Monday, October 31, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Aren't they lovely little soldiers all lined up and ready to go.
Does this not look like sin in heaven itself? It is.
One giant block of carmel just waiting to be made into masterful confections.
Posted by Spencers at 8:46 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The photo below this is me and Fisher. Fisher was slow and steady and made it all the way to the top. He ROCKs too. In this picture he is watching a bit of drama involving hils mother. That behind you can see is mine. What you can't see is me freaking out and taking about 20 minutes to finally go down. Once again, patience is a virtue and our dear friends are possessers of the said virtue, thank you. I knew I wasn't going to die, I wasn't scared of that, I had done this before, in my Dixie Days. Maybe it's just the sheer face of the wall combined with being 1000's (ok, i think it was about 50) of feet off the ground, and going down backwards. All I know is that my heart was beating really fast, and I was suddenly really proud of everyone that had already gone, and noticed that I should have been much more anxious and fearful when my kids were going down. I was really happy that I had done it, and yes, I would do it again. There are no pictures of Nate because he was belaying, he was the guy at the bottom with the really important job of saving lives should anyone fall. Thanks Nate.
The next photo is our reward for bravery. A delicious dinner, tasty dessert and an awesome lesson. If you were wondering, yes, we finished off those gianormous sandwhiches.
So, you may have noticed, the pics and explanations are out of order. So, much for a quick post, I've been trying to figure that out for a while now. You are all smarty pants-es, you can figure it out better than me.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
- Do I really have a sister that is a Grandma. Four times?
- Is Dad really turning 70 soon?
- Are my nieces really having children of their own?
- Do I really have my own kids or am I just playing house? Can I really be trusted to ensure they have happy childhoods and end up contributing to society?
- Is Maggie really going to Jr. High next year? Young Women's?
- Yesterday, did Cole have a very emotional morning, did I feel horrible for sending him out the door in tears? Did I go to school with a note of doting love and a Gatorade intending to score some major points and lift his spirits? Did he read the note, hand it back, look at me and say, "Mom, I can't have Gatorade in school," and turn around to go back to class. Did I make him march right back around and give me a hug right there in the hall?
With age comes wisdom. " I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now," you speak the truth Bob D.
Posted by Spencers at 8:50 AM
It's Fisher's turn.
Fisher is one great guy, I can't seem to get enough of him. He started 1st grade this year, which means that I am home all day having one domestic triumph after another. I was really used to Fisher being my sidekick, running errands, grocery shopping, McDonald's runs and the like. I have really missed having him around. There are a few things you should know about Fisher right now. Fisher loves, loves to give gifts. I just simply makes him happy. We will find all sorts of things wrapped up or gift bagged. Things like pictures he has drawn or random pairs of socks or our phones. So, he is a giver. Fisher also loves to dance. The other day he told me that some people are good at dancing with their hands, but he is good at dancing with his feet and sometimes his head. He then proceded to dance in front of the mirror in my bedroom for about 2 hours. He tends to lean toward bluegrass for his dancing music preference. He likes to move his feet really fast.So, he is a dancer.
Fisher is also toothless right now as you can see in some of the photo's. It was pure joy this summer watching him eat corn on the cob, (I did offer to cut it off the cob, he opted out), apples, popcicles and anything not eaten with a utinsel. That cute little cornermouth bite is irresistable. Being toothless doesn't slow him down and I think he has enjoyed the attention. So, Fisher is a determined toothless. Fisher loves his siblings. He loves to be with Cole and he walks home each day with Maggie hand in hand. Last week my cute Russian neighbor named Julia came over to tell me that she saw Maggie and Fisher walking home together, and with her hand on her heart she said,"so cute, and so tender" in her awesome Russian accent and my heart melted at the thought. So, Fisher is a great brother. Last Sunday I was feeling a little under the weather. When I went into my room to lay down, he had turned on some hymns on the stereo and asked if it was making me feel better, it truly was, thank you Fisher. So, Fisher is aware and tender hearted. At Parent Teacher Conference, his teacher just gushed about him. He is a great reader, he is doing great in math, she appreciates his listening etc, but the thing that made me the most happy was that at recess that day the boys really wanted him to come and play a game with them, but they were being mean to the girls, so he just kept telling them "NO." That's my boy. So, finally, Fisher is kind. We love you Fisher
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
So, fun times were had by all. It was touch and go for a bit with the weather, we were a little nervous when we hit snow in Beaver. It lasted til Cedar City then we were able to drive out of it. The weather turned out to be gorgeous on Friday and Saturday, I can definitely see why AARP members retire there and become snowbirds, it's for the month of October, or Rocktober as we sometimes affectiately call it ( thank you Ryan and Netta). Here are a few highlights:
1) getting pulled over by a cop on our way to the play "Little Mermaid". That was alot of fun. The kids were able to have high levels of anxiety and hone their skills as back seat drivers thereafter. Side note, no ticket, just a warning for being a perdiddle. Michelle we should have acted on your observation much sooner.
2) The Little Mermaid play @ the Tuachan. They flooded the stage and glided around on Heelies, need I say more. It was amazing and comes highly recommended by me.
3) The sand dunes in Snow Canyon. We could have spent an entire day here. We were here for several hours and the kids absolutely loved it. Most of our time was spent taking some "air" shots as you can see. This activity also comes highly recommended by me. Snow Canyon really does have much to offer, and it's beautiful to boot.
4) Our digs were awesome! Thank You!
5) Our DI trip yeilded some awesome hockey sticks which saw alot of use in many a parking lot while the girls did some very minor shopping. Good times.
I have a special spot in my heart for St. George and always will. It was great to get away and be with each other and enjoy some family time. I love vacations, especially to warm places when it is snowing in Salt Lake.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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