Monday, January 25, 2010

Have you ever eaten a squid dog?? I subscribed to the Family Fun magazine for a year and this past issue they had recipes for squid dogs. A great meal for kids to make! Just cut hot dogs up in smaller pieces and push uncooked spaghetti noodles through them, put them in a kettle to cook and voila!! :) A much more fun version of hot dogs!! :)


This year, we allowed the children to choose one sport to play. Danny chose Upward basketball. He never played basketball before, but thought it sounded like fun. I was a little unsure, because he is not the most coordinated person around. I am glad we gave him this opportunity, though. While he is not their best player, he is learning and the interaction with other boys his age is good for him! He is seeing some ways not to act, and learning some good sportmanship skills.
Tamara is not into sports at all but wanted to try out cheerleading. She is having a great time!! :)

Ready to go to their games Saturday morning....

During half time, the cheerleaders go center court and do a few cheers. Tamara is in the back row center left. (the tallest one)

A closer shot....

During half time, all the players and cheerleaders gather for a 5 minute devotional by a local pastor.

Tamara cheers for the 3rd and 4th grade boys from 10-11 AM and then Danny's game is from 12-1. That gives us time to run home for lunch or grab something in town, or enjoy a packed lunch at the park.

Devotional time....

Taking a break. They rotate players each quarter, which gives them a chance to rest up and watch their team mates play.

3 weeks down, 4 more to go. I think we will make it!! :) Dan takes Danny to his Wed. evening practice and then I take Tamara to her's Thurs. evening. It makes a busy week, but I think it is a good experience for them, especially since we homeschool and they don't get a chance to play sports as much.

Well, I need to move....we have Ladies Encouragement Night tonight! :) Looking forward to that...I need it! :P

1 comment:

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a fun idea for spagetti hotdogs. I'm sure our children will enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.