Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


This applies to women as well. :)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Daybook 6-27-16

Outside My Window...
are freshly watered flowers.  It's been a hot couple of days and so they were thirsty.

I am Thankful...
that Max and I were only sick for a day.

I am Thinking About...
all I need to do to get ready for our  trip.

Notes About School...
I am having the boys do a little bit of Math and writing every day.  It's good for them.  I don't feel mean. ; )

From the Kitchen...

it's telling me to finish cleaning it up

I am Creating...
lists of things to accomplish and make sure are covered while I'm gone.

I am Working On...
patience with Evelyn

I am Reading...
Better Than Before

I am Praying...
for struggling friends

I am Struggling...
with patience

I am Hearing...

the blessed fan.  It is hot.

Around the House...
I'm painting the bathroom cabinets and choosing new wall colors for the living room

One of my Favorite Things.

reading The Wishing Spell with my boys.  Usually when I read to them it's something I've read before.  Now, I want to read as much as they want me to read so we can find out what happens next.

A Few Plans for the Next Week...

get to relax

Max's 9th Birthday!!!

The first part of Max's birthday was going to the fair.  Tony's Boeing mechanic's union rented out the fairground adn we got to ride unlimited rides!  They don't have all of the rides and attraction of the state fair, but again, unlimited and free.  So fun!

Tony convinced Max to go on his first upside down ride.  He did it but he didn't love it.

Ring of Fire

I did the airplane ride with the 3 youngest while Max and Tony did the wild cat roller coaster.  They also did the hang glider.  I meant to go back and do that one.  Next time!
Airplane Ride

Kids who were 55 lbs. or less got to try Mutton Bustin.  Evelyn wasn't having it.

Mutton Bustin Jase

Mutton Bustin Ryan

We had so much fun.  Then we went to Seattle for our friend's dinosaur birthday party.  Then Max and I started feeling sick.  Some unpleasant symptoms ensued and he and I slept in on Sunday and rested while the rest of the family went to church.  Thankfully the unpleasant symptoms were short lived and we started feeling less achy and shaky by the evening.  We had to salvage his birthday so we sang to him and sent him on a present scavenger hunt!  We put the ice cream cake back in the freezer for another day. 

Max is a pretty cool kid.  He's a pretty easy-going, smart, big-hearted boy.  We love him so much.

Favorite color: red, blue and black

Favorite Toy:  Ozobots

Favorite Fruit: oranges and nectarines

Favorite TV show: Star Wars the Clone Wars

Favorite Clothes: suit

Favorite Game:  chess

Favorite Animal:  monkeys and falcons 

Favorite Song:  Dynamite

Favorite Book:  The Land of Stories, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Favorite Thing to Do Outside:  scooter, bike and roller blades 

Favorite Drink:  soda

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

What do you take to bed with you?  a book

What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Teriyaki 

What do you want to be when you grow up?  A robotic engineer or a pilot

When do you feel the most loved?  When I'm with my family

What are you afraid of?  the dark

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?  to fly 

What is the hardest thing to do?  Write

What is the easiest thing to do?  jump

What is the best thing in the world?  family and kitties

What is the worst thing in the world? slugs

What makes you mad?  When my brother annoys me

What is the meaning of love?  being kind

If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?  Buy an airplane  

Dinosaur Party!

We got invited to a good friend's dinosaur party at the Pacific Science Center.  The kids love that place.  They got to dig for dinosaur bones and even make ice cream with liquid nitrogen.

Then we explored the museum and a favorite, the butterfly room.

Press Forward 2016

Tony and I took the older two boys to a 4 stake youth musical that was just amazing!

I loved watching the boys see these great examples and hear these great songs.

Press Forward