During Christmas break, Emma planned and executed a Book of Mormon read-a-thon. The youth from church came and spent three days straight reading the book of scripture in its entirety, start to finish. It was pretty awesome.
Speaking of churchiness, I sometimes need to go to a meeting before church starts. On those Sundays I'll run back home after the meeting, pick up the kids and run back to church. I am blessed beyond measure that they are responsible and capable and are almost always pretty much ready to go when I arrive to pick them up. I usually just have to wait a minute or two while they find their shoes, or run back in to get their scriptures, or Emma finishes brushing Afton's hair or some such. But this one Sunday, just to prove how awesome they are, I opened the garage door I spied this sight through my windshield. 100% ready to go and plenty of sass. I laughed so hard and high fived them all.
Josh left this surprise for Scott.
We met some friends at the school playground. Remember that play structure for later...
We joined some friends for bowling.
Ben and Emma both tried out for the track team, and they made it!! This was an emotional and awesome experience that deserves a lot more than one photo in a catchall post, hopefully I'll write up more about it as the season progresses. (Ben's the really short one in the red shirt waiting his turn to try out for long jump.)
This sign made me laugh.
Afton's friend preschool took a field trip to Trader Joe's. Here she is inside the big fridge, waving at people on the store-side of the yogurt.
Josh's Cub Scout leader is pretty much the definition of amazing. Check out the Minecraft themed blue and gold banquet.
Okay, remember that play structure from the school playground? Apparently Josh and his friends like to play "king of the whatever-it's-called." He took a spill and landed on his face. Don't worry, he healed up nicely.
Lisa and I went running on Cherokee Blvd on a gorgeous sunny day, and I got excited about the buds on the trees.
We enjoyed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme after basketball games a couple of Saturdays in a row.
Lydia's latest thing is that she loves, loves, loves to make dinner. She's made it for the family probably the past three Sundays in a row. I love this new interest of hers, and have tried to let her do it as close to 100% on her own as possible. She's learning a lot, and taking great pride in her efforts.