August 31, 2009


Nate finally lost a tooth! He was so excited to get to be in the lost tooth club at school. He was so excited that he carried it around and lost it in the hall. The tooth Fairy must have found it in the night because in the morning his dollar was on the floor in the hall.

August 30, 2009

Monkey's Birthday

Happy Birthday to Hazel!!
Truman and Syd Baked the cake and Truman decorated it. I think it turned out really cute.

The Birthday girl was full of smiles today.

Every present she opened she would exclaim "Oh its just what I wanted!"

One more candle to blow out.

August 23, 2009

Ladies and Gentelmen

Emma's wedding this week was beautiful, the girls were beautiful in their white dresses with blue satin sashes, and the boys were gentlemen, the weather was great, the cake turned out lovely (but I forgot my camera at the reception so I don't have a photo), the temple ceremony was nice. And we got to spend a day playing in Moab which was also very fun. I am oh-so very glad to be home!

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August 17, 2009

Hazel's Real First Day

Today was Hazel's real first day of Preschool. Here she is bright and shining with her piggy-tails all curled! ARRGH I can't believe my baby is so grown-up.

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August 15, 2009

Sydney's Party (Finally)

I only allow the kids to invite friends to their birthday party every other year... Well this is the other year. Sydney really wanted to have a pool party but the pool is being remodeled and won't be done until the end of September sometime. So she decided to have a party with water balloons. They had a great time in the back yard, made their own pizzas, and had cake an ice-cream. Sydney was very patient waiting for the party to happen and she agrees with me that it was fun enough to make up for the wait!

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August 12, 2009

First Day of School

Christian "Big Man on Campus" this year, is in 9th grade (at the Junior High). Big events to lok forward to: Marching Band and Seminary.

Hazel "Little Big Man on Campus", is in the Monkey Class at Preschool this year. Looking forward to her birthday in 2 weeks.

Sydney also "Big Man on Campus" at the elementary school (6th grade). Looking forward to a bid for a student council position, saxophone lessons again after the summer off, and wearing this yellow bug shirt to "bug" her teacher. The shirt previously belonged to Truman who also found joy in wearing it to bug the same teacher. Also looking forward to taking Dejay to school with her on Fridays.

Nate "Mr. Macho" that's me! First grade is off to a great start. Looking forward to playing with Lilly and going to music at school.

Rebekah "Pleased as Punch", is pleased as always with her 2nd grade teacher, Miss Vickers. Abby also had Miss Vickers in 1st and 3rd grades so we are all acquainted with how much fun her class can be.

Abby "Animal Antics" is hoping to continue her pursuit of a veterinarian degree by reading all the "pet mystery" books that 4th grade has to offer. She is most looking forward to making new friends and attempting to change the spelling of her name from Abby to Abi.

Truman "The Independent" is in 7th grade (also at the Junior High). He is enjoying his freedom, hence he insisted on being photographed on the bike. He is looking forward to Band, Jazz Band, and lots of homework.

August 7, 2009

Got Milk?

We didn't this morning. Nor eggs... Hmmm. How to disguise the rehydrated milk that is being served at breakfast, that is the question of the day. So I did the only logical thing. I put powdered milk, powdered eggs, sugar, a little vanilla, a pinch of nutmeg, and some ice in the blender and fill it with water. TA-DA instant eggnog and some great milk mustaches!
(and after breakfast... a trip to the store.)

August 4, 2009

Car Wash

After all our travels our van was really really dirty. Thank heavens for kids, they worked all morning cleaning inside and out. It is clean again!

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