Monday, May 12, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day

Since last week was Teacher Appreciation week the boys tried to do some special things for their teachers.  They took them notes, a little treat and on Friday they took their teacher's roses that Stephen folded and put on twisted wire.  We have enjoyed their teachers this year and are thankful for them.  I am glad that Stephen is so talented and was willing to stay up late one night after work to get these folded for the boys.  They were very excited to give them to their teachers.  The rose is real pretty.  The picture doesn't do it justice.
 On Sunday was Mother's Day.  I had to play the piano in Sacrament Meeting for the primary kids to sing, but I was grateful I didn't have to speak.  However, Stephen did have to speak.  He did well though.  It was a good meeting.  All three speakers were interesting and the primary kids did well with their singing.  I do love my boys and am very grateful for them.  I am also grateful for many mothers in my life, but most especially my own dear mom.

Monday, May 5, 2014

It's May

It is May already and apparently I only blogged once in April.  Oops.  April was a good month though.
Here's a picture of the boys enjoying the nicer weather.
 Rosemary, Steven, and Glen came to town one weekend in April.  Rose and Steven had a wedding to attend.  We had a good time seeing all of them.  Rose took pictures for the newlyweds and she'd just gotten a brand new camera so she took the boys in the back yard before they left for the ceremony and got used to her camera by taking a few pictures of the boys.

The boys came up with some of their own posing ideas.

 We also celebrated Easter in April.  All the boys got new ties.

 I also had my birthday at the end of the month.  Stephen and I enjoyed some time to ourselves the day before my birthday while the kids had fun with Grandma, Grandpa Jeppson, and Kimberly.  On my birthday we enjoyed the day together as a family.

We decided to get a family membership to the new aquarium down here with Christmas money.  Yay.  It is a brand new facility.  We had a great time.  We all enjoyed it and look forward to going back.
 This penguin just floated near the glass watching people which tickled Tanner and Porter to no end.

They have this fun rope and net thing you can climb across.  Vance's fear of heights got the better of him and Porter went along on Stephen's back, but Tanner did it all by himself!
Here's a cute picture of Tanner in the shark tunnel. How I managed to get zero sea animals behind him in the shot is a mystery to me.  I am talented like that apparently.