Thursday, July 22, 2010

Preschool 2010-2011

I will be sending out my beginning of the year letters for preschool next week. I know there are a few people who I've talked to about preschool, but hadn't decided for sure. If you would like your child to be in my preschool this year, please let me know before next Wednesday! If there are not enough kids for 2 classes, then there will be 1 class held on Mon/Wed from 9-11:30am. The cost is $60 a month, but if that is an issue, please talk to me. One of the reasons I am doing this preschool is to help out my neighbors and friends. I know times are tough so please talk to me if you are interested but can't swing $60.

Thanks everyone! I am so excited for another year of preschool! I love teaching and seeing your children learn and grow!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dave's Day

June 20th was not only Father's Day, but Dave's birthday as well. We were going to have a party for him on Saturday, but stuff came up and we ended up cancelling. For his birthday, he got to take Connor to Instacare to get his broken arm x-rayed. Then we gave him some presents and cards. The kids gave him licorice and I gave him the Wii World Cup game. His life was all about the World Cup at this time! He also gets his yearly backpacking trip. We headed up to Centerville and ate dinner with my family and celebrated Dave and my sisters birthday and my Daddy. Then we headed to the Grants to celebrated Dave and his Dad again. I made him a groovy fish cake that I found off the internet. I thought it turned out pretty cute!It was a good day.

Dave, we love you so much. You are the greatest husband and father! We appreciate all you do for us. Thanks for being so awesome!

Aspen Lost a Tooth!

Aspen finally joined the Lost Tooth Club in June. It had been quite wiggly for a while and I kept asking her if she wanted me to pull it out. And her answer was always no. One day she came down stairs and said, "Mom, will you pull out my tooth?" So I grabbed a washcloth, squeezed the tooth, she moved her head slightly, and out it came! After the tooth came out and she saw it, she started crying! Not sure why still. The blood, seeing the tooth out, it hurt (I don't believe this was the case).... After a couple of minutes she calmed down and was really excited for the tooth fairy to come! She woke up the next morning with $2 in her tooth pillow.

My Lil' Bro!

My baby brother David just graduated from High School. We got to go to his last Madrigal concert and to his graduation. I can't believe my baby brother is this old! I'm very proud of you. I love you David!

He also got his mission call! He is going to San Salvador, El Salvador! He leaves Sept. 3. Congratulations Dude. You will be an awesome missionary.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Fun and Not so Fun

The kids started playing in the pool as soon as possible. They love to swim and they love to lay out in the sun! They are so funny. They have also been making forts in the living room and falling asleep in them too! We have had play practice quite a bit this summer too. The triplets and I are all in the play The Music Man. It is going on right now so we are tired a lot! But you should all come see it. The triplets are so fun. The kids have also had sleepovers at the Grandma's house twice! They didn't want to come home. Our neighbor took some beautiful family pictures for us. I'll have to post some of my favorites later. That has all been fun!
So for the not so fun. The night we took family pictures, poor Connor fell off a fence and broke his arm! So swimming has been out for him the past month. He does get it off on Monday though! Yay! And I'm going to take the kids swimming next week at least twice!


Owen had his 9 month appointment on the 10th of June. He is doing really well developmentally and hitting all the milestones. He weighed in at 17.1 pounds and he was 27.5 inches long. He loves to eat, especially what mom, dad, brother, and sisters are eating. He even had spaghetti for the first time and loved it! He is jabbering all the time now with "dadadada" and "babababa" and occasionally "mama". (Sigh) He loves to walk now, but is not brave enough to do it on his own. He has to be holding a finger or he sits right down and crawls. He is also having baths in the big tub now. He loves to crawl around in there and splash like crazy. He has also played out in the little pool with the triplets. He loves the water. Just a week ago on July 9, he got his first tooth on the bottom left. His right one should pop through any day. I knew his tooth was coming because I could see it. No crankiness at all. He is such a good, easy, lovely baby. We love him and are so glad that he is part of our family!

Kindergarten Graduation

The triplets graduated from kindergarten! They put on a really cute program and the kids knew their parts really good. We had great seats but unfortunately their class was on the opposite side where we were sitting. So none of the pictures turned out very good. After graduation, we went to Cold Stone to celebrate with the Hupps and the Hacketts. We had a good time.

I'm so proud of each of my kids. They all know how to read and write so well. They have learned so much this year in Kindergarten. Their teacher, Miss Miles, was wonderful. They had such a great year!


This spring all of the kids played soccer. Even Aspen. They had so much fun! Aspen was the little girl spinning in circles on the field. Brooke was chasing the ball and trying to kick it, but still didn't want to be in the middle of the bunch. Connor did not cry this time, but still didn't go anywhere near the ball. Most of the time he ran away from it. Cute, cute kids! They love it though and can't wait to do it again!

Writer's Workshop

I am playing catch up so here is the first of quite a few posts.

Back in early May, the kids had a Writing Celebration in their class. They each sat on the author's chair and read a story they wrote and illustrated to everyone there. The triplets did such a great job. Connor and Aspen wrote about Disneyland and Brooke wrote about a rain storm. I am so proud of my kids and their writing.