Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A song for Dallin

The girls love to tease!  They especially love to tease Dallin!  But, Dallin does his share of teasing too.  For the past month he has been at Grandma's and Papa's helping them around their home and earning money for scout camp.  He has really enjoyed himself.  Let me just say that it has kind of been nice to have his and the girls teasing gone for a while, but after a month I'm starting to miss it a little.  Anyway, for some reason Dallin really does not like this song.  The girls and I like it and the girls LOVE to sing it for Dallin all the time.  Every time we call him, they always sing it over the phone.  All I can say is.....Sisters!  You can't live with them, you can't live without them.  Enjoy! Oh, and Abby's got a good little voice.  I think!

Our happenings in June

Man!  I don't know what's wrong with me lately.  I have not been too good with updating our blog.  Well, I'll do my best remembering things that we did.
Well, first of all, it was Fathers day.  Clint had a nice day.  The kids and I made him breakfast, which was his favorite, Biscuits and Gravy.  Then, we went to church, then we came home and the kids gave him his gifts that they made in church and the gift we all bought for him.  Now he can listen to "his" music anytime he wants to without torturing us.  (Just kidding, we like his music). 

 What else did we do this month....oh yeah,  Abby and I made "pinkalicious" and "bluealicious" cupcakes.  Abby's choice, of course!  They were delicious!
Then one Monday for F.H.E., Calvin did the lesson.  He talked about making good and bad choices.

The kids had fun with this one.
Here's Elsa reading "Rapunzel". 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Smarty pants!

Yes!  School's out!  I'm sure the excitement of it all will wear off momentarily (for me), but for now I'm enjoying them being home.  Although Abby's taking a summer school class to help her with her reading.  She loves it even though she tells me every morning so far that she feels too sick to go.  She ends up going and when I pick her up she always tells me how much fun she had.
The other two got some awards in the last awards ceremony.  Elsa got the AB honor roll, the Library Reading award, 100% attendance award, Star Student and the Field day award.  They got some of these through out the year on little dog tags and on the award ceremony days they got to wear their dog tags all day, then when school ended for the year they finally got to take their necklaces home.  Calvin got AB Honor roll, A Honor roll, Star Student and Field Day.  He didn't get the A honor roll dog tag because he said his teacher was out of them. I can attest that he did achieve the A honor roll (it's a shame he never got that one).  They both could've gotten the Star Reader award because they both read all the time, they just don't do their homework regularly like they should and write down what they read.  Next year we're going to try much harder to get that done, so they can get credit for their reading hours.
Abby was promoted to 1st grade (pictures and video to come later) and she is super excited to go to school all day and eat lunch in the cafeteria.  We are very proud of all our kids.

This was a report on Canada.  He was proud of it.
The only picture I got before my battery died.  I was so mad at myself for not making sure the battery was charged and ready to go.  Good thing for good friends who let me use their camera and are making me a DVD of the program.  When I get those I'll do a whole post about it!  It was so cute and I was so sad that I could not take my own photos and video.  Especially because this was our last one!  But, like I said, good thing for good friends who understand!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Where did May go?

Wow!  I can't believe that a whole month went by and I did not write one post.  Well, here are a few pictures of what we did in May.
First thing that happened was Mothers day.  I woke at my normal time and like always I started getting the kids up and in the shower and ready for church.  When I went out to the kitchen, Calvin stopped me halfway down the hallway and told me not to go in the kitchen because he was working on something.  So I stayed in the back of the house and got ready for church and got the girls ready.  Then it was time for Calvin to reveal his surprise which was this wonderful breakfast and these Bionicle characters fighting over who was gonna get to kiss the owners (Calvin's) mom.  It was very sweet of him to do that for me.  I just felt bad, because I had to hurry and eat on the way out the door.  (Our church is at 9:00.)  Anyway, later that day Clint and the kids made dinner and gave me their homemade gifts and cards from church and school.  They also gave me some new p.j.'s and chocolates.  Yum!  It was a good day!  

 This is Abby, just being silly.

 Then on Memorial weekend we went up to Reno (Sparks actually) to Stonehill (Grandma and Papa's home).  My sister and her husband were blessing their new little bundle of joy, Oliver (Ollie).  As you can see Abby LOVED him.  She even turned to me at one point and asked when we were going to have a new baby.  She held him every chance she got.

 I love this one where little Ollie is smiling a little.
 Here is Elsa with her cousins, Laurel and Maisy.  All the cousins were so cute and interacted with each other more this trip.  It was so fun to watch them play together.
 Here is cute Norah, I promise she was happier without a camera in her face, and her daddy, Jeff.
 Here is the star of the day, Oliver Bradley and his cute Mamma taking his picture.
 Here is Norah and Maisy and Hannah all ready for bed.
 This picture is so fun, because they were all talking and laughing with each other.  So cute!
Smiling for the picture
 ...and Dallin and Calvin on the other end of the table
 Here's Abby taking her doll for a ride on Grandma and Papa's swing set.
Here's Dallin and Papa working hard.  Dallin is there for the rest of the month to hang out and help Grandma and Papa with yard work and such to earn money for Scout camp. He's loving it so far, whenever I call him I ask if he misses us.  His reply, a very quick, "No."  I'm glad he's enjoying himself, even with three wild toddlers and an infant.  LOL!