Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:51 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
What a journey the past 24 hours. As Kate's Kart, were booked to be on Linda Jackson's community program. We were scheduled to tape on Wednesday at 3. She came to get us at about 3:20...because the taping before them was delayed due to the weather.
When we walked into the studio...Curtis Smith was doing a break-in update on the weather. We got the first segment taped...and then it got worse. We started to tape the 2nd and they had to cut so that Curtis could go back on the air. Then...we started again...only to be stopped once again because of another tornado. By this time, my mom was outside in the van with the boys...I went to tell them it could be a while...when the executive producer said..."let's reschedule" because there were lots more storms coming...and it could have been hours before we were able to get the whole thing taped.
So...today we went back at 3! One of our many dedicated volunteers, Melissa, went with me. We had about 18 minutes to try and talk about Kate...how it started...where we are at now...the board of directors...inventory the books...testimonies of the families...and our ice cream social. Once we were actually able to continue taping...it went REALLY fast. I was a nervous wreck the whole time...there are monitors EVERYWHERE...and you look up and there you are! YIKES!!!
I think it went well...and hopefully we were able to touch on a little bit of of the WHOLE aspect of Kate's Kart.
The funniest part...yesterday...during of the several "break-ins" by Curtis...they wanted a certain camera angle that required us to DUCK! So...here are the 3 of us...with our heads down on the newsdesk...we were cracking up. Luckily, things like that broke the tension a little bit. Plus...Linda is just the NICEST person...so caring. We were able to joke around a little which helped...but honestly...I am scared to death to watch this...I'm sure watching it will be an eternity!
Who would have ever THUNK we would have come THIS far? So...can't believe I'm sharing this..but you can watch this on channel 33 on
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Posted by Krista Layman at 10:22 PM
Friday, May 20, 2011
So..you've had a little update on the boys! Andy and I are just as busy!
--placed in the Top 10 in the state with his academic team. He works hard with them, spending many days after school.
--planted our garden and more herbs in our herb garden
--got the association pool up and going and it passed the Board of Health inspection with flying colors. Right now...he has a small break before it opens full time next weekend and then the 2x daily checks start
--is coaching Seth's Upward Football Team!
--worked our church resale last month. I am the committee head for break down. It's a long day on Saturday but we've got a system now and it really goes pretty well. We were able to buy a lot of clothes for our boys...and sold a bunch of stuff as well! Good news...we made more than we spent!
--is working on planning the 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social. It's coming along great! We've had a great response from sponsors this year and have been able to add some exciting things. Even though I have a great committee planning it as well...it's a lot of work...and phone calls...and emails..and record keeping.
--took on VBS at our church! Yes...last year I said "yes" when asked to Direct VBS. It's quickly approaching in July (10-14) and I am trying to get all my volunteers together. We've got some exciting stuff planned and it's going to be a great week...but it's a lot of work!
--continues to be amazed and (over)whelmed at responses to Kate's Kart and the amount of work it requires. It's all good...but it's been a busy busy few months.
Wow...worn out just thinking about it! Time for bed!
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:31 PM
Wow, do I love this kid! Wow...he is growing up way too fast! He has been quite busy lately...being a almost 7 year old!
--the other day was Bubble Day at school. His class spent the morning blowing bubbles, building special bubbles, measuring bubbles, reading about bubbles. Grant was exceptionally well behaved in his stroller...so it was great that I got to go and just watch him having fun with all this friends. He loved building a huge bubble connecting 7 plates all together.
--is playing Upward Flag Football. We got a slow start to the year due to all the rain...we're 1/2 way through the season and he seems to be enjoying it! Andy is coaching and I think it's really cool that Seth thinks that is super neat!
--is becoming quite the reader. It's amazing to me at how he has just "caught" on this year. He can easily read 1st readers now. I've realized I now need to be careful what I type and what I leave out...cause he can usually figure it out. He still loves to be read to...but has made huge progress reading himself. He continues to LOVE math and loves doing math problems in the car or while making dinner! The other day at Target...he told me the Easter Clearance items would now be .24. He saw the 75% off sign from 99 cents! Really...he's thinking percentage already?
Posted by Krista Layman at 7:10 PM
Friday, May 6, 2011
I've slacked with Grant's posts...I missed last month and this one is late...oh well! At 21 and 22 months Grant:
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:54 PM
After school today, the whole family headed to the zoo. It had been a typical rainy/sunny afternoon but we decided to give it a shot. We got there...bought our season pass for the summer and headed to check out the African section...and it began to downpour.
So...we decided to head to the covered areas...and explored the aquarium in Australia. By the time we got out of there... the sun was shining and we had the zoo almost entirely to ourselves for the last 1/2 hour.
Grant was lovin' every minute of it...he just kept saying the animals names or their sound: shark...fish...duck...bird...mooo....baaa! I can't wait to take him back this summer when more of the animals are out. He is at the perfect age. We hadn't been to the zoo with him for almost a year. Back then he could really care less...Now...he notices every animal.
The highlite of the afternoon....a peacock showing off for the girls! How cool are they? It's sure to be a fun spring at the zoo.
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:43 PM