopster, Julia. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What's going on around here?

I haven't kept up on posting very well. I get it into my head that I need to post pictures with everything I post, but I don't really. So here is a non picture post. We are kept busy here with school, pre-school, swim lessons, physical therapy(me), and just your everyday stuff. Right now Matthew is watching Signing Time!. He is watching Vol. 6 one of our all time favorites. He is right this minute jumping because Rachel is singing the song "I'm really good at singing, dancing, jumping" etc. Henry is down for a nap and I'm getting ready for PT. My dad is coming over to sit with the kids until I get home. Macie has activity day girls this afternoon. She is having a good manners dinner. She went to school dressed up for the occasion. Thomas had a pack meeting last night. I better get on the ball and help him earn his wolf badge. He turns 9 at the end of March. Time is running out. Julia has been taking swim lessons at the Starfish Swim School. They are hopefully getting her ready for swim team in April. It would be great to have the 3 big kids on the team this summer.
I guess that's it for now. Oh and I twitter you can find me there at staceyhay.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Magical Munchy Popcorn give-away

I found this blog from a cafemom group I'm on and she is having a give away. Part of the give away is that I need to post about a time when someone did an act of kindness for me. Now, I have many people who are always doing kind things for me, and I'm sure they have no idea how it has helped me. My husband does kind things for me all the time and my family of course is kind to me. As many of you know we have 5 children and it can be difficult to get out. I have this friend Lori who called one day about a year ago and said that she would love to sit for the gang and let Tom and me go out. We took her up on it and had fun. It was truly kind and loving of her do to that for us. Thank you Lori!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Talent Show

Macie continues to surprise me. She has told me that she wants to be a pop star when she grows up, but I havn't seen any efforts on her part towards that goal. Well this last Tuesday was tryouts for the school talent show and who goes to tryouts but Macie. She sings, and I mean sings not just lip sinc, Hannah Montanna's song Life's what you make it. I went to the tryouts for moral support and I ended up crying while she was trying out. I thought she was great. We're not sure if she made it, but the lady at tryouts told her that she needed to put some moves to the music. You know diva it up a bit. I think we can manage that. :) I, of course, could never have done this kind of thing as a child, but I am thrilled that she has that much confidence. Good luck to Macie!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year and Welcome 2009

The gang put out their money under the mat last night and brought it in this morning. We have done this tradition in out family for as long as I can remember. When you bring in your money in the morning it symbolizes you bringing in money all year. It doesn't matter how much money just that you do it.
Tom and I went to see Antsy McClain in Grass Valley for a New Year's Eve party bash. It was different than we are used to, but we had a great time dancing and being with our fellow flamingohead friends. They had a costume contest and yes, you guessed it Tom won. He went as Stubbie (of Stubbies Discount Fireworks), one of the Troubadour's sponsers. It was very funny.