The kids take my camera more often now and I will find all these random pictures. Zack and Sydney took these monkey stuffed animals and took over 50 pictures posing them all over! These are 2 of my favorites...
the curious monkeys looking over the edge...
and one fell...
just hanging out
Sydney LOVES to do Reflections each year at the school but this year I didn't have the time, energy, or money to get her the things she wanted to make her project! I feel like a very bad mom who dropped the ball. :( But she made do with what she had and this is her 3D art project. The theme is "Together we can" so the title of her project is "Together we can save the camels" (from the dragons!) Haha, that girl makes me laugh so much! She's so weird I love her!
In 5th grade the kids get to go on a overnight trip to a place called Clear Creek WAY up in the mountains. I went with Savannah when she was in 5th grade so when it came Sydney's turn she said I HAD to go with her. Of course I want to go with her, it's a fun bonding time. I took off 2 days of work, Tom held down the fort at home, and Sydney and I went to Clear Creek.
we stayed in the "Pot Gut Hut" such funny names
doing funny camp songs
watching a movie
playing sardines in minus 10 degree weather...I have no words for this activity that I can share out loud...
Me and my girl
Sydney and her friend Ashley
did I mention it was minus degree weather!?
they made "banana boats" - bananas, rolos, starburst, marshmellows...wrap it up and fire it up
Sydney said it was good but I just couldn't try it
And back home to the 43 degree weather which felt WARM to me after freezing at Clear Creek! I missed my baby!
I just adore her
Another story about my lame "motherlyness"...we were going to have a BIG joint party with Savannah, Sydney, and Zack this summer at Jump On It, but Savannah went and broke her foot so we canceled it. Then school started and I lost my mind and all energy. The kids kept asking when we were going to have their parties...well it's already SO late, do we even do something??? Parties take time and money and energy, three things I DO NOT have. :) But we finally let the kids have their parties separately. 3 months AFTER Zack's actual b-day we had the party! Zack took 5 friends to see "MegaMind" and then came back for cake and ice-cream.
Sydney, Liam, Brandon, Sael, Summer, Andrew, Zack (Ethan came too)
Liam and Zack playing with Legos
Sydney decided for her "late b-day party" she wanted to take her best friend in the whole world, Alayna, to Color Me Mine in Provo. Here's cute Alayna,
and cute Sydney
the best place for Sydney and her artistic nature
they both picked out ceramic turtles to paint
For Savannah's "late b-day party" she wanted to just have friends over. So I got the junk food, pizza, soda, cake, a movie, and let the girls have the whole 1st floor of our house. I think they all had a good time!
Yummy chocolate cake
Making caramel apples (I pronounce caramel the RIGHT way "care-a-mel" not the WRONG way "car-mel" haha, Tom and I always "fight" about that.