Monday, August 31, 2009

Mykenna's First Offical Day of Kindergarten

Mykenna was so excited to finally get to go to Kindergarten. The older kids had been attending for a week and it was so hard to see them go and she had to stay home. This was because the kindergartener's have assessments with their teachers the first week. She had a great day and loved riding the bus. Mrs. Peters is her teacher and she is excited to learn and have homework. We will see how long it last. :) Cael wanted to get in on the picture action.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mykenna's First Soccer Game

We signed Mykenna up for AYSO soccer this year. She has been so excited to start. Her coach brought her soccer uniform a few days before her first game and she had to put it on right away. She is a great little player. She isn't afraid to go after the ball. We actually had to tell her to not steal the ball away from her own teammates. It is fun to watch her play! Her team name is the Rockstars.

(A few days before these pics she crashed on her bike and scraped her face and hands up pretty good. Her front tooth almost went completely through her upper lip. That is why she looks beat up. :) )

Monday, August 24, 2009

1st Day of School

The first day of school went great! The kids were up early and excited to go. All of the kids have great teachers and are so positive about the year ahead. I drove the kids to school so we could get some pictures and make sure everything went smoothly. They found their classrooms and settled in great. Mykenna was a little disappointed because Kindergarteners aren't on regular schedule this week. We went for a little introduction and then signed up for her assessment with her teacher the next day. She will start next Monday and ride the bus then. When the kids returned home it was great to hear that they had a good day. Parker's little buddies, that were placed in a different class this year, were so sweet and waited outside his door when recess came and they also sat together at lunch just like old times. This was such a blessing. Cambrie also had concerns because her best friend was also placed in a different class, but all went well with her as well. Off to a good start!

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Soccer Season has begun!

Instead of doing AYSO this year, we decided to have Cambrie play on a club soccer team. She has been practicing all summer and this week they officially started the season with the Striker Tournament. They played Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday the game ended in a tie. Thursday we lost and Friday we lost as well. The girls did a great job! We are very proud of them. I have to say the "crazy soccer mom", as one of the other mom's put it, has come out in me. I always said I would just sit and calmly watch my children's sports activities...but it didn't happen. My heart was racing and I found myself cheering times! OK ... so I am competitive. I have never played soccer and I am slowly learning all the rules and position names. When Cambrie told me she was going to be playing the full back position I thought she was mistaken. That was a football position...right? It is a fun sport to watch especially when you have a child playing and know most of the girls on the team. Cambrie did a great job and had many compliments about her ability to play. Towards the end of the last game she had her big toe jammed and had to take a break for a few minutes and then got right back into the game. She is a tough competitor. We have a great coach and parents that help make it a great experience for the girls! The girls are a great group of girls and there is a lot of talent to go around. This is going to be a great year! Thanks to Carrie Grubb for taking these awesome pictures of the girls! I stole them off your facebook account. Hope that is o.k. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mom's Birthday

Every year for Mom's birthday she doesn't want a party or anything big. She just wants a day with the girls. We had a great day! We did some shopping, because that is just what we girls do best. :) Had soup and salad at Olive Garden. So excited Hilly could join us! Then decided to do something different and went to Color Me Mine. You pick a piece of pottery and paint it and then they put it in their kiln and you pick it up a week later. It was so much fun! Kellee and I worked on a "Special Day" plate that we will pass around the family for birthdays and special events. Mom picked a hot plate and Karee picked a spoon rest for her oven. We arrived there at 4:30 and left around 8 pm, I think. The special plate ended up taking a little bit longer then we had anticipated. It definitely was a group effort in getting it done. But the finished products are so cute! We then ran home and helped put kiddos to bed and ran off again to catch a movie. It was a great day to spend with special people! Love you Mom!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tubing the River

