Tuesday, September 7, 2010

1st Day of School

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." ~Clay P. Bedford

I can't believe that its that time of year again. This summer was crazy busy, and went by too fast. My kids are super excited for their teachers this year.

Such cute kids all of them. We were lucky to have Garrett and Ally there to start the first day with us.

Watch out you 3rd & 4th grade ladies...the humerous part is the 3rd grader is on the right. I gotta tiny one with lots of personality. :)

There he goes...

and there she goes...sigh

Have a great year kiddos!

South Weber Days..

I soooo love our little town. We were able this year for the first time since moving here to participate in some of the activities of South Weber Days. Pammy was visiting, and had the exciting experience of the parade. The whole town seemed to be out...so fun!

Luke ready to get his haul of candy...this is a VERY big deal to him. :)

Aside from how cute I think it is to see Garrett out begging for a tootsie roll, I love this picture because it shows both spectrums of our town...the new zippy sports car, followed by the old stinky tractor driven by the cutest old man I have ever seen.

Abby & Ally were in the parade, and rode on the Sunset Jr. Cheer float. They also danced that day at the celebration in the park. They did a great job~

And is a parade even a parade without the Shriner's? Karson thought these little cars were the best...he was so excited to get a high five from the driver.

Later in the park Karson took part in "Anything Goes". It's a team activity going through several different obsticles...best time wins. This is Karson's fun team. These kids are all a blast, they didn't win a prize, but had a fantastic time.

Until next year SW Days...maybe we'll talk Tank into Mutten Bustin...who knows.

Day out with "The Boys"

I was lucky enough this summer to have some of my favorites boys in one place with me. We decided to take a trip out to Antelope Island.

It was late spring and alot of the buffalo were up in the hills havin babies, so we didn't get very close to any, but we did see an antelope.

We hung out for a while at the settlement. I love to go out there and just enjoy the silence. The boys had fun on the wooden steer practicing their skills. :)

We also went around to the other side of the Island where if you didn't know better, you'd think you were on the coast. It was a beautiful windy day.

I love Luke's hair in this picture...such lovely locks.

Thanks for such a fun day boys. I love making memories with you!

Abby's Kinder"Garden" Program

Abby's class program was adorable. They talked and sung about their class as a garden, and each flower was an important part. So cute!

Abby with Mrs. Dopp. I won't ever be able to thank her enough for making this such a great year for a little girl who would already rather do almost anything else than go to school. Thanks Kristi

Abby by her Garden flower, and her cute cast.

First and ONLY "Break" of the Summer

I am so far behind on postings! So this luckily I can say was our ONLY broken bone of the summer...thank goodness! And poor Abby..this is her second broken arm. We think that she fractured her arm at her kindergarten graduation party at Classic Fun on the bounce houses....let me say that I LOVE Classic, and we went back the day she got her cast off, before her appt for playgroup. Anyhoo...Abby compained of her arm hurting, and being the BIGGEST contender for mother of the year told her to shrug it off, and go play. Well, she did...for the next 5 yes 5 days! I need to also say that she was USING her arm. The only time she complained was if I was to guide her gently to her room or something like that. :)

On Monday night, I came home from running errands, and Aaron said I think we may have a problem...Karson and Abby were wrestling...swelling...you get the picture. So I took her to an IHC facility, that turned us away because it was too close to closing NICE right a six year old..I won't go into my distain for IHC now, maybe later. I took her home wondering what to do, and she started to say that her arm felt better, and that she was fine. She was using it and had full range of motion. I was so tired and confused, but decided to take her to WeeCare anyway. As we are checking in at the dest for a "broken arm" here is my angel leaning with her elbows on the counter, and her wrists under her chin...on her "broken arm" I was about ready to cry...but I was there, and the girl said that the Dr. wouldn't x-ray if he didn't think it was necessary.

The Dr. gave a thorough exam of her arm, and said I think were alright, then had her twist...that's when she felt "uncomfortable". Yadda yadda yadda x-ray...broken arm. They wrapped her arm in the standard hard splint, and I was on pins and needles until she was able to get a hard cast. You see, the girl doesn't sit still for a second. I came home one night to her riding her fourwheeler with the splint on. YIKES!! Thank you for bearing with me during my lengthy story. This is basically my journal, and I don't want to leave out any detail.

Abby got a beautiful purple cast, we went to Michaels and got some glitter spray paint to make it sparkle. Well that cast lasted for a week before she broke the cast...literally. In the kindergarten post you will see some beautiful HOT PINK wrap that they had to use to reenforce this cast. My little Tom Boy...the great thing was, was that it didn't slow her down a bit. Love my girl!