Friday, May 28, 2010

Start your engines…and blast off!

A few weekends ago, I hit a local rummage sale our Parks and Rec. Dept puts on each year.  I ran across a GREAT find!  For only $3 each, my boys are instantly transformed. AJ into a Nascar Driver complete with Bass Pro Shops patch.
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And Andrew is an astronaut with real patches, pockets, and buckets everywhere.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dear Neglected Blog,

I have so much to share with you, yet no time to do it in.  Between school, work, being a mom, wife, friend, housekeeper, frugal shopper and Lost follower; I'm so sorry to say you've been on the back burner.  It's not my choice, really, but I must sleep sometime in there, too. 

Don't feel too bad, Dykstra Blog, my reading has been hit hard by our schedule, too.  I don't even have a book going right now. And it's not your fault.  I tell myself I will get you all caught up... but I know you well enough to know you understand and are willing to pick back up whenever I can. 

Here's hoping to reconnect with you soon.  Love, Kelli.

Monday, May 17, 2010

FROG Soccer

We have found a gem in our city called FROG Soccer.  It's a FREE soccer camp/practice/lessons for kids ages 4 through 7.  Free! 

FROG stands for FRiends Of Gary. Gary and his Friends run the practice in a local park once a week during the spring. I guess it's been going on for years, but we just discovered it last month.FROG Soccer 2

Each week, both boys get to practice, rotating through several drills & games that teach soccer skills (along with listening & following directions even though you are so-excited-you-can-hardly-stand-it-skills).

Then there is a scrimmage at the end of each session.  They even keep the age groups separate so I don't have a monster 7 year old mowing down my AJ.

Side note: AJ’s buddy, Noah, is in his group. We’re not sure if it’s good thing for those boys to be together or not when the atmosphere is structured.  We are praying for their preschool teacher this fall, already.FROG Soccer 1

Back to FROG Soccer: It's pretty well organized and parents take turns bringing in snacks and drinks for the kiddos at the end of the session.  Today is my turn... I'm totally bringing in the Fruit Roll-ups and Capri Sun, I scored from Meijer not too long ago.

Thank you Gary and Friends, for giving me a free excuse to be outside in the evenings and good outlet for my boy’s energy.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I got some sweet gifts this Mother's Day (even though we celebrated early since we were going to be out of town.).

I got the card to the left from Andrew. He made it at school, along with the basket of flowers. And each flower is a little something he wrote for me.

I will cleen up.

I will giv you a hug.

I will trie to made you a cake.

I will kleen up

Then he insisted on making me a cake all by himself.  Fortunately, we had a single 9-in round cake already baked in the freezer, so all he had to do was frost it.   I set out all the ingredients, premeasuring some, but letting him measure others.  I gave him access to my beloved Kitchen-Aid and let him loose.

My cake complete with dolphin, elephant, lion, and gorilla sprinkles. It was a crunchy cake.

These are the gifts from Marc. I needed to new headphones for running and I've been wanting a new spreader.  I'm so glad God gave me the privilege to be the mom in this family!

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