Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September week 3

So Monday started out by going to Cafe Rio with a good friend.  I love spending time with Rebecca, especially over lunch.  We laugh and laugh and eat.  It was a great way to start the week.  If only I knew that it was going to be a difficult week I would have laughed a little harder. 

Tuesday started choir for the Elementary kids.  This time they are spilt so I have 2 that go on Tuesday and 1 that goes on Thursday.  I love hearing Christmas music this early in the year, especially when my kids are singing it.  They seriously make me laugh.   
Plus we had a little football practice. 

Wednesday was my BFF's birthday.  I have been thinking for months on what to get her for her birthday.  When my mom and I went to Swiss Days I found this artist that I absolute love.  I found the perfect picture and I did a photo block for her.  I didn't take a picture of the block but this is the picture.  Love it!!
We have started reviewing local PTA books.  Wow it takes a lot of time.  We have also found that I need to do a bunch of training.  Oh the joy!  This is going to be a lot of fun. 

Thursday we did a surprise birthday party of one of our new YW.  I hope that she had a lot of fun we sure did having her come.  She is going to fit right in. 

Friday was the beautiful day of Pay day.  It never ceases to amaze me that the money comes and goes so fast.  Feeding 3 growing boys takes most of that. 

Saturday was a bust day.  We had 2 football games, a baptism, and Womens Conference.  I can honestly say I made it to 3 out of the 4.  I missed Coltons game because he was playing the same time as Colby.  Congrats to Cody on his baptism.  Womens conference was fabulous.  So glad that I took the time to go. 
It really helps me to hear I'm not perfect and its ok. 

So I stated on facebook earlier this week that I love Skyward.  It helps to know what is happening with my kids everyday at school.  Especially now that I have a middle school child.  She is seriously going to kill me one of these days.  I've come to the conclusion that I have to check it everyday with her so we both know when things are coming due and what has been graded.  Love it!
There is our week!

Monday, September 19, 2011

September week 2

So PTA is up and running...and running fast.  We are starting a Disaster Sheltering program with the Red Cross and man is it taking a lot of time.  I just feel like I get all of the emails in and there are 4 more.  It is going to be such a great program when it is running. 

Work is work.  It is finally running smooth.  I am really loving the recess first thing.  I really hope the kids are liking it. 

One of my implants came loose last week and so I'm back to a flipper.  I HATE IT!!  There is nothing I can do so hopefully they get the tooth back fast. 

Great football practices this week.  Colby came out with a big win this week.  Colton not a win.  It was not a good game.  It started out really good with Colton sacking the quarterback and then recovering a fumble.  He was really good the whole game until he got hurt.  He was out for a couple of plays and then wanted to go back.  What a trooper. 

Region had the opportunity to go and meet with the Superintendent.  It is really nice to sit down with her and see what her focus is and where she see the district going. 

We took the YW to the Temple to do baptisms this week.  It is always a great experience taking them there.  The Bishop joined us this time and got to baptize the girls.  Really neat experience Ashlee said. 

We are getting into the Middle School routine.  Poor Ashlee learned this last week that this is the real world now.  I know we made the right decision in taking her to SoJo but it is just not around the corner.  She left her homework home, and it nearly killed me not to take it to her.  She learned to always remember everything in the morning.  Wonder how long til she does it again???

Connor lost his first tooth this week.  This is the first child I have had that has lost a tooth in 1st grade.  All the other ones haven't lost them until 2nd grade.  How fun for him to have a missing tooth.  His is talking so funny now. 
I so wish school pictures were last week.  Oh well!!
BYU vs. UTAH...don't need to say any more about it.  Thank goodness it is over and we can all move on the the rest of the season.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September week 1

Wow what a crazy great week.  I was wondering if it was ever going to slow down. 
Labor day was Monday.  I truly Labored that day.  I cleaned the house and washed all of our clothes.  For some reason my Saturdays are completely gone.  It was really nice to get everything done and feel like I accomplished something. 

Tuesday we all went back to school.  The kids are finally getting down the routine in the lunchroom.  Thank goodness.  It was really crazy the first week.  I'm feeling much better about it today. 

Wednesday Colby had Scouts after school.  I'm so grateful that football has gone to 3 practices a week so he can go and not have to leave early.  He is loving his new den leader and is excited to go.  This month we are having a space derby.  Now that I'm thinking about it...we should get those done. 

Thursday I got the opportunity to volunteer in my favorite teachers class.  I don't even have kids in her class this year but I sure do love helping her.  It is fun to go back and remember how little my kids were. 
Ashlee and I had Young Womens too.  We had a really cool night with the girls.  We had them choose a Hero or someone that they looked up to that is in the media, but not a member of the church.  The girls had to research this person and tell us something about them and what they believed in.  It was interesting to hear who some of the girls heroes are.  It was a very interesting night.

Friday...Party its Friday!!!  I never thought I would say this.  Its nice to have a weekend, plus short day for the kids.  I'm still getting use to this late start thing in middle school.  The nice thing is Ashlee can have her orthodontist appointments that morning.  It is so nice to have the appointment early in the morning and her not miss school. 
Ashlee's school also did a Salute to Heroes that morning.  The choir has been working on songs to sing that morning.  They also did a flag raising ceremony a couple of speakers and a moment of silence.  Here is the video of that morning.  http://youtu.be/JkVtXe0k2rs 
It was a really neat experience considering that a lot of these kids were not very old when this happened. 

Saturday started early, no sleeping in at our house on game day.  Colby played Hillcrest today.  What a great game.  They have a few things that they need to work on...like blocking in the back when going for a touchdown, but all in all it was a great game.  We won 28-0. 
Colton played Cyprus today.  Jon said it was a hard win but they won.  After working a graveyard shift he was a little hyper and excited at the game.  Sorry parents!  Colton also won 14-0

I am loving that fall in coming.  I love the cool night and mornings.  Lets just hope that the snow will stay away for a few more months.  We really don't need the water today or even next month.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

August week 5

With the kids starting school, me starting a new job, and the football craziness that has been going on I forgot.  I kept trying to get to it but other things were always in the way.  It has been a absolutely crazy week.

First of all school started.  What a great day.  I love my kids, but I also love the routine that they are in when we are in school.  Here are their first day pictures...

Connor was so excited to go to school...he was walking in then turned around and said ROCK ON!!  He loves school.  I can't be sad when he loves it so much.

Our school has decided to try lunch recess before lunch.  I was so excited to hear this as a parent.  The studies have shown that children that play first will eat more and consume more fruit.  The statistic has shown at our school it is true.  They are going through tons more fruit and we have 1/2 the waste that we use to.  The lunchroom is a little crazy but I sure do love it.  I'm with the kids again.  I sure have missed that.

The same old stuff also went on this week but the new one was Football games start.  What a great day. 
So with having 2 playing this year in different ages groups, Jon and I have to split up the games.  This week I went to Colton's game.  What a great game.  They did such a great job.  Colton sacked the quarterback with was fantastic.  He was so excited.  Here he is getting ready to go back out.  Colton plays punter, cornorback, full back and on the line.  He is loving it.
This is what Colby looked like when we left to go to Colton's game.
Colby's team won 24 - 0.  They won against Jordan.  What a great game.  Colby plays safety and receiver.  What a great time of year. 

Mostly that was our week last week.  Stay tuned for the awesome week of football we had this week....