Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sophie's Third Grade Music Program

Deep In The Heart of Texas...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Basketball - The Pacers

Another good season.  Looking forward to next year, when he can play on a school team!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ducks and Visiting Teaching

One of the sisters I visit teach is in the middle of a remodel, not the best place to bring small children.  She also lives right next to a pond, so, during our visits, we walk around the pond and talk. We usually bring Ethan's bike and some bread for the ducks.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Life


Friday, February 14, 2014

Sophie's Annual Valentine's Day Party

Love this tradition!  We tried making a rainbow cake.  It tasted delicious. The girls did water color art flowers and played Just Dance and jumped on the trampoline.  They have so much fun together, it's really fun to watch!

1st Grade Valentine's Day Party

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Music Class

A girl in my ward does a music class for the kiddos every week.  Ethan looks forward to it, and can't wait for music class day. Every time he sees his teacher, he gets excited and tells me, "Mom, Mom, there's my teacher!"  They dance, and clap, and play musical instruments.  The class is for Ethan's age, but Luke really enjoys it too.  My favorite is when he dances.  He will stand in the middle of the circle and move and grove.  He loves a good dance song!  It is darling.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Hot Chocolate Run

I went to Dallas with my friends, Beth, Larissa, and Julianna for a girls weekend and for the Hot Chocolate Run.
The trip started our great with a drive full of conversation, lunch and the expo.  But as I walked around the expo I worried that I was coming down with something.  Sure enough, by the time I reached the hotel, I needed to head straight for the bathroom.  Ugh.  I got hit by Luke and Ethan's stomach bug.  I suffered for several hours, and the other girls finally left for dinner.  I texted Doug, telling him how sick I was and that I never should have come.  He texted back that he was sick too, along with Porter, and Preston had come home early from school. Ugh....
The next morning, I woke up feeling like I was going to survive, so I went out and ran my race, I hated to have come all that way and not done what I came for.  I actually felt pretty good, I just didn't push it hard at all. The cold was more bothersome than how I was feeling. It was freezing!!!
I worried so much that the other girls would catch what was apparently a high contagious bug.  The Lord heard our prayers, and none of them caught it.  (I breathed a sigh of relief after two weeks, when they were still healthy). 
That afternoon we went to lunch, and then the Holocaust Museum.  It was actually really interesting, so much information packed into such a tiny space.  There was a holocaust survivor there, signing books.  (apparently he is the one who started the museum too.) There was also a special exhibit about an underground railroad that helped safely transport and harbor many children before the war got too severe.  Heartbreaking stories of parents putting their kids on these trains not knowing if they'd ever see them again, but hoping that they would be safer this way.
In the evening we got pedicures at a super fancy place.  We didn't know it was fancy or popular until we showed up.  They were having a grand re-opening party and celebrating their managers birthday, so they had lots of food and fancy desserts.  They invited us to stay, but we only stayed long enough to try their little tarts before we headed out.
We stayed one more night, and left early the next morning to make it back for church.  It was a nice little get-away, but after being so sick, I was so glad to get back home to my family and my sweetheart.  There's no place like home.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Fire Station

Ethan is a model student, do you see him, front and center?  He loves to learn.  He loves pre-school.  he is always attentive, answering questions, asking for another book and another song. He does the crafts and all of the activities.  We do a workbook together, and he always wants to do another page, and learn more. The fire station was no exception. However, he was a little afraid of the big dog.

Monday, February 03, 2014