Sunday, June 23, 2013

June Update

 We have had a great summer and spent some time with some good friends.

1.  We have enjoyed bowling a few times...usually on Mondays  I even scored 100!  That is a record for me!  I found I do better without the bumpers!  Sometimes it is challenging (who am I is hard everytime!) keeping the little guys happy and occupied without running all over the place!  I try to bring some snacks and things for them to do.  They do enjoy "bowling" or pushing the ball down the ramp...but there is too much time in between for them.  After bowling we have done cooking at our house with Spencer and Maggie (I'm not sure which they like lunch or playing the Wii U after we eat!)

2.  We have gone to the library every Tuesday for the summer program.  We have seen a juggler, a yo-yo guy, a magician, and a balloon guy!

3.  We have gone to the park on Wednesday mornings.  Jenessa has had some games for the group to do...sometimes the games go well...other times they don't!  On Wednesday afternoons Kessiah, Jenessa, Sienna, and Logan have gone to the Movie Makers club at the Nymans.  They have loved it and I look forward to seeing the finished product in July!

4.  Thursday mornings have been art club at our house for the past couple of weeks.  Before that it was American Girl club at the Meachams.

5.  On Friday mornings Ryan has taken the four oldest to the summer movie at the theatre.  I've enjoyed the time at home with my 2 little guys to get some school planning done for next year (yes, I admit it...I turn on PBS to entertain them while I work!)

6.  We have done swimming lessons at the Y on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons this month.  I have had the 5 oldest in lessons.  I wanted Kessiah and Jenessa to pass the last class...but they were not very excited about taking lessons again.  I told them I wouldn't sign them up again after this session.  Sienna continues to be my little fish.  Logan has done well in his class but will take the same class again.  Mason took lessons for the first time and did better than I thought he might, he will take the same class again.

7.  Sienna had a dance recital.  They did songs from the movie "Tangled."  She performed on a Friday night at the stake center and the next day at Prescott Valley Days.  She loved it !

8.  Kessiah had a fantastic week at Girl's Camp.  A friend, who was a cabin mom, texted me the picture of Kessiah holding a sign that said "Hi Mom"  It made me smile, but it also made me miss her tons!  They had a big replica of the temple at camp for the testimony meeting that they also set up at the after camp fireside.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Here's to the best dad in the world!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Our busy week

If this week is any indication...this is going to be a busy summer!  Linnea and Jennica were here all week while Craig was in Flagstaff for a conference.  They just hung out at the house while we were out at our activities during the week.  When we were home (which wasn't often!) Corbin and Jennica were very cute together.  Linnea is very pregnant (she will have a c-section next week) and I'm sure will be happy to get back to her own bed!

Kessiah attended a babysitting class each morning (Monday through Thursday) from 9:00 to 12:00.  She learned about safety, CPR, nutrition and several other topics.  On the last day everyone in the class showed off a babysitting bag that they had made and what they had put in it.  Kessiah missed out on all the morning activities we did during the week because of the class, but she enjoyed it.

We went bowling on Monday morning and then I brought Spencer and Maggie back home with us to make lunch....French bread pizza and cake mix cookie bars.

Tuesday we went to the library program...and got us signed up for the summer reading program.  This year Mason gets to participate so I had to get him a library card.  The program was a guy who was an expert with was a fun one to watch.  Jenessa said it was the best one she had ever seen!  Maybe because she got to participate and came home with a big balloon chicken hat!  That afternoon was our first swimming lessons for the summer...and Masons first swimming lessons ever!  He did better than I thought he might...although I still had to bribe him with some skittles to get him to do some things with his teacher!

Wednesday morning we met several people at the park.  Jenessa organized several games for them to play.  That afternoon I took Kessiah to another activity for teens at the library, they made adoption posters for homeless pets.  Then the kids had their movie makers activity at the Nymans.  The kids were really excited about what they would be doing there this summer.

Thursday morning was the American Girls club for Jenessa and Sienna, they are having fun learning about what happened during the Depression.  That afternoon we went to swimming lessons.  Kessiah and Jenessa babysat for Jenessa's Primary teacher after we got back from the was a late night for them.

Friday morning Ryan took Kessiah, Jenessa, Sienna, and Logan to the summer movie at the theater.  That afternoon I took Kessiah to an activity with the local homeschool group.  They are trying to start a teen council...we'll see where it goes!  Kessiah and Jenessa babysat some kids at our house that evening.