Yesterday Taylor turned the big 13. I now have 2 teenagers in the house........scary I know. For his birthday he is getting a Yamaha dirt bike which will be here next week, he is so excited, but understandably doesn't want to wait, but the bike is coming all the way from Texas. He's waited this long whats another week right? He also got some riding clothes, and his friend brought him a pretty pink flowered gift bag, with a card addressed to Taylor the Princess, in it he found a Princess book, containing stories of 4 Disney Princesses, boy was his face red....hahaha it was awesome. (I will post pics as soon as I figure out how to get them off my phone)Underneath it all was an X-Box game called Fallout New Vegas, Kolton and Taylor played it for a while last night. He has plans to go shopping sometime this weekend with Grandma and Grandpa, and is getting a Helmet. All and all I would say it was a good birthday! I Love You Son, Good Luck in all you do! I am so proud of you!
At the end of March DaNell traveled to Cedar City to compete in the Regional Science Fair. She had an awesome adventure, but didn't place or move on to the International Science Fair in California. She worked really hard on her project and is thinking about working off of it and adding more to it next year....Go DaNell! Over this last month she has become quite the little traveler, Cedar City, Moab, Green River, Layton, and is Going to Sandy in a couple weeks to compete in the State History Fair-Good Luck DaNell. She also heading to California in May/June with her dancing group to perform at Disneyland. I am so proud of her, she is doing so well and enjoying every minute of it!
Last Friday DaNell competed in the State FBLA Public Speaking Competition, in Layton. She was gone for 2 1/2 days, she did well on her speech, but ended up not placing and going on to finals on Friday. She had a fun time and enjoyed her new experiences. We had plans to go to the Grizzlies Hockey Game on that Friday before we knew she was going to state, I made arrangements to leave here early and pick her up in Layton before the awards at the competition. The boys and I left here around 10 and headed for Layton, thanks to my new "smart phone" I used the navigation and it took me right to my destination. After picking her up, we headed back to SL, got checked into out hotel and the kids went swimming for a bit, before heading over to Golden Corral for dinner then off to the Hockey Game. The Grizzlies ended up losing 3-1 but the game was packed with fights. We had a ball. On Saturday, we went to a birthday party for my sisters twins, Zaden and Zaric. We had a good time and even scored some hair flairs :) Then we ventured home. Sunday we were pretty lazy, didn't get a whole lot accomplished. But oh, well such is life sometimes. Here's to our next adventure! Planning a trip to Colorado Springs in June, depending on Baseball schedules and such.
Baseball is beginning, Taylor is practicing a couple times a week and even played a practice game last week, we are not sure who won. This year he is in Babe Ruth where some of the rules are different, the distances are farther, and the kids are bigger. Taylor is the smallest one on his team this year. He is ready to play hard, can't wait to get this year started. Leyton is also playing baseball this year in the Rookie League, he hasn't been able to practice yet (one was canceled, due to weather) he was not a happy camper. Hopefully the weather straightens up and he gets some practicing in too.
DaNell competed in Quiz Bowls 3 and 4 over the last few weeks. Quiz Bowl 3 was in Green River where her team placed 4th overall and Quiz Bowl 4 was in Moab against 7 other schools, here her team placed 1st. They were in the winning bracket throughout the entire tournament, lost once during the last round and had to play another round where they won by exactly double the score. Great Job DaNell! Her advisor says she is so, so smart and very quick on the buzzer :D