We stayed home for the entire break. It seems like during the school year each week is so busy and the kids don't get to just stay home and relax,ever, so that is what we did! (We also wanted to take advantage of some final ski days.)
I took the kids to ijump. That is always fun, and I feel like they get some good exercise!
One of the things on our "to do" poster was to take the boys to the Military Surplus Store. James, Gunnar, and Michael all came home with this get up. They were pretty happy! Luke had all kinds of treasures picked out, but when he found out I wasn't buying them, that they had to use their own money, he decided he didn't wanna waste his money! (Huh, imagine that!)
Another thing on the list was to go through Joshua's room and do a CLEAN OUT. He had things like this lurking under his bed. It freaks me out every time I look under there. Yes, that would be his cast from when he broke his leg in SIXTH grade. Disgusting, I know. We took a picture and said goodbye! Always feels great to tackle a project that has been on the list forever. Annie also thought it was fun, she kept trying to carry off new treasures she found in the "get rid of pile".
We got in a few ski days with the whole family….sometimes the kids favorite part of the day is lunch time!
While the boys were on the big hill with Dad, I got to spend some time with the girls. Sophie showed great improvement and I think she will make an awesome skier! Annie is so independent now, I could take them both up on the lift with no problems. I love that we can bring the whole family up now to have a fun day together. After years of teaching little ones to ski, pregnancy, nursing baby, and all those fun times sprinkled with just a few ski trips here and there, things have PAID off, and the kids can all come up and we can enjoy a beautiful day in the mountains together.
Annie joined the boys for a while and it was fun to spend some time with Sophie!
We hosted our extended family for family home evening. This crew was listening to the lesson from above. Kind of dangerous with that crazy railing. (I don't know how it would ever pass a building code.) I was a little worried and my fears came to fruition when one of the twins got his head stuck in the bars. Luckily, he was quickly rescued and no harm done.
Grandpa giving the lesson with a little help from Michael.
We also all went to the dentist that week for cleanings. It was Sophie's first visit. She did great until it was time for the Dentist to look at her teeth and then it was all over. She did not "like that dad." (She calls most adult males, "dads" and women "moms".) We still have not found a solution despite several trips back. Yikes.
One morning I laid down after getting the kids off and when I woke up, this is what I saw. Our primarily outside dog, Daisy, was getting the royal treatment by Sophie. "Here, here is your dog food." Hand feeding her animal crackers one by one. Daisy thought she had died and gone to heaven. I had to wash my sheets!
I don't even remember the exact details about this, but one day Annie, her friend Izzie, and Sophie all walked to Grandma's house. I went to pick them up in the car and Sophie insisted on "running home by herself." So, I let her, and just followed slowly in the car. I figured she could use the exercise. I could not believe it. She ran the WHOLE WAY! It is a steep incline when you get to our street, but she just kept truckin'. She was so cute, all our of breath and proud when she made it home.
One day this was the weather here according to my iPhone and I must say it was pretty darn accurate. Ya, that says DUST, as in dusty outside.
I was able to sneak off for some Frozen Yogurt with some of my Zumba buddies to celebrate a birthday. Luke came along and was so kind to take pictures for us.
I was especially happy when I got home to see he had also taken a whole bunch of unauthorized pictures. Most of them looked about like this….gorgeous.
James ran in his first track meet…go James! This is him running the 400m. At this age there is a HUGE difference in the size of kids, and James is definitely on the smaller end of the spectrum, but he held his own!
Since we were already up in Rexburg for the Track Meet it was only logical that we stop by Nielson's Frozen Custard for a treat before heading home.
Man, time is FLYING and I am ready for summer! I don't even have time to proof read this puppy so excuse the typos. This mama is TIRED and I have a killer headache. Peace out folks.