Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Lexi!

Happy Birthday to Lexi! She turned 8 on Friday and had a fun day. Yes, she had to do some school and even volunteered to help me clean the fridge. Luckily, we had some friends over in the afternoon or the day would have dragged on until her birthday dinner and presents. She wanted fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, apples, green beans, and grapes for dinner. She decided on chocolate cupcakes for desserts. I think it is so fun what each child comes up with for their birthday dinner. On Saturday, she had a party with 3 of her friends, and of course, her sisters. They decorated bags and visors, ate lunch and played. They are all such cute girls! We love Lexi and we are so glad she is part of our family. She is so sweet and calm and always gives of herself and thinks of the other person instead of herself.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back to reality

I feel like I have been running all week trying to play catch-up. Returning home Saturday night and rushing to get ready for 9am church was just the beginning. We spent the week taking down all of Christmas and getting back into school. I thought I was pretty prepared but Monday morning came and I was out of printer ink and couldn't print off a lot of Lauren's sheets. I had to go first thing to pick some up and there was a constant need for something after that. Devon is doing so much better on his "R" sound and I think we are getting close to stopping speech. We will see what happens at our meeting this week. Devon went for his yearly check at the cardiologist this week. He still has his murmur but the doctor said not to worry. We will just keep going in once a year to check and have an occasional echo. Our teacher came Friday morning to check our assignments and that went well. She is a great help and support for me. That afternoon we had our co-op and read books about winter and painted snowflakes with glitter paint. The boys had their long anticipated air-soft gun war with friends and some neighborhood kids and they had a great time. The weather had been throwing me off this week. It is freezing in the morning and night (of course it is all relative to Minot, ND) and then we get up to the 50's and 60's during the day. Lance spent a lot of yesterday afternoon cleaning up the yard, watering, since we haven't had much rain, and fertilizing. Then, this morning there is a white layer of frost on everything. The girls put there bathing suits on and jumped on the tramp with the sprinklers. It was still a little nippy for my taste but they wanted to do it. I guess I be ready for the week ahead!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Snow Pictures

More sledding, snowball fights, Christmas presents, and Christmas Eve nativity with the happy shepard and wise man in the back!

Let it Snow!

We had so much fun in Utah over Christmas. We had no problems driving and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley just as it began to lightly snow. We played in the snow, had snowball fights, went sledding, ate, visited with family, bowled and then at some more! It was a great way to spend our Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day at Grandma Lia's and Grandpa Bill's with aunts, uncles and cousins. Santa spoiled us! We had our Heninger party a few days later with the added excitement of having two returned missionary cousins joining us again! We didn't want to leave but the fun and the eating had to stop sometime. We arrived last night about 9pm without much problem except for the traffic in the Sierra's which slowed us down for a good hour. We arrived just in time to unpack and get ready for 9am church this morning and we made it on time!