Sunday, March 1, 2009
We took a break on Presidents day and went to the zoo. We like to take our bikes when the weather is nice and ride around the zoo. When we arrived and saw that the parking lot was full we began to get worried that it was going to be hard to get around the zoo with our bikes, but we managed. We had a great time. The kids and I clocked ourselves against a speed detector and Q was the fastest. We stayed for a couple of hours. It was a productive day. The highlights were: Z found a worm, we know how tall we are in horses, getting up the hill on a bike to see the elephants is hard, we saw our cousins Annelise and Jilly-B and the kettle corn wasn't very good this time.
On the Friday before Valentines Day Jeff sent me roses and chocolates to school. They were beautiful. On the actual day we got the kids balloons and a stuffed animal, they were quite disappointed though that they weren't delivered to them at school. That night we went to Rob and Amy's for an Adult Valentine's Day Party. My favorite part was telling what our "adult movie" names would be and then the group had to figure out which one belonged to which person. Mine was "Trampy Vampy" (I was staying true to my Twilight self) Jeff's was "Buck Naked" (I'm not sure where which inner self his came from).
I went on a field trip to the Renaissance Festival with Quinnelly's class. There were a gazillion kids there. It was good to see that they toned down the boob-age for the kids. There were a couple of Queens that had cups between their bosoms that the little boys were very curious about. The joust was a hit and they were all about the crazy, funky, expensive and overrated hats. They all had to get one. It was fun and I am glad that I took the day off to go with her.
Last but definitely not least.... My Big Zane turned 9! We had a fun flag football party for him and his friends. I think that there were 13 boys at my house. WOW! We had so much fun but I was seriously pooped when it was over.
As soon as his friend party ended our family came over and we had Zane and Blue's family party together. The kids played with all of Zane's new toys the adults played Dance Dance Revolution, Shauna kicked booty, and we grilled hot dogs.
February was fun but busy! We are all looking forward to March and relaxing a little during spring break.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I'm teaching all ASL level one classes this year. Five sections of the same thing gets boring but I am really enjoying my students. I think it's going to be a great year.
As if I don't have enough to do with young women's and all, I have started graduate school at ASU this year. I am taking twelve credit hours. That's four classes. I know, I'm crazy. I can see that now that the semester has started. I should have started with baby steps. Because one of the first assignments from one of my classes is literally a thirty page paper I am seriously rethinking if I can do this or not. I graduated from ASU almost 11 years ago. I'm no good at writing that kind of stuff anymore. I have some great friends who can tell that I am in way over my head and brought some real food in to my poor little family.
That's what's going on in our neck of the woods and why my blog has been neglected for a while.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Bowling shoes are cute. Can you tell who belongs to which foot?
Zane was bowling with a huge 9 pounder. That's 1 pound 2 oz lighter that what he weighed when he was born. We had a good laugh about that.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
She has been at BYU basketball camp with her friend Tylere Twitty for the last week. She flew up solo and stayed at Tylere's grandma's house with her. She had a great time and we are eternally grateful for the Twitty's for taking such great care of her. She flew home solo from Salt Lake on birthday.
After we picked her up from the airport we raced over to Grandma Jo's for her birthday party. It seems like every birthday party of hers with the exception of the two have been in her back yard. Here are some of the highlights:
It's hard to see but this is Q at the Sky Harbor Airport. We are picking her up and she is holding a Happy Birthday banner.
This is her pinata. It was really heavy. Grandma Jo always gets the perfect pinata. This one was really heavy. We couldn't hang it up without it breaking so we had another plan...
Pinata toss... youngest to oldest.
They all had to toss it back to Q.
Almost all the Cousins... missing, little Dix, Big Mac, Tate, Cort, and Danica.