Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mason has a tooth!

Finally!  Ryan noticed today at church that he finally had a bottom tooth pop through!  He will be 14 months old this week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Firsts of the Season

Today was the first soccer games of the season and Kessiah's first cavy meeting of the year.

Soccer games were a litle tricky since Jenessa's game started 30 minutes before Sienna/Logan's game...on different fields and Ryan couldn't be there (he was at a 9/11 ceremony).  Thankfully, we know people on Jenessa's team who also have a son on Sienna/Logan's team (isn't that convenient!).  So, Kessiah watched Jenessa's game with our friends while I took Sienna and Logan to their game.  Kessiah and Jenessa came to the pee-wee game with our friends just as it was it all worked out fine. 

Jenessa did great...she is a good little soccer player.  She almost made several goals and assisted with one.  Sienna and Logan had a good game too.  Sienna has no trouble getting out on the field and being aggressive.  Logan was eager to get out and run with the pack...he was the littlest one out there and his shirt practically comes to his just adds to the humor of seeing little people out there running up and down a field! We hit a major milestone with Logan...he is our first child where we haven't had to get out on the field with them for the first game (or second or third)...he had no problem getting out there when the coach called him in!

Kessiah was excited to get going with her 4-H group again.  They practiced showmanship today...for those entering the fair.  We aren't entering the cavies in the fair but it was good practice for EXPO.

The girls wondered where Ryan was during the soccer games, so I had the chance to talk about what happened on September 11, 2001.  I'm not sure that I've ever really explained what happened on that was a good discussion.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

WOW!  Has it really been that long!  I married such a great guy...he really is so good for me.

If those young people in that picture only knew the adventures that were ahead!  On second thought...I guess it's best that they didn't know!

A quote from one of my favorite songs "When we started this journey it was just me and you, now look around us, we have our own crew."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day

This morning we decided to splurge and go out to breakfast at Denny's.  Yummy!  Then we went to Fain Park and hiked a 1.5 mile path.  It was fun to get outside with the kids like that.  Logan was a trooper and walked the whole way.  Ryan carried Mason in the baby backpack.

We came home and just enjoyed the rest of the day not doing too much of anything!

I helped the girls tie-dye t-shirts!  That was a new thing for me!  A few weeks ago Kessiah decided she wanted to enter a tie-dye t-shirt in the fair so I bought a kit from Walmart and some t-shirts and we did it!  They turned out cute!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Our Week

We finished a session of swimming lessons on Thursday.  The girls all did really well but Kessiah and Jenessa did not move up...still I'm very happy with how comfortable they are becoming in the water.  Sienna did move up, she has been a little fish this summer.  Logan has become more comfortable in the water as well since we get in the pool everytime we go to swimming lessons...he will be ready for lessons next time we sign up.

Soccer season is gearing back up.  Jenessa had her first practice this week, she is very excited about her pink uniform.  She is playing on an all girls team this year.  There are 2 other girls in our ward on her team...we have already talked about carpooling so we don't all need to go to every practice.  We got Sienna and Logan on the same team with the coach we wanted...we know a few people on that team as well.  It should be a good season.

We have been going to preschool story time at the library every Wednesday for Sienna and Logan.  They have been enjoying that.  I felt like I needed to make sure and do some preschool this that is part of our "curriculum"  I had been doing a letter of the week with a few activities for them, but I wasn't liking it very much.  So, I switched this week to a theme...we did shapes.  I like doing a theme much better (I have done it that way before) I'm tossing the letter of the week idea and going back to a theme of the week.  I also started doing some phonics with Sienna (she started reading simple 3 letter words last Spring but I was reluctant to start a phonics program at that time)  I have a Hooked on Phonics program that I used with Jenessa that I started with Sienna this week.

I've been trying in earnest to potty train Logan this weekend.  We are struggling a bit, but I'm going to be persistant!  He keeps bringing me a diaper to put on him instead of underwear!