Monday, April 18, 2011

Banff Events, Performances and Exhibitions at The Banff Centre

Banff Events, Performances and Exhibitions at The Banff Centre

Apollo & Athena Depart

Two Acceptional Beauties

Hug of Love


A sad day but we will get through the storm...My philosophy "What doesn't kill ya makes you stronger." After weeks of thought we have come to the decision of Rehoming Apollo & Athena for benefiting them. These two dogs love the outdoors...& living in the neighborhood next to the Jones's & the Smith's who are "call the police every time a dog barks for a split second unhappy people" have helped us realize they need to be dogs where they can be free to roam & bark when they want. My perfect picture with patience paid off. They are going to a perfect place with no restrictions above and beyond the normal on 11 acres. Still wish I was going too...lucky dogs! :o) The walking I could do with them there! But sounds like they'll be getting the run for their money...running next to the new "retired" owner on his four wheeler...Athena is gonna love it! Apollo will do it just because. He definitely is one to take it or leave it. Great dogs going to a Great new home...How Happy is that.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Breanna Sure Had a Lucky Rabbit's Foot Hidden Somewhere!

Breanna's Bingo Bucks!

So Happy!

All her lucky winnings!

Great Day for Bingo! After taking the girls to work with me in Waconia yesterday for 3 hours they learned of Sunday's once a month "Community Bingo." Since Emily went with dad today to see "Soul Surfer" and the report by Emily is it is so so so so Good, Breanna and I went out to Bingo. It was on her mind all morning so not making it, I would have heard it for days. Glad I listened.
What fun we had for two hours. Breanna won the first between the two of us and she kept winning, four bingos in all, which meant four Bingo Bucks for the Gift Shop. I came out ahead and won five bingo's. Breanna experienced a great relaxing quiet afternoon amongst the the wonderful assisted living residents. While shopping for her prizes one lady asked "do you have a Rabbit's Foot hiding somewhere because you sure were lucky." Definitey Breanna's Bingo lucky day!
Breanna's prizes included yummy mints, box of crayons & magnets & paper for her locker at school. I went seasonal and picked 3 Easter candy dishes, a cute Chic basket, an adorable wind chime and a perfect card for my Granny Vera.
Breanna's requesting I work all the Sundays of Community Bingo now...Somethings wrong with that picture!
All the while playing bingo we had the true Minnesotan experience. The Twins Game was on and they also won 4-2! :o)

Eggstraordinarily Special Memory


Easter in Alaska

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Girl Scouts Breanna & Emily

Breanna's Beautiful Easter Scene Sand Paper Transfer...Full of Easter Eggs & Basket :o)

Breanna's Spring Decorated Tree

Emily Reading The Girl Scout Law
in her "Brownies Rule Shirt"

Thursday night I had to work so Derek took Breanna to Girl Scouts and she just loves it! They let me know I was coming home to a surprise and a wonderful surprise it was! Breanna's troop had decorated trees and potted them in decorated planters and turned out lovely. Just another touch of Spring needed. They also did these Sand Paper color transfers that is just simply adorable. The girls colored what they want on the sand paper and then the troop leader irons that on to a white placemat. So cute. Needless to say I went out and bought 12 sheets of sand paper yesterday! Move over Modge Podge.
Yesterday was Emily's Brownie Meeting and Her & I were the facillitators for that meeting about "My Body" We incorporated the benefits of a healthy heart and exercise as well as feeding the body properly so the Scout Leader made awesome Smoothies for snack. Which was after a little "record your pulse" activity. Emily had the girls record their Resting Heart Rate, then had the girls do Jumping Jacks for 15 seconds with another recording...Not easy as it sounds there was a lot of "I don't feel my pulse" "I lost count" with lots of giggling of course. But we managed. Then she had them do Mule Kicks for 15 seconds that one got their heart rate up there. :o) Some heart rates were supposedly into the 300's but I'm assuming they lost count. No injuries to report. :o) Emily helped bring their heart rates down with a little game of Duck Duck Gray Duck which turned into Tonka Duck, Braid Duck, etc. Fun & cute! Then it was snack with the crackers & two samples of Smoothies...They were both yummy in my book. Then we had share time...Aleah was first..."I want to share that my dad died last weekend and tomorrow is his funeral." :( The Leader asked her, "How as a troop can we help you feel better Aleah?" "Make me laugh" So that's the troops job and everyone else that knows Aleah please make her laugh.
The last thing after Share Time Emily had everyone cool down to some Yoga. First she had everyone stretch into a tall Tree Pose. Definitely not the most quiet of Yoga I've been around but by far the most Joyful. She was anxious to get them all in Om position and through giggles and eyes closed doing what was supposed to me peaceful thoughts was "The rides at Water Park of America are so cool and fast" to tons of other giggly things left to the imagination of a what comes out of the mouth of a Third Grader. Lots of Fun!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lowry Nature Center

