Saturday, February 25, 2012
The kids told me I needed a picture of this:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I burnt up the edges of paper and then wrote the message:
"Dear So-and-So, We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as a guest to Micah Barnett's Harry Potter birthday party. Students will be required to attend Saturday, February 25th, 1:30-3:00. All students must bring: 1. One wizard's wand, 2. An owl or a cat or a toad. Sincerely, Albus P.W.B. Dumbledore and Minerva McGonagall"Micah woke up Monday, which just so happened to be President's Day, therefore a day off school and work! Look at that happy face. So sweet.
Here are some things that make our Micah special:
*He is sympathetic with his friends and siblings when they are sad or hurt
*He is reading the Harry Potter series for the second time through! He loves it and would be happy to spend hours on his bed with his book.
*Micah is working on a notebook full of his own Super Mario World
*He enjoys going to our back field to explore and help collect "stuff" with Colin: an old couch, used construction supplies...you name it!
*He likes to tease his parents about the fact that he has a crush on someone. In turn, Chad loves to tease him about the Jazz's NuSkin dancers when they go to games.
*He enjoys playing with boys as well as girls and has some nice friends
*He is in the great position in our family so that he and Colin have fun playing and discovering together, but he can also have a great time with his younger sisters playing
*He is really becoming responsible with practicing piano on his own. Most times, I don't even have to tell him he needs to do it, he'll go down on his own and try his best.
*He loves participating in Cub Scouts
*At bedtime, he will tell his parents the most heartfelt "I love you" in the world. Then he always wants a genuine hug. (And perhaps a kiss.)
*He is proud to invite his friends to church and has done so on numerous occasions.
We love you Micah, and are so glad you are ours.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I've just been pretty busy doing what needs to be done, honestly. So here I am, playing catch up with some pictures that have been taken in the past couple of weeks.
Chad likes to take advantage of every activity offered for Jazz season ticket holders. This time he took the boys to a "meet the players" event. They got a picture with a couple of players, a NuSkin dancer (Chad liked to tease them about that), and the coach.
This one is funny to me for a couple of reasons. #1 Matthew has not one, but two suckers in his mouth, and #2 Mira going through the ward directory trying to find a friend who is free to play. She called the same friend twice and left sweet messages that go something like this, "Hi... (I whisper, "Say, 'This is Mira') This is Mira. Can Beau play today? If she can, you can call me back please. I want to play with Beau. Bye!"
Micah turns 9 tomorrow! I can't believe how the time goes. He's been treated to a couple of outings from both sets of grandparents. Tomorrow he wakes up to a few nice surprises. He's been wanting a Harry Potter themed birthday party. We made some pretty cool invitations that I'll post soon.