May 13, 2012
Easter bunny came and visited. They got candy and two little bunnies. Why oh why did I think as a mother that three children could share two bunnies? It ended up being one of my most hardest days as a mother breaking up fights over the bunnies and setting the kitchen timer for twenty minutes each and then squeezing in personal time for the bunnies to have by them selves...as they were never getting a chances to eat or use the restroom.
Posted by Amanda Lee at 4:57 PM
April 4, 2012
Caleb rarely gets a Saturday off and it just happened to be on the day that The Canyons was hosting a Pond Skimming competition. He got us all free tickets. Kids were just as excited to ride the Gondola up the mountain. We packed a lunch and sunscreen.
Waiting to get on the bucket ride
Next the Gondola
We got there early enough to get front row seats. Weather was perfect.
That water was nasty green from the upper pond.
Eating lunch in the lodge
Of coarse we had to stop and listen to the band.
On our way down we got free vitamin waters.
Thomas was on one with my tambourine. I finally had to put it in time out.
March 29, 2012
Every year at J.R. Smith, the third grade puts on a Disney Program. They work on the songs all year long and then come January (with lots of help from parent volunteers) they learn the dances and choreography to them. It is a program that has been going for 23 years now at his school. I taught one of the dances and was asked to work with all the children that had solos. I feel free this week now that is is over. Thomas had a great time and loved every minute of it. Third grade is still at that age where they enjoy Disney. This performance was out of Thomas' comfort zone, but it was so good for him. He took it very seriously!
He was in the Lion King song as a Zebra
Waiting to go on stage for "Whale of a Tale"
Kiley, Thomas, and Axel
Lion King Dance. Thomas is the Zebra second from left. The sweet little girl who played Simba (Sammy) came over to my house every Thursday for nine weeks for singing lessons and we worked and worked in this solo. All the other kids that had solos I pulled then out of class at the school. Sammy was adorable and made such huge improvements in her singing and confidence. She is a cute shy little thing.
Hunch back of Notre Dame dance
Thomas is in the yellow t-shirt on Let's Go Fly a Kite, Mary Poppins
Some of his buddies
Grandma Jones came to watch the program, Grandpa Jones was very sick. Lydia adores her Grandma and I thought it was so sweet how she just laid on her lap. They had a sweet relationship. Thomas was looking forward to this performance to show her.
Lydia and Mickey
Here is a video I did of the three out of the four dances Thomas did.
March 26, 2012
This little girl of mine is absolutely adorable. I wish I could freeze her at this age. She is my little buddy. The one good thing that has come from not homeschooling again this year is the quality time I get to have with this little one. She never fails to give you loves and hugs. She says the sweetest things at the most perfect time. I wonder some days how kids know when us Mom's need to hear that we are loved, needed, and appreciated. She tells me I am her bestest friend. I just hope we can stay close to help get us through those teenage years.
That pointy little chin of hers (and that Thomas has too) is very much a Bowman trade mark.
Mini Waspette Camp
Mark and Lydia
Lydia and her tough girl stance. She insisted on wearing her cowboy boots. The danced bare feet so I was ok with that.
Lydia and Momma
Posted by Amanda Lee at 9:47 PM