The Murphy's called and asked us if we wanted to tube the river with them. Of course we were all over that idea and planned to head up Monte Cristo. We pulled off into a campground and Patty spoke to a lady camping and found out where to get into the river and float down too. We had a blast. There were a few shallow spots where you had to be careful or your rear end would hit and nice big rock, but it was all worth it. At one point Jackson lost his tube so I tried helping get it, but instead almost landed right in Patty's lap. Oh, and yes she is I think 5 weeks from having her baby. What a Mom! Right before leaving the older kids and Rob and Mike decided to float a couple of more campgrounds down the river and Patty and I decided to pack up and meet them down there with the vehicles. We ended up meeting the meanest campground host ever. She seriously told Rob she was going to charge them $7 dollars each for walking through the campground to meet us on the road. When we got there and pulled in to pick them up she just sat there in her car waiting for us to leave. When we weren't leaving fast enough she actually started writing down our license plate numbers. We weren't even in her campsite, but boy did she have it out for us. Even though this happend we still had a great time, which we always do whenever we are with the Murphy's. Thanks ya all! :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

South Weber Days

We love attending the South Weber Days parade and this year the Yates and Englands joined us. The Northridge football team was in the parade and a few of Rob's young men are on the team. One of them tried hitting him with a water balloon and missed, but did get him with his water bottle. It was great! Later that evening we went to the fireworks early and enjoyed some of the entertainment. Cambrie's soccer coach, Jon Auger, has a band so went and listened to them play. The kids loved running around to the music. They were all worn out when it came time for the fireworks. It was a great day with the family!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Anything Goes - South Weber Days

Rob and I participated in the Anything Goes activity for South Weber Days. Greg and Michelle Fitzgerald asked us to be on a team with them and Matt and Sarah Mcfarland. We have never done this before, but knew it would be fun with these couples. There were 10 different things we had to do as a team.

1 - Catch a sheep and take him around some barrels in a gated pen.

  • Poor sheep...our guys got in there quick and drug that sheep around there so fast. It was hard for us girls to keep up and not get in the way.
2 - Obstacle course: human wheelbarrow, gunnysack race, human cow milking, horse shoe throw.
  • We got so lucky on the cow milking. We had just started milking and the judge looked at the previous teams milk line and told us to go we had reached the line.
3 - Move a haystack from one spot to another spot.
  • There were 10 bails of hay. The girls took one each and the guys took two each. They were pretty heavy and the twine on the hay really hurt the hands. We really did it pretty quick.
4 - Push a tractor around the parking lot.
  • We kicked you know what on this one. We had Sarah drive and the rest of us pushed the tractor. When we got to the end Sarah slammed on the breaks and actually left tire marks on the asphalt.
5 - Pie eating contest
  • Note to self...don't push a tractor around a parking lot and then go and eat a whole pie as fast as you can. Another note to self...have Sarah Mcfarland on your team if you need someone to eat food fast. That girl can put the food away and I don't know how she does it with that itty bitty body. :)
6 - Lasso a cow head
  • Yes I grew up on a ranch, but no I can not lasso a cow. A lot harder than it looks.
7 - Rope swing over water
  • OK so this looked like it would be pretty easy right? NOT! Um, I totally brought the team down on this one. Feet dragging and didn't even make it across. Pathetic....yes.
8- Keep an oiled ball under water passing from teammate to teammate.
  • Again, looked like it would be pretty easy. We talked about how we would do it before we started, but once we started...yep...I let them down again. Ball gets passed to me under the water and goes through my legs and pops out behind me. Hey it was very oily!
9 - Light a candle on top of a cow pie with steel wool and batteries
  • Rob was a trooper and volunteered to grab the dried cow pie (aka cow poo) then Greg proceeded to wrap the poo, with the candle in the middle of it, with the steel wool and started the whole thing on fire with the batteries. I guess that is one way to light the candle. Just light the whole darn thing on fire. Go Greg!
10 - Knocking down milk bottles with a sling shot.
  • This was the finally activity of the night and I think we all pretty well stunk at this one except for Greg.
So before we started all of the above activities each team was given a small container with ingredients to make butter. You did this by continually shaking the container. If we had made butter by the end of the activities we would have a certain amount of time taken off of our total time. Towards the end of the night we had tried many different techniques on shaking the container and Rob caught me during one of my turns.

We had a great time and ended up taking 3rd in the 30 and over age group. Woohoo!