Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Is Here

Christmas arrives at the Leingang house the day after Thanksgiving complete with decorations, cookies and music. Here’s a look at our place this year…

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But the piese de resistance is the outside. Zack has spent the last 7 months planning out the outside Christmas lights this year, using the new light show program he got for his birthday. He did a pretty great job!!! If you get the chance, you should drive by and see it…

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Original Gingerbread

Again this year, the boys helped me decorate the gingerbread. And when you let teenage boys have free creative license, you never know what you’ll get… :o)

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at first glance they look pretty much like your standard cookies…

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but then there’s “angry snowman”

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gunshot snowman”

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and our personal favorite “reindeer skeleton”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Presentation Nite

Last night was our co-op’s Presentation Nite. I had a table set up for my 3 classes (WWI, Dangerous Class for Boys and Writing Made Easy & Fun), but forgot to take any pictures of it. :o(  But I did take pictures of the boys and their band playing. They did FM Static’s “Take Me As I Am”. They did a fantastic job! In fact the whole evening went really well and pretty fast, too!

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you can barely see Andy in the back on the drums

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Family Harvest Party

This year’s Harvest Party was lots of fun and a big success, but seemed very strange without Zack and Andy there. They really wanted to be but just weren’t feeling up to it quite yet. But even though we were down some of our helpers, God still provided. No surprise!!!

We had quite a few members there to help, the youth group came to help run games, and some of our dear friends from our homeschool group came as well.

I want to thank all those who took pictures that I could steal off Facebook. I didn’t get to take any this year.

harvest party 19Macy and Nate (the very cute turtle)

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Kevin and Falynne play golf

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Kate and her girls

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Walt and Peter

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Kevin got himself a very cute pumpkin

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and he takes a try at the ping-pong toss

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mmmm! candy!!!

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Kevin takes a turn at running Tic-Tac-Toe

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Joey makes a cute pumpkin, too!

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but I’m not sure how he feels about fishing???

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Nate loved fishing, golf and his candy

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Dave is a great “scarecrow” again this year (Will said it won’t be the same after he’s in seminary. I suggested Will should take over, but he doesn’t think he can sit that long…) Will’s right, it won’t be the same without him.

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harvest party 12making crafts

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harvest party 5harvest party 6harvest party 7and just in case you didn’t get enough candy playing games, there’s always more out trunk-r-treating!

I also want to say a big huge thank you to all those who stayed to help clean up afterwards. We could not have done it without your help!!!