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Showing posts from October, 2017

September - Triple Crown

We enjoyed our Labor Day break from work and school.  We tried a bunch of pools in Orem and Provo and they were all closed, so we hit the splash pad, playground, and made fruit pizza.  Tad got into the frosting while the other kids and I were chopping up fruit ;). Miss Alexa had a 1 mile race she competed in for school called the Triple Crown.  She ran the whole way and gave Cosmo the Cougar a high five after she crossed the finish line. We had a ward camp out and based on the lack of sleep with Tad on our last camping trip and the fact that I'm 8 months pregnant, I sent the big kids off with Dad and took a rain check.  Tad and I made macaroni and cheese for dinner, went to the playground for a couple of hours, read lots of books, and spent the morning playing and eating waffles and fruit.  It was nice to have dedicated one-on-one time with Tad with no distractions and it made me want to do it more often with each of the kids. Tyler and Alexa paid their tithing fo

August - Back to School & welcome home Grandma & Grandpa Sweeny

Alexa started 1st Grade back at Noah Webster on August 17.  She makes her lunch every day and loves that she gets to eat at school and stay there all day!  Kyle is the new PO president so he was really involved with Board and PO Meetings leading up to the start of the year.  Our carpool is getting smaller and smaller.  I now only take one 6th grader (Chase) and Alexa to school in the mornings before work. We tried to get Tyler into Vineyard Preschool this year.  He had to take an aptitude test and we didn't find out whether or not he would be accepted until August 28.  It turns out that he was too smart to get in.  Ha.  They accept kids first who are struggling and show signs that they are not ready for kindergarten, which makes sense.  They had over 70 kids apply and they only accept about 20.  He had to score under 70% to even be considered and he scored a 90%, which the test administrator said she never sees.  He is doing a great job reading on his own, writing, and has s

July - Indiana Adventures

We started the trek to Indiana late afternoon on Thursday (6/29) and made it to Brendan and Whitney's by dinner time on Friday.  Tad was awake on and off most of the night, but Alexa and Tyler slept well in the car in their sleeping bags. The kids were beyond excited to get to Brendan and Whitney's and play with cousins all week.  They have been begging to go back ever since we got home. We spent Saturday at Yellowwood Lake kayaking and playing with the Sweeny clan.  We also walked down to the cemetery to visit Uncle Ben's grave.  The cousins all picked flowers to put on Ben's grave. We spent Saturday night at the drive-in watching Despicable Me 3 with Brendan, Chase, Jeffrey, Carra, Caleb, Anne, Wylah, Corbin, Jonny, Michelle, Eliza, and Joy.  We left Tad and Erik home with Whitney. We went to church with Bishop Brendan Sunday morning, took naps, and then headed to Tennessee to visit Todd, Melissa, and Dean.  It was so cute to see Dean's reaction when