Friday, June 17, 2011
(disclaimer: our children do have beds! this pic was taken while we were getting ready for our moving sale! promise!)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
(below L-R: kristin dyer, brenna yetter, mary mortenson, char gray, kelley connor, elizabeth, vivian kerr, jenn evans, nicole gibeault, julie johansson, robyn lowry)(below L-R: me, tasha allen, amy gerber, april madsen, crystal ward, preston, christie macdonald, corine roberts, jodi elwell, amy grendell, jonae black)
amy and i became instant friends the minute we moved to puyallup! she is an amazing lady! we did a co-op together every Saturday with other families so couples could have date nights. amy was (one of) my lifesaver when i went on bedrest with the twins.....she came and picked gracie and jackson up and brought them home from school everyday for as long as we have been here! that is HUGE! our kids have been in the same class at church and at school for the same amount of time! i am so thankful for her and grateful for the opportunity we have had to spend this time together in puyallup! thank goodness for forever friends!
(on a side note, as we were leaving the restaurant one of the servers asked us how we all knew each other.....i said that we were all sisters! they looked at me funny and then jodi said we are all sister wives! we got a good laugh out of that!)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
(joseph driving with sunflower seeds in his cheek!)
when we got there, they showed us all of their renovations to their house and we visited over lunch. jerry asked if we wanted to go out on their new boat....so we headed to moses lake! the kids loved the boat!
and the unlimited grape soda that was on it!
tina and i bypassed the boat and went straight to the park with olivia, clint, cardin and max!after the boat ride, the rest of the kids joined us! the kids love each other so much! i am so grateful that our families are close and that the kids have grown up together!
after playing all day, we went back to their house for dinner and then headed home! the kids fell asleep the minute we left jerrys drive way!
it was a great day!
Monday, June 13, 2011
after the ferry ride we went up to the queen ann district and found a park that joseph had heard about....the view was breathtaking! take a peek!
the kids loved running around and exploring this quaint little park!
(on a side note, in our car at any given time somebody is yelling to turn the music up so they can sing at the only volume we know .......LOUD! this was the sight in the back of the car on our way home from seattle!)
Thursday, June 9, 2011
olivia was in the am class (3&4 year olds) so she was the first to say her goodbyes!
look at how much she has changed from the beginning of preschool in september 2010 (top pic) til now (bottom pic)!
olivia learned so much this year! we have talked about her going to mrs spencers preschool ever since she understood what preschool was. she potty trained at 2 1/2 yrs old so she could start preschool! she loved playing with all of her new friends, calling them by name daily whether it was a school day or not! she loved singing, and dancing, and writing her name. she loved doing art projects, snack time, looking forward to learning about her body, harvest time, pilgrims and Indians, sea creatures, etc! one thing that i have notices about olivia at home is that she has found her "voice"! she is not afraid to speak up and tell us all what she thinks especially if something is wrong or there is something she does not agree with!
ela has grown so much this year in preschool! she has learned to be more patient with others around her and has learned to listen to instructions and to follow the rules! ela is very much like a sponge and soaks up every word, every piece of information that she can! she loves numbers, letters, art, telling stories! she has treasured the past 2 years with her preschool friends and with mrs spencer!
little do we know how much others around us can affect us in such small but yet life altering ways! when we moved to puyallup, i never would have imagined that we would have been lucky enough to end up with mrs spencer! from the very beginning, it was meant to be! thank goodness margaret has family in utah.......
we love you mrs spencer!