We invited grandparents, Aunt Amber, and Michael Finelli over for dinner and a little birthday cake and ice cream for Chad. (Mom and Dad unfortunately couldn't make it. We must have given them the sickness that kept Micah home from school for 4 days.) He's going to have to shop for his own birthday gift because he's been absolutely no help with suggestions in that department.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
In all the years I've lived in Utah, I have never actually tried to float in the Great Salt Lake. It's about time, right? So spur of the moment (which actually means, I had the idea in the morning, wanted to run and do it right that minute, but had to come back home, help the kids do all their chores, pack food, get swimsuits, towels, diapers, etc. before taking off in the afternoon), we hop in the car and head over to SaltAir, where the admission is cheap! The kids were stoked. Micah had just been learning about the lake in his fourth grade class. We drilled Colin on his knowledge of Jim Bridger and his discovery of the lake (which he thought was the Pacific Ocean). I'm sure this is one of the last days we could do this, what with the weather getting cooler.
My cousin's daughter, Corinne Pierson, sent us Flat Stanley to take on some adventures. When we've documented our trips, we're supposed to send back pictures. Think, think, think! Where in our great state to take Flat Stanley? What will third graders be interested in? We stopped by the Olympic Oval (which happens to be right next door to my gym) and snapped a shot:
These are just a few shots I took around the house. Mira was heading out the door for soccer practice. The girls are in the habit of wearing their shin guards on the outside of their socks because they say it's more comfortable that way. Mira's smile tells you how she feels about soccer. She is aggressive and goes after that ball! This past Saturday she scored three goals. I mentioned to her once that maybe she'll play soccer in high school. Since then, she's declared that's exaclty what she plans on doing. She is one fun little chica.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The kids went through my collection of autumn/Halloween decorations (which isn't much) and pulled out everything they wanted for their rooms. Micah and Ella worked together on Micah's room. They made a cute little "Happy Halloween" sign and hanging ghosts.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
It's been a long wait for Mira to join her brothers and sister in elementary school. And these last nine days in which she's watched her siblings go off to start their new year, being left behind, have made her more anxious to start. Oh, and the fact that she's had to save her new school clothes for her first day.