Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 27th-29th, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, Ashlyn won the Fruit of the Spirit Award for Joy...same one she got last year, which tells you something!  Mrs. Hutchinson said that the deciding factor for her was when she was walking to recess one day and she was dancing as she was walking and singing Holy, Holy.  We are so proud of her for bringing joy to others as she has brought to us.

Friday, October 28th was the Fall Fest at Calvary Chapel of Melbourne.  We put our car into the Trunk or Treat at the Fall Fest as a 70s disco type theme.  I wore a flower child dress and vest and looked like a hippy (sorry, hubby wasn't there to take pics).  Kaylyn dressed up as a Hollywood Movie Star and Ashlyn dressed up as an Asian Princess (both their choosing).  Jason got stuck at Jury Duty until 7:30 pm, so I was stuck by myself with the car and the girls.  I missed the girls singing for the kid's choir, so I did not get pictures of this :-( but my friend filmed it so that I could see it at a later date.  It rained the entire time, but there was still a lot of people that came out...amazing!  We got home at 10:00 pm that night.

Saturday, October 29th, Kaylyn and Ashlyn had their final Championship swim meet in Cocoa Beach at 8:00 about tired!  And guess what, still raining!  It rained the entire swim meet until it was time to go at noon.  Then we had to get Kaylyn to her first volleyball game that started at 1:00 pm.  We quickly ate lunch at McDonalds and then headed to the game.  We got there at 1:00 and luckily they warmed up for about 15 minutes so we weren't pushing the limits.  It was best 2/3, but we only got to play 2 since we lost both.  We got better the 2nd round though and it seemed like they were starting to get in a groove.  We have some very talented players on the team.  I think Kaylyn and I will need to practice since I'm playing volleyball with some co-workers during the week and I need the practice too.

With Friday night and Saturday, we are all very exhausted!  We are going to church tonight and hopefully will get to sleep in tomorrow, which is much needed!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday October 22, 2011 Swim Meet

The Calvary Chapel Academy Eagles swim team had their second to last swim meet at Gleason park this past Saturday at 1:00 pm.  The kids did really well, especially Ashlyn improving her speed on the free style.  She improved from 1 min 16 sec to 49 sec, shaving 27 seconds off her time!  We were so very proud of her and she was ecstatic!  Kaylyn of course did well, including in one of the relays, she was last at swimming and caught her team up who was almost a lap behind.  The two teams practically tied (in fact, I think they did).  After the swim meet, the team had their end of the season party at the park where Mrs. Lynette did a wonderful job at preparing for this.  It was a wonderful place to have the party and was very nicely done.  It was a nice Saturday afternoon!

The Swim Team for Calvary Chapel Academy Eagles

Kaylyn getting ready to dive in for the Medley where she swam the butterfly

Kaylyn swimming the butterfly

Ashlyn did amazing at the freestyle...she improved her time by 27 seconds!  We were all very proud of her!!!

The kids at the end of the season swim party after the swim meet

Kaylyn loves Rachel!

Coach Hutzler and Coach Pickard giving Kaylyn her swimming award

Coach Hutzler and Coach Pickard giving Ashlyn her swimming award as she winks for the camera

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jason & Ashlyn in Tampa September 26th

Here is a picture my sister Kara emailed us of when Jason and Ashlyn drove over to Tampa to see Ashlyn's ear doctor.  They met Kara and Kalia at Sonny's for lunch.  Notice Ashlyn's blue mouth after eating a blue lollipop from the doctor's office.  This was one of the only moments that Kalia was not crying.  Jason took Kalia and walked around outside so that Kara could eat and talk to Ashlyn.  Kalia is getting so big and cute with her big blue eyes!  Guess we'll be staying with them when we go over for Ashlyn's ear surgery again and  this time Kaylyn can go with us since the girls are out of school.  Kaylyn will be so excited to go see them!