Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Week

This week I got to be with Dane on a field trip to University of Nevada Reno (UNR) where we went to the Geology Museum and the Seismology Lab. It was very interesting.

Some of the boys in Dane's class had to get in on the picture.

This is a replica of some dinosaur bones found. This is a dinosaur that lived in water because the feet are like paddles.

As you can see, these 4th graders are all sizes.

This is part of the silver collection by the famous Mackey family that made their fortune in Silver in Virginia City. This was specially made for the Mackey's by Tiffany's in New York.

These are special minerals that glow in the dark or show up well in the black light.

There is a whole museum filled with people's personal geological finds from all over the world that have donated their collections to UNR.

This is the antique replicas of the old style way to record earthquakes. Everything is done digitally now.

Eating lunch in the quad.

With Dane's good buddy's Madsen and Jason. Two friends that he has known since we moved to Dayton.

Devree got inducted into the National Honor Society. Out of the 10 students, 5 were L.D.S. and 4 were from our ward. Congratulations to Devree, Ali, Elena and Katrina.

The 5 L.D.S. girls inducted into the National Honor Society

We rushed over to see Shay get his Star Scout award. He finally found his book and now we are just waiting for the time to fulfill his Life Scout requirement because he has enough merit badges. He is closer to getting his Eagle. I told him the scenario that he is so close that it would be like he walked to Smith's (about 4 miles away) and didn't go in to buy his favorite candy. I hope that helps him through the grueling looooong merit badges and project left. I really think Mom's should get more than a pin when their Eagle Scout gets his award.

Here I am pinning 3 pins.

A blurry picture of Stephen pinning his mom. Stephen got his Star rank too.

The Elders came over for dinner on Saturday. Elder Humphrey and Elder Carleton are great missionaries.

Mother's Day breakfast in bed. It was a lovely omelet, bacon and a blueberry muffin. Todd had written a beautiful letter for my Mother's Day. He also gave me a beautiful orchid plant.

Shay is running for Freshman Class President. We took photos to put on his posters for school and these are some of the slogans that Todd, Devree, Shay and I thought up. He added stars for his eyes and his slogan is "Only SERVICE can make YOU a STAR!

More stars on his eyes "Only Shay will make your Day!"

"Our future's so BRIGHT, I gotta wear Shades!

" You won't be Gamblin if you vote for HAMBLIN"! That is a slogan borrowed from Grandpa Hamblin when he ran for Senior Class President in Overton, NV. By the way, Grandpa won.

" Only YOU can vote for Shay!"

Shay says "It's COOL to serve our SCHOOL!

Super Shay will save the day!

This is the beautiful orchid and our beautiful Devree.
Devree calls this "Dane being a HAPPY Anime Super Hero". I guess his super power is sleeping since he is wearing my sleeping mask upside down.

Shay was a bit upset about working very hard to earn $60. for his part of Scout camp. Scout Camp is $240. and we had a fundraiser thatching and aerating yards. Each scout had to earn $60 to complete the amount. Devree was bragging that girls camp is only $60. and there is free time, a rock climbing wall, lake, canoes, zip line and GREAT FOOD! The girls were able to pay for all of their camp by the one fundraiser of thatching and aerating. Shay thought about all of the years that there has been crappy food at scout camp and he stated "I'm going to Girls Camp. They have lots more fun, GOOD FOOD and lots of GIRLS!

Hopefully your Mother's Day was wonderful. I know mine was and we still get to talk to Noble in a few more hours. I miss our Missionary.

1 comment:

Krista said...

It's always fun to read your blog. Stephen hasn't earned his star yet - he was getting his 2nd class. We're behind.