Sunday, August 28, 2011

First Week of School


My six girls!  Jason plus these six - my world right here. 

We had Back to School blessings after church last week.






First Day of School


Homework, homework, homework….everyone all the time!  Liz got a feather


My babies don’t seem to have changed much with school going on!IMG_4315IMG_4316

Joy dressed herself!  Her dress was inside out and only one sock, but I’ll take it!!

LOOK!  She’s pulling herself up!


Playing and hanging out


My thoughts on school – so far everything is going well.  The teachers all seem fine.  Homework every night – ick.  I was saddened how quickly we all slipped back into our school groove.  I mean it’s good, but how quickly summer is just gone – poof!  Back to being pulled a thousand different directions all at the same time!  Everyone has friends and seems happy.  Sammi’s subjects are going well.  We were both worried because this is 7th Grade – serious stuff, but so far, no troubles.  We have enjoyed reading her new Literature book.  She was introduced to the humorous essay – a totally new genre for her.  Home Ec is going well, but typing she would gladly do without.  A good start for everyone!  (and did I mention Seminary started on the 2nd day of school?)

Friday – Lizzy had a loose tooth.  She finally got it out in the swimming pool – gross, but true.  Love her eyes in this picture!  Yes, I am tracking how long till school is out – only 36 more weeks.  Becca and her friend figured out they have about 107 weeks of school till they graduate.  Ugh – be still my heart!




While we were swimming, Becca and Jason were playing too!  My Becca Lynn made my heart sing on Friday.  Her friends wanted to go to the Football game, but she said that she hadn’t spent a single Friday night with her family since before she left for Iowa, so she was staying home.  Ohhh…  made this Mama happy.  Maybe it was the pizza….hmm….


Playing around after the movie.


Saturday  - Cleaning the church, Primary Activity (looks like fun!) and two volleyball games.  We didn’t mention school once.  We got done the things we needed to and were just here.  One of the kids said, “It feels like summer again.”  Yeah!


Sammi’s fort:

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Sammi gave her first talk in Sacrament Meeting.  She spoke on Faith and although nervous (terrified), the congregation couldn’t tell.  She did so well!  I am so proud of you Sammi!  Because both Jason and I wanted to see/hear her, we brought Bella to Sacrament Meeting – her third time ever!


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Just for the irony – we are breaking heat records left and right here and Joy wants to wear a winter hat.  OK. 


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Our Week

Let’s see…there were ten therapy appointments, two appointments down town for Bella, Jessi’s last private cello lesson (till next summer – 5th Grade Orchestra here we come), a Relief Society enrichment night for me, babysitting for Sam, Special Education elevation for Joy, Mall Madness for mutual, got to bring a meal and hold a newborn, Meet the Teacher for Joy, Lizzy, and Jessi(two different days – two different schools), orthodontist appointment, piano lessons, we said good bye to one Viola private tutor and hello to a new one, an Orchestra practice and picnic, Jason helped a family move, we painted and moved Bella to a new, bigger room, Jason extended our sprinkler system to include my herb garden plus several play dates and swimming.  A busy, but productive week.

People keep asking me if my life will calm down once school starts.  One comment only:  Are you kidding me?  It gets crazy!  But it’s all good.  I am grateful to be a Mama and have an active and busy household.

This week’s photos:

Texting and cuddling                                    Modern art




Just because she is cute                            Pumpkin pie for FHE (kinda hot for that)IMG_4238IMG_4239

Practicing and reading


We have had lots of lizards lately             Watching Blues Clues on the ipadIMG_4243IMG_4244

Fun with hair and sweet sisters


My 4 year old, veteran of the millions of tests for PPCD and my almost 3 year old telling me her opinion of yet another trip down town.

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Jessi’s Cello teacher – thanks!  See you next year!   Pizza night on Friday!aug 21 006IMG_4259

Meet the teacher for Joy – Mrs. Jones (I like her!)

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Dancing  and my cowgirls


Working on Bella’s new room:


Kris was in town and came and helped us.  We love you Kris!IMG_4265IMG_4271IMG_4273IMG_4277

Kathie and Katie came by.  Katie and the girls played and baked while Kathie helped me paint!  Thanks for the help Kath!