Monday, July 27, 2015

Pioneer Day

We celebrated Pioneer Day with our ward on Saturday.
We arrived for pancakes, sausage, and eggs.
Sweetheart stepped up to flip pancakes.
A bike parade was held. Hurricane brought the side car.
Sweetheart brought out his Scout and drove it around all day.

The day before we watched 17 Miracles and talked about our ancestors.
We talked about their courage, faith, and determination.
We asked the boys how they were pioneers and to think about it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Side Car Bicycle

He rode his new bicycle to school yesterday.
The side car made a big difference
to carry the backpack and 2 dozen eggs.
He drove REALLY slow as to not break the eggs.

After school, the strap on his backpack got caught in the chain.
He was very calm and did his best to solve it.
We are thankful that a kind soul helped us pull it out.
He just had more strength than this Mama.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ice Cream Tradition

We were given the idea to go for ice cream
after school on the first day.
We have continued this tradition.
The boys are thrilled every time.
We went to a new place this year - Baskin Robbins.

*****

Monday, July 20, 2015

1st Day of School

They started school. 
We are on a modified year round calendar.

They got up and did their treasure map,
practiced the piano,
and were very happy.
His teacher resigned just before school started.
He started with a long-term substitute.
He is optimistic about his school year.
Hurricane got the teacher had wanted since 
before he started kindergarten. 
He was very happy to go.
He will go all day, and I will miss our time together.

*****
1st Day 2014
1st Day 2013 and Joy School 2013
Kindergarten 2012

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Noodles and her family and Grandpa and Grandma came to visit Auntie M and her family.
They drove south to visit us, and we went to Kartchner Caverns State Park.

While there we toured the cave, 
did a Junior Ranger badge,
and learned about bats.

They were obedient to the tour guide and didn't touch any of the rock formations.
The cave is a living cave meaning that it is still growing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Family Workshop

 "Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth to help us learn and live the gospel."

~ Cheryl A. Esplin, 
April 2015

We have a little personality around here. 

Swim Champions

The boys posed with their head coach.
Amy Thompson has a gentle manner.
She is positive, encouraging, and hopeful.

The team won the league championship.
We even joined the team at Peter Piper Pizza.
The boys were excited to go and were surprised their Mom took them.