Sunday, May 18, 2014

Our Family: Week of 5/12-5/18

On Monday, Adam went with his advisory class to a field trip to the "Lion Habitat."

The MGM hotel here used to have a live lion show.  They ended it a few years ago, but the lions that were a part of it live on a farm here now.

I let him take a camera, and he had a great time with his friends watching the lions get fed, watching them play, looking at some new baby cubs, and learning about them and other animals.


On Tuesday, I took Sam and Josh to the dentist.

Sam's tongue tie is doing great.  We have one more re-check in 3 weeks, and hopefully he will be good-to-go after that.

Josh had his check-up and he did great.

We love our new dentist... she is so fun and patient.

They had some dinosaurs for him to brush and examine while he waited.

And some cute sunglasses to wear, so the light didn't bother him.

He had perfect cavity-free teeth, and got a treasure from the treasure box.

Yay, Josh!

Afterward, we cleaned out the car and went through the car wash.

It had been way too long, and it's on my list of things to do before we leave for Phoenix for Nate's wedding.


On Wednesday, Grace was in her school Spelling Bee.

She knew the words (we had practiced like crazy) and was doing sooo good!

On the 4th round, her word was "shadow."  She got too excited, because she knew it, and went too fast, and mixed up the "d" and "o" in her haste.

She was sooo bummed, but is determined to get the trophy next year!


On Thursday Adam and Grace went on a school-wide field trip to watch the school's play, "The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever."

(Their school is too small to have everyone in one room, so a church let them use it for the performance.)

While they were off having fun, Josh and I took Sam to the doctor for his 4-month well check.

Baby boy is determined to be the world's biggest baby:

He weighed 20 lbs 14 ounces and was 26.5 inches long.

Josh wasn't that big until he was 15 months old!

After school, I found out we were in charge of taking home the class tree frog, Cosmo.


I think Adam volunteers extra because he just loves this guy!

That evening, I held Activity Days at the park, so we could work on our physical fitness.

Josh quickly found the water feature, though.

The rest of us ran and played volleyball.

And Sam slept.

Those shots just wore him out.


On Friday, Mike's co-worker gave us a van.

He had been given one, and wanted to pay his old one forward.

It has 200,000 miles on it and breaks down spontaneously while driving.  Mike is determined to fix that thing so he has his own vehicle.

And, man alive, it would be soooo nice not to have to drive him to/from work every day.

He only works 5 miles away, and it's on the way to the kids school.  Which is a huge blessing.  But, we have to wait for him to get done each day.

And sometimes things come up, and after we wait outside for 30+ minutes, he comes out and tells us to come back in a few hours.

So, while I'm not complaining about it (really!) it would be a huge convenience for him to drive himself.

Because, waiting in a car with 4 kids is no bueno.

(We are so thankful for his kind co-worker, Bond.)


On Saturday, we picked up our Bountiful Basket.

I only order one if Mike works late on Saturday, because there is no way I am hauling 4 kids across a parking lot, carrying a heavy basket of produce, at 7 in the morning.

Ain't nobody got time for that!

(Sorry.  I had to.)

We love getting Bountiful Baskets, so I am so glad that we were able to this week... this kids go through a lot of fruit, I tell ya!

That afternoon, we went to Adam's basketball game.

He did great, and made 9 points, including an awesome 3-pointer.


On Sunday, Sam started sticking out his tongue!

He was all ten kinds of jealous of his cousin, Noah, who sticks out his tongue all of the time.

But, Sam's tongue tie prevented that.

It is sooo cute how he keeps playing with it and sticking it out.

That evening we had a wonderful dinner with our good friends, the Chidesters.

I am so thankful for good friends.

And babies who can stick out their tongues (finally).


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