Friday, November 2, 2007

This One's For You...Stacy

Well it's 1:00am and I can't sleep.  I have not blogged in awhile so I thought I would at least say hi to Stacy.  I just finished typing out some notes for our second round of JBQ matches this Saturday.  I get more nervous than the girls do.  They have studied hard and know the next set of questions well.  This time they will have 142 possible questions to pull from.  Each individual match is 20 questions - 15 questions from the new set and 5 questions from the old set.  There are four sets of 72 questions.  So by the end of the season there will be 288 questions about the Bible that my girls will know.  This is just B league.  In A league they have the 288 10-point questions plus 20-point and 30-point questions.
Anyway it is pretty amazing to watch these young kids recite details from the Bible at the speed of light sometimes.  Sometimes I can't even hear what they say they buzz in and answer so quickly.  For example one of the questions for this set is:
       "As described in Hebrews, what was the ark of the                         covenant?"  The answer is:  "The sacred box which contained         the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, the gold jar of             manna, and Aaron's rod that budded"
The kids know this entire thing at the word "As".  Pretty amazing huh?

After the quiz match on Saturday our hectic schedule begins.  We have three birthdays in November.  My Monkey will be 6 on Tuesday.  Where did the years go?   I cannot believe how much she has grown and learned in the past few years.  We are having a combined birthday party for Monkey and Lulu this year in the middle of November.  It should be lots of fun with lots of friends!  Then Thanksgiving and then December.  We have four birthdays in December.  Lulu will be 8.  I will be 31.  Of course Christmas is right there in between Lulu's birthday(23rd) and mine(28th).  Then James and Lil have their birthday on January 6th.  Needless to say the next two month span about wipes us out.....physically and financially !  Lil will be 3 by the way.  I am hoping that she matures greatly when she turns 3......
So there is somewhat of an update on us.  The girls are chugging along with their studies.  We just finished learning about Mercury, the Vikings, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, etc.   Lulu will be starting multiplication next week.  It should make for an exciting week...

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