Wednesday, August 31, 2016


HCarter is in kindergarten! He was a little nervous because of how big the class is...I think because I have told him he has to do things by himself because the teacher can't help all the kids like in preschool. But I am not worried that he will love it and be fine. I worked with him this summer on writing and letters and sounds. If he can insure me, then he will be fine in kindergarten. I am hard on him sometimes and I am trying not to be. Trying to be more patient and positive. And not damage him too much.
He is excited about school. It's like Heavenly Father is holding my hand from above and just taking care of every little detail so I don't worry. We moved just in time for him to go to a school where all my teacher friends teach. And his kindergarten teacher happens to be Carrie Wirthlins, who I graduated BYU with and lived with in California. She moved here the same summer I got married and now is Carter's teacher. Crazy how things work out. 
We got two kittens a week ago for an early birthday present for Delany. She loves animals and I hope they survive her love. They endure a lot with her. But they are fun to have and we love them. Carter named his Russell and Delany named hers Spike. Spike is more outgoing and friendly than Russell.

Russell must have realized Carter was going to school cause he followed him around this morning. Carter is very conscious and is so careful to follow the rules. He has such a big heart. He loves riding his bike and playing with friends. 
At his desk. Can't wait to hear all about his first day.
Delany usually has a hand on her kitty or is carrying it around. She is finally starting to get potty trained....I hope. She loves animals and is not shy at all with anyone. Some funny things she is doing now. Sometimes she will call me mompa, like mom and grandpa combined. She does it to be funny. She also made up a word, okamocha, which can be used in many different ways. "I want my okamocha shake!" "Hi okamocha momma." So is so fun. She has a tender heart that is hidden by her outgoing personality. I told her she was doing a good job on something and she said, " I can do it t hanks to my mommy!" She is so smart and fun. Her hands and face and sometimes body are always dirty.
She asks to go to Canada everyday cause she wants to ride grandpas horses. Old ginger and old briar, is what she calls them. She loves and misses her Canada grandma and grandpa too.
Love these kids of mine. They are pretty great!

Friday, May 27, 2016

End of preschool

Two preschool graduations! Kiddie adventures! His friends Graham, Wyatt, Jonah. His favorite thing about preschool are the friends he made. 

Field trip to willow park!
Rockin out at Sports Academy's graduation. His best buddies Braxton, Will, and Sam.

Can't believe preschool is over and he will be in kindergarten in a few months. Time goes so fast! 

Disney World

Going back wards- Epcot was the last stop, we ate our way from one side to the other. 

Hollywood studios was a favorite for Star Wars and frozen. Carter thought he wanted to be a Jedi till it came time to face Darth Vader. Then he backed out. The only thing Delany about going to Disney World was that we saw Darth Vader. 

Olaf- Delany was unsure of the characters but Carter was all about it. 

Not sure Carter was ready for some of the big rides we went on. 

He was intimidated by the grouchy storm troopers too but wanted to follow them for a bit. 
Buzz light year was a hit. Good thing we got there early so we didn't have to wait in line. 
The pool slide was a hit. Carter was diving under the water and swimming like a fish by the end of the week. 

Lany liked the goats
The train was fun for the kids
Icecream faces

Donald Duck was cool.

The kids did not like the 3D bugs life show! A little intense! 
Safari at the Animal Kingdom was awesome.

First Disney parade my kids have seen. They loved it. It was the day I took them to Magic Kingdom by myself. We all survived. 

Kids loved the rides. Although we only went on ones that were less than 25 min waits. 

One of their favorites were the tea cups. Good times. 
I don't love these cars.... Can't figure out the fun in them. 

Merry go rounds are always a hit. 

Poolside piƱa coladas! Yum!
The crayola experience was fun. 

Art work

Bus ride to the airport was as fun as the Disney rides! They love feeling so big. Delany did great on the plane till she threw up. The stewardess was useless but the man and lady in front of us helped and it was amazing. 
It was a great trip. But I think we will wait a few more years before we go back. Delany needs to be a bit older.