Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pre-K Graduation

Our little girl had her Pre-K graduation ceremony last night. It was a fun evening remembering how much she's learned this last year: all the letters, to count to 100, extra-family social interaction, and how to READ!

Grand entrance.

Finding her seat.

Waiting for the program to begin.

The program had a few great songs; this was her favorite!

Her big brother showing support.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Here is a post to show off our talents. David's picture was put up at the City Recreation Center for the Art Fair. He has a hidden pictures tree (like in the Friend).

Rebecca, Benjamin, and I were having fun playing games and doing puzzles. This is a fun puzzle she did all by herself, then you can play a search game with it.

I wasn't home for this, so may not know the story, but when I loaded the pictures up I had to laugh at this funny scene. David brought this clay home after he finished his Lochness Monster documentary. He has had fun creating many things with it. (notice there is even a worm for the fish)

I almost got rid of this shirt. I had it in the yard sale and it didn't get sold, I had it bagged up to give to a friend and ended up pulling it from the bag... Just had to keep it. Doesn't Andrew look cute! I love his calm, sweet eyes. (that is the way he is most of the time, with laughs for the funny things the children do)

Clark gave me this book for Mother's day, I started working on a painting for fun. I know it has many flaws, but it was so enjoyable to feel like I created something. I felt I learned new techniques as well.

Here is a close-up of the water, which is my favorite part.

My friend gave me this painting paper, which is fun to experiment on. This is the full picture.

I would be happy just to have the water, stump and grass in this picture. That is my favorite. Thanks, Clark for the fun.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Races and the Temple

Yesterday was Friendship games and I was able to help David's class. Clark stayed home with the others and dropped by off and on to see the events. I really loved watching the children have so much fun competing.

Here is David waiting for his turn to race. He ran the 50 meter hurdles and the 50 meter race. Then they had other little competitions, and some fun games as well.

50 meter hurdles. There was the 100 meter race and 4x100 meter relay but David said he didn't qualify for that one.

They had a blow-up slide and these big balls for them to play in as well. Can you see David in the ball?

Rebecca after she ran.

Blob tag

Tug-of-war I was in charge of these five children. We had a fun time. I only wish I could have follow Rebecca around as well to take pictures of her in the sac races, etc.

Today we woke-up early and headed to the temple for an 8 a.m. session. I love how excited the children are to go to the temple. (and we don't even have the zoo to motivate anymore since our membership expired)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fun in the Sun

We have had a lot of fun playing outside. Yesterday was David's half day, which means Rebecca had no Pre-K as well. They loved playing in the sand box from lunch time until dinner time! They love that thing; and although I am cringing at all the sand they track around, I love seeing them play like this. We just put sand in it after a couple years of time-out from sand play.

When they aren't playing in sand, they are running around exploring together. Here it looks like they formed a train. We bought the sand because the children had picked up digging holes in the yard... I don't think the landlord would like that.

I wanted to capture a picture with all my children together, it was a little harder than I thought. Here are a few of the best that I could capture.