Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Junior's first days of school

This is a Picture of Junior on his graduation day from Kindergarten. He loved his teacher Miss Halter. She was such a great Kindergarten teacher. We really lucked out getting her.

Look at his eyes! Why do boys always get the crazy long eyelashes? He looks so young and innocent to me.


These are Junior on his first day of 1st grade. Look how happy he is to be away from his mom, all day long.
He had a blast on his first day of school, I just cried all day. He found out that his best friend Ethan was in his class, so he couldn't be happier. I was relieved after I picked him up and he was ok and wanted to go back the next day.

However, the second day, we weren't so lucky. I went to pick him up and was there early, got a good spot so he could see me the second he got out. The kids start coming out and I'm watching for him and watching for him... and don't ever see him. So I go to the class room thinking maybe the teacher kept them all after or something, but the classroom is locked. By the time I get back to my car, there are no kids around. All the parents and teachers have left, and I can't find my son. Panic set in and thankfully I saw Mr. Goudy (the coolest school janitor EVER, he was also there when I went to school). He told me to go to the office and see if they had him there.

So I go into the office and up until then, I'm doing good, no tears. Then I see that Junior isn't in the office and I lose it. She calls his teacher down to the office and we find out that he got on the bus that day. Now we don't take the bus. At the time we lived about four blocks from the school so there was no chance he could ride the bus.

I was so lucky that his teacher was on bus duty that day and saw him get on the bus with his friend Ethan. Unfortunately he lived clear out on Summit Ridge in Santaquin which actually takes about half an hour to get there and back because of the crazy roads.

There have been a couple of times when he has gotten lost after school since then, but at least I always find him. I am so glad that by the time he can drive, all the cars will have GPS and he'll have a cell phone.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's been a while

So I realize that I am not the best at some things, or even very good. Like eating meat, being a morning person, and blogging.

Recently we have moved, again. This made our 11th move since Jay and I have been married. Someday we will get it down to a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon. We are loving our house, Jay sister Sara is letting us rent her house while Jay has decided to go to school. It's so nice to live in a house where I don't have a million projects that I want to do with it.

Jay has decided to go to school in Audiology, which is an 8 year degree of course. But things will be great in about 10 years. :)

Junior started first grade, which was traumatic for both of us. (A great story on that to come later)

Abby started preschool which she has been dying to go to since Junior started a few years ago.

Gracie is into cleaning lately. She has decided that a drawer in my kitchen is the garbage and does a good job keeping it full.

I have started City league Volleyball and am playing in Spanish Fork and Payson again this year. I love all the girls on our teams and we have so much fun. This year we have had a winning season so far. Hopefully I can add a couple of tournament shirts to my T-shirt drawer.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aquarium


We went to the Aquarium a few weeks ago, at the beginning of the summer. It was great for my kids, we got to look at everything and when the kids got tired, we had already looked at everything.

Gracie liked it the most. If you look at the reflection in the glass (pictured above) you can see Gracie's smiling face. She loved looking at everything and would talk to it all and try to touch it.


Junior liked climbing through the coral reefs that they had there.


Abby, being our climber, liked the frog.


This is how Abby measures up to a penguin.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"I Know You"

At bedtime, we do Stories and Songs and the kids get to choose one story and one song each. Abby is in love with anything Disney Princess. Sleeping Beauty is her favorite (because she wears pink). So she always wants to hear the Sleeping Beauty song and story even though she had never seen it until a few months ago. This is a video of her singing the song. I think she is going to be a music lover, she even picks out the notes on the piano to this song and sings along. (It's just the first part, but still pretty good for a four year old.)
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Abby Cadabby


Abby turned four in May. The poor girl, she had to wait for everyone in her family to have their birthday's before her. It was a long couple on months, but she took full advantage when it was finally her turn.

The moment she woke up on her birthday, she informed me that she was to be called "The Birthday Girl" and didn't answer to anything else the rest of the day. If you forgot, she would say."You mean Birthday Girl?"

This is a picture I took of her when she was about 1 1/2 years old, just a couple of months older than Gracie is now. I chose it because you can tell from her face, even at that age, she was going to be a fun child. Abby is full of love for everyone and makes friends where ever she goes. She is called Abby Cadabby by most of the neighbor kids. We all love her a ton!!
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Monday, June 7, 2010

My Little Monkey

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Yes, this is how she crawls. All the time, every time. I think it must come from the Corry side of the family :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gracie's Firsts

I started this post clear back in the beginning of April, but I couldn't get it to work.  So finally, here it is.
  


Gracie sat up at six months
started crawling at eight months (video to follow later)
got her first tooth at eight months
stood up at 10 months
took her first step on her first birthday
finally took a bottle (that I had to get her to drink by using chocolate milk at first) at 12 months
and only started sleeping through the night around 11 months




Gracie turned one last month. Please don't look too closely to the cake, it didn't turn out how it was supposed too. I thought I found a recipe to make whipped cream frosting, but I didn't...Now that I've said that I'm sure you have all noticed the cake instead of the cutie featured.



 Gracie is such a doll. She gets comments all the time on how she looks like a Cabbage Patch Doll. When she is looking at people, she doesn't crack a smile or anything. I think she is going to be an actress or something because she is always studying thier faces.



I think that she is going to be the most spoiled child in her family, as she was born into a family of four that love her so much. Junior and Abby with both do anything for her and love to play with her any chance they get.