Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Fact File: All About Lincoln

Food wise:

Favorite Dorito flavor: Ranch
Favorite M&M flavor: Plain
Favorite dessert: Muffins
Favorite cookie: Chocolate Chip
Favorite icecream: Oreo (cookies & cream!)
Favorite meal: Hamburgers
Favorite fruit: Apples
Favorite vegetable: Carrots
Favorite candy: Gummy bears
Favorite muffin: Chocolate

(Do I seem a little obsessed with favorite sweets?  Hmmmm..... !)

Other favorites:

Favorite movie: Lego Ninjago
Favorite book: Harry Potter w/Daddy
Favorite church song: Choose the Right
Favorite cello song you can play: Lightly Row
Favorite game: Sequence
Favorite subject: Music
Favorite day of the week: "That's a hard one... !  Wait.  The day we have off!"
Morning bird or night owl? Morning bird
Top 3 fave colors: Green, blue, & purple

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Fact File: All About Jake

I was quizzing my Jake today about some of his favorite things, and here is what I learned!

Food wise:

Favorite Dorito flavor: Nacho
Favorite M&M flavor: Peanut
Favorite dessert: M&M Fudge
Favorite cookie: Gayle's Chocolate Cookies
Favorite icecream: Oreo
Favorite meal: Lasagna or Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps
Favorite fruit: Apples
Favorite vegetable: Broccoli (only raw, not cooked!)
Favorite soda: Sprite
Favorite drink: Naked Juice
Favorite candy bar: Snickers
Favorite muffin: Poppy seed

(Do I seem a little obsessed with favorite sweets?  Hmmmm..... !)

Other favorites:

Favorite movie: Rogue One
Favorite book: Harry Potter #7
Favorite church song: Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel
Favorite trumpet song you can play: Cygnus
Favorite game: Forbidden Island
Favorite subject: Music & math
Favorite day of the week: Tuesday (jazz band day!)
Favorite karate weapon: the sci(s)
Morning bird or night owl? Night Owl (he claims - but he seems like a morning bird to me!)
Top 3 fave colors: Orange, red, & yellow

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Newest Library Card Holders!

Matt took Lincoln & Evan over to the library this weekend to get their very own library cards.  They are both great little readers now, so it was time!  They were quite excited.  :)

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Choir Group

Genevieve wanted to try out choir this fall!  It took me a little work to find a group that was for the right age and that met at the right time, but we did eventually find the perfect little group!  They just had their fall performance and sounded awesome.  Genevieve tells me she is done with choir for now, but she had fun trying it.  :)  I like that she likes trying new things!

After the performance!  Her brothers all came to see it.  They were (mostly) good sports.  :)

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Halloween 2017!

Another year, another Halloween!  Jake had a band practice (for an awesome performance that went great!) so he wasn't free to join us until 8pm, so we went to our church Trunk or Treat and then picked him up for some later-ish evening house to house time.  It was cold but not TOO cold, and very foggy - very "haunted" looking.  Some snow would have made it perfect, but we can't be TOO picky.

The kids are the perfect age range this year - they are all old enough to keep up/really enjoy the Trick or Treating, and they all had about the same threshold for length of time.  We had fun!

To top off all the Halloween fun the kids had their annual Halloween bash with Grandma Karen too - they always have a great time, it's a bit of an annual tradition now!

Friday, October 20, 2017


Lincoln asked me one day if he could make a pillowcase. Then a week later the Relief Society at church announced they were doing a pillowcase drive. This was great for our family because Bentley needed some service hours for a scout rank and Jake needed service hours for a church thing. It is hard to find service activities for children this age. Most community organizations that need service want kids to be 12 or even 16 years old.

Since Lincoln had asked me, I helped him make one first.

Then Bentley and Jake worked with me for a couple of hours:

Before I finished the project I recruited Viva, too, because she also needed service hours for a church thing.

I was overambitious and I cut out sixteen pillowcases, so after the kids helped me, I still had a few to sew on my own. The pillowcases are going to the local children's hospital.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pumpkin Carving

Mid October the kids all had a pumpkin carving date with Grandma Vicki!  I didn't get pics of all of them, but they were all present/accounted for/had a great time!