Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Princess!

Earlier this month we celebrated The Princess' 4th birthday. The Princess selected a Barbie cake complete with lots of pink and purple icing. The Queen remained close to The Princess throughout the celebration to ensure she maintained proper etiquette.



Get ready to make a wish! Blow out the candles!

Notice The Queen giving instruction.



Ta Da!




Siblings.


Biggest, bestest, big brother.

Just what I wanted, "Pocahontas."

More instruction from The Queen.


The Queen takes control.


I l-o-v-e my new Pocahontas doll!!
And I love you, Princess!
Happy 4th Birthday!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

With 7 days before Christmas REMEMBER:
Jesus is Better than Santa

Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks.. and then enters your heart.

You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did. Not only does He know our name, He knows our address too. He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you.

Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.

It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and Watch over you and your loved ones this Christmas 2009
And may He prosper and bless the work of your hands in the New Year.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Drive-In Movie


If you are a parent of a Cub Scout, you are familiar with the Pinewood Derby. This is a highly competitive event by which Dads (I mean Cub Scouts) create a race car out of a block of pine wood. This event in our Pack is held at the end of January. So to prepare the boys for the upcoming event our Pack hosted a "Drive-In Movie" night featuring the ever popular movie "Down and Derby." (get it?)

Anyway, the parents (I mean Cub Scouts) were to create a "box" car to sit in and watch the movie. Godzilla wanted a Hummer to "drive" to the movie. Well it may not be a Hummer, but it served the purpose. Keep in mind that we only spent about 2 evenings working on it.


Pretty boxy eh?


Notice the safety features such as the GPS, bumper, spare tire, rear AND side view mirrors.

Personalized license plate.

Maybe I could sell the prototype to GM as a "Green" car.

Anyway, as I said, we didn't put too much time and effort into it. Let's just say this isn't the first "box" car we have had to make. But apparently, some parents have just way to much time (and talent) on their hands...

Notice the "crate" foam tires.



The space shuttle?


Lightning MacQueen made a guest appearance.


and the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine.



The army also showed up...just in case.

The Princess in her castle. Talk about safety features. Where's the moat?


The Queen in her plastic storage box. Just keeping it simple.