Friday, September 10, 2010

Back to School

Okay so I know school has been in session for almost a month now, but I am lame and don't update my blog enough. So anyways, here is the back to school post. Andrew and Malea started school on August 16th. Andrew is in 2nd grade and Malea just started kindergarten.

Andrew is in a 2/3 combo class this year, which made me very nervous at first. He doesn't mind at all though and is thriving. His best friend is also in his class, so he couldn't be happier. He is doing a lot of 3rd grade work and is very smart. He is starting to read chapter books and loves doing math. He is always reminding me how smart he is.

Malea is thriving in kindergarten and comes home every day with things that her teacher "told" her she "has" to do. A lot of times they are just things that she wants to do, so she fibs a little and says that her teacher said so. We have been having a lot of discussions on telling the truth and about what a lie is. She is so funny. She is learning very quickly and loves going to school every day. She is also quite the social butterfly and has made tons of new friends. I think her favorite part of school is the socializing part.

Alex doesn't quite know what to do with himself now that he has no siblings to play with in the morning. It was rough the first couple of days, but now he's used to the routine. He has now figured out that he gets to watch whatever shows he wants and that he has mommy's full attention.
I have just been busy going back and forth from school three times a day. I am really looking forward to next year when I only have to go twice!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

Here are some pics from Easter. It was a wonderful day filled with General Conference, family, fun and an earthquake to top it off. It was a very nice day, besides the earthquake part.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

California Pizza Kitchen field trip

On St. Patricks day I took Malea and Alex on a field trip to the California Pizza Kitchen. They do really fun tours for small groups of kids before the restaraunt opens. When we first arrived they brought us all in and sat everyone at a large table and gave all of the kids small coloring books and crayons. Then they took everyone's drink orders while the kids colored. We then proceeded to wash all of the kids hands and when we returned there were personal sized pizza doughs at each childs seat. The kids then got to put the sauce and the toppings of their choice on top of their personal pizza. While the pizza was cooking we got a tour of the restaurant including the kitchen, fridge, and pantry. We got to see the workers and chefs prepping for the day. They showed us their neat machine that cuts bread in to perfect slices and then we each ate a piece of their yummy bread. The kids got to see the huge brick oven where their pizzas were cooking. Soon after the tour was over, the pizzas were ready to eat. Each child loved eating the pizza that they had created. It was such a fun field trip and the staff at California Pizza Kitchen were so friendly. The kids were also very wonderfully behaved the whole time.
Waiting outside before going in
Malea and Maddie coloring

Alex and Lizzie enjoying their creations

The thank you card we made with all of the kids names on it. The worker said it was the best thank you she's ever gotten for doing one of the tours.

Malea had so much fun

Been a long time

So I know it's been a long time since my last post, but I think that I better start getting back to blogging. I think it will be too much work to go over all that has happened in the last many many months, so I am just going to start again from right now.