Friday, December 31, 2010

The Discover Museum and Challenger Space Center

Really bad picture but the best I could get of Nelson during his space mission from behind the glass doors.

On the 14th Nelson's science class went to the discovery of science museum and Challenger space center, which is the same place. His class got to go through a simulation of sending a rocket into space. He was part of the "data" team. He had a blast. This class was a great opportunity for him and I am so glad he was able to take it. He wants to take Next semesters science class as well.

While Nelson was doing his space thing Kenzie and I went through the museum. While it isn't so big and exciting a 13 yr old could spend a ton of time there she did enjoy seeing some of the different animals that were there as well as learning about bones, alligators/ crocodiles and other things. I would definitely recommend going especially those who have smaller kids. Kenzie and I want to go back when the planetarium is open again. We were also told that in the summer they will have the space program open to more then just field trips for anyone 8 and older. So that is something I would like to look into as well.
I look forward to taking the rest of the kids back to enjoy the museum.

Breakfast with Santa

Mr. And Mrs. Claus with the Colborn Kids.
Kenzie,13 with Santa
Nelson,10 with Santa
Cali,8 with Santa

Sammy,6 with Santa

Our Wards Christmas Party was a blast this year. We did a breakfast instead of the normal Dinner. I loved it. Santa and Mrs. Claus joined us which of course the kids loved. We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage. There was also juice, milk and hot chocolate bar. All I can say is yum.
I look forward to being able to do this again it was great.

Run to feed the hungry

So i wanted to keep up running after the half marathon so the Run to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving was a perfect thing. Although it was quite a bit shorter it was a great and invigorating way to start Thanksgiving. I did the 10k. I loved it. I was very happy to actually get running. It was so cold that morning and the movement help to warm me up. I did it in about an hour and 15 minutes. Still slower then i would like but i guess it gives me something to work toward.

After the run me and family went and joined Ken's family. I love being able to get together with family. All in all Thanksgiving was fabulous. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving.

Forgotten Carols

In November I was super excited because my wonderful husband,Ken, and I were able to spend one of our date nights going to see the Forgotten Carols. I have always loved this music by Michael McLean. It is very uplifting and inspirational Christmas music. The last time I saw this show was before Ken And I got Married and I saw it without him so this was a great opportunity.
I love this story of Constance , John and Christmas. It was a wonderful way for us to start the Christmas season with the Spirit of Christmas.
If You haven't had the opportunity to see this show or even listen to the music would highly recommend you doing so.

Vetrans Day

In November I took the kids to the Veteran's Day Parade. Nelson was in it with the boy scouts. Afterwords we went and looked at the display that was set up. It was a great day. The kids enjoyed the parade and seeing all the flags and the memorial that was there. It was a great teaching day.
Thanks to all those who have , do and will serve with the military!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Santa Barbara

Me and Laura before the run.
Me and Laura after the race.
Earl Keith crossing the finish line.
Ken crossing the finish line.
The four of us happy and ready to leave Santa Barbara.

November 6 we went to Santa Barbara to do a race. The Guys ran their first marathons and Me and Laura ran our first half marathon. It was great. Ok so it was hard. I hurt my ankle and Ken ended up pulling something in his leg and of course ended up hurting but honestly I would totally do it again. I didn't do as well as I would have liked but I am thrilled that I was actually able to accomplish this goal of mine.
Next goal Is to do it again and do it in a better time.

Follow His Footsteps

Me andd Bethany. I don't know what is up with my eye but other then that it is a nice picture.

November 2nd was a very crazy day. Along with it Being McKenzie's 13th birthday that evening was the Marysville ward yw night of excellence. We did Follow His footsteps as the theme. It turned out beautifully. This was our first big activity not counting camp and Trek that we did since me becoming the yw president and It had me both nervous and excited. I am super excited to still be part of the young women organization. This is a fantastic group of girls

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Help me she is a teenager

Ok That is out of my system. I am now officially a mother of a teenager. Of Course I knew it was coming. I knew it was coming 13 yrs ago, but did those 13 yrs need to go by so dang fast. The child is just a few inches shorter then I am and I know that isn't saying much but still. Her hands and feet are bigger so it is only a matter of time before she is taller than me as well. (sniff, sniff).

Seriously I am very glad and thankful I get the great privilege to call her mine. She has been a huge blessing in my Life. Watching her grow up to this point has been wonderful. Getting to be her mother, teacher, gs leader and yw leader has allowed me to see her in all faucets of life. She is a wonderful daughter and sister.

And Boy oh boy is she happy to be a teenager. We had to celebrate her birthday early because tonight the Marysville young women are having their night of excellence. So we celebrated last night. We had chicken pot pie for dinner per her request and white cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate ice cream for dessert. And to make her even happier Ken and I got our avid reader a Kindle of her very own. For those who don't know a Kindle is an electronic reading device. It holds thousands of books on it. The version is smaller then mine and Kens but other then that is the same. We have loaded some books we think she would enjoy boy is she one very happy camper.

So Happy Birthday McKenzie Connie Colborn.

The Dissection of the "space alien"

Nelson holding The "alien"

Teacher cutting open the skin.
Nelson at the microscope.

So both Kenzie and Nelson are taking classes outside of home right now. Nelson is taking a class called mission to space. He is loving this class. Which i am thrilled about because he hates all other school stuff so I am glad he is enjoying some portion of learning. Maybe it is so fun it doesn't seem like a school class but I don't care he is enjoying it.
He comes home every week talking about this class. HE has had a spy and a game show hostess come. His teacher has done some sort of dry ice experiment. He is looking forward to the field trip they are going to be going on to the explorit museum of science. At this class his teacher brought in an"alien (squid) from mars" Wow was he excited he just thought was the greatest thing ever. He had no problems getting right in there and holding it and touching everything while others in his class were squeemish he was right there. He loved watching her cut the skin off and touching all the insides..

I am sad that a lot of the pictures are blurry but I will take what I can get.

our Halloween

Kenzie Helping Cali with her pumpkin.

Ken helping Nelson with his design.

My little monsters.
Clone trooper and Jedi night.
Kenzie drinking her potion.

Psyco clown.
Victoria Patino and Kenzie at the trunk or treat.

We ended October as usual busy. The kids had a blast carving their pumpkins and dressing up. They of course loved the trunk or treating as well.

Since Halloween fell on a Sunday this year. We stayed home Halloween night. We turned off the lights and watched the legend of Sleepy hollow and other Movies. It was fun.
And personally I enjoyed the quiet of just our family on Halloween. It for once was a relaxing Halloween.

My smarty pants girls

SO October was obviously a busy month but here was some news that just makes a mother very proud. Both my girls did very well on their state tests last year and were rewarded for it.
Woohoo!!! You go girls and keep up that hard work.