Friday, January 09, 2009

Just a taste of what we have been up to .... today!!!

Okay today marks the halfway point of the holidays .... I am like that little train trying to get up the hill ... " I think I can ... I think I can" LOL! No, seriously, having a blast .... you know me, love having my kids home. So here is what we got up to .... today! Yes ... all this in one day!

Plenty of free time which is always a must, however, we got up and went for an early bike ride. Hughie on the "beast" as his huge new bike is nicknamed and me hauling Katie along in the trailer. It was then time for a game of Battleship - Hugh says to say he won! We then went to the library for African drumming classes. What is it about drumming that brings out the tribal instincts and you just have to move to the beat. Love it and it bought back so many memories for me as well. Maybe this was more about me than the kids - it was great music (thus my video for you below). I also had fun while there trying to photograph drumming ... not easy but the b/w above is not so bad. Finally we came home to make gingerbread men! Now as many of you know I hate baking and Den is the cook in this family. But the kids had a blast and told me they taste good to boot! That's all that counts!


Warning: its LOUD!

video

11 comments:

Helen M said...

What a great sounding day! I love the photos and the video. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Lenore Ryan said...

Awesome video!! And I love that you made gingerbread with the kids!! Great job, Mum! Battleship is our family fav right now....James and Hugh could have a "mean" game, I'll bet!! :)

Leah. said...

Oh that looks like such fun!!! Can I come?

Mmmmmmm, cookies!

Jodie Redman said...

Wow those drums sound fantastic! What fun! Great job baking - my kids always love baking too! Have a great weekend.

evanwick said...

Halfway through the holidays already! Looks like fun though! I'm also going to put your book on my wish list! Love the cover all on its own!!

Laura

Wendy said...

How cool! Sounds like fun and loved the video. Hugh was really concentrating. Thanks for sharing and so glad the gingerbread Men came out!

Nancy said...

dang, that is alot in one day! glad to hear your gingerbread men tasted good! they look good!

Kami said...

Cool! I love to play the drums, well I used to in highschool anyways! LOL!! It's still in me too. Sounds like you all had a fun weekend, thanks for sharing the pics!!!

Christine said...

You don't cook! GOOD... so there isn't something you don't do... hehehe! I despise cooking!!! I much prefer to clean... and cooking seems counterproductive to keeping my kitchen clean! LOL!

Anyway, stopped by because I have an award waiting for you at my blog, my friend!

Hugs and have a great week!

Yummers! said...

I am so late with comments... sorry. I really am... especially YOU as YOU are the one who got me interested in digi scrapping. I just love your work, Helen... it's YUMMERS!!! I just went through all of your photos and layouts looking at every detail. How did you learn PSE?? I remember when you got it. I signed up last night for the 2nd of 3 Photoshop classes from Jessica Sprague. It starts next week. (I should have sent this in an email) Oh, goody... Boyd is off the phone and I can go listen to your Drums.
You have a spot in my heart dear lady,
Joni
PS Applause for your hardware store and the wonderful things they do for kids.

Dig-Photos n Scrappings said...

Its Good tot ake Photos and for the video sorry i cant hear it ( boo boo) me.. glad you enjoy it with kiids thur hot summer..

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