We hope you all had as much fun during the week of Halloween as we had. The picture above is what we ended up with after a night of carving pumpkins. At the end of this post check out the picture of them all lit up! No excuses, It has been a long time since we've updated. I showed Amanda how to access the blog, and create her own posts last year. Apparently neither of us is very good at posting. We will try to be better, but no promises! ;)
A quick update about us all:
Life has been interesting to say the least. A lot of things have been going on, I'll try to let you know about a few. First of all, I am enjoying my class this year. They are a great bunch of kids! We recently put on a spook alley as part of a fundraiser for the school. The students had a fun time going through the maze we created trying to guess which "gouls" were there teachers. I also have joined a local choir, it has been fun for me to be singing in an organized group again. We will be having several performances for the Christmas season, including one on Temple Square November 30. I have been involved with many other things, but I will share this post with the rest of my family !
I'm Mom. What else do I have to say? I've been scrap-booking online and enjoying it because I don't have kids helping me cut the pics or the paper. I have reading any book that looks interesting and so that means a lot of books. It easy when I work a slow night. I been trying to keep my house clean, but with four extra "helpers" it never seems to reach that goal. I'm hoping to make some more blankets in the next few weeks, but who knows when that will really start. I'm really enjoying my kids and all of the cute things they say and do. Just today, I listened to them all trying to out scream each other. It made me laugh.
"Hermione" is enjoying first grade, and is very excited to start reading chapter books. She doesn't like doing homework however, who does? She was excited to go on a field trip to a play on the same day she wore her costume to school. She has a lot of friends at school, and also in our neighborhood. She always makes sure we read our scriptures before going to bed. One night I was too tired to read scriptures, so I just told a quick scripture story. She pouted, and pulled her scriptures out and said "I am reading them Dad!" and opened them up and read for 5 - 10 min. I asked her what she had been reading about, and she pretty much told me the whole story. The little stinker is getting to be a very good reader!
"Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl" is loving preschool, and dance. On Wednesdays she is always prancing around the house showing me her latest dance moves. She loves to write notes lately as well. Though they are just a bunch of squiggles, you can sure feel the emotion put into each note. She was excited to be "Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl" for Halloween. When someone would say, "What a pretty cowgirl you are!" she would reply, "I am not just a cowgirl, I am Jessie the yodeling cowgirl from Toy Story!"
"Buzz Light-year" is getting very energetic. He gets into trouble faster than any of the other kids. He loves to play in the car, and often will sneak into the garage to try to get in the car. We have had to start locking the car so he can't get in. He insists on opening all doors very forcefully, and as far as they will open. He has put three holes in the walls at out house. I repaired one of them, and bought a new door stop. A week later he opened the door so hard, it sent the door stop through the wall. He is a good kid, and doesn't mean to get in so much trouble. He always is quick to say sorry, as tears well up in his eyes. I told Amanda that maybe we should start calling him "Dennis the Menace!" ;)
The "Care Bear" returns for its third use at the Wright house. Lizzie wasn't sure what to think of the hood, and would pull it off when she could. She has been growing fast, and learning a lot of new words. She almost melts my heart every time she says 'Thank You!' Recently she has been blowing kisses, and giving big hugs. She already is a big tease. The other day my Mom was trying to get her to say "Grandma", but Lizzie would just say "PAPA" and then laugh. It was funny to watch her mischievous grin!
So all in all, things are going well! Enjoy the upcoming holiday season. Take lots of pictures to share with us, and we will tray and to the same. TTFN, ta ta for now!
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