Archive for May 2010

Memorial Day Fun

For Memorial Day Aunt Lori invited us to go boating with them on Utah Lake. I had previously been to Hoytsville to take care of Grandma and check Grandpa’s grave (someone had already mowed it and cleaned it) so we were free to play on Memorial Day. We met Aunt Lori and her family at the lake and had a fun time with them. The water was pretty chilly but not too bad.

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On Aunt Lori's boat

It’s interesting to see the snow on the mountains in the background while swimming/boating in the lake. The kids mostly enjoyed riding the inner tube although Emily wore her glasses out on the tube. I told her they wouldn’t come off if she just hung on to the tube but after a few minutes they hit a big wake and the tube bounced and jolted Emily right into the water. Boy was I in trouble for making her lose her glasses.

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Tubing behind the boat

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of bad luck for the trip. On the way home, we were following behind Aunt Lori’s boat when we saw them blow out a tire on the boat trailer. They were able to pull off the freeway and leave the boat in a parking lot so they could come back another day and pick it up. Aside from those two incidents, the rest of the day was fun and my kids certainly had a good time. Thanks Aunt Lori for being so generous with your boat and inviting out for a fun day!

Spring time in Utah

Snow on May 24? You gotta be kidding me

All I can say is, I’m glad I haven’t put out my tomato plants yet.

Fun at the new park

Down the road a ways the city built a new park. It is not that great, but since it is a change from the old on they have been going to it is like hitting the jackpot for the kids. One day I decided to take their pictures just for fun.

Diana’s Kindergarten Mother’s Day Program

For mother’s day this year all the kindergarten classes got together to do a program for their mothers. We were off track at the time so I had to drive Diana to school instead of sending her on the bus. Diana has been excited the past month or so because they have been practicing the songs they were going to sing. Some of the songs she would sing at home while she watched TV or played with her barbies. She did a very good job singing although one of the songs she didn’t sing. I asked her when we go home why she didn’t sing the one song and she told me, “I didn’t like that song mom!” Boy was I not smart to know that!

2010 Spring Kindergarten Program

Diana’s Kindergarten class put on a Spring Program. Nancy went to this and was the videographer so she’ll have to comment on it.

UPDATE: 07/03/2010 – Turns out is was a Mother’s Day Program and Nancy already wrote about it here:

Anne’s Spring Band Concert 2010

Anne has been bugging me to put up the video of her Spring Band Concert. She has really enjoyed playing percussion this year and is one of only 2 girls in 7th grade percussion. She is looking forward to Symphonic Band next year and marching band when she gets into High School.


Part 1

They really are pretty good for a 7th grade band and her band teacher must be a saint to put up with a whole room full of knuckleheads. I happen to know that the band teacher is single and as I was watching the concert I had the brilliant idea that maybe we should line up Miss Band Teacher with a certain single uncle of Anne’s. I asked Anne what she thought of the idea and she wasn’t keen on it. I sent single uncle an email asking him what he thought of the idea and got no response back. Come to think of it, I have no idea how I would broach the topic to Miss Band Teacher even if single uncle was amenable. So much for my match making skills.


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Sam’s Baptism

Sam’s Baptism was a bit different from the older kid’s baptisms because Grandma Connie and Grandpa Kent are no longer in Utah and thus can’t make it easily to the baptism. So this time it was a smaller, quiet affair.

Sam's Baptism

Sam's Baptism

Like the other kids before him, Sam got a new set of scriptures and was excited to be baptized and confirmed by his Dad. After the baptism, we came with Aunt Lori and Uncle Bryan’s family back to our house for dinner and treats.