For Family Home Evening tonight, we played Twister. Funniest thing to watch ever! Let's start with my favorite picture of the night.
We split the girls and the boys up and took turns. Xander did surprisingly well and Ben, well, he lost.
We played four rounds to get our fill of this game. We learned that Mia is flexible, CJ is not, Xander does pretty well knowing right and left, and Zoey plays with no rules.
Rules or no rules, Zoey had fun joining in the game.
As for the "buzz". You'll have to watch this video to see what we are talking about.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Since Xander was the only healthy one of the young ones, he went to the Easter Egg Hunt all by himself. Along with these other kids too.
Did I tell you that Mia and Zoey got Strep too? Oh yes indeed it is true! What's a virus if it can't be spread amongst family members?
Guess who did not want to be in the picture?
Spring is also time for planting flowers and lots of them!
Remember our house when we bought it?
We'll, we are coming along. The grass still needs help, but it looks a ton better!
Spring time is also outside time! When it is cold and rainy here, we don't go outside as much, but when the sun is shining, we can't help but be outside!
Crazy kid time! I took this picture as Zoey was running away from me. That is basically what I do when I let this kid out.
I chase Zoey down the street.
I chase Zoey out of people's front yards.
I chase Zoey away from people's front doors.
I LOVE SPRING!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I signed Xander up for Kids Love Soccer. This is a great program to get kids excited about playing soccer in a non competitive environment. They play fun games and even scrimmage each other. Out of all my kids so far, Xander seems to enjoy soccer the most.
When Xander met his coach, to my surprise, it was the same person who coached Mia when we lived in Alameda 3 years ago! Almost an hour away and 3 years later, we met up with Coach Chad.
He was great with the kids and knew how to make them laugh.
Xander learned that the most important rule in soccer is. . ."NO HANDS IN SOCCER!" You must yell it when you say it!
Xander is very coordinated and has a great spacial sense. I think we'll be doing soccer or maybe even basketball in the future! Maybe I'll even coach his team??
On another note, this is what poor Xander looks like. Last week he was complaining about a sore throat. He had a fever the first day of his complaints and had lost energy and his appetite. The next day he went to bed at 4:00p.m. Poor guy!
A couple days later, we noticed red sores on his face. The sores looked like zits to begin with and some began to crust over.
Xander acted fine and almost himself. It was Saturday and we had no idea what was going on. We kept him home on Sunday from church and a friend mentioned that I should look up Hand, Mouth and Foot disease.
I looked it up and read a couple of articles on it. It seemed like there were alot of similarities like tiredness, fever at first and then a couple days later the sores would appear. The big difference was that the sores were only on his face not his hands, mouth, or feet. The pictures I saw looked just like Xander's face and he complained that his mouth hurt even though I couldn't see any sores. The articles also said that we wouldn't necessarily see sores on all his hands, mouth and feet.
Ben and I were convinced he had it. I took him to the doctor on Monday and they said he had Strep throat and that on his face was Impetigo. He must have infected his face somehow. Now he is on an antibiotic and hopefully on his way to feeling healthy.
Love this boy!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Chocolate chip pancakes made?
General Conference Primary Packets printed?
Dancing to the Mo-Tab?
Kids engaged for at least an hour?
Wonderful and inspiring talks heard?
Other things. . .
Weeds pulled? Check.
Bushes planted? Check.
Drip system installed? Check.
Fertilizer distributed? Check.
Back aches? Check.
Slurpee run? Check.
Lounging in PJ's for most of Sunday? Check.
Sunday walk with friends? Check.
Pictures with Mia? Check.
(You can see some other ones here)
We had a great weekend! How about you?