Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kaylee's adventures

This year, as usual, Kaylee wants to be involved in as many activities as possible. So far she is in Silver Falcon Singers, Intramurals, Girls Activity Days and Safety Patrol. She also attends Doug's High School Marching Band practices with Doug whenever possible. She decided last year that she wants to be a trombone player and Doug magically found one for her to practice on. Here is a picture someone took of her at the last Marching Band Practice. She was filling in for a student who was absent.

I think the trombone is almost as tall as she is. She recently asked if she could try out for Student Council. I think we are going to have to put a limit on her activities. She maintains straight A's, so I guess we're okay so far. :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Terrible 2...I mean 1.

I've always said that the terrible twos started at 1 1/2 and lasted 2 years. Maybe I need to edit that to starting before 1 1/2.....
What is that you ask? It's whiteout tape.

I decided a long time ago that I absolutely love this age. can't leave them alone for a second (or pay the consequences). This incident actually happened to be on Doug's watch while I was at work, but could've easily happened during mine.

What I LOVE about this age is their progression. It always amazes me how much a 1 year old learns in one year. Noah is already saying a ton of words (and tries to say almost any word now). It's fun to see his personality develop. He gets really excited about Dinosaurs and Dogs and likes to imitate their "growls". So cute. He is now an expert on our stairs and I am glad to get rid of the gate. He did scare me for a while because he insists on going down the stairs forwards instead of sliding on his tummy. He is an expert now though.

The older kids are having their impact on him too. The other day he found a stick, pointed it, and said "DIE". DIE DIE DIE. Yep. You sometimes get the bad with the good. They also taught him how to give a knuckle bump with the ppsshhhh sound added. We gotta make sure this kid is "up on the greeting trends".

I am excited that he goes to Nursery in 4 more Sundays (and one of those Sundays is General Conference). So only 3 more Sundays to go before I can just sit and enjoy class...So looking forward to that.

What a sweet boy.

Jordan's advancement

Jordan has been enjoying Scouts. He has earned his Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class now. He's earned a few Merit Badges too. Keep pluggin' along kid!

Mason's First Day

I know I'm a little late on this, but Masons' first day of preschool was September 6th. This year he is going to University (Charter School) 4 days a week in the afternoons. He is excited about school and asks every morning if it is time to go yet. He is getting so big.

My Calling

I have been the Cubmaster in our ward for 2 years now and absolutely love it. It is a really fun calling. A little intimidating at first, but SUPER FUN! I really don't understand why they don't have more female Cubmasters. Doug is my assistant and helps out a ton when he is not too busy. It's been fun to do it together.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


While we were visiting in Utah, we had some family photos taken. I can't decide which one I like the best. All of them have a can't get around that with 7 people. So, I am opening it up to a vote. Let me know which one you like best.
Photo number one:

Photo number two: or photo number three: So which one do you like?