Thursday, June 18, 2009

Week 2 and 3

Sorry, it has taken me so long again.The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy.(and rainy) Our projects we are just finishing up for the last few weeks we like to call "SECRET SERVICE"one week was for friends and neighbors and this week is for our family. It is kind of nice when the kids go around just waiting for an opportunity to do something nice for each other!
We picked a few people and tried to do nice things for them without them knowing,(hence the no pictures posted) like pick up garbage the wind blew all over, make cookies and leave them on their porch, clean up their yard when they are not home, ect. It was a lot of fun and we even got other opportunities we weren't expecting. The Bishop's wife asked our family if we would do hygiene kits, so we did that for FHE, they turned out nice and colorful (bright orange for the hand towels) and because the kids have been to Mexico they understood the need for the kits.
Then my S.I.L. needed someone to watch her kids for her, and we were lucky enough to get to do that. My kids enjoyed playing with their cousins, and I had a lot of fun hanging out with the kids too. It was kind of nice to have a baby in the house for a while, and she was so GOOD!!!!!

She was happy the whole time!!!!
He loved the LOVE SAC!!
He spent lots of time doing tricks off it.
The girls made cookies all by themselves,and they were delicious!!!! Trav took some to work the next day, and all the guys wanted more, they said they were the BEST PB cookies they have ever had ! (the chocolate ones never even made it out of the house)
Tyler was quite pleased.

Then we had a few B-Ball games (we had a lot rained out too)
so now we have to make them up :(

Tyler loves to be the catcher. So, I had to sneak a picture of her in her gear.

I just thought this one was cute. She is so determined!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Week 1

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up . Well our first theme week this summer was Nature. The week started off great and then as Nature would have it some of our activities got rained out :( Like Brayden said "that's Nature for ya" guess we did learn a lot about it, NEVER trust it will be good!!!!!! We did however get to enjoy a few nice days and we had a special visitor. So life is good .

We enjoyed a nice movie out side
(Horton hears a who)
But, then we got RAINED OUT for our picnic up the canyon. So we had to enjoy our hot dogs, smores, and salad at home. (NOT as fun I was told, but we did smell better than if we had gone up the canyon)

Nice day at the Zoo, where we learned tons about nature!!!

And don't for get the ball games, lots and lots of ball games.

We also caught lots of bugs, went for walks, and sat at the window and watch natures wondrous power ( as Brayden calls it ) thunder and lighting.

But the real high light of the week was Aunt Kirsten came down and spent a few days with us . We LOVE it when she comes down!!!!!
She is such a good Aunt to drive 6 hours so she can watch the kids play ball (in the rain)

This is an extra special picture,because do you see how BEAUTIFUL Kirst's hair looks ?!?
Well , It was done by our super talented hair stylist....... MISS TYLER.
She was so proud of herself, and Kirst was such a good sport to wear it all day!!!!! THANK YOU

I would have more pictures but, I was having some technical difficulties :(

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brayden is AMAZING!!!!

Warning: There is LOTS of Bragging about this kid so, if you get offended by mom's gushing over there kids STOP reading now !!!!!

(Just a few pictures of Brayden's accomplishments this year, and just a few memories of this cute boy!!!)

Brayden has worked so stinkin' hard this year, and he has done it ........ He got STRAIGHT A's ALL YEAR! Now for you that know what a challenge this has been for him, the pride is probably over whelming (I know how you feel) I can guarantee you that he has earned every one of those A's with blood, sweat, and A LOT of tears! It seems like only yesterday we were all in tears wondering if he was ever going to read. Now he is in 5th grade and is getting straight A's. I am in awe at his determination, and ability to over come his struggles.
He is such a great example to me. I hope he will continue to keep it up, and remember what a great kid he is !!!!
(no matter what others may say)