Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Ballerina

Brie started dance a couple weeks ago and L-O-V-E-S it!! I love that she loves it! She looks so stinkin' cute in her dance outfits I can hardly stand it!! Everyday she asks if it is dancing day! Too bad it is only one day a week. She is learning ballet, tap and tumbling!

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Grade

I seriously cannot believe that my little man is already in first grade! He is so big and grown up! He missed the first week of school due to Hawaii, we did his school work on vacation! We had been preparing Riley by talking a lot about how early he had to wake up and how long he would be at school...8 am to 3:20 pm. All he heard was 3 recesses!!! Sunday night Ty gave him a haircut and then a wonderful Father's Blessing! I am so very grateful to have the Priesthood in my home! Riley woke up Monday morning without a fight and we commenced getting ready. We had breakfast together (he and I were the only ones awake) and we chatted. He hugged me three different times and told me how much he was going to miss me! He kept saying, "Mom, I am going to be gone ALL day...that is so long is going to be dark when I get home!" The kid is so funny!

Looking handsome as ever!
Goofy may not be able to tell, but he is more like size of a 9 or 10 year old! Kid is tall, he wears size 10 jeans and 4.5 Y shoes. Size 6 will be MEN'S shoes....crazy!!!
His super cool How to Train Your Dragon backpack. He really loves that movie!
So, I walked him to his class to make sure he got there and got settled. When I picked him up, he gave me a hug and proudly reported "no time outs" to me! (He is a bit of a talker...wonder where he gets that from!!!) He proceeded to tell me that tomorrow I do not need to walk him to his class, he is too big for that! He also mentioned not wanting me to come to school for lunch saying, "mom, that's okay, I am a big boy and I have lots of friends!" He is breaking my heart!!! When did my baby boy become so independent and grown up?
Motherhood milestone for me: I MISS HIM WHEN HE IS AT SCHOOL! It is a long day, but he has all day Friday to drive me crazy!!
Glad he is loving school and all seems to be going well so far!

Hawaiian Fun

Jackman Maui trip 2010
We had a great time in Maui with some of our Jackman family. Tyson was only in pain for the first 2 days of vacation, due to his kidney stone surgery. After that he was good! We flew over on a Friday and it was a long day of travel with lots of kids! We all stopped at Da Kitchen for supper! YUMMY! We love that place. When we got to our rooms, we CRASHED!!! Saturday was unpacking and organizing then to the pool. Sunday we went to church with Maga, Papa, Amber, Steph, Jasper and Ansley. Then the we went on a drive, road to Hana. (Not Maga and Papa). It was beautiful, only a little barf! Then we stopped at the seven pools of O'Hea and swam in waterfall stuff. LONG day, we got back after 8pm! The rest of the week we swam in the pool, shopped and ate yummy food! Riley and Brie LOVED being with their cousins and they all played wonderfully together! Dad, Ty and Rick golfed one day...the WHOLE day! Crazy guys played two rounds! They had a blast! We had a girls lunch at Mama's Fish amazingly delicious and I got to chill with my mom-bonus!!! All in all, we had a great time!
Thanks Maga and Papa!!!!

Kiddos after a long day of travel, being good while the men got the luggage
One of the falls on the road to Hana

Family Picture

Ber, Jasper, Ansley and Steph

When driving in the rain forest, watch for falling fruit!!

The Pools of O'Hea. They were a little chilly, but still cool. Ty, Ry, Steph and Jasper ventured to some of the other pools. B and I stayed at this one. Ber fed the baby!
The rocks hurt her feet, so she chilled with me on a bigger rock

Riley lovin' it!
Pool time with Papa

Way back from the water slide?