Baking with Clara

Catching up on pictures from the past week.  Last Thursday I was going to a supper with my buddies at Charlotte’s pool, and I was to bring the dessert.  I toted everything with me, and Clara helped me bake a date nut cake to take.  When I was looking in the cabinets, I found dates left over from Bible School.  Lindee & I were in charge of snacks, and one night we had different foods from the Bible.  The dates weren’t a huge hit, so I had almost an entire package stuck up there.  Here is my helper – she does a great job!

New Car for the Yarbs!

Last weekend Addie, Lee & the kids got a new car, and they are all SO excited.  The kids have really been wanting us to come see it, so Wednesday when we took them home after the golf match we finally got to see it.  They love it and are SO excited!

Back at the golf course

Wednesday was Mallory’s second match of the season.  She didn’t do as well as she did the first match, but friends who know about this sort of thing have said that it was a much harder course than the first one – and of course we are always proud of her & think she’s done great.  Wednesday afternoons is when we have June and Mason, and it was their first time attending a golf match.  As has happened before, June kept herself occupied with my camera.  Here are a couple of her shots 🙂

Tea bag rocket

Tuesday afternoon when Clara was here we worked once again on the teabag rocket experiment.  We had tried it last week at her house, but I didn’t want to try it inside at their house, since it involved a flying flame.  And it was windy outside, so the tea bag kept blowing over.  AND the one time we got one to light, it didn’t work.  The instructions I’d read said some tea bags worked and some didn’t – I guess based on the material they were made out of?  Anyway, I got new Bigelow teabags to try, and they worked like a charm!  Clara said it was the coolest thing since Harry Potter :-).  Here she is lighting our experiment.

Kicking off golf season

Clara started soccer Saturday, and today, just 48 hours later, Mallory started her golf season, with the first victory they have ever won in a head-to-head match.  Here is Mal putting for birdie.  She didn’t get  it, but did make par, so we were proud.

We got this picture afterwards of the team and their Coach Zack. It was their first win – they didn’t win a single head-to-head match last year – so we were SO excited. The girl next to Mallory with glasses is the only one of these varsity team members that is even in high school – the rest are all 7th and 8th graders at the middle school. They call them the baby eagles :-). Great afternoon.

A couple more from yesterday

I got our traditional post-match picture of Clara after the games were over yesterday.

Then as we were walking to the car, we were SO excited when Jackson’s brother Jonathan drove by, with brand new Calhoun Weeks Dover in the backseat. I wanted to make them get him out of the car so I could hold him, but he didn’t seem as excited about that. So precious.

Clara’s 1st soccer tournament

It’s soccer season again, so yesterday Jeff & I were off to Boiling Springs to see Clara play for the first time since the spring.  We were a little late, since we first went to the wrong field, but got there in time to see both of their 3-0 & 4-0 victories.  Here are a couple of pix of our girl on the field.  So proud!

Back at the track

Last night we headed back to Rock Hill to watch Adam race.  Just like last week, the main was a close contest, but Adam pulled it out in the end.  Yay Adam!

We didn’t stay long enough to get a picture of him with his trophy, but I did get this picture of him waiting in line at the trophy window afterwards. We’re proud!

Meeting little Caleb

This afternoon I finally got over to meet Kevin & Joy’s new baby, Caleb.  He’s about seven weeks old now, and is absolutely precious.  Kevin has been one of Andrew’s good, good buddies since they were in high school together, and I am so happy to see things going good for him.