Addie was up first thing this morning with her backpack on saying it was her day to go to school! She knew the drill! She spent some time playing with her little sisters then it was time to get ready. We had to go through EVERY piece of new clothes for her to decide what she wanted to wear! On the way over to the school she started asking if I was sure someone would be there to pick her up after school.We held hands until we got in the school then she let go of mine and told me she would be fine. She walked into her classroom and found her cubby.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Adelle realized that a bunch of her friends were starting to tell her stories about visits from the tooth fairy and she was getting a little concerned that she didn't even have any teeth that would move at all! So she has been pushing and pulling on her teeth and one day let out a little shout of excitement when one actually moved. Since then she has been seen with her finger in her mouth...pushing and pulling on that tooth. The other morning all the kids started yelling and cheering!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Gracie is in the 4th grade. How did she grow up so fast? She is excited to be in Mrs. Hansen's class with some of her close friends. I know she will have great year because she is such a positive person!Sander is in 2nd grade. What a stud!! He was so excited to wear his Vans. Okay, I like them and all but I didn't really know what they big deal was, until I saw a couple of his closest friends and guess what they were all wearing? Good thing they were on sale or I never would have bought them for him!
Evan loves fireworks so we were excited to have some friends and family over to watch a few with us. It reminds me of when I was little and my dad would put on a big show and all our neighbors and cousins would come to our backyard to watch the show. I cried and cried when we stopped doing fireworks. I'm glad my kids are getting a taste of what I got when I was a kid.It was a little too much excitement for Hannah. But she had a smile on her face anyway!
I got a phone call from a sweet lady in our ward who called to see if I would put out the flag on Gracie's Birthday. She said we should put out the flag when we are celebrating something special and she thought Gracie was special enough for a good celebration. Sister Castleberry said that was her family's birthday tradition. I like it!!
Jodi turns 31??? Sheesh.....One of my friends brought this cake over for me. She said that I should get a cake for me too. Thanks Heather!
The moment she has been waiting for finally came. Addie graduated from pre-school. She will now get to go to school with Grace and Sander. She has been counting down the days until this moment.Addie has so much spunk in her, but she will also disappear for hours to play her own games. Lately she loves to sit under the desk in the kitchen and color. She is a good little artist.
We were excited when Evan came home so we could celebrate his birthday with him! He won't be able to fit his fan club on his lap for much longer!!Mom and Dad were able to come over for cake and ice cream since they were at the MTC getting ready for their sudden mission call. It was a great couple of weeks having them in town!
There is the sweetest lady in town who wanted to give service so she decided to teach dance classes to girls in the community. My girls have loved doing dance. This year they got to do the Wizard of Oz.Addie and Livi have loved doing dance together. They want to be just like their big sisters.
We love when people come to visit us and where thrilled when my brother and his family decided to go to Goblin Valley and stop to stay with us for a few days! Gracie was in heaven having older cousins to play with. She is always saying she wished she had an older sister, and these girls always pay her so much attention she feels like they are as closes as she can get! She loves it!!
Poor Amy was probably exhausted from all the late night talks I made her have with me, but she has so much insight that I love to get advice from her. Shaun was very patient with me making them stay up and visit with me.
Hannah and Abram were partners in crime, when Hannah wasn't attacking him! I love to see their cute little faces. Abram has the cutest little voice that I just had to smile every time he had something to tell me.
I was ready to send the kids to bed when Evan realized I hadn't let them paint Easter eggs. Because he is super dad, he got some eggs boiling and told the kids they got to stay up late. They had such a fun time. I think Hannah's eggs all turned out to be black, but the rest of the kids came up with some really great color combos for their eggs. They were excited to share them with the Easter Bunny. They set out a plate for the Easter Bunny and some carrots. They were thrilled to see a little trail of carrot crumbs in the fridge!
Sander woke up to his favorite cereal...Raisin Bran Crunch and his special "place mat" for breakfast.
Sander worried he wouldn't see Stratton on their birthday, so he was relieved when Strat had time to come to his cupcake party. What a couple of cuties!
Once Evan got home he went straight to work on Sander's Elk birthday cake. I don't know who was more excited about it Evan or Sander. But I have to say, Evan could do a little work on the side with his cake decorating skills. Sander LOVED the cake !!Pretty good if you ask me. Now they just have about 6 months until hunting season starts!