Terek is such a joy to have in our family. He is growing up so fast! He loves to play and fight with his big brothers. He loves to play with his friends... he plays Star Wars and fights with light sabers. He loves all super heroes and still loves to play dress-ups. He loves to play on daddy's iPad and the wii... a little too much. He loves to ride his scooter and gets to ride home from school on his scooter with his big brothers. We love you Terek!
Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Back to school... back to super busy life... back to work... back to routines... always mixed emotions. Glad the kids are back in school but bummer I have to go back to work!
Brenner 4th Grade. Red Mountain Elementary. Mrs. Hancey
Joren 2nd Grade. Red Mountain Elementary. Ms. Drawe
Anisa. At-risk Teacher. Dixie Middle School.
Terek. Kindergarten. Red Mountain Elementary. Ms. Belka
Looking forward to another great year!!!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I like to get the kids an end of school year gift... this year I decided on this huge inflatable ball from Costco.... just wanted them to have something to play outside. It was fun for awhile (until it split at the seam and couldn't be repaired)
The boys also got new battery operated squirt guns.
The first weekend of summer, we went hiking on the Dixie hill. I had accidentally left my phone at home, so I have no pictures to share... while we were gone hiking, my van window was broken and my purse was stolen. Not a very good start to our summer.
Brenner joined the summer swim team. He had practice 4 days a week for an hour and attended 2 swim meets.
We tried to have weekly outings with our friends. This is the first one... to Ivins reservoir. (We only ended up going there twice)
Another outing was the skim park. The boys have a good time there.
We went camping at Tropic reservoir with Lucas and his family, Grandpa and Grandma Blake and Craig Degen's family.
We bought passes to 7 peaks, so we headed up north. We went to a park in Daybreak. We also went to a BBQ and saw lots of friends from our Oquirrh Park neighborhood.
The boys had a blast at Lowes with their cousins.
Another friend outing to Veyo Pool. We spent as much time swimming as we possibly could this summer. We also went swimming a lot at a lady's house in Ivins. She would let us use her pool every Wednesday afternoon.
We have always loved the day of 47 parade float preview. We were able to go to the preview before we headed home.
I was in charge of our ward's primary float for the 24th (that's the reason our 4th and 24th floats were relatively the same).
Friday, June 28, 2013
(Ok, so Brenner was nine over a month ago). I can't believe how fast time has flown. My baby boy ins't so small any more. Give him another year and he'll be taller than me!
Brenner continues to do great in school. He still loves to read. He isn't much into sports, but decided to join the swim team for the summer and has really enjoyed that.
Brenner has become quite independent. He can cook his own food... he loves to bake cakes and brownies. He has a job mowing grandpa Blake's lawn and has saved up his money to buy his own iPad mini. And that is what he enjoys doing the most is... watching youtube, netflix, playing minecraft, dragonvale and other such games on the iPad.
Brenner enjoys playing with his best friends, Xander, Topher, Trey and Dustin. He's a pretty obedient boy and does his chores and helps around the house... only give me attitude sometimes:)
Friday, May 31, 2013
I know... I'm really behind on my blogging. I don't know why I'm bothering to try to catch up.... but I am.
Brenner and Joren both got the "superhero of the month" award. They are picked by their teachers for being a great student. It was fun for them to get it at the same time... and fun for me to be able to sneak away from work to surprise them and watch them get their awards.
At the same assembly, we found out Brenner won a kindle from the kite festival!
Brenner got to be a wolf in the "character matters" play that his class put on.
Terek attended two preschools this year. One was with Miss Robyn. He had her for two years.
The other was at RMES with Teacher Toni (aide), Teacher Sara (teacher), Teacher Cheryl (aide).
Now, on to summer:)
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Our spring break was really early... the 2nd week in March... but after our spring break, the rest of our family started having theirs. That means lots of cousins in town!!!
and since they were out on the table, Joren and his friends worked on them too.
Here are some of their final products!
The kids got to go on a few easter egg hunts. Ivins city had one, the Scholes family had one... and the Easter bunny barely had the chance to come... the boys were so busy.
If you ask my kids, we had the worst spring break... we didn't go anywhere fun! Well, we can't afford to go to California for every holiday, so we have to find some closer, less expensive fun!
First up was Valley of Fire State Park. We planned this trip with some friends and neighbors. It started out as a camping trip, but it rained on our plans. We decided to make it a day trip... and even though we drove through snow to get there, we still went. It ended up being the perfect weather.
The kids loved all of the rocks to climb on an explore around...
This "cave" had a built in slide inside.
During the middle of the week we did a lot of park days...
... and night games...
We love the Moab skate park. The kids always find fun things to do. They took their scooters, and roller blades, but they always find other ways to keep themselves entertained.
The kids' favorite thing to do to sled down the sand hill. Brenner would trudge all the way up the hill. Super, messy fun.
We went on a few fun little hikes. I don't remember what this one was called.
Good times with good family. We need to get back up there right after school gets out!