Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I meant to be a better blogger, but time slips away. December is always a busy month. Tanner had a Christmas program that was a lot of fun to watch. I wish Vance's school had done the same thing. We enjoyed going to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert this year. They had the Sesame Street Muppets and Santino Fontana. I don't think they could ever have a bad concert, but the guests made it especially fun this year.
We decided to focus on how we could share the gift of Jesus Christ this holiday season. Tanner decided he wanted to do a Nativity scene picture, Porter decided to try and be nicer to his brothers, and Vance decided to be kinder to all people.
Here is Tanner's finished product. We hung it up on the wall after he finished it.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
November has been flying by. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is in a week! One Monday we took a little time during FHE to do this little thankful craft. It is funny how much larger Stephen's hand is compared to the rest of us. I even put their rest of our hands up a little higher so it wasn't quite so bad. I'm sure as the boys continue to grow someday a little project like this will show me with the smallest hands. :) Vance is only about 6 inches shorter than me or so and growing every second.The boys participated in our ward's primary program this past week. I sat and watched. It was the first time that I haven't been in primary in some form or another in a LONG time! I was released from playing the piano for primary the end of September. It was nice to watch the boys faces as they did their parts and not the back of their heads. They all did a great job.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
My dad came for a little visit in October. We don't get to see him or my mom too often so it was nice to have him here. The boys enjoyed telling him all about the latest video game they are obsessed with (Pikmin 3) and we have been enjoying some Washington apples he brought. :)We painted our pumpkins one day. Here are the boys with their pumpkins before they painted them.
Here they are after they painted them.
We took the boys to the aquarium in their costumes and they had a great time. Everyone commented on our little R2-D2 and we even had a Slytherin comment on how nice our Harry Potter looked.
The aquarium had pumpkins, spider webs, and skeletons throughout the place. This fish really liked hanging out by this particular pumpkin. It was funny. Tanner is really good at coming up with funny poses to do for the camera.
Here are our Trunk or Treaters. We went to Holly's church to trunk or treat again this year. We had a good time with them. This picture is of the boys in character which is why Porter is not smiling.
Tanner spent a long time deciding what he wanted to be for Halloween. He finally decided that a ninja sounded fun. He used origami ninja stars and had fun in his school's Halloween parade and class party.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
September and October have been busy months. I suppose that is fairly typical. I've been taking a picture a week this year. Some weeks I don't have much to choose from, but other weeks I can hardly pick because lots of things have happened.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
September has been a whirlwind of a month so far. I knew it would be, for one thing there are 7 birthdays between my family and Stephen's, one being our own cutie, Tanner. I started doing preschool again with Porter. We had to take a little break, but hopefully we will be back to doing it on a regular basis from here on out. One day we talked about apples. This is a picture of him taste testing different kinds.Vance had eye muscle surgery on both of his eyes on September 11th. I was feeling pretty nervous having him go through it, but he did great. Recovery was rough at first, but after about the 4th day things got much better. He decided he could open his eyes and that really helped. I am so excited for him to live his life with out any more double vision, eye crossing issues. I wish in a way we could have known that the less extreme options weren't going to work and had the surgery done 3 years ago. Oh well, we can't go back in time. His eyes look less red everyday and he is back to his normal school routine.
On Saturday we celebrated Tanner's 7th birthday. He had a Lego Movie theme and I decorated his cake with candy that looks like Legos. We try to make their birthdays a special day and enjoy some family time. We had a little get together with some extended family at the church.
Here are some more birthday celebration pictures.