Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
What a cute and scary bunch of kids!
Dead guy passing out candy at Trunk-or-Treat
Bailee at trunk-or-treat as an 80's prom queen(didn't have time to put on her dead make-up!)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The kids have been busy doing homework, soccer, and more work around the house than usual! I'm sure they are just as anxious for me to get my cast off as I am, they have been pretty good about helping me, but I can only ask them to do so many things before they start to get really annoyed! Miles joined the chess team at his school, and he has been playing it afterschool with his friend or sean, he has even had sean wake him up extra early before school so they can play in peace and quiet together! I think it is so cute, considering he is not a morning person at all! Bailee usually has alot of homework and hardly ever has time to do anything else during the week, except for Young Womens and soccer. I did make it out of the house yesterday to go to her Evening of Excellence, she did a good job doing a pioneer dance with the other beehives while wearing the long skirts that they made themselves.
I just want to say thanks to everyone that brought in dinner to us, or lunch to me! We really appreciatted it and are so lucky to know such kind and thoughtful people! I also want to say thanks again to my Mom for coming out here and helping me and the kids out so much! There is something about having your Mom around when you are sick or in need that makes everything seem better, even if it's not. She cooked for us, cleaned( a ton!), shopped, and ran the kids around to help Sean out. During the day, I was spoiled and stayed in bed resting while she did laundry, cleaned, and then went out to get lunch for me...sounds rough, I know! Apart from the pain, annoying cast, and not being able to leave the house, I guess there are worse things than breaking your foot!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Bentley playing football with the big boys, ready to catch!
Everyone up on the cliff waiting their turn to jump...some were more nervous than others!
Ty, Josh, and Zach were able to get all the little kids to try something new(or force them to try!) they all did surfing (even Bentley and Zakrie) and some did skiing. We were all wondering how Ty was getting the boys to do so much until we learned that he was bribing them with expensive gifts like Nintendo DS's or an Xbox 360 if they could stay up for so long...miles is still waiting for his Xbox 360 Ty!
the kids and I with Grandma Crook at a family reunion
It was so perfect that we got to Utah in time for Mclaren's blessing, Josh gave her a beautiful blessing and I am so glad we were able to be there for her special day.
24th of July at This is the Place Monumentwe had a memorable 24th of July this year, since my kids don't really have many chances to visit places like this living in Florida, I really wanted them to go learn more about the pioneers and their heritage, lucky for us my parents were happy to come, even though they have probably seen it a hundred times!
bailee and miles stamping leather
Bailee standing in front of the Pack home, which is pretty cool since we are descendants of him(Sean's mother's maiden name is Pack and John Pack is her great, great grandfather( i think thats right?)
trying out the handcarts...our kids have it so easy!
I think it was one of the hottest days in Utah, but my parents were so nice to brave the heat and come do all the activities with the kids.
We were also able to go to Temple Square this summer and then we watched a movie at the visitor's center.
the kids and Nana playing baseball in the backyard
One day we took the kids up to Snowbird, hoping to ride the tram, but it was closed due to weather, so we did other stuff up in the mountains. The kids were shocked to feel the freezing cold water in the river!
We rode the lift up the mountain and took the small version of the alpine slide back down, it was fun!
Bailee waiting to go down the slide, Miles and I were on another sled together, which was a big mistake because we were way to heavy and we went soo slow!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Miles had Hawaiian day the last week of school, they did all kinds of fun stuff! Coconut bowling, fishing, made t-shirts, visors, hula skirts, ate sno-cones and fruit kabobs! What an end to a great 1st grade year!
Bailee also made it through her first year of middle school, yay! I wish I could say it was with flying colors, but she definitely struggled! Maybe next year will be better for her because she will be more familiar with the middle school schedule, we can hope anyway! She also just started attending Young Women's, which is awesome for her, even though she says she still misses primary! Bailee is not one of those girls that can't wait to grow up, she is quite the opposite, she wants to stay a kid forever! (call me crazy... but I think she might get that from her dad).
*Notice Miles' haircut? I am still upset about it! I loved his hair longer, but the principal at his school kept telling him that he needed a haircut( according to school rules it couldn't touch his collar, or go below his eyebrows) so I took him to get a trim and of course the lady messed it up really bad, so I took the clippers to it! I am never cutting his hair again! He says he likes it, and I I guess I have no choice but to deal with it until it grows out again!