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Cub Scout Popcorn for SALE!!

Wow double fundraiser this week!! The Cub Scout pack has started the Popcorn sales!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the microwave kettle corn :) They don't offer online ordering for our pack :( I will describe the items and prices for anyone interested in ordering you can call, email, or just leave a comment. They assure us this is the ONLY fundraiser for the Pack for the year!! The Great Southwest Council will receive 70% of all the proceeds from our popcorn sales!!

Item A: 5 Way Chocolatey Treasures Tin $50 includes: chocolatey caramel corn, chocolately pretzels, white frosted pretzels, white frosted caramel corn and delicious morsels of chocolately covered peanut brittle 88oz

Item B: 3 Way Premium Tin $40 includes: supreme caramel with whole and crushed almonds, peacans & cashews, chocolately carmel popcorn, and rich butter toffee caramel corn 40 oz

Item C: 24 Pack Movie Theater Extra Butter Microwave Popcorn $25

Item D: 24 Pack Variety Microwave Popcorn $25 includes 6…

Magazine Fundraiser for the Boys' School

Alan and Eddie are selling Magazines for their school fundraiser. The cool part is you can order online and they can still get credit. Simply go to and click on "SHOP NOW"

Then enter their school code: TAFIREBIRDS and click "SHOP NOW" Next you fill in either Alan or Eddiefor the first name and Saucer for the last name. Just click on SAVE and start shopping!! The orders much be placed by Sunday, September 11th for them to get credit.

You can renew existing subscriptions as well as shop for other fun gifts!!

Thanks for your support!!

Surprise Packages!!

When we got home from a month of travel we had 2 surprise packages with ALL the mail!! The first one I kind of expected. We were visiting my friend, Julie Henning. She is the coordinator for blog reviews for Motherlove Herbal Company and Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods. Joey (age3) had a big scrape on his forehead and lots of swollen mosquito bites. Julie grabbed her Green Salve and we got him all rubbed down with it. The next morning the scrape was more than 50% healed and the bug bites where shrunk to almost nothing!! Thank you Julie for hooking us up with some fun stuff to review!!

The first package was some Green Salve from Motherlove Herbal Company This all natural versatile salve quickly and effectively takes the itch out of insect bites, bee stings and poison ivy. It soothes and eases the discomforts of rashes, chapped and irritated skin. A must for every home! Motherlove’s green salve has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% cert…

Happy 4th Birthday Joey!! Blog by DADDY

It's Joey's Birthday weekend (he is turning 4). So I thought the boys (and Mommy (who stayed at home) would enjoy a day at the ABQ Sci-Fi convention and to top it off it was free for them and me to attend (Mil ID). Parking was a surprising $10 bucks (normally free on weekends). So after two+ hours of looking at toys Daddy and sibling once played with; we made our way to the signing booths. We hit a Star Trek original (“Chekov” or Walter Koenig) right as he came back from his break with no line. Trying to explain who he was to the boys was challenging; so I finally said this is the show Uncle Tim and Aunt Augusta like (not Star Wars). “Oh, I get it” Alan Said. We did get a signed autograph but skipped the picture (you can tell three boys asking Star Wars questions was starting to bother him.) So we got in line for Darth Maul (Ray Park)! Alan’s Birthday is later this month, I asked him if he wanted a signed autograph, of course being the fan he is, he made it simple. So …

Teaching Young Children Spanish

I just finished my first year back to teaching after having the boys!! I was soooo blessed to get a part time position teaching K-5 Spanish at Cross of Hope Elementary when we moved to New Mexico. I had a lot of freedom in developing the curriculum to keep it age appropriate and FUN!! I used several resources from my past teaching experiences. Things on the internet have changed extensively in my 7 year break from teaching and I stumbled upon some amazing blogs about Spanish. One of my favorites is Mommy Maestra. It's written by a "Latina Homeschooler". I really enjoy all the Children's Literature and culture in her blog!! Go on over and check her out when you get a chance. Right now she is having a giveaway for a children's book about Pablo Neruda. I'm already thinking about the lessons I could teach next year if I win!!

Zoo Time!!

It's that time of year when students have lots of FUN on the school calendar!! Joey's class had preschool graduation on Saturday at the zoo. He had to sing while the 4yr olds dressed in their cap and gown. Here are the video clips from the event.

They had pizza and cake following the ceremony. We got to sit with our friends: Megan, Rick, Caiti, and Tori!! We also ended up exploring the zoo with them after lunch!! It was an wonderful day just Joey and Mommy!!

Then today Eddie's Kindergarten class went to the zoo for a field trip. There were so many parents my group was just Eddie and his new friend Taylor who just joined their class this week!! We had a BLAST!!

Pictures from both zoo trips can be found here in the 2011_May album on Picasa.

Eddie's 6th Birthday Weekend

I finally got all the pictures sorted from Eddie's birthday weekend. We met up with lots of family to celebrate Eddie's 6th birthday AND cousin Thomas's 9th birthday!! We went camping near Carlsbad, NM and drove into Carlsbad Caverns National Park. If you haven't been to the caverns you are missing out on an AMAZING experience!! The pictures just can't do it justice. I could have spent days down there in AWE!!! I posted the pictures here
Here is a video of the birthday song.

We had a GREAT time with Grandpa Bear, Granny D, Aunt Kristine, Uncle James, Aunt Sherrie, Thomas, Lily, Aunt Nikky, Uncle Doug, and family friend, Mike!!


Eddie had to give a presentation about Mars to his class today. Here is the video of the presentation.

Happy 6th Birthday Eddie!!

Eddie has been excited about his BIG 6th Birthday for what seems like forever. Well it's FINALLY here!!

We went to dinner at Red Robin earlier this week to celebrate as a family. He was VERY excited to get the ice cream and even MORE excited to get the balloons!!

Then we had the presents waiting to be opened at the breakfast table this morning because we are doing a very special birthday weekend with lots of extended family and leaving straight from school. Here are the pics from this morning.

This picture was taken exactly 6 year ago today

This is Eddie's 1st Birthday

Eddie's 2nd Birthday

Eddie's 3rd Birthday

Eddie's 4th Birthday

Eddie's 5th Birthday