Posted by Michelle on Jul 22, 2008 in Hayley
Hayley is on the neighborhood swim team, the Devil Rays, for the third season. I take photos for the team of each meet but I’m adding just the photos of her to the album here as the meets happen.
Update: The Devil Rays went undefeated this season and won their league title.
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Posted by Michelle on Jul 21, 2008 in Hayley, Pups & Piggies
As many of you know, Hayley had her friends give her donations for the SPCA instead of gifts for her 10th birthday party. They all had great fun getting gifts and we didn’t feel guilty about throwing a huge party again.
We got in touch with the volunteer education coordinator at our local SPCA in Raleigh and she gave us a personal tour of the facility when we dropped off our donations.
Lots of photos and notes from things she learned and wanted to share:
The new lovely SPCA center in Raleigh:
Hayley loved that the cats live in an open room with other cats and their own little cubbies:
A staff member’s husband made PVC pipe additions for the cats to have places to perch and roam:
Our SPCA doesn’t allow people to adopt animals they don’t intend of keeping outside all the time. They have an indoor/outdoor room to show the pets enjoying both:
The SPCA also has bunnies:
Happy dogs with space to play:
We have lots of donations:
Oooo a certificate for Hayley!:
Other neat things she learned and remembered:
-Our SPCA loves to have people to come visit the animals because it helps them get ready to move to new homes.
-Our SPCA is a no-kill shelter, so the animals aren’t put to sleep.
-Our SPCA has a neat volunteer program for kids and parents.
-Our SPCA tries to keep most animals in group rooms because most people adopting from the SPCA have more than one pet.
-Our SPCA keeps kittens and puppies in more open cages because they are often young and new arrivals.
I’m so proud of her!
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Posted by Michelle on Jul 20, 2008 in Hayley, Jeff, Michelle
Just some random photos I took:
Posted by Michelle on Jul 10, 2008 in Hayley
I let Hayley take her camera to school for the last day of school. She and her friends had fun with it during recess.
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Regular view (easiest to find one in particular or print)
Slideshow view (easiest to see them all)
Posted by Michelle on Jul 7, 2008 in Hayley, Jeff, Michelle
For the fourth we made red, white and blue tie-dyed shirts and then totally dorked out, with the three of us wearing them with khaki shorts. Then we went over to our friends Mike, Sara and Landon’s house for a cookout.
We finally did our tie-dye project in the days before July 4th. Our red, white and blue concoctions had some good and bad points but it was a lot of fun and not even a big mess!
The funny thing is all my hard work ended up not being on MY shirt but Jeff’s shirt. His turned out well while mine ended up looking like an abstract art canvas. Hayley called it that, which is pretty cool that she gets art forms but I digress. She decided to just speckle the heck out of hers and what we thought was Jeff’s but ended up as mine. Even messy they were fun and cute. She loved making them and we are definitely going to do it again.
And I’ll have you know the people working at a local grocery store thought we were very cool in our shirts. We had a really good time at the Rodgers, as always. Hayley loves to play with Landon and he loves to mimic her. We ate, goofed off, played the Wii and watched the kids be silly.
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