This afternoon I came downstairs and this is what I found: "25c for one apple slice!" She was so excited to sell them, and she looked so adorable, so I bought them all!! She keeps asking if she can set up a "sale table" in front of the house. We don't get much traffic by our house, but we might have to set up a table down on the corner for her this summer!
Friday, May 19, 2017
In Idaho, all 4th graders do Idaho history as their unit for the year (I remember doing it myself!), and at the end of the year here in Meridian is a huge Rendezvous! All of the 4th graders from the entire school district, about 3000 of them, come together for a day long Idaho history field trip. They set up about 30 different booths, and each class gets to go to 14 of them. I was able to go spend the day with Hunter's class, and it was so much fun! They learned about black powder rifles, the gems found in Idaho, the history of the Ada County Sheriff's office, square dancing, old pioneer music, stagecoaches, quilting, and gold panning. I can't wait to go with Brinley in a few years!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
For Hunter's pack night this month, the older Boy Scouts put together a Bike Rodeo. They set up 4 different obstacles for the kids to maneuver, had a Police officer come and remind the kids the importance of bike safety, and gave out bike lights and treats at the end. There were about 30 kids, but they all had fun and no one got hurt!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Hunter's GT class has been working hard on their invention/innovations, and tonight they had a presentation to show them all off! The kids had to build a prototype, a poster board, and a flyer- then they had to give us a sales pitch and try to sell us their inventions. They all did an awesome job, and Hunter received so many compliments and positive feedback! His was definitely one of the top 2 inventions of the night!
Monday, May 15, 2017
The theme for Brinley's dance recital this spring was Dance Around the World, and featured dances from many different countries and cultures. Brinley's group were the Hawaiian/Polynesian girls, and they killed it! They danced to "We Know the Way/Logo Te Pate" and they had one of the best dances of the night!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
This year for Mother's Day, Cahl and the kids really wanted to go spend the day in the mountains. First they took me out to breakfast, then we headed up toward Crouch. We stopped at the beach on the river near Banks, and the river is so high! The rivers are all high, but it was neat to see how high they were everywhere. We drove up above Crouch and scoped out camping spots, and we also stopped and played by the river and the kids shot their BB guns. On the way home we stopped for dinner in Horseshoe Bend, and it was a nice day overall!
Sunday, May 7, 2017
I had an opportunity to go down to Provo for BYU Women's Conference this last week. I went with a group of 6 other ladies, and we had so much fun! We stayed in the BYU dorms, and attended the conference classes on campus. We also went out in town for dinners and shopping, visited the Provo City Center temple grounds, participated in the Night of Service, enjoyed an awesome concert, and an even more awesome play! It was a super wonderful experience, I would love to go again next year!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Every few months the elementary school has a Subway lunch day, where the kids and parents can get a Subway box lunch, and a portion of the proceeds go back to the school. The kids sign up for it every time, and I sign up when I can too. It's super fun t go have a picnic lunch with them! Brinley ate and took off to play with her friends, but Hunter and his friend hung out to eat with me :)
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
We made arrangements with Cahl's cousin's family to caravan down to the Grand Canyon today. We got up and left bright and early, and drove to Williams Arizona, where we caught a train up to the canyon. The ride was just over 2 hours, and then we spent about 4 hours walking along the south rim of the canyon before riding the train back to Williams. We then had dinner and drove back to Vegas. It was a lot of fun, and the kids had a blast! It made for a very long day, but it was so worth it!