Now, just seeing the concert is exciting in itself, and the prospect of the “special Cyrus” being none other than Hanna Montana was almost too much to take… but wether the girls realize it or not – the BEST part of this experience was that we were part of the “official” group that got to meet and take a picture with “Bobby Ray”… aka Billy Ray Cyrus!
For the moment you are going to have to trust me, because the photographs were taken by a professional and we have to wait for the marketing department to get them and give them to us – but can I just say… Billy Ray is tall and very handsome in person. I went right over for the picture leaving Anabel and the girls in the dust, lol! I think our little girls were a bit awestruck to see “Hannah’s Daddy”, but I was all over it!
Here are the 4 girls waiting for the Concert to begin…
We were in a small ballroom at a local casino and there were no bad seats! Another amazing thing that the girls are not quite old enough to appreciate – but I am!!!
Check out this happy lady:
We took some great pictures of Billy Ray:
We waitied patiently for the “special Cyrus” to make an appearance and found out we had made an interesting mistake… Miley was no where to be found… but Braison Cyrus came on stage for the Final song with his Guitar Player Mikey from his band Burning Down Boston. . . They sang “Wild Thing” with Billy Ray – it was Great… but yet another moment the Girls are a bit too young to appreciate. We got a picture of them wth Braison so when he hits it big…
Lauren wore a new pair of jeans (and the only reason they are new is because the girl had the nerve to GROW!) and a “bling” decorated pink top… the jacket was a “dress up” item from Grandma Rosalia… all I bought was a blonde wig and the little microphone headset.
She looks great!
Douglas wanted to be his favorite cartoon network character – Ben 10. We saw a costume in the stores for over $30.00… and I knew I could make it. White t-shirt, black paint, some kakhi pants and wa-la = Ben 10! Douglas never was able to make the omnitrix transform him into an alien – but he keeps trying!
The End of September was Field Trip time… Daddy was home and we took our annual trip to the LA County Fair. The bugs had to read 9 books and they got to turn those in for ride tickets, (From the Fair – what a $ saver!) so we spent a lot of time exploring the wonderful world of physics while riding carnival rides. Here are a few of my favorites:
Lauren and Douglas on the Dragon Ride. Oh yes, they are all by themselves… for those that know me, thank you I can hear you clapping for me. I prayed the whole time!
Megan rode the baloon ride no less than 5 times… it was about all we could get her to go on!
This was the Crazy coaster and there was no way she was going by herself— so Daddy got the job! Daddy and Doodles rode quite a few rides together!
Lauren runs off to see how big the Triceratops is, while Megan holds the other end!
Lauren arrives at the end of her rope ( ha ha!)
And below you can see Megan and Douglas wayyyyy off in the distance showing us how big the Diplodocus was (85feet) -about 20 feet LONGER than Daddy’s truck!
Now – as I mentioned above – We were unable to see just how big the Seismosaurus was due to severe tangling issues – but I’ll re-wrap the ribbon and we’ll head back to the park on our next day out! Trust me this Dino was HUGE!
When we got home We compared a Tyrannosaurus’ footprint to our footprint. All you need for this activity is some sidewalk chalk and a ruler!
First I drew an outline of the Tyrant Lizzard King’s footprint on the sidewalk. (hint: Tyrant Lizzard = the T rex, and his footprint was 28 inches. Do a Google Search and you’ll see some samples on which to base your drawing. )
Next all three bugs stepped into the outline one at a time.
September 2, 2008
4 Years Old
Teacher: Mrs. Crabtree
… Another wonderful year of Home Schooling started today! Today my “baby” started Kindergarten – and I didn’t even cry — that’s because, as usual we were all here at home! We are using the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne as a basis for all studies this year and the kids are very excited and involved in their learning.
The Bugs woke up excited as can be to a PILE of new school supplies on the table. We took pictures showing off the favorite new item.
Lauren’s Favorite new supply was a Pencil Sharpener
Since the bugs had not seen Mrs. Crabtree for a whole month they wanted sharing time:
Lauren, who is beginning the Second Grade, went to the playroom and gathered toy dinos and proceeded to tell everyone the Stegosaurus has a brain the size of a walnut – she was sorry she did not have an actual walnut so we could see – believe me she rattled off some fact or another for each dinosaur.
Megan, entering First Grade, went to her room an gathered “nature” items – lots of rocks, because the “Earth’s Crust is Rocks” (in case you were wondering!) You can see a rock painted as a chicken, a gift from one of our friends, and a flower sticker from Aunt Valerie – because “Flowers are nature”.
Douglas brought his shirt for Sharing because it is a dinosaur shirt and we are beginning this year with Dinosaurs.
Every morning, school starts with prayer and a call to Daddy, we mark his location on our wall map and then fill him in on all the happenings! Today Daddy gave the bugs each a “talking to” so they behave for Mrs. Crabtree.
Douglas points to today on our calendar… and gathers supplies to stuff in his back pack….
Here are the bugs hard at work in the classroom… notice the feet. I love home schooling! No need to buy new school shoes! (Don’t worry I didn’t actually save money – I just bought more crayons and markers, and pencils…)
We finished off our day with a Field Trip to Wendy’s for lunch and the Grocery Store for a lesson in Economics 🙂
It’s going to be a great year!