Sunday, August 26, 2012

Public Speaking

Leah gave the following talk in Primary today.  She dictated it to me, I typed it up, and then read it in Primary almost all by herself.

To invite the spirit to us we say our prayers, be kind, read our scriptures, go to church.
There is good music and bad music.  The kind of music is the good music not the bad music. Good music makes us feel happy inside and outside.

To make us healthy we put healthy food inside our bodies.  Sometimes its okay once in a while to eat candy, sugar in your mush or in your oatmeal.  If we do that all the time we wont be healthy or very smart.  If we do that all the time we wont feel the spirit. No drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes because that is not good for our bodies.

When we do good things like doing something nice when it is not done like clean up your bedroom or your mom's bedroom, we feel the spirit.

All the time you are supposed to follow the commandments.  Jesus gives us commandments.  We follow them because we will feel the spirit.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Leah, First Grader

What did you eat for breakfast on your first day of First Grade?  Leah had Fruit Loops, of course!  Leah wanted to ride the bus to school.  And have me show here where to go when she got off the bus.  This meant that I raced the bus to school and waited for her on the playground.

Leah is nervous and excited to go to first grade.  She is sad that she will not have as much play time since she will be at school longer, but I think she will get used to it pretty quickly.  Plus, the first graders have TWO recess times and the first grade playground has swings! (As demonstrated by Samuel, below).

I snuck a picture through the window.
Lining up!

Swings are the best.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Chore Chart, Day One.

There was considerable tears and a fair amount of arm twisting.  It can only get better, right?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Day

Saturday was a big day for us.  Chris completed his first ever formal race, the Provo Trail Half Marathon with a run time of 2:12.  Way to go Chris! We are so proud of you!  As you can see from the pictures, everyone agrees that Chris is the best dad!
Later that day I performed at a talent show at Macey's in Spanish Fork.  It was fun.  I felt pretty good about it, lets just forget that I forgot a verse.

Meanwhile this little bug Audrey Maggie is a hugger!  She knows that if she says "hug! hug!" someone will pick her up and give her a hug.  She does this all the time!  When I'm doing dishes, when she wants to get out of the high chair, when I'm reading....  She's a hugger!