Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Nope, Spencer is not Dorothy for Halloween. He dressed up as his other passion in life - Thomas the Train. Madison is Sleeping Beauty, Skyler a Ninja and Megan just wanted to be something scary. She definitely succeeded. The kids came home with a load of candy. (I've been having sleepless nights worrying about all the candy "bugs" eating away at their teeth)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My cute little Dorothy

Spencer has discovered the movie "The Wizard of Oz". He loves musicals or at least any movie that has singing and dancing in it (the Wiggles is another one of his favorite). He has now pretty much memorized a part of every song sung in the movie. His favorite character of course is Dorothy. Getting ready for Halloween I discovered a Dorothy dress that my sister had given Madison a couple of years ago. Well, Spencer got sight of this dress and that was it. For the next couple of weeks he insisted on wearing the dress every day. I finally had to make the excuse that I am washing the dress and because it is dirty he is not able to wear it. I felt a need to break the cycle of Dorothy. It seems to be working as he is now imitating Scarecrow's dance moves and sings with him as he and Dorothy goes off to find the Wizard.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Neighborhood buddies


Spencer is one lucky guy. He has two little neighbor boys his age eager to play with him on a daily basis - Sam and Jameson.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hooray! Hooray! for the new school year.

Yep, I'm one of those moms who look forward to when summer break finally ends and the kids go back to school. Here they are ready for their first day of school.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Soccer girl - Meg


Megan has shown a tremendous amount of interest and love for the game of soccer. This year we decided to pursue soccer with a little more intensity. Instead of signing her up for the Legacy Center soccer program, we had her try out for the Lehi Strikers League. She was fortune enough to be chosen to play on one of three U10 teams. As a coach's assistant I was able to experience the difference in league coaching versus community - what a difference! Being involved in a more competitive level also brought on some new challenges. Megan and I experienced several moments of frustration with each other. I discovered that I'm very competitive and get way too emotionally involved. Megan discovered that she has a mom with a powerful voice. I got drawn into the practises and games and found myself "yelling" with enthusiasm. Megan thought I was yelling at her not realizing that I was only raising my voice as the intensity grew within the game. I would call it an "enthusiastic emotional display of encouragement" . Needless to say we talked it over and for now the issue is resolved. Megan is an amazing girl and has accomplished so much. Myself, I have a lot to learn and to correct. Way to go Meg!


































Thursday, July 31, 2008

Summer fun continued...!

July was a continuations of some fun activities with friends and family. We went to temple square via tracks, which is always a highlight for my kids. I finally got to see the new Joseph Smith movie and loved it.


Here we are spending a Saturday at Jordanelle. My sister Lidia loves to go on outings and goes all out. We had wave runners and canoes and everyone had a blast. Natalie and her kids were there too. The cousins really enjoy each other.




This month we also had two birthdays. First Jon on the 21st. What a picture! If he could be goofy like this all the time he would. He is a great husband and father and I love him dearly. Some of the things I adore about him is:

  1. His dedication to our family
  2. He works hard to provide for us
  3. He is ALWAYS looking out for my well being and happiness
  4. He loves me unconditionally
  5. He puts up with my nagging
  6. He genuinely cares

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!


Spencer had a birthday on July 26. He turned two. What a cute boy he is. He is into trains and the Wiggles so I attempted to make him a choo-choo cake. Needless to say there were some complications but he loved it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER!


We went camping with our friends in Toeele. We try to do this every year and it has therefore become a tradition. I am not a big camper (two nights is about the max that I will sleep in a tent) but I try to tolerate the no running water and smelly camp toilets.


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer Fun!

Summer is finally here and has allowed some wonderful fun filled days in the sun. One of the highlights of summer is spending as much time as possible at the pool.








Summer also invites some fun activities with the church. Activity Days Day Camp was a blast!







Don't forget that summer means a bunch of lazy-do-nothing days and days shared with good friends.



Sporting events have also been a part of our summer days. We've had baseball, soccer practices and swimming lessons so far.


The zoo has been another one of our favorites this summer. You can never get enough of animals. Ours seemed to be the giraffes.







Liberty Park is one of our favorite parks and we try to go there every year to feed the geese and ducks and of course to ride on the rides.