Sunday, April 27, 2014

Our Family: Week of 4/21-4/27

On Monday we all s-t-r-u-g-g-l-e-d getting up.

Leaving behind our fun week of sleeping in, no schedules, and fun that spring break was.

And went back to school.

That evening for FHE we dyed our eggs and ate some bunny cake.

It was fun.

And my kids are now thrilled, because they have hard boiled eggs to eat!

They all LOVE those things... I should be a good Mom and make them more often.


On Tuesday we went to basketball practice, put the finishing touches on Grace's school project, went to Scouts, and picked up a sleepy Mike from work, who works way too hard for our family.

We really appreciate that guy.


On Wednesday Josh, Sam, and I stayed at school with the kids during morning assembly, because Grace had a project presentation on Taylor Swift first thing, and we wanted to see her present.

She made a Taylor Swift scrapbook.

We were able to see the kids at morning assembly.

That is the entire school... I love it!

She did a great job!  For this project, they had to choose a famous person, do a memorized oral presentation, and make a visual aid.  She struggled with the memorization, but she did great!

Mike ended up having to stay later that afternoon than planned, so we stopped by Sonic for happy hour drinks, while we waited for him.

Water for me (Sonic ice water is the best, right?) and slushies for the kids.


On Thursday we had Activity Days and my cute girls tied the quilt together that we had pieced and sewn previously.

Mike was home, and took the boys, so it worked MUCH better.

They did a great job, and are so excited to donate it to our ward's youth camp auction.


On Friday, a cat adopted us.

Three people in our family are thrilled about it.

It's a beautiful orange and white cat that has set up shop in our front yard, and runs in (to the kids' delight) each time the front door is open.

They named him Tiger.

They sneak him out a steady stream of bologna.

They love and hold and pet on him every chance they get.

In spite of my threats to cancel Christmas if they touch that thing.

So, in short, he's never going to leave.

(I may be a terrible mom and start posting some "found" posters around the neighborhood, hoping its owners claim it.)


On Saturday, the YM/YW camp fundraiser finally was here!

Each year, our ward has a dinner and silent auction, with items donated, to raise funds for the youth to go to camp.

Mike is the YM President right now, so he has been hard at work getting it together.

We enjoyed a yummy Mexican dinner.

Sam slept.

And Josh bounced excitedly, waiting for the pinata!

The youth made a pinata and charged each kid $1 for 3 hits.

They made it so sturdy that it got through 25+ kids and teenagers, before the stick broke, and they ended up tearing the pinata up by hand.

It was awesome!

The kids worked really hard to earn some money to bid at the auction... and they made out like bandits.

Adam got a TV set... his first piece of furniture for his future dorm room.

Grace got a Kindle and a new quilt

Well, we bought the quilt... she still uses her baby blanket quilt that is way too small for her.  And the quilt I've been promising to make her for years, wasn't going to happen anytime soon.

Josh got a Tigger.

And Mike got a good night's sleep, after all of the months of planning/prep/setting up/cleaning up were finally over.

1 comment:

Grammy Suzzy said...

What a wonderful week you all had! I loved the eggs, especially that Sam's perfectly matched what he was wearing. Joshy's hands looked a very beautiful swamp green! Congrats to all on the auction winners, especially the Young Men and Young Women who benefitted so much from such awesome leaders and helpers. As for Sam, Allison, perhaps you should check as to what you are eating…he seems to be growing facial hair… :)