After our four mile quick & cold bike ride on Carver's Trail we stopped at Lowry Nature Center. Always a treat to see their little critters and diplays let alone hear the birds chirpin and the frogs & toads a croakin! The frogs & toads have within this last week made their grand reappearance to Spring...I started hearing them early on in the week and man do they echo...I want to record it! Well here are some fun pics of the center.

The Tween of all Tiara's!

Took Extra Help From Dad to Hold Up This Winning Tween of all Tiara's.

Holding Some Snake Skin! After this looooonnnnngggg winter...Ready to shed my dry skin too!

What has the fastest tongue in the West? Tis The American Toad! These are one of the Croakin Sounds of Nature that's back for Spring in Minnesota! Sad we have to miss hearing all about the different Croaks of toads & frogs in MN tomorrow, but there's cake & ice cream involved for a birthday party! :o) I'll have my own croaks to croak about after the indulging!

The Tiger Salamander...this just reminded me of the movie we watched last night...The Little Fockers! Funny Movie! I foresee the fourth movie titled "My Neighbors are The Fockers!

Saturday Morning Silly's

Gnomeo Report:
Where art thou Gnomeo? His forest Continues to Grow! "Think & Grow ________" Fill in the Blank!

After a Friday Night Sleepover the Girls woke up Acting Silly to The Tune of "Burping" Their ABC's...Gotta love the entertainment! Definitely the best feeling having a "HOME" that's always Sunny on the inside when it's so Gray outside this morning!

Well Gnomeo Continues to Love His Forest That is Growing & Growing! It's a Jungle in Here!

This Chick Digs Her Nail Art!

Stop Hunger! These Bead Bracelets were made by 5th Graders at Minnewashta Elementary before Spring Break all profits made went to Charity!

Frost E-Tip…Let’s eat on the Grass!

Frost E-Tip…Let’s eat on the Grass!

I Frostisized my blog Lisa! :o)

I Heart Art!

Emily's Peace & Love

Emily is a Star, No Doubt

Yesterday was the Twins First Game of the Season...Emily Drew Her Spirit!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Poetry for Kids

Poetry for Kids

April is Poetry Month! My girls have been penning their masterpieces...Can't wait to post them! :o)

Wild Creations Frog Blog: Flipoutz... the next new thing?

Wild Creations Frog Blog: Flipoutz... the next new thing?: "Hope are high the newest fashion trend for kids of all ages come in the form of little metal buttons. Worn by kids, designed BY kids, trad..."

My Budding Graphic Artist Emily

This Piece She says is Titled "Shapes" :o)
I love that Emily is playing around with the programs and saving her little documents all by herself!

I asked what this one is titled and she said "Just Emily" with decorations around it!

She is my future Illustrator/Author to come!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Dad's Green Thumb Lives On Through My Girls

Emily has been wanting to start planting for a couple of days now so after work today we went Seed Shopping!

Breanna Couldn't wait to get her hands in the dirt!

These are gonna be some Zenful Plants!

Same with Breanna's Batch!

Emily's Gnome Garden!

About a week of growth Gnomeo starts disappearing!

About a week and a half Gnomeo is loving his Forest and so is Emily aka Juliet!