Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Look at his eyes! Why do boys always get the crazy long eyelashes? He looks so young and innocent to me.
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.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
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
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.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
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.
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!!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
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.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Junior is such a sweet boy with a contagious laugh. His laugh could make anyone smile. He is extremely intelligent and is doing excellent at school. I am going to be so sad when he goes into first grade and is gone all day. We will all be so sad.
If you know Junior, you know that he loves all things Red and Spiderman. He starts liking other things like Bakugan but will always be excited for Spiderman. His favorite song is "Skidamarink". His favorite number is 10. His best friend at school is Ethan E. and he loves riding his bike and doing tricks that I think are too old for him to be doing.
Happy Birthday Junior!!