Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 6 - A Dose of Cuteness

It was such a beautiful day today. The west Texas sky was so blue and it wasn't too hot. On days like this it take a long time to do all the chores, because no one wants to go inside. Here are some pictures that I thought you would enjoy.
The pups in the shade. I can't believe how big they are getting. 

Banner is growing so fast and he is the exact shade of color as his mamma. It was hard to tell that when he was born because Libby's winter coat is much darker that her summer coat.

I hope you all have a touch of spring in your lives today.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 4 - Triple Birthdays

Today we had some friends over. Mom's birthday is tomorrow, so they wanted a surprise party. Also Aaron Bell's birthday is this week, Dylan Whitworth's is turning 13 this month as well. We decided to have a triple birthday party tonight. It was a wonderful night, we had many good talks and lots of fun. The kids took all the horses and rode them around all day. Every one of us got sunburned. Sahara did really well, and I think she is well on her way to being a kid horse. The boys got out a new game....well new to us, Tripoley, and played that all evening. When it got dark we played our favorite night game, Sardines. 

Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you too! 

Every since the last time they came, all the little girls wanted to play dress-up with the square dance petticoats.  

The new game, I think they are having fun. 

The adults having time to have a good talk.
Happy birthday to three wonderful people! So thankful that God has brought you into our lives!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 2 - GRACE Field Day

One of the highlights of the GRACE semester is field day at the end of the spring semester. It's a day filled with all sorts of games that are fun, competitive, and sometime embarrassing. Each age group is split up into teams. Because Cami and Kasy not feeling well, we took Josie with us.  

Mrs. Jennifer, leader of GRACE, and her adorable little boy, Braden.

Stripes team Kindergartners.

Orange team kindergarteners 
The Grey team 2nd grade.

Brown team 2nd - 4th grade.

Red team 5th and 7th grade

Blue team 7th and 8th grade.

Yellow team 8th grade -12th grade

Josie, Olivia, and Savanna sweet little girls.

Gabriel Playing the Dive in.

Janessa and Mattie playing the Ball squeeze.

Everyone getting ready to do the Shoe game.

Michael participating in Jump the river.

Gabe in the gunny sack race.

Orange team did really good in the 50 Yard Dash.
Jeremy, Jordan, and Briley  won the most ribbons of the yellow team. Good job you guys!
The affects of field day!

What a fun day we had! Thank you GRACE for having this every year!

Monday, May 5, 2014

April Creations

Lots of Lego creations this time. The boys got spring fever to make as much stuff as they could.
A Moon base built by our resident Astronomer, Garrett. 

For his birthday, Shea got a tree house set of legos. This is his updated version of that set.

Shea's steam roller.....

....That looks very real.

This isn't really a creation, but Gabe loves dressing up in different things just like any other eight year old.

It's Pogue, Gabe Pogue.
 The following pictures are of a movie set that Shea and Garrett made. They have everything.

The stage.

The chase and Camera.

The boom mic and overhead shot.

The fan.

 The boys had acquired a 1940 Mercury Comet for some work they had done for a friend in church. Dad wanted Shea to draw a picture of the car and make several copies of it so that all the boys could color it what they wanted the car to look like.
Lego Penguin Robot.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

March 30 - B.R.I.G.H.T. Lights Mission Project and a Birthday Party

Janessa likes to do a mission project for B.R.I.G.H.T. Lights each semester, this time is was to the South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock. We had a great turn-out and had a lot of fun. We started out by opening boxes of food and transporting the food into a large crate. We sorted out into groups of four girls and one adult per crate. When you do that with all these kids and a small amount of time, there always is going to be racing. 
Molly and Aubrie are in the box because they are to short of bend over to put the food in. It worked really well to have some shorter people and some taller people, so that by putting the shorter ones in the crate they could sort and stack the food and the taller ones could bring boxes and cut them open.

Our leader, she worked as hard or harder than anyone else.

Mrs. Lacey took several of the littler ones to help her. They worked so hard and giggled the entire time. Thank you Mrs. Lacey, you made their day.

Standing the the middle of the room you can see how far it goes. Mrs. Courtney is helping cut boxes for the group behind her.

Elena, Lexi, and Mrs. Courtney's son (the fast one in the back) Isaac. The most competitive group of all.

The Carrolls' cousins were here for the week while their parents were on a trip, so they pitched right in a helped. Austin is showing how much fun she is having, Zion is enjoying the show.

Yes we let the brothers of the girls come and help as well. These two got a box to themselves, and they finished it off before anyone else had theirs done.
At about 10:00am took a break and had a snack. Our group filled up the break room, with people as well as laughter and talking.
Zion, Cheyenne, Kate, and Kate's brother David. 
Elizabeth, and Sam.

Molly and Aubrie.

Mrs. Patty, Gabriel, Molly's brother Morgan, and Austyn.
After break we moved into a bigger room and sorted drinks and marked bar codes.
The boxes that held the drinks were huge, so it was quite the adventure trying to get them out.
It was a very good day, and we got a lot done. The girls did an incredible job! Very proud of this group!

The Pogues went to the Whitworth's house for Gaby's first birthday after the mission project. It was so fun, and was a good time to be with Gaby.

A beautiful cake done by Mrs. Kyla (the cup cake in the corner is Gaby's).

Everyone is watching what she will do with her first cake.

She just licked off the frosting for a while.

But as soon as she realized that there was a cake under the frosting, she picked the entire thing up and shoved it into her mouth... and all over her face.

She had a sink bath after she was done with her deed, she was so proud of herself.

Happy Birthday Gaby! Thank you for letting us be apart of your day!