Five Cute Kids

Five Cute Kids

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Spring was wonderful this year! I love all the flowering trees in our neighborhood!

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The three youngest boys participated in Jump for Heart at their school and had a really fun time jumping the afternoon away!

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Spencer went with his scout troop on a rock finding hike one early Saturday morning and had a great time! He came home with too many rocks!

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Nonnie and Alexa came one weekend to watch Andrew play lacrosse and Spencer and Benjamin play football. The evening started out really nice...

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and it ended looking like this. We got completely soaked during Spencer's game but we were so glad they came!!

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The next day, Alexa, Nonnie and I went to the temple and then had lunch. Alexa's past Seminary teacher who lives in Twin Falls joined us.

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Benjamin's participated in a Pinewood derby. He didn't win but he had a great time and loved the treat!!

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We finished up another successful season of flag football. Both boys were on fun teams and really grew and improved!

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Sarah had several paintings in her schools Art Show. We loved seeing all her paintings and a fun talent she has developed this year.

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We went to Bend one weekend in May for Alexa's farewell. We helped with a pretty big pine needle clean up for Sophie's basketball team.

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Spencer participated in several track meets. He did shot put, soccer ball throw, 90 yard dash, and coed relays. I was so proud of how well he did!!

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Levi wanted so badly to lose a tooth at school so that he could go to the nurse's office and get a tooth tooth holder. His dream came true one day and he was super excited when we picked him up from school.

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I played frisbee with Andrew and jammed my thumb. It hurt for several days and I had a good story to share.

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We enjoyed a neighborhood BBQ.

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Andrew's lacrosse team went undefeated this season and won the championship game. It was very exciting and Andrew played really well!

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Spencer went to Outdoor school in McCall and had a super fun time. This is how he looked when he left...

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and this is how he looked four days later.

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Levi had a field trip to the Whiting's farm. Nathan helped with the rockets and I was the horn blower. We all had a great time!

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Sarah got a car and boy howdy was she excited!!

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Monday, April 4, 2016


The first of March we went on a grand adventure downtown looking for places that Sarah might be able to use for taking videos. We had a lot of fun and explored places we've never gone before.

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Check out Sarah's video here.

Our ward does an auction for the youth to raise money for Girl's camp, Scout camp and other expenses during the year. Andrew made two cakes (we only got a picture of this one) and raised $32. Sarah donated a video and it went for $45. Andrew is convinced that cake making is his new talent and plans on donating a wedding cake to the auction next year.

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The four oldest kids had a piano recital and they all did amazing!!

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We got flowers and hail all in one day.

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The older grades at school did a music program. Spencer wanted to be in charge of curtains and so this is the only view we had of him.

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Here is Dad and Levi watching the performance.

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I had a pretty cute leprechaun come home from kindergarten with me on St. Patrick's day.

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Sophie came into town for Spring Break so she could go to Vegas with us. We went downtown and checked out some places we've never been before and some that we have.

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Sophie brought shirts for all the kids from Alexa. Thank you so much, Alexa!!

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We played "Don't eat Pete" for Family Home Evening.

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We went to Las Vegas for Spring Break.

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On our way home from Vegas, we dropped Sarah off in Provo, Ut for two days of CVX Live. She was able to go to classes to learn more about improving her Youtube channel and she was able to meet some very famous Youtubers. She met Lizzie Ramey and her dad there and was able to stay and come home with them. It was a very exciting two days for Sarah!!!

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Here she is meeting Aspyn and Parker.

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Meeting Brooklyn and Bailey.

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Laughing with Studio C.

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Her absolute favorites were the Gardiner Sisters.

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Here are the screen shots of Sarah's phone when those famous Youtubers commented on her Instagram pictures that she posted of them with her. This was an experience she'll never forget.

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We didn't have a lot of time in Utah, but we were fortunate that Dawna, Joe and their kids met us at Scheel's for a ride on the Ferris wheel and lots of visiting. It was wonderful to see those darling kiddos and catch up with Dawna and Joe. We sure wish we could have spent more time with them!

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The Easter Bunny came to our house and left lots of eggs and candy. Later that day we went to the Hidden Springs Easter celebration and hunted eggs, snuggled with bunnies, chicks and sheep and enjoyed seeing so many friends.

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It was such a fun month full of wonderful adventures and memories.
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