On Friday we took a trip to Stansbury so DaNell could work on a Science Fair Project. We left home at 3:30 a.m. to be sure we would make it there by 7:00 a.m. From there she went back to SLC to begin working. They worked from 8-2 p.m. she learned a lot, and had a ton of fun doing it. Thanks Dane for everything! The rest of us hung out in Stansbury, we visited and Yvette made some awesome Chicken Chow Mein for lunch (Recipe Request Please) Thanks Yvette for a great day! After DaNell returned we went to the IMAX in Sandy to watch Christmas Carol in 3D, it was FABULOUS! It was one of the best experiences ever, I could not believe how everything looked and felt. I found myself ducking out of the way of things, feeling like I could actually catch the snow as it was falling, and jumping when things were coming at us. The kids thought it was amazing too. All except for Leyton, he watched a little, then fell asleep. After the show, Leyton said to Taylor, "When I put my glasses on, I thought that guy was coming at me" it was so cute. After the movie we went to Chuck-A-Rama for dinner, the place was packed but the food was good, I think everyone got plenty to eat. DaNell, Taylor, and Schydi met papa Ringo after dinner and stayed the night with him, then went to Becca's Birthday party, they all said they had a lot of fun, DaNell says she did pretty good and wishes we had a Roller Rink here, Taylor said he didn't skate to well, and Schydi spent most of her time on a scooter. Thanks Aunt Becca for a fun party! We are planning another movie trip in March to watch Alice in Wonderland in 3-D, I can't wait!
Days to go :-) Once again my sister and I have been scouring the "net" in search of fabulous Black Friday deals. We have found JC Penny's, Wal-Mart, and K-Mart, we have looked, looked again, but still find ourselves wanting the "REAL MCCOY", the actual paper ads in our hands before we begin making out lists. I don't know what it is, but having the real ads are just better :-D Here's to the week of ads, may we all find some FANTASTIC DEALS!
Yesterday Leyton had an appointment with the dentist to get a cavity fixed, I prepared myself all morning for the big fight. All of that was pointless. He did very well, didn't even cry at all. He had a little of the gas at the first, then they numbed it and not even a peep. He was happy with being able to run the remote, and he kept saying that his lip felt weird and really soft. They were able to fix the tooth and he is a lot happier today than the last couple of days. I guess my baby is growing up as bad as I don't want to see it happen :-) I am very proud of him.
DaNell was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society last night. It was a short and sweet ceremony. Heres a couple pics. One of her saying the pledge and another receiving her card and signing the book. Good Job DaNell! We are very proud of you!
Only 9 days to go! This year with a lot of stores offering so called "Black Friday" pricing before Black Friday, it is taking away some of my enthusiasm :-( I can only hope that the Real Black Friday prices are even better than the offers I see right now!
Report cards are in. Everyone is doing well, Leyton is liking Pre-School most days and has made some new friends, but likes playing with Jax the most. Schydi is doing well also and has learned to quiet her "motormouth" some. Taylor is working hard at making sure all his work is complete and handed in on time, his Core test scores from last year were excellent and he is enjoying his last year in Elementary and already looking forward to next year. He has made a lot of new friends while playing football who will be there with him in Jr. High. Last but not least, DaNell managed to get her first 4.0 for the first quarter, she was very excited and has planned a trip to Salt Lake to work on her Science Fair Project. We are hoping that this year we will have it completed way ahead of schedule instead of the last minute. She also received an invitation to join the National Jr. Honor Society, she turns in the paperwork today and we will let you know the results as soon as we know. Great Job Kids, We are very PROUD of all of you! Keep up the good work!
is beginning. Over the weekend, we hung the Christmas Lights on the house and Schydi and Leyton put these in their room. They are beginning to look through books, make lists, and change their minds 100 times a day. I know, I know, we haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but we are the kind that just can't wait :-)Each year brings new joy, new challenges, and more fun. My neighbor was outside shaking his head when we were putting up the lights, but the weather was so nice, we had to put them up, it's a lot better than freezing while putting them up. As we all know, the weather in Utah can change in 15 min.