Thursday, September 27, 2012


This year, Dallin and Mandy’s school had a fun run for a fundraiser.  They were so super excited about it and they asked everyone they could think of to support them.

K-3 had the first fun run time slot and they got ready by doing a few stretches.


And then they were off.


Isn’t Mandy so cute out there?


She ran HARD.


And made it a total of 35 laps which is the maximum they allowed the kids to do.


She was super excited to get to see her cousin Chloe there too.


4th – 6th grade ran a little later that morning. 


Dallin is all set and ready to go.


Each time they passed the start/finish line the teachers would mark off a lap on the back of their shirt.


Dallin had a blast doing all the fun laps.  Like skipping,


a buddy lap,


an air guitar lap and many others.  He too made it around for all 35 laps.


The thing I noticed the most – dude, the boy needs a hair cut.  If only he would let us cut it.


Even with crazy hair and a hot sweaty red face, he is a handsome little boy.


Mandy raised a total of $190 for the school and Dallin raised a total of $185.  I think they did awesome!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Puzzle Fun

We put together a puzzle not too long ago for a family home evening activity.  And we had a blast.


It has been so long since I’ve put one together I had forgotten home much fun it is.


And I love that the kids are all old enough now to really participate.  And they were good at it too!


I think it may be time to bust out another one tonight!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Layton’s First Day Of School

Layton started school a little later than Dallin and Mandy.  This was the first year that they were doing VPK at this particular school and they had a couple of issues waiting for the state to give them approval.  That red tape can take forever!  But, we really wanted Layton to go to this school because Mandy’s pre-school teacher would be teaching there and she is fabulous!  She is worth waiting a couple weeks for :)

Layton was so excited to get there,


and to show off his new backpack.


He went right in.  Sat down and started playing.  And has been loving it everyday since! 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Internet–the source of all knowledge….

Layton and I were having a conversation about how he was growing up and he was now a big boy.  He thought about it for a bit and then told me he was still a baby.  And so of course I took up the argument of why he wasn’t a baby anymore.  Then he had the ultimate, non-disputable answer -

“Mommy, I looked it up on the internet and it said that 4 years old is still a baby.”


How do you argue with that?