Sunday, September 19, 2010

Look at these Kids!

I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father who has blessed me with these 3 beautiful spirits. Some days are challenging but I am blessed each day because of them.

Benjamin is 5 and he is so HELPFUL!

Alex is 3 and he is SILLY!

Gracie is already 11 months old! Time FLIES!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

5 new posts!

Please check out all 5 new posts. We have been busy and now we are sharing with you what we have been up to.

Gracie can CRAWL...FORWARD!... FINALLY!!

Gracie has been moving around for quite awhile but she has only going backwards. She seemed to be content with that until last Thurs. or Fri. she began crawling forward and now she can really move. She goes everywhere and she loves it. She is such a joy and I can't believe she is almost 1!

Short Stuff Preschool is now in session!

As many of you know, I have started teaching preschool from my home. We started on Sept. 7 and so far (3 days) it is going great. I have 5 kids in each class (that includes my own 2 boys) My neighbor is kind enough to watch Gracie for me during the 3 year old class. I am hoping that Gracie will nap during the majority of the 4 year old class but if not she will just play and so far the kids have been able to ignore her for the most part. I have some cute kids enrolled and I hope they enjoy coming to "Short Stuff Preschool"

Thanks to my mom, my sister, and Taun, I was ready to start school on time. My mom and sister cut all the cute vinyl for me and then my mom came for a few days and helped me put the finishing touches on the walls. I think it turned out so cute. It is a great space, even though we had to move our family room. We tore down a wall in the basement to make a bigger room for the family room and it looks great. Thanks to my dad for all his work and to my brother for laying the carpet. we were finally able to cover the wall that said "I hate my mom and bad." Someone must have been really mad.

Benjamin Riding Bike

This summer, my brother Todd, taught Benjamin how to ride his bike without training wheels. He loves to ride his bike now and will not ride it unless he has his helmet and pads on. What a good little boy!

Tabiona 2010

The kids and I went with my family to Tabiona for the annual Newell Reunion. We always have a blast up there and this year was no different. The kids were able to ride their bikes all over camp and go fishing. This year we even played in the river. It was freezing water but the kids sure enjoyed being in the water.

Gracie spent alot of the time either in the pack-n-play or in the exersaucer. She loved being able to be outside all day.

Grandpa enjoyed watching the kids play in the water.

Gracie and Grandma stayed as far away from the water as they could but close enough to see the kids playing.

Alex LOVED the was hard to keep him out of it.

Benjamin loved being in the freezing cold river long as he could stay on his feet!

We had a great time celebrating my niece Mikaela's Birthday while we were there. The kids all made a birthday crown and some of them were happier about it than others.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Calling All SuperHeros!!

Benjamin turned 5 on Sept. 1. We had a Superhero Birthday Party for him a few weeks before and we had a blast! I made a cape for each of the kids (11 total) and when they arrived, they made a belt and a mask to complete their costume. They all looked so cute! (I wish I would have had batteries for my camera to take pictures of them all.) We had a Super Hero Academy where each kid learned how to be a super hero. They were able to "Vaporize a Villian" with silly string, cross over the "Lava Pit" without falling in, use their "Mighty Muscles" and lift a 200 lb. weight, "Leap Over Buildings In a Single Bound" (climb over the picnic table), demonstrate their "Magnificent Minds" by guessing how many pieces of candy in the jar, and retrieve the kryptonite from the "Bat Cave." They also learned how to fly! Each kid received a certificate announcing that they were now a part of the "Justice League". It was so much fun and I'm pretty sure that the kids had a great time.

Blogger was being weird so sorry about the sideways pictures.