Monday, August 29, 2011

August week 4

Oh boy...where do I start.  What a great last week before school.  Julie and I decided that we were going to just have fun with our kids this week. 
So Monday we headed out to find a splash pad.  Unfortunately all of the splash pads by us have been turned off.  Didn't they know that we were not is school yet!  So we decided to take the kids Ice blocking.  I use to go as a youth all of the time, so I thought it would be fun.  We ended up at Murray park and boy did they have fun. 
Everyone of the kids went down the hill several times.  After a while we noticed that there were people playing in the river at the bottom of the hill.  So we decided to leave the ice for a while and go play in the water.  They had a great time.  The girls noticed that there were tadpoles in the water and started to catch them.  They wanted to take them home so bad..but I refused to take the stinky tadpoles in my car.  After the river the kids went back to ice blocking.  When we left the park the ice was only about 1 inch thick.  All in all Monday was a great day. 
Tuesday we took the kids swimming.  Love free stuff.  They had a great time.  Especially with Jon in the water.

Wednesday along with every other day was football.  It was also Pack Meeting.  Colby received 2 Silver arrows, and a bunch of belt loops and a patch from Cub Country.  Colton received his Bobcat and a bunch of belt loops from Cub country.  They were really embarrassed getting awards in their football gear but this time it could not be helped. 
Thursday was a big day in the Atherley house.  Ashlee started Middle School.  Oh man...where did the time go.  She was really excited.  She jumped out of the car and didn't look back.  I'm so glad that she is so excited about this time in her life.  She will do great. 
We decided that while Ashlee was a 7th grade orientation we would go to Grandma's and do the water slide.  This is always a crowd pleaser.  The kids have a great time.  The best part once again is FREE.  Plus the big one is we don't have to entertain and the kids have a great time. 

Thursday night was Back to School night at the Middle School and the Elementary.  These nights are always so much fun to go to.  You get to meet the teachers, see the classroom, and see who is in the classes.  It was a really great night. 

Friday I spent the morning in meetings for PTA.  I am serving on a committee that is training people in the Jordan School Districts on how to run a shelter in our schools, just in case there is a natural disaster.  It is going to be a great thing for our District.  It makes me feel better as a parent knowing that this is going to happen.  That night we had a movie night and root beer float party.  The kids once again had a great time. 

Saturday Jon spent at the football fields getting the boys ready for the games.  I went to a funeral then went to see the boys at the fields.  They are looking good.  Hopefully they have a great season. 

All in all it was a great week.  Next week back to school.....!!!  Party time!

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