Monday, March 31, 2008
Faith has become so much stronger and really loves to do the bars at Gymnastics. She can hold that bridge for the longest time, and isn't afraid to let her legs hurt a little bit!
Here she is in her "split". It gets a little closer to the ground every week! Gymnastics was something I always wished I had done. I always wanted to be able to do a round-off back handspring like my friend, Becky, but to no avail! I get just as much joy out of watching my sweet Faith do her tricks!
Today, I took the boys to see the famous Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. Even in the rainy weather, they truly were breathtaking and I'm so glad we went!
It's fun to have friends around so that I can actually document myself into these outings! The boys had a great time riding in the jog stroller, eating snacks and laughing at their friend, Saxby, who was the lucky walker of the group.
To give you a feel, the blossoms were everywhere! It was truly like a tunnel of blossoms at most points along the path (we went about 4 miles roundtrip). By the time we made it to the Jefferson Memorial, the rain was really coming down, but I didn't hear one complaint from the boys. They were having a great time. I also recommend the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial. I can't wait to go back (when it's not raining so hard) and see the waterfalls and read all the quotations on the walls.
If my history is correct, these Cherry trees were planted by the Japanese over 100 years ago as a gift to the country (please correct me if I'm wrong), and the knotty trunks really showed their age. We had a great morning, leaving at 9:15am and not getting back home until about 1:45pm!
Today was also Faith's last gymnastics class for awhile, but she wouldn't smile for the camera when she received her ribbon, so you'll have to just trust me on this one!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Andrew did it! I was so pleased (we shouldn't be "proud") with his accomplishment! He said that after about mile 8, his knees started to hurt, but he finished in under 2 hours and has a much greater appreciation and respect for runners! We both want to do another race to beat our time!
I watched 2 extra kids so our friends, Audrey and Scott, could run the race. So, I showed up downtown after weaving in and out of closed roads, JUST in time for Andrew to cross the finish line! All the 6 little faces were excited to see him, and then Audrey just 15 minutes later!
Fort Faith Boot Camp! BOOT stands for Build Our Own Testimonies. Isn't that clever? The kids had a GREAT time, and Clark was ecstatic to wear his camouflage!
Here's another one of Faith's famous "original" outfits. She is so cute that it really doesn't matter, but I have to laugh because someday she will say "Mom, why did you let me dress that way?" My answer...the same answer as many mothers say...I had to pick my battles - this one was not worth it! She's so fun!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Stay tuned for some Cherry Blossom pictures - we're doing the walk around the Potomac River with some ward friends on Monday morning!
Monday, March 24, 2008
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Sunday, March 2, 2008
I was going to sit down and type my "Tag" info, but Faith wanted to do some about her. Isn't she wonderful? My little girl is my little buddy!
1. I'm cute
2. My favorite thing at school is "Choice" (usually sandbox or computer)
3. I like "Magic Tree House" books
4. I like to play babies. My favorite one is "Purple" baby
5. If I could go somewhere, I would go to Utah.
6. My favorite friend is Roxana.
7. At school, my friends tell me I look like Hannah Montana.
8. I love Hannah Montana.
9. I love Mommy because she's a girl.
10. i like barbies.
This is Grant's Primary Class having a Wii Party on Saturday afternoon. Their teachers, Dave & Margaret H. are just so sweet to let them earn this reward through good behavior over a few months. They ate pizza and played their hearts out for about 2 hours! What fun!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Here's a video that we surprised Vanessa with a little while back. I love the words of this song and have wanted to use it to make a movie about her forever. The lyrics just fit her.