On September 29, 2014 by Jamy Shaffer

How about we spring for the glow-in-the-dark flies next time?

Or is it FROGS AND FLIES? Honestly, the flogs might have been rather painful so I’m going with the frogs and flies.  Either way, we recently gathered and sent both flying through the air.  I do remember the flying dragonflies which we sent twirling and soaring through the air on a previous event.  I seem to have missed the firing of the frogs the last time.  But WOW, the camera must have been low on juice this time as the album does not have the 40-50 pictures which are quite common for a Saturday night extravaganza.  After we finished our traditional hot dog feast over makeshift fire complete with chimney, we learned that the twins Parker and Ava were celebrating their birthday the next day.  We all hope you both had a great day filled with many blessings!

Later the frogs and flies were distributed.  Multicolored flies.  THAT’S WHY I HAD SO FEW PICTURES! I was put in charge of passing out the rainbow of dragonflies.  The ideas was to grab the plastic stick, attach the “wings,” twirl in your hands, release, and send your fly soaring.  As for the frogs, just like a rubber band, stretch and release your frog through the air.  I don’t think we had any flies or frogs find themselves on the roof of the pavilion as we did the last time it rained frogs and flies.

As we continued to send our insects and amphibians skyward, who should appear but Lynn and some yummy pre-made S’Mores.  They came individually wrapped but tasted oh so delicious.  I believe Chris had the ingenious idea of placing one on the remains of the fire for that campfire feel.  Thanks LYNN!!!!

We narrowly avoided our very first (?!) Disciple Day major injury this evening. Throughout the park, a Frisbee Golf course is set up (I have played Frisbee Baseball and Frisbee Football but have yet to go 18 holes). Keith, Chris, and I were standing around chatting when out of nowhere comes a disc just zooming by.  Poor Keith felt the brunt of the attack on his ankle. We all thought that he would be rather sore the next morning but it was not too bad and he was able to walk on it.  Actually, Keith confided that he felt more pain throughout the next week.  The gentleman who threw the frisbee did come over to apologize and make sure that Keith was not seriously injured.

As we wrapped for another week, I was asked to deliver frogs and flies to those regulars (or those regulars who seem to be becoming less than regulars) who could not attend.  One who was being visited by the porcelain demons and thankfully I was able to spread a little light his way.  I also took some home to pass around to the nieces

“You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall teach them to your children, talking to them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”  (Deuteronomy 11:18-19)


Is Tony part frog?

Is Tony part frog?

Wingardium Leviosa

Wingardium Leviosa

Quality Mother'Daughter time.

Quality Mother’Daughter time.

Big Sister is watching and Ava knows it.

Big Sister is watching and Ava knows it.

The next Spielberg setting up the perfect shot.

The next Spielberg setting up the perfect shot.

I canna give her anymore Cap'n.  He's gonna blow!

I canna give her anymore Cap’n. He’s gonna blow!

Aww.... the littlest disciple.

Aww…. the littlest disciple.

Where's my s'more?!

Where’s my s’more?!

Here you evil frog.  TASTE MY FIRY FURY!

Here you evil frog. TASTE MY FIRY FURY!


Come on, VOGUE!  Let your body move to the music!

Come on, VOGUE! Let your body move to the music!

Beware of flying spinning discs.

Beware of flying spinning discs.

The first of many flying dragonflies.  It's a plague.

The first of many flying dragonflies. It’s a plague.

What'chu talkin' bout Disney?

What’chu talkin’ bout Disney?

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