Thursday, July 30, 2009

Karate Class

After class on Tuesday, I was stopped and asked about next weeks class. I know it is not scheduled, but I will be at the church for class on Tuesday Aug 4th At 1:30. Please, if this affects your schedule don't worry about missing class. For those who want to come, I will see you there. The following week our family will be away on vacation. So there will be no class on Aug 11th. Augusts class schedule will be posted after the mom's meeting. Thank You Selena

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Contact List

OK, still working on the contact list. But I think I have gotten almost everyone. I have another round of e-mails to send out. If you have not heard from me please contact me with your info.. I hope to be getting this out very soon. Thank you, Selena.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sabbaday Falls and Our First Letterbox!

We had a fun hike to Sabbaday Falls on Monday! The weather gave us a little scare at first because it down poured most of the drive down the Kanc to the trail head! When we got there the sun came out and it was beautiful. Here is a group photo we took before heading up the trail: The falls were raging because of all the rain we've had, it was fun (and a little scary) to see them like that!

The kids found this little salamander and enjoyed "playing" with him and checking him out!
When we got to the top of the falls it was time to find the perfect hiding spot for our groups very first Letterbox! We started out by searching for the Letterbox that is already there. Samantha found it first and we enjoyed checking out all the different stamps that others had left. We exchanged stamps and then moved on up the trail to find our own spot. Here is a clue to where we hid it:
Here is the link to our letterbox clue:
To find out more about Letterboxing check out these great sites:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Calendar of Events

Hi to all!

Here are the new group activities discussed at the Mom's Meeting last Monday night.

Monday July 13th Group Hike to Sabbaday Falls and Planting a Letterbox @ 1:00pm
The group did this hike 3 summers ago and we really enjoyed it! It is a nice one for little ones because it is pretty short and ends at a beautiful waterfall! It is posted as a no swimming area but it is easy to spend a lot of time there watching the water make its way through the falls and into the pools. We are also going to attempt to "plant" a letterbox! This is something our group has been talking about doing for several years. This will be a good spot because it is not that far into the falls so it will be easy for us to check on the box periodically. If you are not familiar with letterboxing this would be a great time come along and find out all about it! Here are a couple of sites on letterboxing too.

Letterboxing North America
Atlas Quest Letterboxing

We will be meeting in the parking lot of the Ranger Station at the beginning of the Kancamagus Highway at 1:00pm because several of us need to purchase National Forest parking passes ($20 for one or $25 for two if anyone wants to go in together on these and they are good for a whole year!). There are also lots of informational brochures and maps on the National Forest there! We will then proceed together to the trail head (about 15 miles).

You will not need anything for the letterbox (unless you want to bring your own personal stamps) but don't forget a snack and some water!

Tuesday July 14th Karate @ 1:30pm

Tuesday July 21st Karate @ 1:30pm

Wednesday July 22nd Thompson Brook Falls at Wildcat led by Tin Mt. 10-12:00

Tuesday July 28th Karate @ 1:30pm

Thursday July 30th Lost River Trip. We would leave town around 10:00 and then have a picnic lunch when we get there. Here are the group rates if we make a reservation and a link to their web sit:.
2009 Group Admission Rates: Adults: $11.00 Ages 13-18: $9.00 Ages 4-12: $7.00 Ages 3, 2 & 1 are FREE. Group rates are offered to recognized businesses and organizations when reservations are made in advance. This would include, but is not limited to, school groups, church groups, camps and scout groups.

Monday August 3rd Ocean Trip (see email for more info)

Monday August 10th Mom's Meeting hosted by Melanie Ness

*A trip to Aquaboggan has also been discussed, more info coming soon!

If you have any more ideas for trips or activities or would like to plan something that the group would enjoy please let me know and I will add it to the list!

Liz Kelley

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Contact List

OK, I know I said I would do this months ago, but life got very crazy. I found I had a few hours with no kids today and put myself to work. I have finished up with all I have, but I know there are people missing. Please e-mail me with your info if you want on the list. I am sending out e-mails to the people I have, to confirm the data. If you do not get an e-mail from me today that means I do not have your info.
Here is what I need.
Your Name and Spouse
Phone #:
Cell #
Children and there b-days.
Thank you for your help. I hope to have this done and out with in the next week.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July Float 2009

Here are some pics from our float this year! Thanks to all who helped, it was lots of fun and a great success!!

Thanks to Pat and L.A. Drew for the use of the truck and trailer!

Our float from the side.

Our "garden".

Our "little house".

Callie and Jessica two of our wash girls!

The plow horse and the fishing pond.

Maverick the "plow man"!

This "pioneer" woman seems to be the inventor of the sippy cup and Cheerios's!

We got a little wet at the end of the parade! Here are some pics of us under the tarp for the ride home:
Some of the kids piled into the cabin!

Maggie keeping Sarah warm!
Check out these blogs for more pics from the parade:

The Everitt Family

The Kelley Family

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Karate Class

Last night at the moms meeting I informed moms of a schedule change in the time for Karate. Davids is now enrolled in a summer program and it does not get out till 12:45. So I need to push class from 1:00 to 1:30. I hope this is not an issue. I also talked about the older kids in the class, and time for more one on one instruction. I would like to start working with the older kids 10 to 15 mins after class has ended. I can put out a schedule if needed for planning. Please give me some feed back on this idea. Thank you.