Monday, June 16, 2008

Finally an update

I haven't been too great about updating lately. I've been so busy. Brent and I are doing a booth at the Marion County fair, July 10th and it's really sneaking up on us. We have a lot of work to do and not much time. We will be heading to Sunriver soon and so that's one week less to get stuff done (although there is no place i'd rather be!) So my "spare" time is filled with signage...:)
Here's a few pics of some i've done. I've really enjoyed making some for kids rooms. Hopefully some of them sell.

Jacob just had his last t-ball game of the season. He loved it and told me that he wanted to play forever. He was a great fielder, he rarely let a ball by him. The funny thing is that his hitting seemed to get worse over the season. He had so many "coaches" constantly telling him what to do, that I think it may have overwhelmed him. The good thing is that he loved playing and had fun.

The boys went to a father/son campout over the weekend. They were so excited and talked about it all week. Malia was pretty upset that she didn't get to go. We stayed home and watched a movie together, then went to Shari's and to garage sales in the morning. The boys had a great time. Brent said they didn't get to bed until midnight, because of some other loud campers. So when they got home Cole crashed on his bedroom floor for about 4 1/2 hours. He slept until 2:00 in the afternoon. Their favorite thing was roasting marshmallows.

We were up in Seattle a few weekends ago to celebrate my BIL Logan's graduation from dental school. It was a short trip, but we had a great time and were glad we could be there to celebrate.
The only downside is that Brent got sick over the weekend and passed it on to all of Logan and Julia's family.....SORRY! It's always kind of annoying when visitors come and bring there sickness with them. Malia had thrown up two days prior to leaving, but everyone seemed fine the day we left. So we feel bad about that. This is a picture of Claire at Logan's. I realized we had no pictures of Logan at his graduation because we were using his camera to take pics.

This is the first summer that I've really felt like i've needed to be organized and plan stuff for the kids. They are at the age where they start to get bored easily (mostly Malia). So thanks to my SIL Sara for sharing a great website with me. I have the whole month of June planned. We do "school" time every morning, using ideas and worksheets from the website. The kids have absolutely loved it. So far we have made prayer pretzels, made jonah and the whale in a bottle, and worked on math and vocabulary. This morning we paper mache'd "planets" that we'll paint later in the week. It's been a lot of work for me to be organized and have everything ready, but it's worth it because the kids love it. We've also planned "field trips" to the park, gilbert house, strawberry picking, etc. So my only hope is that it will be a great summer for them. This summer we are also
*Going to sunriver
*taking tennis lessons (malia)
*Swim lessons
*Going to Lake Cavanaugh
*Camping at Silver Creek falls
*Going to bible school
So it should be a fabulous summer that I just know is going to fly by. We can't wait for all of these fun activities. Summer is the best!


Ditto Family said...

FINALLY an update!!! And boy have you been busy. I am feeling even a little better that we didn't go to Seattle now knowing that another episode of Ditto's Throwing Up was passed along. That seems to be a favorite for all of us.

Your signs look FAB!
Tell Malia that I've always thought it should not be a Father's Son Campout it should be a Daddy/Kids campout.

So glad that you have gotten some great use out of the sugar doodle website. You have certainly gone to town with it!

Can't wait to see you in a month!

Amanda said...

Great up date! You have been busy. I was invited to do a craft bazaar again this fall and I am wondering if it is worth it for me... Haven't decided yet! Good luck with yours though!

Jensen Five said...

I love your signs and have been admiring all of your projects. I am great at starting a project but am terrible with finishing them so I admire that you can take on MANY projects and finish them!

Thanks for the words of encouragement. It is always nice to know that we are not the only ones feeling like things are up in the air. I guess times like this make you appreciate the more secure and stable ones.

I am really excited to try the ideas off the sugardoodle website. I use the website a lot for my calling as primary chorister and had no idea that they had a teaching part as well. You've inspired me to get organized and plan some things for the kids!

Annie Ditto said...

I love the signage! You are so creative!! I can't wait to here how the craft fair goes!!

The Woman said...

those signs look great. My daughter just finished up with tennis and loved it, she's ready to sign up for next year lol

EdgyK said...

I just heard about that sugardoodle website from my sister.

EdgyK said...

You forgot to mention Free Kids Movie!