Thursday, October 30, 2014

Take Your Child to Work Day (April)

One of the most anticipated days of the year! This is how Truman felt about the whole thing. Sorry, buddy, you have to be 5. Just a couple more years.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fourth of July

We love the annual breakfast at the church! The kids got to decorate their bikes and ride around in a parade.I had wanted to try to make this cake for over a year and finally did it. For not liking cake it was actually really good! Not Fourth of July related, but here is classic Adriel.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spartan Sprint & Super

The fever is spreading! We had some friends who wanted to do a Spartan but wanted to do the Sprint distance first. In June we headed up to Tuxedo, NY to spend 4 1/2 miles on the mountain. I was eight weeks pregnant then and was really glad that it wasn't a Super. Then in August we went to Wintergreen so Tyler could tackle the Super. The report is that the course had less elevation change than last year, was a mile shorter, but the obstacles were harder. I consoled myself by volunteering and will definitely use my free race next summer--hopefully!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

End of School

Remember when we went to school until June 25? Here are some things we did to pass the time:

Brooklee and Dallyn were supposed to have a field trip to the zoo but the weather was yucky so it got diverted to the Natural History Museum. Lucky for them it was on a Tuesday (the only day the Butterfly Garden is free!) so Truman and I got there early to snag 55 tickets! The kindergarten teachers were thrilled--and so was I since we had never gone. DallynTrumanBrooklee Adriel's class went to the American Indian Museum so Truman and I got to tag along to a different museum. He's a trooper. In May I got to join four of Tyler's sisters at the Quilt Market in Pittsburg. The talent was amazing but really I was just there for the company. We had our first experience with organized sports by joining the swim team at our pool. Since it was the girls' first time swimming I signed up thinking that they would be on the guppy team--practices 3x/week. I figured I could handle that time commitment. Well the calendar filled up quickly when the coaches wanted them on the real team, and Adriel even had times good enough for the first "A" meet. So then all of our Saturdays in June and July were dedicated to swim meets. Dallyn was able to swim a couple "A" meets as well and all three girls swam the "B" meets on Monday nights. After waiting all year Brooklee finally had her turn to be Star of the Week. And she wanted to pretend to sleep when I took a picture of her with her poster. And then, finally, it was the last day of school!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Baptism

We were so lucky to have lots of family with us! Adriel had both sets of grandparents come to her baptism. Grandma Holmes gave a beautiful talk on the Holy Ghost and Grandmama Dickson led the singing--including "I am a Child of God" by all the siblings of the three children who got baptized. Tyler's sister (Aunt Danna) was able to come, my sister Mackenzie and her husband Beau as well as my aunt Mel, Shawney, Max, and Marci and my uncle Mark. She was also supported by Bro & Sis Bayouth and many ward members who took time out of a busy day to attend the baptism. Adriel and her second grade teacher, Miss Navarrete. Adriel and her friend, Allison Adriel and Lauren & Olivia--their mom made this amazing cake. Apparently you can learn anything by watching youtube videos, like doing a cool braid! Sharon (Tyler's mom) flew in town just in time to get all the food ready for the luncheon after the baptism. She spent most of Friday in the kitchen! So proud of this big girl!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twin Day!

It was twin day at school so these girls actually dressed alike!!