Monday, April 28, 2014

Kidz Expo

Sunday, C and 3 other friends  went downtown for the Kidz expoThe big attraction for them was seeing Debbie Ryan, the star of "Jessie". Here are some photos of that fun time.

Four excited teens

Are we really here?

There she is!

In real life!

Please excuse the gesture, all you Europeans! In the USA it means "peace".

Is this a monkey?
Cohutta had a booth and the girls seemed to know this counsellor.  Yay!  They all signed up to win a week at Cohutta. You go, girls!

GCC Camporee at Cohutta

Pathfinders just had a long w/e (Thursday night to Sunday morning) at the new field location for their annual conference camporee.  C was an honor pathfinder (disappointing "reward" - an easter egg of jelly beans - but that's another story)The weekend was full of supposed to be full of activities and honors, spiritual meetings and lots of fellowshipMostly that's what happened but GCC, you dropped the ball in several ways this time!  Activities were poorly planned, teachers didn't show up, honors weren't taught as shown, we didn't get a program til Friday morning, or know what the honors even were, the counsellors didn't get maps (ever), activities started late, and the signing up was (again) disorganized and frenzied.  But I'm not here to complain.  Here are photos of the good times/things and the kids had a fun time, plus the weather was wonderful!

Friday morning was the only cloudy time with a little rain in the early morning before breakfast. Look how nicely our boys' tents are lined up!

Eating area

Roll Call (not everyone was there yet - only looks like half)
This is basically what the honor pathfinder activity entailed - a photo scavenger hunt.
The Honor pathfinder group

Heading to the start of the parade
"Eyes Right!"

Song service before an evening meeting

Front runner in the 5K race

This is the way the lazy ones do it!
The whole club

Adios amigos!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Required Garden updates

Garden pics

Four little cabbages

Nothing much - yet

Added compost and re-tilled

A few days later?

Oh, my shade cloth for the cabbages.  Hope they appreciate it.

After another re-till.  
Now I need to take a few more since planting tomato, squash, cucumber, etc, yesterday. 
Planted 4 Red bell peppers today
Mostly tomatoes in foreground

Tomatoes (with curly-leafed parsley in foreground)

Garden as of April 22

Zucchini, yellow squash
May 25 garden (next few pics)

Corn and pole beans - just planted here not too long before this pic

Herb garden with Mother's day rose

June 2 garden next few pics

Blueberry patch April 22

Future blueberries, Lord willing
May 8
May 18

Blackberry patch

Grape plant

Dad, we hope you have your modem back working again so you can keep track of our garden!!  Keep us posted.