Steve and his parents took the kids to the Scarecrow Festival while I was at work. It’s tradition! By the looks of the pictures and the excited stories they told me, it sounds like they had a blast! Here are a few pics:
The kids LOVE the inflatable slides!
Fun and Games
They got to ride the train
It sounds like they had a wonderful time! Hope I can go next year!
So yesterday we finally made it to our new ward….after 1 week of not going to church (due to no gas for warm showers and the wrong plug for our dryer) and 1 week at our old ward saying our good-byes. We made it to church right before it started and was greeted by the RS President’s husband. Sacrament was really good…there is a couple who moved their family here from Argentina and the older parents do not speak English. Instead of going to a Spanish speaking ward, they opted to stay in our ward to be with their daughter. They gave talks and had their children translate. Pretty neat stuff!
I had to take Evie to the potty and when we walked into the bathroom there was another little girl there wearing the same dress as Evie. They were both 2, almost 3, and would be in nursery together. I asked if the little girl liked princesses and once Evie saw she did, she was so excited to have a new friend. (Although, she did ask if Cyana would be there too…poor thing misses her best friend so much!)
After sacrament was over, I had to go potty and so did Spencer. On the way to the restroom I asked a woman how old her son was. He was 4 and a Sunbeam just like Spencer. There was another little boy there who was also 4 and a Sunbeam. Spencer met them both and after using the bathroom, said he was excited to see his new friends. A woman asked if we were new and how old Spencer was. She introduced herself as the Sunbeam teacher! So now Spencer knew 2 friend and his teacher before he even got to Primary.
We met with the Bishop (really nice guy!) and then headed off to class. Evie saw her new friend and went to sit by her in Nursery…no problem! We took Spencer to Primary and found his class. He walked in – no problem! Steve and I were a little shocked…and wondered whether or not we needed to do anything more. Typically our kids would be a bit more shy and want us to stick around. This was great though! So, we went to Sunday School and then split out for Relief Society and Elder’s Quorem. I do feel a bit younger than the majority there, but they all seemed really nice and welcoming. And luckily we know one family already – Eric and Jamie were our very first landlords when we got married. Funny, huh?
After church the Elder’s Quorem presidency stopped by to welcome us and chat with us for a bit. It was super nice. All in all we are really feeling welcomed, are pleased with our children’s taking to it, and are still really loving our new area.
Everything about our lives right now revolves around boxes. Big ones….small ones…some as big as your head!
We have our box wall…nearest the door to help all of those who are helping us move. We also had a box that was too big for packing anything in that became a toy house….
I threw that one in with my kids and their cousin Gavin (I stole it from your blog mikie and coley) cause it’s so darn cute. They were watching Tom and Jerry.
Every week our Saturdays start off the same way. I go to work at 10 AM and come home at 4. During that time Steve and the kids usually go to Costco for samples and rolls. Yes, we love their rolls. Some days they’ll bring me some at work, others I get them when I get home. This last Saturday I got off work at 2 to get ready for a baptism for a girl in my Primary. The kids (Spencer mainly) were really wearing on Steve’s nerves. I thought about taking one or both with me but didn’t in the end. When I came home, here’s what I saw…
Something else that happens other days, not just Saturdays, is that Steve is learning to play the guitar. It’s great seeing (or hearing rather) how much he’s improved so far and watching him proudly show me his fingertips. Funny guy. He’s proud because they’re getting more coarse and allowing him to play more without feeling like he’s going to loose his fingertips. I’ll even sing along with him some. Thanks sweetie for bringing more music into our home!
I was so lucky to use Cara Mia’s design, Winter Sparkle, for the first part of January. What a beautiful kit and it was extremely easy to find inspiration!