Monday, July 29, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Naomi had her kindergarten graduation a few weeks ago. Summer was home and able to go with me. For part of the graduation, the parents read a letter to their child and, of course, I had waited until the last minute to write it. I ended up dictating it to Summer, while I barreled down the freeway in the tail end of rush hour traffic. When someone wouldn't let me into the carpool lane, I uttered an exclamation of disgust, which Summer helpfully included in the letter. See if you can find it. Summer also had fun with spelling while she took down what I was saying and I have retained her creativity below.
Here it is -
Daddy and I are so proud of you. You have worked so hard during your first year of school. You are reading wonderfully and it is fun for us to see you read so many books! We are especially grateful that you read your scriptures every night.
Keep up the good work, keep doing your best in school and you will be able to go to kollege like your older seesters.
We love you so much! You are such a fun part of our family Ahhh, curses! Foiled again! We love your hugs, kisses and snuggles. It is great how you love to organize things, how you are good at HIKING, how you don't give up when things get hard, and your bubbbbly sense of humor.
Congratulations on graduating from kindergarten. You R a great girl.
Mom and Dad
Sunday, July 21, 2013
The kids have adopted a cat...maybe. The jury (Stan and I) is still out. They are having fun anyway while we decide (wear down most likely). We'll take it to the shelter tomorrow and see if it has a chip in it. They named it Griffin Blue. Even I have to admit it is a pretty cute cat.
Speaking of adopting pets, Kelly's 5th grade teacher retired in June and Kelly was able to take one of the class pets home, a Pacman frog. It was unimaginatively named...Pacman, so Kelly renamed it...
I fully expect my sister Sara to get the literary reference.
I've been meaning to post this from last May and am finally getting around to it. Michael took a fencing class and LOVED it. Here he is getting a point.
Finally, a picture of my bff Amanda who came to visit last week with some of her kids. As always, it was a joy to see her. Isn't her grandson a cutie?
So, here are the little bits and pieces I have to catch up on. I also have some longer posts to write about Sara's wedding, zoo and museum trips, hiking, camping and graduations. Any requests for which I do next?