Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Awesome Bug Catcher!

Im glad he's on the bushes and Not our Raspberries!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

We used Scootpad this Summer and Loved it!



http://scootpad.com
We plan to do it again next summer.  I am not a very organized person(but I am trying and I would like to be) so for me, this was perfect.  Each week the kids were given assignments to complete.  It included Math, ELA/Reading, Spelling, and Writing. I was also able to add assignments to their list (ie.chores,shopping lists for when they were in charge of dinner / Family Home evening etc...)  As they finished their assignments they could earn coins.  We made a list of rewards that they liked and we bought some treats and fun summer games to put in a bin.  As they did their assignments, they cashed in the coins they earned and was able pick out their favorite prizes.  It was well worth it!  It forced us to have a great schedule...I felt like this summer was by far the most productive.  The kids learned, we had a lot of fun and they were ready for school...So I am posting the link in hopes that I remember to do the same thing next summer!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Our last Little Aggie!

Lizzy Loved meeting her new teacher today. We love USU! We can hardly wait for USU preschool to start next Wednesday! 

Lizzy is excited to start Preschool today!

Its the 3rd day of school and she was not happy watching them go without her today...so she is excited to meet her teachers today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

1st Day of School 2014!!!

Lizzy is going to miss them terribly! We have Loved this summer but the kids are so excited for school!
As much as I have Loved this summer, it's nice to get some things done...I haven't seen this "clean" counter all summer... Lizzy and I have lots on our To-Do List!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lizzy's Lego Phone

Lizzy Really likes the new phone Ryan picked out for me...so she made one "all by herself" out of Legos... I was so impressed. She will be 3 next month...I think she did an Awesome job!!! Hopefully she will be content to just use hers and not beg for mine:) 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ryan surprised us and came home a day Early! We love you!


We filled the day & week with tons of stuff so the days wouldn't go so slow waiting for Ryan to come home from a weeks trip to Kansas....he surprised us almost a day early!!! He even went swimming with us, which he does not love but did anyway. Love you!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Not really...it was too big to be hanging out in the raspberries. I knew that if I didn't capture it right then, I would be too afraid to pick berries ..It's just a garden spider and I don't believe they are poisonous...but...the kids think it's pretty cool!

We made a map!

Rebekkah and I saw a really cute world map a little while back and since she is heading to 5th grade, we decided to make it using the US.  It's laminated so she can write her states and abbreviations! Here's to a new year! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lizzy and I are working on a little surprise for Daddy when he gets back. Hope he likes it. We sure do! Thank you Gordon & Gabe!



Project complete! I am so excited!  I Love my girly tools & this Awesome wall...now for my next project...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Swimming Lessons 2014





It's pretty cool to have a cousin life guard. Just ask the kids

Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Garden

I love our small garden. It's just right. Can't wait for these grape plants to take off. Ryan even more so...we are hoping for lots of grape juice in the future!!!

UBIC Parade



We always love UBIC week. It was fun to be a part of it this year...
So fun!