Friday, November 2, 2012
This year I was a slacker in getting out the decorations. I didn't even carve pumpkins with them. The night before Halloween I had the Citizens Academy until 10:00 so they had a babysitter. When I dropped them all off at home they were begging the babysitter to carve pumpkins with them. Sad I know. But it was the best $20.00 I ever spent on a babysitter. I started working in Oct. at Highland Primary and since then I don't feel like doing much of anything. My house is in chaos. But I LOVE LOVE my job. So I guess that pays off????
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 3:29 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Raegan loves doing this little cheer camp class. It's an all day thing and this year they got to cheer at the varsity football game. She thinks it's pretty cool. I think she is pretty good at it. In the video she is the one in the middle front. At the end she is one that gets held up. GO LOBOS!!
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 4:20 PM
Russ secretly loves his birthday. Even though they are never super exciting it's always nice to have a day just for you. He usually wants something yummy for dinner. Then either German chocolate cake, strawberry pie or a pumpkin pie. I won't mention how much of HIS pie he actually ate ALONE. We are so blessed to have him. He is such a hard worker and does everything for his family. He is such a likable person and has a great way of reaching out and teaching people. We love you babe.
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 4:10 PM
Reese is in Joy School again this year. It was great for her last year and she changed and learned so much. She loves all of her friends and teachers. This was the second week back and we went on a field trip to the Snowflake Fire Department. All the kids had a great time. We have nine kids this year (two are missing this day), and they are all super great kids. Next year.......Kindergarten. CRAP!!
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 4:03 PM
I can't believe my kids are back in school AGAIN!! WHY can't they just stay in kindergarten forever. Riley is in 4th grade this year and going to the big school. His teacher is Mrs. Porras who is really great so far. What he loves most about 4th grade is the HUGE library and that he gets to walk to dad's office after school.
Raegan went to 2nd grade this year. Her teacher is Mrs. Baldwin. She loves everything about school. She is a social butterfly. Both of the kids are doing piano again this year and doing really great. Riley has advanced to the purple books and Raegan in not far behind him. Reagan and Reese also enjoy doing tumbling this year. They both LOVE "gymnastics". I really love to see my kids grow and change but it kills me time is going so fast.
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 3:55 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The next day was a day of Pioneer fun. Games, fry bread, taffy pulling, hair washing. Later that night they did dancing. It was dusty. I'm not sure how those kids could see or breath to dance at all but they did with smiles on their faces.
The last day was FHE and testimonies. The kids presented the FHE to Ma and Pa and it was an amazing lesson. For the testimonies I was a little nervous thinking no one would want to. BUT ALL OF THEM DID. They each had such a special testimony that strengthened me. What wonderful youth we have today. In a world where things are dark, and scary, to hear the testimonies of these awesome youth made my light and hope brighter. THANK YOU!! I know we live in a good, strong community where parents teach and help their kids to know the gospel and to live it. That was very apparent listening to and being with these kids. We will forever be grateful for this experience.
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 9:09 AM
Raegan and her 1st grade teacher Mrs. Taylor
Yes, Raegan looks like an orphan in this picture. They had played at the park ALL morning and then did the program after that. So her hair elastic broke at the park and her hair was wild. But she is still super cute. She LOVED Mrs. Taylor. She didn't want to ever leave her. She even got a little teary eyed on the last day of school knowing Mrs. Taylor wouldn't be her teacher again. She did great this year and learned to read really quick and very good. I'm so proud of her.
Posted by Russel and Marcie Sipes at 8:33 AM
My kids had a great year this year. They both had great teachers and did great with their grades and school work. This was Riley's last year at the Primary school. He now will go to the Intermediate school. He is excited about the library because it's so big. Mom and dad can't believe he is going to 4th grade already. I'm so proud of my kids and the little people they are becoming. I love you.
Side note: I thought there would be a big difference in the first of the year pictures and the end of the year pictures, but I don't really think there is much difference. Raegan's hair is definitely longer now. She looks older too.
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