Thursday, November 6, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Delta decided shew anted to be Anna, and Emma wanted to be Elsa.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Last night we went swimming. The kids had a blast! I didn't swim, but watched them and read my book (The Shadow Throne, the final book in The Ascendance Trilogy).
My favorite time was when they went outside and swam in the dark. It looks so amazing with the lights under the water.
Tony is a great dad. He loves to swim with them, and teach them techniques and strokes. He also plays with them. It's fun to watch.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Thursday we went canoeing at Hyrum Dam. It was quite fun. Also hard work. My arms are quite tired. Jayden and I did most of the paddling. But the girls took turns and did quite well.
We went to the other side to see what birds were there on the bank.
Katia, Delta, and Emma played and swam in the lake.
It was definitely a great day!Pin It
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sir Spoil Her-Highness is so patient that he yells maybe twice a year.
Yes, he is an amazing father and husband. Last night everyone kept wanting help with making their hamburger just like his. Had that been me, I would have said, "Wait until I eat, then I'll make you one." But he just helps and smiles with a sigh.
Anyway, some of what I have learned/changed in the past 12 years include:
Letting it go. Not the song, but the, It's okay if the front room isn't perfect, or the bathroom still isn't clean even though they have been in there for over 3 hours.
Some things I have noticed and learned from this amazing man:
It is okay to bring in the rear. It's fine to be last in the line of cars, or when hiking, or whatever.
Sometimes this is hard for me. Especially when I hear, "We beat you." "We are the fastest." or "We did it first." But after seeing how Tony is always making sure everyone has what they need, or knows we are right behind them, so everything is okay. That is the roll he likes to play.
When he went on the 50 miler with the scouts, he was the one who was with the slowest boy. He motivated them. He kept them going.
This is the role I have started playing. Asking, "Is everything okay?" "What can I do for you?" When I think of it as service, then it is easier when I hear those statements.
I use this when housecleaning with the kids. I don't worry about perfection. I don't worry about who does the most work. Sooner or later it all becomes even. And soon they will be old enough that they won't want me to help them. It will be worth it. Pin It
Saturday, July 26, 2014
|The girls were using their towels as wings and playing faeries.|
|Kathryn C and Katia eating watermelon.|
Friday, July 25, 2014
We decided to wash the car and suburban and invite over the cousins to help. It was sure fun. They did a great job.
|Jayden, Tennielle, Katia, Samantha, Emma, Delta, Autumn, Kaylee|
|Had to wash the little car, too|
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Each year (starting 4 years ago) we are in the parade. Grandma Anna and Bompa were always in the parade, so we decided to keep the tradition going.
Last year I made the aprons and bonnets. The dresses I was trying to make, the bodice was so intense. So I decided to make it into a peasant top. That seemed to do the trick.
I let them wear the dresses to church on Sunday, as well.
|John Hardin is an ancestor of Tony's.|
|The fire dept always has their hose on. A great way to cool off after walking in the parade.|
After the parade, there is always a carnival at the park.
|Delta dancing with Daddy|
Delta was in the sketch club this year. I only signed up one of the kids when I heard how full the classes were. This made Emma quite sad, but I told her she would get to do it next year.
|Delta and her art work|
|Relaxing a bit before heading to the play|