Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 18, 2013. Ice Cream in a Bag!

In an effort to do some fun structured activities with the kids this Summer, we made some ice cream in a bag. I'll be honest, I thought they would LOVE it, but they didn't. They thought it was fun, but not really fun. And shaking that bag was HARD work after a while. In the end, Sophie was the only one that liked her ice cream. But hey, it got them off the couch and away from the TV for a little bit!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June13, 2013. Robostilskin.

Right before school got out Sophie brought home a coloring contest to name a new robot that Lakeview Hospital has to perform surgeries with. She LOVES coloring contests and completes many of them. Usually though, I don't return them. But, I have been spending a lot of time at the Hospital lately (my mom has been very sick) and I returned her enrty on one of my daily visits there. A few days later, I received a call that out of 160 entries, Sophie had won!!!! Her robot name was chosen! We were so excited for her. We got to attend an awards ceremony for her where she received a certificate, a bag of prizes, and had the chance to try out the robot! She was thrilled. And we are so proud of her! Way to go Sophie!!!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

month in photos. May 2013.

May 2013
May was a fun month!
We fed the ducks at a near by pond
We launched some rockets
we relaxed
We took a fun family vacation to St. George
where the boys raced BMX
we swam
visited a petting zoo
and hiked around a little!
Ruby had her last day of Preschool
Ruby had her Spring dance recital!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

month in photos. April 2013.

April seems like ages ago...but I want to keep up with this little project of mine, so here is April in photos.

Apr 2013
During the month of April we enjoyed some Spring weather!!! Yeah!
We played outside (although it was still a little chilly)
We enjoyed the sunshine and the beautiful blossoms
I took the kids to This Is The Place Park 
We plugged along with school and homework 
happy to see an end in sight!
We loved on our puppy
We bought our Lagoon Passes!
We look forward to many fun Summer days spent at Lagoon!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 7, 2013. Last Day of School.

The kids had their last day of school and Summer is here! Yeah!!!. As per tradition, I took a picture of the kids in the same outfit they wore on the first day. I love to compare them and look back to see how they have changed and grown over the course of the school year. For some reason this morning was an emotion one. Sophie was upset that I was embarrassing her by taking pictures in the front yard and then Collin looked at her wrong. Soon both kids were crying. Unfortunately, I hadn't taken Sophie's pictures yet, so she looks like she has been or is about to cry to in her pictures. Oh well! She's still cute!

Monday, June 10, 2013

May 31, 2013. Ruby's Spring Recital.

 Ruby has her Spring dance recital. She was so excited for it and could hardly wait for the day to arrive. I think she was most excited to wear her lady by costume, but I think she likes being up on the big stage too. I love going to these recitals. I laugh so much. They are a little bit like going to a comedy routine!!! All the girls are sooo cute up there doing their thing. Ruby did awesome, and knew most of the steps to her dances. Such a pretty ballerina!!