Sunday, June 12, 2016

School's Out for Summer!

We finally got a trampoline and put it up!  Here are the kids with their cousins having a great time!

We had some leftover cake from Seminary Graduation, so we thought we would give it to the Seminary students in Nathaniel's class.  Here he is with his teacher.

Daniel had two projects in May--his animal habitat for a puffin, and his bottle buddy of Neil Armstrong

Andrew had perfect attendance for the year!  It was a surprise to me, because we never try for those awards! 

Jonathan's award says "Super Scientist."  Actually, his real talent is math. :-)

Somehow Maggie sensed that this was the kids' last day and she'd finally have the kids around instead of spending every day with boring old Mom.

Last day!

We watched my nephews so Betsy and Geoff could have an anniversary getaway.  Aaron seemed to like napping on our couches.


Cub Scout Day Camp
I don't know how I survived that day without melting, but I did.  The boys had a great time!  It was a three-day event, and I went on Wednesday.  Andrew was in the Webelos group, but I stayed with the Wolves and Bears.
Daniel, making his electromagnet

We're doing our best to enjoy our very short summer.  The kids start back on July 25th.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Daniel's 9th Birthday

Daniel is 9 already!  For his birthday, he wanted to go to dinner at Old Country Buffet and then to the movies with his friend Luke.  On Tuesday we had cake and presents, and then on Thursday we went to dinner and the movie.  He really wanted to see the movie Ratchet and Clank, but apparently it was so bad that it wasn't playing in any theaters near us.  So I gave him the choice of driving to Tempe or Phoenix to see it, or seeing Angry Birds instead.  He was a good sport about it, and chose to see Angry Birds.  Emily and Nathaniel both had plans after dinner, but the rest of us went with him to see it.  Daniel is so much fun.  He loves his family and always has a hug for everyone.  I am so proud of him!!!