Thursday, November 25, 2010

A white Thanksgiving in WA

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Specks Favorite Songs

Ronald "Specks" Beckman
1924 - 2010

Here are a few of Ron's favorite songs for your listening pleasure (downloadable and playable in a .wma format).

For some reason, these won't play for me if I just click on them, but you can probably Right-Click on the link and select 'Save Target As' to download the file to your computer and listen to it at your convenience.
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11
Track 12
Track 13
Track 14

The song names and artists are not currently available, but I'll add them as I figure them out.

Of course, if you know them then please submit a comment with that info and you'll save me a bit of detective work for sure!


~E

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scarecrow Scramble 11-7-2010

This weekend we ventured down to Lakewood, WA so Mikayla could participate in the 2010 Scarecrow Scramble Level 4 Gymnastics Meet at Lakewood YMCA on 11-7-2010.

Mikayla performed well, and had a great time.

Here she is, posing with Coach Michelle and Coach Stephanie after the meet:


Here is a video of her in action:



Here is a cute snapshot of Mikayla, teammate Kaitlin and Alexia waiting for the competition to begin.

Next competition for Mikayla is the Sectionals event, scheduled for November 20th.

Not to be left out, Alexia is also thoroughly enjoying gymnastics, as a Level 3.  Her competitions will start in January 2011.

~E

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Last week we found some time to carve pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.

This year is the first time both girls came up with their own pumpkin designs AND did their own carving.



This is what it looks like if you are a pumpkin seed:




They enjoyed it so much that they did it again at the next 4H meeting... which was basically a pumpkin carving party. One of them carved a "mexican pumpkin" with a sombrero and a mustache.

Some pumpkins may have lost their stems, but no kids lost their fingers!

Friday night was the Harvest Festival (or whatever they are calling it these days) at Alexia's school. The girls dressed up in their costumes, as expected. Alexia dressed up as a witch and Mikayla was dressed up as a "Hippie Ninja".







Halloween itself involved 2 hours of Trick-or-Treating with friends, of course.








I call this one: "Subdued Excitement"


Happy Halloween!

~E