Thursday, December 31, 2009

Feeding the cows
















This morning Kevin took Kenzie out to the VanCurens to feed the cows, just to let you know these are the cows that we buy and eat every year...I don't think Kenzie knows that part but she wanted to see them! Anyway they had a great time except when Kevin got home his fingers felt like they were on fire...hmmm, that's kind of unusual they were only out there for about 10-15 minutes and he had on gloves the whole time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Punky Monkey Missions

Just wanted to update everyone and let you know that since the news on 6 aired that story about Makenzie and her mission she has had an overwhelming response! Just amazing how people have come together to help her! She's recieved yarn donations, friends offering to help her crochet scarves, donations from The Scrapbook Store in Owasso and many people have just wrote her a check, she received a large sum in the mail from an anonymous person and friends have stopped by and donated to her mission, WHAT A BLESSING! Thank you to everyone that has helped support Punky Monkey Missions over the past year. This year she is going to work on making it into a 501-3-C which is an actual charitable organization so if you have any experience in this area please let us know!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Homeschool Christmas party

Decorating and eating cookies
Playing tug of war...I spy with my little eye an adult playing with the kids...that doesn't seem quite fair for the other side!

The boys didn't even want to decorate cookies, just play with the noodles...I think they were swords or some other type of weapon! LOL!


Both of my children love A...she's a sweetie!



Kenzie and Lil P




This year we joined a different homeschool group and we are really enjoying it! They have a very laid back approach and we love it, for the Christmas party they just decorated cookies, made a craft and played!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shepherds Cross




It really made us think about all the smells, sights, sounds and everything when Jesus was born in a stable, very realistic and something the kids will not forget!

The movie area








Storytime





The view






Kylan loved the "sheep dog"







The donated yarn








The beautiful red barn









On Saturday we headed out to Claremore to Shepherds Cross because we really wanted to see their living nativity. As we were leaving Dr. Diane donated a bunch of yarn to Punky Monkey Missions so Makenzie has a lot of crocheting to do now, her latest project is crocheting scarves for a homeless shelter in our area. If you have time drive out and check out Shepherds Cross, they have the living nativity, a store, a movie, refreshments and while we were there they had a story teller.










Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Punky Monkey Missions made the news

We were so proud of Makenzie, she did a great job in her news interview even though she said she was a little nervous and she's usually so shy BUT she spoke up and answered all the questions that Rick Wells asked her. If you would like to see the video of her then click here News On 6

Breaking News....


Today Makenzie was interviewed by Rick Wells from the News channel 6, he stayed for about an hour and asked her all kinds of questions so we don't really know what will be on the news. If you want to watch and live in our area then it will be channel 6 at 5pm and LeAnne Taylor will do a clip in the morning show about it also. If you want more info about Makenzie's mission work here is a link to her blog Punky Monkey Missions.

AA circus

The only pic I got of Grandma was the back of her head...sorry Grandma and they call me a scrapbooker???
See the baby elephant on the right? It was born in OK 2 yrs ago and is so adorable!

This is Brian (Connie's hubby) and he was picked out of the crowd to be in the circus!

















Connie's girly girls...aren't they too cute!






Grandpa with the kiddos
















Riding the elephant









It's a tradition in the Wedemeyer family that every year Grandpa will take the kids to the American Airlines performance of the circus and some years Kev and I go and sometimes we don't but this year we all went including Kevin's sister Connie and her whole family and Grandma went too! It was so fun! Thanks for a fun family tradition Grandpa!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Grammy and a movie
















This is the 3rd year in a row that Grammy has invited us to see a movie early on a chilly saturday morning in Dec. and every year we've had such a great time. The first year we saw Alvin and the Chipmunks, last year we saw Bolt and this year we saw Planet 51. They have donuts and juice or coffee for us and then we sing some Christmas carols and then the movie starts. After the movie Grammy takes the "Fab 5" to eat and to make gingerbread houses and they also make some type of Christmas gift for the parents (that means me). The homemade presents are AWESOME, I love all things made by my children! One year they made us treasure boxes, one year a "let it snow watch us grow" measuring chart, and I think last year was a water bottle with pictures and artwork by our children! I wonder what this year will be???
While the kids are at Grammys house it gives Kevin and I some time to go out to eat and finish up any shopping that we need to get done without the kids around. Let me tell you we really need that time too, it's hard being a homeschool parent because you can't shop without your kids...they are basically with you 24/7!!

***fab 5 is the nickname for the Oklahoma grandkids***

Monday, December 14, 2009

Polar Express sleepover

The boys didn't even make it all the way through The Polar Express before they fell asleep!


The girls fell asleep watching "Up"


All the kids received Polar Express tickets














The girls made a "fort" in Kenzie's room that they planned to sleep in but they fell asleep in the livingroom floor.






2 weekends ago each of the kids invited a friend to stay the night and join us for our annual Polar Express party. This year Lil P and Eli stayed, we had a fun time playing, watching the Polar Express movie, eating popcorn and of course drinking hot chocolate (can you watch Polar Express and not have hot chocolate???), the boys didn't want to do any of the crafts but the girls made ornaments and Christmas puppets and a good time was had by all!







Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Duct tape and prom????


You have to check out this site called Stuck at Prom they have these really cool prom dresses and tuxes made out of Duct tape...isn't that just the craziest thing??? Very cool ideas, I don't think I was this creative when I was in high school and they have the chance to win a scholarship just by being creative with their prom outfit!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Scarves for missions


Punky Monkey Missions has been selling scarves to raise money for an adoption fund raiser. If you want to buy a scarf then let me know! Here is a sample of one scarf for more go to Punky Monkey Missions.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The scorpion
The birthday girl with Edward

Toby Keiths


Having fun



What do scorpions, New Moon, birthdays, and Toby Keith all have in common? Well all of that happened last night. I was getting ready to meet some girls to go eat at Toby Keiths Bar and Grill and I decided I wanted to wear my black boots so I grabbed them out of my closet put them on and hopped in the car and drove off. As I was driving my foot had this horrible pain in it like I had been shot in the bottom of my foot, so I pulled over on the side of the road and tore my boot off and pulled my sock off and a tiny little stinger like thing was sticking in the bottom of my foot so I pulled it out but it was really hurting by now so I grabbed my boot and shook it and out comes a tiny scorpion! I've NEVER even seen a scorpion in our house and until the past couple of years didn't even know we had them in Oklahoma. I called Kevin and he googled scorpion sting treatments and I met up with the girls and they helped take care of me. We ended up eating at Toby Keiths and had fun before seeing the midnight showing of New Moon and it was Leah's birthday too! Good times were had by all and it's a night I won't forget. Now I know to shake my shoes before putting them on because I NEVER want to feel that pain again!!!













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About Nichole Nordeman: Nichole Nordeman was born on January 3, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Contemporary Christian r...