Friday, July 24, 2009

Jesienouski Family Dominance continues...

winnerFor the third year in a row, a Jesienouski is standing at the top of the winner's stand in the annual Holden 24th of July Water Rocket Competition.  For much of the competition, Shaylie was leading with a launch of 282'.  The next closest was only 260' with everyone else under 200'.  Then Taylor came up and her rocket set a competition record of FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE FEET!  No one had ever gone over 390 ever!  It was great to see my daughter's do so well.

The 24th is probably my favorite holiday.  The entire town of Holden shows up for the Children's Parade and then the town puts on a free breakfast at the park.  They have omelets, pancakes, scones, biscuits and gravy, eggs and bacon and sausage, and other stuff.  It is so great!  Then they have children's races and then sack races that Tonya and I did (but not so well) and then the rocket competition.  All in all, a very fun day!

therocketeersEven Shaylie was able to have a twinkle in her eye in defeat!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Layout at the Library

ccttcAs part of the Summer Reading Program at the St. George Public Library, on Monday, July 20th at 6:30pm we will be displaying our T-Trak layout.  I will be taking all of my modules, and James will be taking his, plus we will be adding several new modules that are in the process of being built that will allow us to make the layout have 4 trains running at once on each of the their own tracks, so we don't have to worry about the trains running into each other.

We will have handouts for the kids to color and cutout.  We hope that you will come out and attend! This has been popular in the past when we have done this, and we hope that it will continue to grow.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have always wanted to be able to cartoonize a photograph, and now I found a website that will do it!  Here is our family picture with it: