Saturday, September 29, 2012

Soccer 2012

This soccer season is great!
Andrew's team is the cougars. His coaches are really nice. His team is pretty good and win most of the games they play. They practice twice weekly and have 1-2 games weekly.
It was a good season and fun to watch the kids play.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Now that Andrew's 8, he joins cub scouts!

Andrew was so excited to join his wolf pack when he turned 8. The pack is small, but the activities are still fun. Andrea's first activity is making bird houses along with the bears.
He looks so cute in his new uniform!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Andrew's Baptism

We are so excited that Andrew is 8 and decided to get baptized. It was a great day with tons of family visiting.
Andrew was baptized and confirmed by his dad.
We had a pizza party to celebrate at a small party afterward.
Mimi and Papa are on their mission and Grandma and Grandpa are coming for Thanksgiving, so they each sent Andrew very nice letters.
It was a great day!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Andrew's 8th birthday Science Party

For the special day, Andrew wanted to have a science party. We went to work searching for fun ideas. Sydney made a paper mâché volcano and she taught them about what makes volcanoes erupt. They then all got a chance to erupt it with baking soda and vinegar (the vinegar killed the grass :( ). Of course we had to have a diet coke and mentos demonstration. We melted styrofoam cups and then shot off rockets using air pressure.
The kids all got lab coats and had Petri dish specimens and practiced making molecules.
What a great way to celebrate a birthday.
Friends that came were:

George and brothers
And a couple more....

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Finally, a front yard is coming together!

We have been working hard this summer trying to improve our curb appeal. Our yard was the ugliest on the block! I guess we could always have "wilderness" kind of landscape, but the weeds just were killer.
Scott has been quite a good, skilled worker. I am impressed. It all started with a Mother's Day gift to me (Scott put retaining wall around the front yard trees while I was out of town).
 The dogs were so excited! they didn't know what to do with themselves!!