Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stake Carnival

The Stake Carnival is one of my favorite summer activities. Lots of silly free fun for the kids. And last weekend it was our families ONE HOUR of together time.

Abel doing the drop-the-ball activity

Afton rockin' the balance beam

Abel was all over the basketball game!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Afton's first piano recital

100% Potty Trained

Not changing diapers is so nice. Not spending money on diapers is even better! Abel has been totally toilet trained for 1-2 weeks now. He digs wearing big boy undies, loved the promotion to his big boy bed and does a super job telling me when he needs to go potty at home and out of home.

He loved earning a few fun toys in the process too! Especially his baby and mama Lightening McQueen!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

No bears at school!

When I picked up Afton from school yesterday, her teacher asked the grown ups to wait in the hallway instead of outside since a bear had been hanging out around the school and the neighborhoods by the school. She told us the kids were pretty shaken up about not being able to have recess because of the bear. My first thought was why on earth did the teachers tell the kids about the bear? How about, indoor recess today guys! Afton was pretty intense about the bear situation until I told her the bear police had taken the bear back to the mountain.

After that drama fizzled out, Afton told me this about school:

"I had a really heavy heart at school today because a boy was acting wild and he had to put his head down on his arms on a table."

I don't even know where she heard "heavy heart" from but I thought it was pretty funny.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Day of School

Ready to go!

All smiles after school!
Afton LOVED her first day of kindergarten!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008


I have been super busy running Afton back and forth to swim and tennis lessons for the past two weeks. She was determined to hare swim lessons but ended up wishing for more. Afton is a good little fish now.

Afton is also learning to play the piano, from me, and from herself. It's the first thing she does in the morning...and goes back to the piano (keyboard) all day long.

And Afton did her first sewing project this week. I helped her make two little blankets for her doll house beds. She was nervous to use the big machine but did great.

And Abel is a great juggler. This video cracks me up.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

photo shoot of kids

When I was in Utah, a friend of Christy's took some awesome photos of our kids. I love how sweet and upclose they are.

Abel konked his head on the swing right before the picture!