Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SWIMMING


These boys LOVED swimming- they swam multiple times a day and just couldn't get enough. My mom tried to take them to the zoo but each time they wanted to swim instead. I let them swim right before we left to head home, as I was finishing up packing, and Ty was bawling his eyes out because he didn't want to leave the swimming pool :) 

Derek, Jordy, Nae and Tan were so good to them, always willing to take them out and swim with them. They each got their first sunburn though....oops. They also played for hours in the little plastic pool on the lawn, with their "hovercraft" my mom got them, with these giant squirt guns, in the sprinklers and at the high school pool during Janae's end of the year track team party. We went through clothes like crazy! But they had so much fun and I love how much they love just being at my childhood home. :)




















Jordan's Graduation


We had frequent flier miles that had been adding up over several years and we finally decided to use them for Jordan's graduation since I really did not want to make the drive by myself again with the three boys (TJ had work/school- the usual :). It was so nice to fly, even though Shad was pretty tricky, but we made it and the older boys were perfect and so excited to fly on the airplane. I got tons of stares all throughout the airport and lots of "you're so brave" and "you've got your hands full", blah blah blah, as if no one ever flies alone with kids. Good thing the flight is only an hour- I couldn't do it for longer than that with Shaddie who just wanted to get down and run!!

It was such a good trip!!! Nothing too exciting, besides Jordy's graduation. The boys swam multiple times a day, each got their first sunburn (I'm an awesome mom), tons of playing outside and just relaxing and hanging out. It was so great and nice to be there for a whole week. I loved having my kids bond with my siblings and they are SO good with my kids. It was awesome and total payback. 

Jordan graduated as #9 in her class out of 250+ kids. She did awesome!! It was fun to be there. The actual ceremony was a little tricky with the little kids but we made it through! We didn't get home until 11 pm so it was quite the feat! We were able to sit on the track in the handicapped section since my grandma was there and my mom has the hook ups so we parked super close too- definitely nice to have some perks after having a kid at the high school for the past 16 years. We were able to home way earlier than we should've and not have to sit in standstill traffic. Overall, the kids did really well and we had lots of drinks and snacks to keep them occupied. Every time we had something like a graduation we curse the W in our last name since we're always last and it takes foreverrrrrr. :) But it was still fun being there as a family and for Jordy!! 



























Three boys who were DONE at 11 pm!





Thursday, May 21, 2015

Random


I met up with some mission friends since Trina is moving next week- so good to see them all. Amazing how friends from the mission are always there and we just pick right up where we left.






Crazy sock day at Levi's school



Ty had a field trip to the Museum of Natural Curiosity. 











Shad a little leaking problem....











The boys decided they wanted a snack.

It's been SO cold and rainy lately! We were wrapped up during the boys' soccer game and still freezing!

I threw a baby shower for a lady in our ward, Kim Dangerfield, who's investigating and who's son is one of my cub scouts. It was fun to do everything all pink and girly. 




Teacher Appreciation Week- one thing that we made for them were these little popcorn bottles with the superhero theme since all the kids love superheroes this year.