Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A MUCH needed craft--menu board

I have had an idea for a menu board in my head forever.  My mom bought me this cute magnet board and I KNEW I had to use it for my menus.  I LOVE how it turned out.  I have not done a craft in a super long time so it was nice to do something.  It is so nice to have too.  I have a HARD time at the end of the day to be motivated to THINK of something to make for dinner.  NOW I already know and I have all the stuff ahead of time.  It's pretty wonderful.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The WOLF pack

 The whole gang
My Riley started scouts--I KNOW CRAZY!! I NEVER thought I would be at a place in my life where I had a kid in scouts.  He is actually one of the only wolfs.  But they do combine two groups so he has friends to go with.  He surprisingly has done really well at scouts.  He gets excited every time he has a meeting and gets to do cool stuff.  He has WONDERFUL leaders and I am so grateful to them for working with him.  Heaven knows I have NO CLUE about scouts and his leaders just step right up.  This last week they met at Brother and Sister Silverhorn's house and worked on their bikes.  Then they all took a bike ride together.  I was happy to have snapped a few pictures. 


Riley is doing karate this year.  He started during the summer and has enjoyed it so much that he chose to do it during school too.  He really loves it.  His teacher is great with him and it has really helped with his confidence.  Tomorrow he is testing for his yellow belt.  Right now he has his yellow stripe belt and he started with a white belt.  Way to go buddy.

Reese starts Joy School

 Such a big girl
Reese with her Joy School friends

I decided to do Joy School with Reese this year.  I don't know if it's because she is my youngest but I had a hard time feeling like she was ready for REAL pre-school.  I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with this program.  We have 7 kids and they are all around the same age.  She was SOOO very excited to get to start school.  She STILL loves every day that is a joy school day.  She has been going for about a month now and I can already tell a difference in her.  She is speaking much more clearly.  She can identify her special letter R.  She is writing R's and e's.  She has even a couple of times written her full name (it is only 3 different letters but hey she did it).  She loves her friends and all of her teachers.  I can't believe my baby is going to school .  I love you Reesie Mae.  You are so smart.

Diamond backs game

Notice how red the kid's faces are.  We were all sweaty waiting in line to get in.

Reesie's favorite part of the whole day was she got HER VERY OWN VERY FIRST bobble head. 

For Russ's birthday we got him Diamond Backs tickets.  This is something that Russ really enjoys.  We also like going as a family.  Ninna came with us and our friends the Scussel's met us there.  It was a lot of fun.  A nice way to get out of town.  It was a night game and they played the Padres.  D-Backs won so that was nice too.  It WAS SOOO HOT in the valley.  Luckily, they had the roof closed and the AC on.  Happy Birthday Russ.  We love you.