With 5 kids in school and each one needing to do a class project or report as well as play games, competition for the computer has become fierce. Time to get a second one. If I really had the kids’ interests in mind I would get a laptop that they could use around the house;… Continue reading New computer and merit badge
This past week was a busy one for the family with the kids in school, and Young Women and Scouts, and volunteering at the hospital. Of course, the highlight of my week was the home opener for BYU against Texas. This year we are glad that Grandpa is finally retiring now that he’s turned 70… Continue reading Week in review
Sam and Diana are still on year-round school so their track started a week earlier than the older girls. Sam is in 6th grade now so he’s a Big Man on Campus while Diana is starting the 4th grade. They’re excited to go back to school and Nancy is excited as well.
Sam missed only 2 days of class in 4th grade. Good enough to get an attendance award. I’m not sure he was too happy about getting his picture taken in front of the class. Next stop, 5th grade.
Sam recently had a birthday and turned 10 years old. He and Diana have birthdays fairly close together so they got to jointly select the location for their birthday dinner. Their choice? Golden Corral. It was the first time any of us had ever been to Golden Corral and I think the kids were influenced… Continue reading A Birthday and a Bear
Sam brought a small cabbage plant home from school earlier in the year in a cup. I’m not sure what science project his class was working on but apparently it involved planting a cabbage seed. Most of the “plant a seed in a cup” type of projects our household undertakes end up not working out.… Continue reading Now that’s a cabbage!
This year in Cub Scouts they did the rocket race instead of the Pinewood Derby. Sam had fun making his rocket and stuck with the usual BYU blue. The rockets don’t have nearly as much room for customization and tweaking as the pinewood derby cars do. They also don’t have the people buying cheater wheels… Continue reading Rocket Race
Sam had to read a biography and do a book report on it for school. Fascinated by anything related to the military, he choose a biography on General Patton. Part of the book report requirements were to make a poster related to the book. Although not blessed with the drawing talent that his sister has,… Continue reading Sam’s Patton Book Report
Sam and Diana have birthdays only a few days apart. I can never remember which person’s birthday is on which day. Luckily for Sam and Diana, the got to have separate birthday celebrations this month instead of getting a combined one like Caroline and I do. Sam’s birthday is first but Diana has a hard… Continue reading April Birthdays
For the annual Blue and Gold Cub Scout Banquet our pack does a dessert competition. Sam and I were thinking about various desserts we could try to make when I suggested Better Than Sex cake. Once Sam and the other kids heard that name for a dessert, it was all over and they just had… Continue reading Dessert Competition