Thursday, August 31, 2006

Birthday Party

Ainsley was invited to a birthday party that will be on a Sunday. Oh the joys of living outside of Utah. This brought back memories from when I was a little girl. Anyway, we discussed what we should do during family home evening, and before I could say anything, Ainsley started crying and said, "Why would she do that? She should know I can't come!" We didn't really need to have the talk. She had already made the right choice. What a sweet little girl. I guess they do listen and learn sometimes!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Last week of August

Ainsley's new tiger costume. SCARY!

As we wrap up the month, a few fun things have happened. Whitney and Ryan had the "opportunity" to speak in church on Sunday. It went really well and we had tons of compliments.
Ainsley's catterpillars are finally in their cocoons, wrapped nice and tight. The kids are eagerly awaiting the butterflies (we are hoping this works out or we will have some pretty disappointed kids.) Brandon has a great ant farm that is full of tunnels and it is really fun to look at. In case you are wondering, yes, the kids were wanting pets. If you know Ryan, that will NEVER happen, so insects work just fine.

Brandon has been having a little problem in preschool I just found out about. Privacy is apparently not a word in his vocabulary and he has wandered completely naked into class from the bathroom a few times. Whoops! Whose side of the family does that come from?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Last Week

Last week was a crazy one!
Whitney and Ryan got tired of tan walls and decided to paint. Oh was it terrible! The ugliest color of blue you have ever seen in your life. They spent more time cleaning up the disaster and repainting. We missed having the tan walls after that!

Ainsley started her cooking class. This week she made pizza all by herself. She loves to cook, but can't wait for soccer to start. She is outside every day with her dad playing and she is AGGRESSIVE! The first season doesn't start until the end of September, and her cleats, shin guards and ball are already well used (and pink of course!)

Brandon has been a little terror this week. All of the changes in life are catching up to him. He found the scissors and cut up his shoelaces, Ainsley's UNO cards (and who knows what we haven't found yet!) He and his friend Logan flushed many things down Logan's toilet and their dad had to take it apart. He also poured a pitcher of water on his bed. For fun. Whew! He's really been a handful!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Brandon's First Day of Preschool!

What a handsome boy all decked out in his new clothes. I love having to school shop in Arizona. I just buy all of the summer clearance i tems online. It's cheap and they can wear them year round!
Here is Brandon outside Mrs. Harkey's house. There are 10 kids in this class and he loved his first day!

Ainsley's First day of School

Walking down the hall, on her way to Miss Beazers class. Why was I there? Of course, after she got o n the bus I HAD to follow in my car to make sure she made it safely. Overly cautious mom with a kid in school for the first time. I know.

These five girls are in Ainsleys class at Primary, and at the same bus stop. Two are in her class at school. Fun!

Ainsley was so excited to go on the bus, she had to walk to the bus stop by hersef. Of course I followed in the car!

We wanted to start a family blog so all the family could see what is going on with the kids while we are far away. We hope you enjoy looking at it! We'll try to update it as much as we can.