Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Happenings

Ha, its been so long since I added anything to my blog, it looks like they have changed a lot, and I don't know if I'll figure out how to post my stuff.

Anyhow, I had better quickly write down whats been going on this Spring so that I'll have it written down.

Joely turned 12 in March, and started YW. It's about time, she was very ready to be done with primary. I dont blame her either when she is already taller then half the teachers.

In march we went to see the Blue Angles. We had so much fun watching them the week they were practicing. We drove down to the fields everyday to check out what they were doing. Then for the Saturday show, we went with the older three kids and my mom. It was crazy loud having them fly over head while we were at the airport.

In March we also found out that we didn't get the Hawks house after waiting for 8 months! That was a long story, but I'm hoping that everything turned out as it should have.

At the end of January, Joel left his job to start working for Johansens. This has been a huge change in our life too, its crazy to actually have our family home everyday for the first time in our lives!

In April, Joels parent left for their mission in Sao Paulo Brazil! I still think it's rather surreal not having them here, and I'm conflicted with being happy for them and sad for myself that they aren't here. We did get our first message from them and found out that they are living in a small place that's all tiled, it has a teeny kitchen with no running hot water! They said they have a lot more love for the USA! They also don't have a dryer so they have to hang dry and iron all of their clothes. They also don't have a vehicle and walk or use public transportation! What a change for them.

I'm on the Stake girls camp committee, and over the 2nd year girls. In April, we took the 1-3rd year girls on their camp hike and worked on certification. It was rather rewarding to do camp stuff this year and actually have my daughter there. It was fun because the hike we did was in Paradise Canyon, or 'devils pits' as we called it as kids. Joely, Lori and I hiked it the week of the camp hike, then we hiked it as the stake on a Saturday, then later that night Joely and I hiked it again with Parlee, Keegan with Marg and her boys. They were down from SLC and she wanted to go and check out devils pits too, she hadnt been their since we were kids. It was fun to relive kid memories, and see different things we could remember. We literally spent probably everyday of out youth out there.

When Marg was down we also spent a day in Snows Canyon with my friend Kammi and her daughter Jordan. Talk about a weekend filled with old memories. I've been friends with Kammi since elementary, we dont see each other much, but when we do it feel like the gaps that we havent seen each other kind of melts away.

End of school stuff....
Kyler graduated from Miss Robyns Lil' Thinkers preschool yesterday.  They had an adorable little program at the library. However, when we left Kyler began crying that he would miss preschool so much, and it continued for most of the day. He would stop crying for a while and then it always picked back up. He is really going to miss it. (I hope today he does better)

Taran had a class play that he presented yesterday also, we were able to see it twice. (yes, we had a lot of school stuff yesterday). He played the part of the 3rd pig (the one who builds his house with bricks) he even had a little solo part he sang. He also played the part of a magic mirror. He and his class did wonderfully. The evening performance did turn out better though. For the 1pm one, someone made a snorting sound and then Taran spent the rest of the song laughing. You know the kind of laugh where you cant stop not matter how hard you try. It was rather funny and I found myself unable to look at him or else I would start laughing too.

And finally Mothers day....I only mention this because of the razy even that happened. We were over visiting my Mom, when the kids saw my Aunt Dianne across the street, they wanted to run over and say Hi. Well, Joely tripped over Parlee in the street, and Parlee hit the back of her head on the road, she must have hit a bumpy rock because it cut open the back of her head and it was gushing out blood. Yes, GOOSHING. it was just dripping everywhere, uncontrollably. We loaded her up to go get some stitches, and before we got to the doctors, the bleeding had subsided, thanks to Joels non stop pressure on it. We were able to chek it our and realized that the wound would not likely be able to be stitched as it was an odd shape. When we stopped all Parlee wanted to see was her blood or as she would say "My blood" in a funny little voice. So we took her shirt off and turned it around so she could see her blood soaked shirt. (I considered keeping the shirt in her treasure box because it was so crazy, but I didn't, and I didn't even get a picture of how mush blood was on it) We heading back to my moms, and she took a bath with my moms millions of rubber duckies. That made Parlee happy and she seems to be doing great. Seriously, that girl is a wild child! When we got home I heard her tell Joely "You hurt my head" Joely asked who told her that and Parlee said "The doctor told me" Ha, she never even saw the doctor!

Well, we are wrapping the school year up, getting ready to go to Lagoon this weekend and then planning our last day of school breakfast. With the kids at different school we have to do one breakfast at 6:40am and the next at 8:20am. I've decided to simplify and do muffins, donuts, fruit and juice!  Speaking of which, the donuts and hot chocolate has been a little tradition we started this year for Joely and the bus stop. On random days through out the year we would invite all the kids from the bus stop to come over 15 minutes early and have donuts and hot chocolate. Its been a lot of fun! We will be doing that again next year too.

1 comment:

Jason & Emily said...

You sound crazy busy like always. I think it is so great you do so many fun things with your kids (and enjoy it). Good for you!