|Photo of the 'crazies' courtesy of Zach|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Back at the beginning of March we completed the Book of Mormon as a family for the very first time. In case you are unfamiliar with this book of scripture, it is over 500 pages long and has similar language to the Bible only set in the new world. Guess how long it took us to read it? almost 5 1/2 years!!! That's right folks. We started when Gabe was only 18 months and he would repeat the words we told him to. He will be 7 in May. That is how long it takes if you are only reading 5 verses a night 5 times a week. Since our start we have added three more children to our family and three little voices that can parrot. (well 2 more I guess, since Ruthie technically doesn't participate yet.) Gabe now reads verses solo but the rest still need help. We celebrated by taking them all to Chuck 'e Cheese. This time around we are reading 10 verses a night to speed things up a bit. I think they can probably handle it if we stop to explain the things we are reading. Wahoo! Good job little family. First of many times to come.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
I bought some glow sticks at the dollar store last week so we could have something fun to do on Monday night while Zach was gone at Kansas State for his campus visit. Since he was offered the position at Colorado State he didn't have to make that last trip so we celebrated and used them early. It was a special bath night for all the kids. We ran two baths so they could all enjoy the neon fun. They all LOVED it! (Congratulations Zach on getting a job! We are off on our next adventure.)
Pintrest and the Dollar store, making it possible. Definitely a match made in heaven for those of us that lack our own creative ideas.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
|Neighbor and good friend with a son in the program. |
She is like the neighborhood big sister, always a helpful hand and some sound advice.
|Boys speaking part|
|His teacher Ms. Mills. He loves her|
A few weeks ago Gabe participated in his first grade patriotic program held right before president's day, and I thought it was just wonderful. It was obvious that the teachers and students had put a lot of hours into preparing. All the students had a speaking part, had memorized a patriotic poem, the preamble, the pledge of allegiance and a number of patriotic songs. They made and displayed patriotic artwork and even had a slide show at the end. I loved it. I thought it was adorable. You could tell Gabe was dragging there at the end since it was over an hour, but over all he was very enthusiastic. When he preformed his part and songs at home you could just see the sun shine on his precious six year old face. He was proud of himself for memorizing and I was proud of him for trying so hard. Six, it's a good age. Especially for this little guy.
Posted by Alana at 2:44 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
For a long time I would hold Ruthie for a few minutes while she went to sleep and she would play with my hair to help her drift off. She was getting too big though and pulling too hard so we had to stop that little habit before it got too ingrained. Instead, I introduced 'dogie' here who she got for Christmas from her grandparents and it has worked like a charm. She loves dogie and he's so soft that she didn't have much trouble switching over. Her hair is growing in too which she will also tug on from time to time. Grateful for easy baby #4.
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