Saturday, October 7, 2017

Soccer Tournament

Jaden has been playing competitive soccer this year. He made the team in May.
They practiced all through the summer and for the last 6 weeks they've been in games with other teams from Cache County.
Jaden has been head goalie and does fairly well.
He blocks nearly all the goals, but sometimes a few slip in.
Jaden kicks all right, but to motivate him to kick farther, he gets $1 every time he kicks the ball past the centerline from the goal box.
Jaden has improved a lot this year in soccer.
This game was fairly easy for Jaden's team.
They won 6-2!

At the beginning of the game Noah, Hiram, James and Grant found this tall cement wall by the soccer field.
They thought it would be fun to climb.
Joyanne went over and helped all the boys get up on top of the wall.
But Joyanne was left on the ground with no way up, so I ran over and helped her up.

Silly, funny kids!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

General Conference Weekend

We love General Conference.
We love to hear the speakers and be enlightened by God's word.
We also love the treats, puzzle making, mazes, word searches, and Lego building.
The special treats this year was each child getting their own bag of goldfish, that could only be eaten if you watched Conference.
Good motivator, eh?!

Life has been busy and full of great things which will be shared in subsequent posts.

Back to conference, we are hoping as a family to remember Jesus and try more to be like Him.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Grant!

Grant turned 6 years old.
He is during growing up fast.
He is learning to read, can count past 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's.
He can do simple math, loves to play on the trampoline, and follows James everywhere.
Grant loved the turtle night light, the new watch,the Pokemon cards, and the other gifts he received.
The car piñata was fun to knock down and the treats were divided equally among all.

Emilee and Noah made Grant a fantastic Batman cake, which he loved.

We are so happy and blessed to have Grant in our family.
Happy Birthday, little buddy!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Happy Birthday to ME!

Best birthday, hands down!
Why was it so great?
Well, I received Skittles, an awesome cowboy hat and shirt.
I also got an Excalibur dehydrator, so now we can have dried fruit and fruit leather.
Jaden decorated my cake.
Jade made a delicious dinner of Hawaiian burgers.
But, one of the best parts of my day was having my mom, my sister (Linda), and my sister-in-law (Susan) come up and go to lunch with me at the Chinese Buffet here in Tremonton.
I loved visiting and talking with them.
My brother-in-law (Bryon) also came and visited.
It was just such a happy and relaxing day.
P.S. Did I mention that after lunch I sat and ate popcorn and Spree's while watching my favorite show, Heartland?!
Such a great day!

Monday, August 28, 2017

First Day of School 2017-2018

Here they all are!
Such good, smart kids ready for a brand new school year.
They are growing, growing, growing!
My youngest is in Kindergarten.
Does that make me old? 😜
I still feel like a young mom.
Here's to a wonderful school year of learning and fun!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cub Scout Day Camp

James went to Cub Scout Day Camp on August 9th.
He had fun doing all the activities.

His favorite part of the day was BB guns.

The scout program is great and teaches these boys to have good character.
I have enjoyed being the den leader and working in scouts, especially after going to Woodbadge.

Court of Honor

Noah and Hiram earned their 2nd and 1st class as Boy Scouts.
They also earned lots of merit badges from scout camp. 

Way to go, boys!
You're on your way to getting your eagles.

Woodbadge Reunion

Two Mondays ago, we enjoyed a swim party with Daddy's patrol leader from Woodbadge.
They have a beautiful 3600 sq ft home, with a gorgeous well landscaped yard.
Besides the swimming pool, they had disc golf, a trampoline in the ground, and several other games in the yard.
We had a fun time visiting, eating, and most of all, swimming.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bear Lake

We went to Bear Lake the first Saturday in August.
The beach was nice though a bit crowded, but the water was really high because of all the snow we received in the winter.

Daddy and I liked sitting on our chairs watching the kids play the sand and swim in the water.

The kids sure love our annual trip to Bear Lake.

Harry Potter Party

Last Friday, the library had a Harry Potter party in celebration of Harry Potter's birthday.
They had a sorting hat, which told you what house you were in.
They had fun photo booths.

The kids made wands and played a game where they dueled with their wands.
They also went on a savanger hunt, where at the end they received chocolate frogs.

Since Daddy had the day off that day, we went swimming at the natitorium.
In the evening we watched the first Harry Potter movie.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sick Day

Last week, at 2am, Daddy and I were awakened by James, informing us that he had thrown up.
Daddy cleaned James' bed and I got James settled out on the couch and helped him while he proceeded to throw up more.

Finally, we settled back down in bed, when not 5 minutes later, Jaden came up complaining of a stomachache.
After putting him on the couch and turning on a movie, Jaden and James threw up for the next 2 1/2 hours off and on.
We ended up with a few hours of sleep after that.
When Grant woke up, he joined his brothers in the couch and it became a movie day for them.
I also was in bed most of the day too.
What a miserable day, but we got better and made it through,

Friday, August 11, 2017

EFY - Especially For Youth

Joyanne came home from EFY just glowing and so excited to tell Daddy and I all about her experiences.
She sent me a few pictures of her and what she was up too.
Here's Joyanne getting ready for a dance.

I've never known Joyanne to be boy crazy, but she went head over heels for a boy named, Thomas.
He's the cute redhead in the picture.
She so enjoyed her time at EFY, and would go back in a heart beat.

Thursday, August 10, 2017