We were out doing yard work this weekend and Parker asked if he could mow the back yard. We of course love it when are kids voluntarily ask to help so we took him up on the offer. Much to our surprise he ended up finishing most of it on his own. (This is really amazing! I myself hate to mow the backyard because it is so large.)He would even take the bag off and empty it by himself. Granted there were a few strips that had to be cut after wards, but he did a great job! Cael saw his big brother doing this and had to get in on the action. It was cute to see them out there pushing this lawnmower back and forth and enjoying it!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Mykenna had her Kindergarten program today. She has been so excited to share all the new songs she has learned throughout the year. They were so cute in their Hawaiian themed outfits singing these cute songs. Mykenna has had a great year in Kindergarten and is so excited to be moving on to 1st grade next year. Mrs. Peters has been an outstanding teacher and we will miss her.
Cambrie has been asking for a dog since she was at least 4 years old. Through the years we have used many excuses to not get one. This last year though I have to admit there were times I actually thought we should get her a dog, but Rob was still not on board. That was until one day in church while looking through the "Friend" magazine there was a dog picture and he leaned over and told me we should get a dog. I seriously thought he was joking but he was completely serious. So we decided that for her birthday in September we would give her a dog. This was in February the decision was made so it would give her time to help save money to purchase the dog and take care of it afterwards. She was babysitting and mowing lawns to earn money.
Well this week a neighbor called and told us of a friend that was needing to find a home for a mini schnauzer. We had them bring the dog over to see how he would reacted to our family. After 2 hours I think we knew he would become a part of our family, but we didn't tell the kids this quite yet. We were given the opportunity to keep the dog for a few days to see how he would do and to see if we definitely wanted to keep him. It was a great couple of days and when the owner called we asked if we could keep Sebastian. He is the best dog! So calm with the kids, kennel trained, potty trained and travels well. This is a good thing because he will be traveling with us to Oregon in the summer.
So meet the newest member of the Lake clan....Sebastian!
Monday, May 17, 2010
For Family Home Evening tonight we decided to go on a hike. The England's came with us as well as one of Cambrie's friends and it was awesome! We went up to Strong Canyon behind Weber State University. It was a pretty easy trail for the kids. It was a little muddy in spots, but just a beautiful hike. The kids have really enjoyed hiking so I think we will do a lot more throughout the summer.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Parker and Rob went to the scout jamborall today. They had such a great time. They spent a lot of time at the lego and train displays. From the pictures you can see it was pretty amazing. Next year I think they will pack a lunch and spend the day there. Lots of fun!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Parker is 9 years old!! He has grown up so fast. He is such a special part of our family and words can't express how much we love him! We had some family over for a little party and then a few days later he had Cooper and Indy over for a little party. They went to the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake to watch "Attack of the Space Pirates" and then to the castle park for cupcakes. When they got home they opened gifts and played on the tramp. He has great friends and they had a great time!
Some thoughts about Parker:
*Loves to build things
*Is very creative.
*Loves to play his nintendo ds
*Is so affectionate
*Gives the best hugs
*Loves playing with his buddies Cooper and Indy
*Loves to watch movies
*When he busts out laughing everyone else laughs with him. It is so contagious!
*He loves his sisters and little brother
Parker you are a gift from Heaven and we love you so much!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
What an AWESOME day we had today with Parker and his 3rd grade class. They had an all day event centered around the Narnia Chronicles book series. It began at 9 am and ended just after 3 pm. It was a fun filled day. So many events, some with magicians, beavers, the White Witch, Mr. Tumnus, a scavenger hunt, Father Christmas, a grand feast, pictures with Aslan, and a great battle and crowning to complete the day. It was INCREDIBLE! This is a day that is truly planned all year long and so many people are involved. What a great day!!!
This video is of the battle. The parents were fighting with the white witch against the kids. Isn't it awesome.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This year the scouts held a space derby instead of a pinewood derby. Parker was so excited to participate. Of course we had great intentions of completing the spaceship days before the event, but ... yes, you know us better than that. The night before Rob was sanding away and gluing pieces on until midnight. We then painted it the next morning. Parker had a good time winding up his space ship with the automatic winder all night long. We ended up putting a part on backwards making his ship only go about 2 feet, which would get him a little down. But all in all it was a fun night!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Weber School District put on a Family Fitness Fair for the employees today. Between soccer games we took the kids to check it out. It was so much fun! The kids spent most of the time playing in the blowup toys. We also did some bowling while we were there and got a free bowling pass. Thanks Weber School District!
It is Mykenna's second year playing AYSO soccer. She is so much fun to watch. She has really done well. On this particular day she dominated the field. I don't know what got into her. She scored 4 goals. She was stealing the ball from girls, including her own teammates. (We had to remind her to let the other girls get the ball.) She even body bumped one of her own teammates to ground. She really was aggressive. It is funny though, because some games she isn't aggressive at all. She is going to be a great soccer player!