The adventures, both educational and maybe not so much, of our family, day in and day out.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
October 22nd 2014- A Daily Valencic
Samuel was rummaging through our costume bin and decided to go for the 4th Doctor Who... and missed.
Sure love his outfit, though.
October 21st 2014- A Daily Valencic
October 20th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Tearing down our garden, we had a few overgrown plants. I guess the green beans we'd given up on finally produced... and this was just one of them!
October 19th 2014- A Daily Valencic
October 18th 2014- A Daily Valencic
This little girl's new obsession... puzzles! No, not the wooden cut out puzzles... jigsaws!
October 17th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Friday, October 17, 2014
October 16th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Bouncing it old school... yes, this is an original Johnny Jump Up. We don't have any of those baby play centers... but we have used one of these before! We had a walker, once, too, before they were deemed unsafe... I remember my youngest brother using one of these.
Anyway, after a few minutes of standing there she figured out she could BOUNCE. Watch out, world.
And yes, fully tested for safety. Really. This is a mom, here, folks. Just because she's my 11th doesn't mean I worry any less LOL.
October 15th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Michael with his barrel at the local Hy-Vee grocery store that agreed to help him with part of his Eagle Project. The other part is leading Boy Scouts to gather food for the rest of the food drive he's organizing, first in spreading the word, second in gathering the food, and last to sort all the donations for the Harvesters organization here in Kansas City, Missouri.
So exciting! Two weeks of hard work ahead :) But very worth it.
October 14th, 2014- A Daily Valencic
Benjamin got another set of birthday cards today, yay! We love that family loves us from afar and shows it by remembering birthdays so much better than we do theirs!!! yikes! We are so thankful! Thank you!
October 13th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Emilie made dinner tonight... homemade pizza... I didn't help at all!
I can't believe how talented all my kids are.
And it's nice to not have to worry about dinner...
Sunday, October 12, 2014
October 12th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Michael drawing the Elders' caricatures before one leaves on Thursday. Fun stuff! And this is only about 2/7 of the distractions he had for most of the time...
October 11th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Liberty's first time to Chuck E. Cheese. She was there for her friend's birthday party. Juliana also got to come. They both had a ton of fun!
October 10th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Meet the Mormons! Have to use this as today's picture. We decided we should have stood on the wall and all pointed at the correct poster while covering up the rest. Anyway, only missing Tom! And it was really a great movie.
Go see it!
October 9th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Jules playing a hand held video game all by herself... getting zombies with plants.
It's our family's favorite game, after all, and she's loved it since she could crawl towards the computer.
October 8th 2014- A Daily Valencic
My mom sent us extra shirts from my Dad's 50th high school reunion... for some reason, no one wanted size small... hmmm.
Anyway, here are my 10 children, all in the same size shirt, for my mom. Las Vegas High School 2006 reunion.
Ginny was less than thrilled. I think it's funny how well some of them fit it!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
October 7th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Christopher injured his ear yesterday... he's fascinated by the new colors his ear is turning today, though!
We can't seem to escape injury this past week!
October 6th 2014- A Daily Valencic
At Family Home Evening tonight (http://www.lds.org) Ginny decided Dad needed help singing...
October 5th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Benjamin and his cake. Emilie made and frosted the cake, Benjamin and I decorated it. I claim injury. (but it turned out ok!) I can't believe this young man is 16 years old!
Happy birthday to my 2nd son! We love you and all your silliness and grumpiness, your creativity and your goofs!
October 4th 2014- A Daily Valencic
My husband and 3 oldest sons going to Priesthood Session of General Conference (see more- http://www.lds.org) I am so proud of them!
General Conference weekend makes me so happy! I love learning more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
October 3rd 2014- A Daily Valencic
October 2nd 2014- A Daily Valencic
Monday, October 6, 2014
October 1st 2014- A Daily Valencic
We got some rather serious rain. This was one of the heavy downpours, but there were worse ones. Lots of lightning and thundering and shutting down electronics for safety... we never lost power, but it was a very wet day!
These are our awesome picnic tables... all weatherproofed and stained by us... we hope! :)
September 30th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 29th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Sunday, October 5, 2014
September 28th 2014- A Daily Valencic
This is a smaller Michael... no, a Nathanael who works at Worlds of Fun... I'm confused.
Well, he IS Zombie certified. Check out that name tag!
Nathanael's choice of outfits today made him look like someone we know... hmmm.
September 27th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Today we got our family pictures taken. This is Jules in her pictures outfit... and that's all you're going to get until we see them! From what I saw, I'm excited to see them myself.
One of my good friends took them (she has a photography business and still did this! And all we did was watch her little guy who is the same age as Timothy, while she was working taking pictures of weddings!) I love being able to trade value for value in friendship.
September 26th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Here little Virginia is showing that she feels ill and doesn't care who knows it.
Just don't tell her about this picture when she's old enough to care.
September 25th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 24th 2014- A Daily Valencic
My fourth Bear. Samuel pinning a Bear mother's pin to my ribbon necklace... which yes, already has 3 other bear pins on it and hopefully will get 2 more! Scouts are awesome!
September 23rd 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 22nd 2014- A Daily Valencic
This is for our Shutterfly ThisLife House Party where we got to try out the new photo organizing website, This Life. It's fun because it organizes by stories and you can make books and gifts or just share the pictures.
September 21st 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 20th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Emilie's hair is all fancy for the Red Carpet event in our stake where they showed the videos the teens made at Youth Conference. There was also a dance. It was fun to find and execute a new hairstyle with my daughter who is growing up entirely too fast...
September 19th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Everyone at the zoo!
We got there shortly after opening and stayed until it closed.
Here we are at the sea lion show. We had a friend who came along for the ride.
September 18th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 17th, 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 16th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 15th, 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 14th 2014- A Daily Valencic
She is 7 1/2 months old and wants to stand up so bad!
Look at those teeth, too! (she has two more on top...)
September 13th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 12th 2014- A Daily Valencic
The fun that is scripture reading time at our house. haha! A little chaotic... but we read! Together! Sometime I'll write a blog post about how our scripture reading helps our children learn to read... sometimes without any other help or materials at all!
September 11th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 10th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Liberty is working on Kindergarten skills now. (at least we tell her she is... in some things she's ahead, in others, mostly life skills, she's still working.) Remember last year when her Preschool book was sooooo much work? Well, she's nearly finished her Kindergarten book already.
Which just means she needs something else to work on, soon!
September 9th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Our first or second day after our AC died... we took a nice long field trip so we could cool off. This is in the basement of the Independence Visitor's Center. So... not only was it nicer than being at home, it was a lot of fun and we learned a lot. We also visited the library, Liberty Jail, and Sam's Club. Woohoo!
September 8th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 7th 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 6th, 2014- A Daily Valencic
September 5th 2014- A Daily Valencic
Kids watching Doctor Who on the computer while Tom and I are watching something else on the TV...
September 4th 2014- A Daily Valencic
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