A blog about living life overseas and my adjustment to living back in the USA. You will see all the ups and downs, learn about my beautiful family, and most importantly my journey as a writer. It's fun, it is sometimes sad, always crazy and mostly about my funny and cute kids. But the one thing you will know for sure is that it is my life. Once read, you will have no doubt my heart is true, our family is strong-willed, we are easily adjustable and ... it is 100% genuine.
Last week, Hannah's school had their yearly Happy Hearts auction. It is a fundraiser to raise money for the school. We bought the spaghetti dinner tickets for the church, and geared up the whole week before deciding what to bid on with over 350 items on the list. Yes, 350 items! It was crazy. I thought there might be like 30, since each classroom participated. Hannah's class project was done by myself and another Mom this year. We made a somewhat impressionist painting (made by the kids) to sell at the auction. We were pretty serious about it, picking the canvas, the absolute perfect colors to coordinate, the right tools and the the perfect direction for each child. They were allowed a few brush strokes here, a comb there and/or a splatter. It was really fun to do and I think it sold for $75 at the auction. So, not too terribly bad. Right? Below are some pictures of Hannah and the kids working on the project.
Hannah also performed in her very first singing "performance" with the class the same night as the auction. We went to the spaghetti dinner, made bids on the items and then watched Hannah perform. She did great! They sang two songs as a class and one song for the whole school. It was fun to see her perform for the first time. Surprisingly we were not the only ones excited about Hannah perform. Gam Gam, Papa Scott and Papa Andy also came. :) Chase yelled out in the church, as everyone was quiet, "Hannah, where are you?" and could not wait to see his sister sing. It was very cute!!
The final production at the auction
Hannah is in the middle with the brown top
The adoring and proud grandparents :)
Gam Gam, Papa Scott and Papa Andy
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Oh...and by they way, HAPPY HEARTS are all over the Rhodes house today!! Daddy came home (after an hour plane delay) at 2 am last night for his last R&R three week trip- Thank goodness! The kids were OVERJOYED to see him this morning AND in the middle of the night. Hannah woke up and found Daddy in the bed. I ddint hear her come in, but I sure heard her talking. She kept Daddy up all night jibber jabbing about anything and everything. They moved to Hannah's bed so Chase and I could get some sleep. (Chase was in our bed before we got home- ha) However, not too much sleep was happening last night, the kids were just too excited to go to bed and just flat out- OVER tired from a busy week. They just couldnt settle down. Daddy was coming... HOME!!! You know what? I don't blame them one little bit. :)