Monday, December 29, 2008

Birmingham Saipan Christmas 2008

It was a great Christmas in the Birmingham house. Amaris was the first to wake up and ran down the steps to see her new pink scotter (see YouTube video) Clark got a skateboard (with protection)and a real basketball (we are having a basketball goal installed next week). It will not be sturdy enough to slam dunk, but if he's doing this, were moving back to the States and contacting the NBA. Amaris tried to sneak a "Santa Cookie". Santa might be better off if she did, but that's another story. They also got one of those dance games you hook up to the TV. Clark seems to have fun with it. We did our usual trip to the suicide cliffs with a Big New Yorker Pizza from Pizza Hut. The played with their toys. In the afternoon we went to see "The Tale of Desperaux". We all went to bed about 8:30pm and had a good night's sleep. Again, another great day on Saipan.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 2008 Happenings

It's been a busy December. MCV Broadband had it's Christmas Party at the World Resort. Employees brought their families for the noon buffet and all day passes at the Wave Jungle Water Park! Clark went down the slides for the first time. He was little scared at first, but, as usual, once he did it once we couldn't keep him off. Amaris liked the kids area. We have gone several times, but this was the most fun they (and us) had. Video of Mom and kids going down the "lazy river". I got there early and had about two hours of swim time before they came. Also, pictures and video of Amaris's class party on the last day of school before Christmas. I also read to Amaris's and Clark's class the pop-up book version of "A Night Before Christmas". We also have some pictures of Carolers from Grace Christian Academy. They came by Friday night and did about a fifteen minute show. We were up on the balcony. Clark went down and starting banging some old toys together to keep time with the music. Christmas is in two days. I told them that bad kids only get a stick and a rock for Christmas. Well, it works for a while!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Grace Christian Academy Christmas Production

Clark and Amaris both had parts in the GCA Christmas Production. The K4 class goes first (they are not going to wait)and they sang a song. Clark did a dance. Both were good and each got a cupcake and juice after the performance, so it was a VERY good night. I have included the rehearsal video instead of the actual performance of Amaris because you can see it better. One his her singing and the other is the "diva" getting ready. Note: She acted better in the production.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Doris's Thanksgiving Trip to Guam

Doris left for Guam on Wednesday morning right before Thanksgiving. She had a great time. Just look at the pictures. I was at home with the kids. We went to the Suicide Cliffs and ate Pizza for Thanksgiving. We went to a Birthday Party on Friday. We went to see "Bolt" on Saturday. We also saw, for the first time "The Little Mermaid" (the Sea Witch scared Amaris and she ran over and grabbed me) and "Ice Age". We did other things to and had a good time. Doris bought a bunch of stuff on Guam. Thanks to Jeanette and Brian for letting Doris stay with them. To Margie and Patrick for the annual party (wish I could be there, but I doing real work for a change)and Katherine (thanks from Amaris) and Bob for... well, for just being Katherine and Bob. Plus, some shots of Clark and Amaris dressed for Church.