Monday, May 23, 2016

Month of May

I can't believe I've let so many Mondays slip by without a blog post.  So I'll try to catch up on what's been happening the entire month of May in one blog post.

Jackson is getting more sturdy on his feet and will now stand up in the middle of the room all by himself.
Jeremy participated in Free Comic Book day by attending a few participation stores.  The kids loved the Comic books Dad brought home for them.
Jackson has discovered drawers.  He loves them, especially the ones in the bathrooms and kitchen.  I loved how he decided to pull up a chair one day to sift through the drawer's treasures in comfort.
I've also been doing a lot of baby sitting.  One dear friend has twins in the NICU, so I've been watching her 9 month old so she can go see them every day while her oldest two are in school. 
My other friend was able to take a trip without kiddos, and since she watched mine while Jeremy and I were on a cruise, I felt it only fair that I watch her boys for her.
I also had the opportunity to help out some neighbors with last minute babysitting so a few times I would find myself with 5 - 6 kids for an hour or two here and there. 
I've also been teaching Jackson some sign language and I love how quickly he's caught on.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Good Times with Old Friends

This last weekend we headed up to Clearfield to visit with some friends of Jeremy's that he's had since high school.  I loved how well our kids got a long with the other kids.  Especially considering there were only two girls: Clara and a 2 yr old!
There were 4 families represented in this picture, and we put them in order of age (from left to right):
Clara had fun building forts and being superheros with Tyler:
If Clara took her sunglasses off, she would spray mustard out of her eyes, and if Tyler took his eye patch off, he would shoot lasers out of his eyes.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Break

Clara didn't have to go to school all week.  We loved having her home!  We played outside a lot, which was wonderful.  The older kids love the bubble machine Jack got for his first birthday, too bad he's a little afraid of it....
In addition to playing out side, we got to go swimming this week.  We also got to go see Kung Fu Panda 3, and checked out lots of books from our local library. It was such a long week that all the boys fell asleep on the couch on Sunday.
I'm so looking forward to summer now!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Crazy

This last week was Crazy hair day at school.  Clara wanted to make her hair look like a cat, so we put a Mr Potato Head pet in it.
Also this week, Jackson discovered that I keep a stash of cheerios in our diaper bag.  All those items behind him were moved (by him) to get at the coveted cheerios. I think it's crazy how fast he's growing up.
This semester, I've been tutoring some UVU students in their Calc class.  It's pretty rare that I get to do calculus and since they are ending the term, the problems are getting harder.  There were two problems on this review that I wasn't sure how to do, so I took a picture of the review so I could look it up for the next time they would come.  I was in heaven getting to solve these.  I forget how much I truly love math and finding solutions to problems, and I especially love then getting to explain how to do those problems to those that would otherwise be lost.  I must be crazy!  ;)
Hope your week was crazy too!