Every month or so each grade gets to pick one student to be an academic achiever in different areas. Sis was chosen to be the Kindergarten academic achiever in Math in October!! She loves math and is very good at it!! We're very proud of you Sissy!!
There isn't anyone who can look at these pics and not start laughing out loud!!! He is so cute and he makes us laugh, we are so grateful for our wonderful children who help make us so happy and sometimes a little crazy!!!
Our baby boy is finally in preschool, we love it!! He goes on M, W. & F for 2 1/2 hrs and that time is heaven for me and for him. He was having a little bit of a hard time at first but now that he is used to it he loves it and really, so do I. btw, he picked out his own socks for the 1st day of school, they are bright green with eyeballs on them, they're supposed to be Mike from Monsters Inc!!! I didn't want to fight that battle!
I am really behind--- JJ turned 3 in Sept. He usually seems so much older than that-opening windows, popping out screens, lowering himself to the ground, coming around to the garage door and coming inside, using forks to pry open child locks, talking non-stop, and almost being the size of JD makes me forget that he is only 3years old. He is our very energetic, full-of life, likes to do things his way, wonderful son and we love him very much!! Happy Birthday Son!!
This is for all of you who may wonder what it is I see in my wonderfully wacky husband. Besides him being an amazing husband and father, his kindness, love of life and learning, care for others, righteous use of the priesthood and love for the gospel; he is crazy fun and silly and I love that he likes to make me laugh and sometimes go ewwwww to the black socks. You know I don't love em but I sure love the stud that fills them!!!!
It's amazing that we had to get stitches again in our household and it wasn't on JJ. Actually, JJ caused these stitches, he threw a cap gun at JD's face at close range!! It actually wasn't very deep, just a wide gaping wound that required three stitches. It happened over Labor Day weekend and he now has a small scar but nothing major, as Papa says, "Chicks dig scars!"
On our vacation this summer we had a BBQ at my parents house with all my siblings and nieces and nephews. Of course all the kids wanted to play and swing and they usually needed someone to push them. After all of the adults took turns and the kids were still in need of a push, Jerrod got the bright idea of attaching the dogs leash to the two swings so he could sit down while still giving the kids a ride on the swings!!! We were all laughing and although we had to give him points for being inventive, we also decided it was a little white-trash!!!!
Sis just turned 6!! It's been a great year so far, Sis started Kindergarten and got to have a sleepover for her 6th birthday!! It was actually a last minute decision, we were watching our neighbors girls for the night while they were out of town so we invited our other neighbors over and turned it into a sleepover!! The girls played, ate, played some more, opened gifts, and then ate some more and then watched a movie and stayed up giggling until after midnight! Sis had tons of fun and I'm thinking it will be our first and last sleepover!! On her actual birthday at school she brought treats to share with her class, she got to be the VIP and line leader and they sang her happy birthday!! What a wonderful day!!! We sure love you Sis and are so grateful for what a big helper and wonderful example you are!!!
We're way behind and I didn't want to overshadow my angel of a child and his birthday!! It was back in July and he had a fun day, he got the traditional breakfast of a maple bar and chocolate milk, then he got to see his cake (which I totally stole the idea from my wonderfully awesome and creative friend, thanks Chris!!!), after that we went to see a movie at the theater, that may be one of my kids' favorite things to do, then we headed over to the park for pizza and presents and some playing, of course. Finally we headed back home to eat the racing track cupcakes and it was an awesome day!!! He's getting ready to start preschool on Tues and is way excited. JD, we love you tons, you bring peace to our home, you always have a kind word to say, and you are so giving, Happy birthday, we love you tons!!!!
Sis is getting so big, J and I were just looking through her baby scrapbook last night thinking how we've been so excited for this day!! She couldn't get to sleep last night because she was so excited for today!! This morning I didn't have to wake her up, which is unusual for her, she was up and dressed and asking to go to school. She kept watching the clock waiting for the right time to go outside and wait for the bus!!! Here are some pics from yesterday when she got to go to an open house, meet her teacher, and see her classroom and also from today. We took pics getting ready, waiting for the bus, and then once she got on the bus we drove out to the school so we could take some more when she got off the bus at school, yes we're crazy like that!! We'll take some more when she gets off the bus after her first day of Kindergarten!!!
Jocey and Riley are only about 6 months apart, they are both girls with attitude, and they both already act like they're 16 years old. You would think that they would clash and not get along with each other but they are the best of friends, in fact they call each other Sis because they are more like sisters than cousins. They play so well together, have so much fun, have the same interests and are both so silly!!! We can't wait to see you again Riley beans, love you lots!!!
JJ came out the other morning with all kinds of fashion no-no's-flower shirt with plaid shorts and socks with his crocks, this kid must get his "unique" sense of fashion from his older brother!! (see past posts of JD and his crazy get-ups!!!
Here is Sis getting ready for church, she is really starting to love clothes and some jewelry, she usually changes her outfit 2-3 times on Sundays before church!! We love her very much and are very proud of what a good girl and big helper she is at home!!
We got the pool out on a nice summer day and lots of the neighborhood kids came to play, which is one more reason we love living here!! Anyways, Sis and her friends all got their goggles/sunglasses and said they were in the "Hot Jealous Girls Club" (not sure where that came from) they would jump in the pool for a minute and then go over to the driveway and layout on their towels and say things like, "Hey hot jealous girls you want to get back in the pool now." It was cute and scary all at the same time, they are so little and yet so big!!!
On Memorial day we had our wonderful neighbor take some family pics of us. The last ones we have are almost 2 years old!! It's funny that the last ones we took were at the gardens, so the background was green and the whole family was in blue. These ones were in a neighbor's yard (they had all kinds of beautiful trees, flowers, bushes, etc) and we are all wearing blue or white. And the one we chose to print of we are sitting in exactly the same position as two years ago. You can see I'm not one who lives on the dangerous side, I don't adapt to change all that well!! The kids did great and these are a few of my favorite shots from the day!
We're so excited the weather is finally getting nice!! You know what that means, Popsicles, BBQ's, camping, pools, splash park, mosquitoes, not wanting to go to bed because, "it's still light out" oops, I was supposed to be concentrating on the fun things!! We love summer time and can't wait to soak up some much-needed rays this summer!!