Monday, August 25, 2014

back to school feast 2014


This school year is a big one for a few reasons.  All three of the girls were starting new schools-
Ellie is entering Jr High, Kate and Sophie were transferring back to our neighborhood school.

Our theme for this school year is:
"believe in the light, that ye may be children of light"
John 12:35

Danny and I set the table with sweatshirts (found them here)...and a special book for each of them with their own letter inside.

Ellie:  These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Kate:  The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Sophie: The Bear on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

and now she is ten...

 Everything is more fun with a friend by your side...
especially when your mom insists on taking birthday pictures every year.
We were a few weeks late of your actual birthday...or a few months.
But sunshine, the beautiful mountains, daisy chains and a dear friend made it worth the wait.

Monday, August 18, 2014

little star

K97A9920-2 from Carin Davis on Vimeo.

back to school bash

We had our 2nd annual BACK TO SCHOOL FEAST!
We enjoyed homemade pizza and homemade donuts...
they also did a white-elephant BACK TO SCHOOL gift exchange.

Before we had all of that fun we got down to business with our traditional CAFETERIA FEAR FACTOR.  
See last year's HERE.

Last year I purchased most of it...this year each family brought a few items...and I was SHOCKED to see two or three families brought PIGS FEET!  I saw those last year...and thought NAH...TOO MEAN.  Well apparently, Danny and two other people thought it was just what this party ordered!  EEK.

On the menu:
bloody bandaids (graham cracker with frosting)
fruit cocktail (Sophie almost went down on this...the grape about did her in!)
bologna and mashed potato surprise (lost Ellie on that one)
mashed bananas
green olives
cold refried beans
bloody Mary mix
pepperoni bites (lost Kate here I think...)
canned goats milk
black eyed peas
vienna sausages
siracha sauce
some canned Korean meat???
canned oysters
canned mussels
pigs feet (gasp!)
and last but not least...
BYU mints

Two fearless participants made it to the VERY END...pigs feet...and BYU mints!

Thanks for hosting Ngatuvai family!
 A fantastic start to an ADVENTUROUS SCHOOL YEAR!


Kate lying through her teeth about swallowing "black eyed peas"... she tossed them under her chair...
"Dad what does this taste like?" with pepperoni in hand.  These girls of mine are lightweights!

We have had straight goats milk both years...and participants have said both times that it was the worst tasting item on the menu-
the Lowe boys took it like CHAMPS!