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December was a busy and fun month for all of us. At Oakley Elementary they always have a Christmas program, all of the grades participate. At the end Santa comes and gives out a white sack with an orange and a few candies to each child. The pictures that I took didn't turn out well since I didn't turn the flash on but I had to add one of Spencer because he looked so cute in his suit with sunglasses and and a santa hat :)

Here is a picture of the whole school singing Here comes Santa Claus just before he enters.

School got out on the 18th of December leaving us the rest of the month to play and celebrate. On the 19th Hailey had a dance recital. She dances ballet and is working on becoming graceful. She is doing really well.

This year I was feeling a bit ambitious and decided to sew 3 pairs of pj's for each kid. Next year I'll probably only make one pair per kid. I ended up staying up until midnight on the 19th so I could finish up...and I did. We were leaving for…

My, My, How time flies

I haven't even posted one blog entry in November. I've been meaning to, I just haven't taken the time.

On the 11th of November our school puts on a Veterans day program. It is a really nice tribute. Every time I go I get emotional. I am so grateful for this beautiful country that we live in.

My sister Christine had surgery on her sinus and nose this month. I'm glad that it all turned out and that she is doing better. I really missed talking to her a lot and wished that I lived close enough to help her. There was one birthday a few years ago, where I felt like I had no friends in the world and I look outside and she came to visit and brought me a cake so that I wouldn't have to bake my own. I am thankful for the great friend that she is to me.

This week I had to help with the Thanksgiving Feast in Hailey's class since I am the room mom. I had to take a crock pot of chicken noodle soup. It was fun to go and help. I had enough soup left over for a few meals…
Last week was the week where they teach the kids to stay drug free. Each day they dress up or do something crazy. I had to take their pictures for crazy hair day. They think it is so fun. If you are wondering, Spencer made himself a "wig" out of paper.

Last weekend my parents and Aunt Les came to visit. It was so fun to have them here. My parents didn't get to stay very long, but Les came to the school carnival and helped me with the kids. While we were there Austin fell and hit his head on some steps in the gym. I felt quite concerned for him because I had never seen a goose egg so big on someones head. I'm so thankful that he is okay. He has two black eyes now and a large lump on his forehead, but I know it could have been a lot worse. Aunt Les brings up Haunted houses for the kids to decorate each Halloween time, they all think it is so fun.

On Monday for family night we did our annual pumpkin carving before Halloween. This year it was kind of nice becau…

Ethan is 4

Today is Ethan's Birthday! It seems like it was just yesterday that I had him. He is so grown up now. When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said a combine and that is all that he wanted.

Yesterday I had a doctors appointment for Austin. After the appointment we went to the store to pick up his prescription. He brought money from his allowance to buy Ethan a present. When Spencer and Hailey got home from school they also wanted to give Ethan a present. I wasn't planning to go back to the store so they both went into their rooms and found things to give him. Spencer gave Ethan a sea shell a rock and a pedometer (if you know Spencer rocks are truly a treasure to him so it is really a thoughtful gift). Haily gave Ethan a toy gun that is pink. It was a toy she picked while we were on vacation to Yellowstone. I felt happy that my kids are so nice to each other.

While we were at the pharmacy Ethan sat next to a little old lady and said loudly "hi, I'm …

Goodbye to Summer

I know summer ended a few weeks ago, but it was the most fun I've ever had during the summer. I really enjoyed the kids the whole time. In July we went to Yellowstone with my family. The kids were so good and we had a lot of fun hiking around and seeing all of the wild life. Then we went Downata Hot Springs with Tyler's family. I felt so proud of our kids, even Ethan was brave and went down the water slides. In August we had the Fair. Spencer won first place in Under Construction for the pillow case that he sewed and Austin won 3rd place for his. I didn't think my wheat bread or cinnamon rolls won, but I received a check in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I won 3rd place for both of them. I wish I'd gone and collected my ribbon. We also went to Lake Powell in August and the beginning of September. The kids were lucky they got to miss the second week of school. In September we went with Tyler's moms for the weekend and went to a place called Cowabunga…

First day of school and Lake Powell

Well I missed posting the kids first day of school so I'll do it now :)
School Started on August 24. Here is Hailey with her teacher Mrs. Lloyd.

Here is Austin with his teacher Mrs. Ashton.

I didn't make it to Spencer's class fast enough to get one before class started so I took one from the door way. Here is his teacher Mrs. Hawks

Our kids missed the second week of school for a vacation to Lake Powell with our friends the Gillettes. The one thing I worried about on the trip was that I didn't want any of my kids to drowned. I made them all wear their life jackets 24/7 except Spencer who passed a swimming test. We all slept on the top deck of the house boat. I worried a lot about Brig climbing out of his play pen in the night so we turned it upside down to make a It worked pretty well until he woke up in the night and bawled.

Here is a pic of all of the kids sleeping. I thought they all looked so cute.

All of the adults slept around the kids to keep them sa…