Monday, December 31, 2007

Happenin' Holidays

Katherine sitting with her class.

Katherine peeking around the Christmas tree.

Katherine as she says her first set of lines.

Getting ready to "Rock Around the Christmas Tree."

Singing and dancing to "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree."

"Look at Me (and my belly)!"

Rockin' Finish!

Katherine had just worked the crowd moments before she said her second set of lines.

Katherine posing for the picture as she sings "Away In A Manger."

2007 Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Sebastian playing football and Katherine cheering him on!
(Notice the 0u football...and yes, the 0u logo is upside down.)

Melissa (aka Missy or Wes' cousin) & Sebastian

Katherine reading to her Uncle Billy.
(Billy is Wes' younger brother)

The Kenney and Banks family.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Snow White & Friends (Pictures)

On Wednesday, October 31st the kids and I attended the fall festival block party held at First Baptist Church Valliant. Several of the churches in the community participated, and Katherine saw many of her friends from school.

Pooh & Snow White (aka...Sebastian & Katherine)

Adrien, Katherine, and Channah

Channah, Katherine, and Abby

Katherine, Abby, and Channah

Katherine and Laura

Storybook Carnival

The Swink Public School has a Storybook Carnival for the Early Childhood program instead of celebrating Halloween. During the month of October Katherine's kindergarten class read Mother Goose nursery rhymes and stories. Each child was encouraged to dress up as a story book character. Katherine chose to dress up as 'Miss Jane' from the following nursery rhyme...
Miss Jane had a bag and a mouse was in it;
She opened the bag, he was out in a minute.
The cat saw him jump and run under the table,
And the dog said:"Catch him, Puss, soon as you're able."

Katherine is holding her bag with the mouse in it. She picked out the nursery rhyme from her Mother Goose book and decided what dress up outfit she would wear. I was very proud of her!

Here she is entering the gym.

Katherine at the spider ring toss

I set up the Humpty Dumpty Puzzle booth. I took poster board and drew (or should I say traced) a picture of Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall. I then cut up the poster board into puzzle pieces for the kids to put together.

Katherine and her friend, Channah, are putting together the Humpty Dumpty puzzle.

Katherine at the 'Johnny Appleseed' booth

Katherine and her class at the storybook candy walk.

Katherine picking a duck for prizes.

Katherine getting ready to bowl.

Katherine's class and all their goodies!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Day to Remember Forever

Monday, September 10, 2007 will be one of those days Wes and I will remember forever, because it was a another big first in our daughter's life. Katherine began kindergarten at the Swink Public School.

She is ready to go!

Walking in line from the cafeteria

(not sure what she is doing with her arm)

Outside of her class

Ready to learn!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Deb's Birthday

Yes, today is my 35th birthday!

I have been blessed to have a wonderful husband and two precious kids. The first words out of my daughter's smiling mouth this morning were "Happy Birthday Mom!" I tell you having them sing to me all day will be the one of the best parts of having a birthday. It doesn't get any better!

My thanks to Wes for writing such beautiful things on his blog about me today. (click here) I don't deserve it all, but he was correct on a few points! :-)

It is going to be a very good day, and I am extremely blessed to share it with my loving family!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Katherine's Birthday Celebrations

As with Katherine's birthday tradition she enjoyed a week of birthday celebrations. My last post was about our celebration with Grandpa Roy & Grandma Faye, which took place the weekend before her birthday.

On Katherine's birthday (Thursday, August 9th) Wes, Katherine, Sebastian, and I drove to Texarkana to celebrate. The adventure began at Chuck E. Cheese's. Once the kids had tokens in their hands they were off to play games. We ate pizza and played more games. After a thrilling time of Wes playing ski ball, in which to rack up tickets for Katherine, it was time to go. Katherine gathered her tickets and used them to buy a couple prize items. It was then time to head over to Cinamark for the showing of Ratatouille.

Katherine received several phone calls from grandparents, aunts, and uncles through out the day wishing her a wonderful day.

The day after her birthday Katherine was out to spend her birthday money at Toys r us in Longview, Texas, which meant she would also see Grandpa Homer. And of course, grandpa had to buy her a birthday gift as well. It would only be three days later and she would be back in Longview at Toys r us with her Aunt Diane and Uncle Dean.

What a great way to turn five!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Let the Celebrations Begin!

Last Friday our family journeyed to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The purpose of our trip was to take Jaime and Maya Brown to the airport, and then enjoy family time before celebrating Katherine's birthday with grandparents, Roy & Faye Banks, on Saturday. After we said our goodbyes to Jaime and Maya we headed to Woodland Hills Mall where we would meet up with some friends before all going to dinner. That evening we checked into our hotel and then went swimming. After a really long day the kids and their mom were ready for bed. Wes stayed up and did a little blogging. What a surprise!

Saturday morning brought another special treat...Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

We enjoyed our breakfast, gathered our things, and checked out of the hotel.

When we arrived at grandma and grandpa's in Muskogee they were anxiously awaiting our arrival. Wes, the kids, and I changed into clothes for the lake and headed out once again. At the lake we celebrated Katherine's birthday on grandpa's pontoon boat. Grandma and grandpa had purchased blow up bumper boat for the kids. Katherine and Sebastian had a terrific time playing in these. The bumper boats squirted water which added to the fun! Katherine and Sebastian also took a ride on the huge lily pad with Wes and I on either side of them. Sebastian was enjoying the ride so much he had fallen asleep until grandpa splashed a wave of water on us. I don't know whether me pulling Sebastian up so the water didn't drown his face woke him up or the water splashing on top of him. Either way he was no longer sleepy and wanted off! Katherine wasn't detoured from riding at all. She rode with us for a while longer. We had a great time!

Katherine and 'The HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bear' (it sings).

"Cool, another bath toy!"

"This is good."

Katherine got squirted in the eye by Sebastian.

Sebastian is at it again! This time dad is the target.

"This is awesome! Who's next?"

Wes, Sebastian, Katherine, and Grandpa Roy