Ethan is the funnest kid. He loves nights when dinner is done and he knows there is something else to do. Take a bath. As all the other kids have to shower before bed. When that water turns on he is the first to hear and come running. He will stay in that bathroom til the water has turned off and the other kids are in there bed asleep. My other children liked baths but I don't remember them wanting a bath all the time, and everyday. He is a fish out of water. When in doubt about fussy just turn the water on for a bath and he is all smiles. Very cute and easy to make happy.
I can't believe how busy times get. I feel like I haven't stopped since Thursday. I woke up and got the kids ready for school and got a phone call from my cousin at 7:30am. (This call was excepted) Letting me know that my grandpa had passed that night. Since then my days have run together and had no time for anything. We did have time to decorate cookies with our friends The Lefler's. My kids ask every year to decorate cookies with friends for the holidays. So it has been something fun to do every year. The kids loved the time with friends before family got here and the busy went with it.
Friday we planned flowers and tried to help with the funeral. Thanks to Michelle who had her head on straight and got things done. The viewing was Sunday night and the funeral was Monday morning. So when family got here Friday night we spent time just visiting with grandma and grandpa at my aunts house. Then Saturday was a day of figuring out what was what and last minute things for the funeral. There is a lot of work that goes into taking care of the house and everything that is left over from my grandparents life. Lots of memories. My grandfather was a man that kept everything. He lived a life to be very pride of. To have learned just one thing from his life is a lot to be able to pass on. My children loved to go visit him up at his house. We will all miss him. He is probably not missing us since now he is with his wife and son. What a wonderful reunion they have had.:)Thank you Grandpa for getting us all together to enjoy this weekend together as family. We love you and hope you are running and golfing with grandma and Jim. So after that we tried to get back to life for our children. The Monday before Halloween we carve pumpkins. So we went to get pumpkins. The cousins came over with their pumpkins and we sat around and carved pumpkins. We do this tradition for the children so THEY can have fun carving their pumpkins but as you can see in the picture I think the kids had lots of fun. Andrew did do a great job on his pumpkin this year. Thank you Trent, Tyler, and Kara for coming over and carving pumpkins. One more side note... LOOK at what Andrew can do. Something new. He loves it. Good job Andrew. Well that is it. My busy weekend. I had so much to say that sometimes it doesn't come out alright so if it sounds funny just blame it on my grandpa's passing and I am not all together. Thanks for reading.
We decided to go to Park City to enjoy some time away. ( I would like to thank mom and dad for getting the condo for us. WE DID LOVE IT.;) )The kids were very excited about going and couldn't get in the car fast enough. We made it to Deer Creek and the kids got out and wanted to skip some rocks. Need less to say they were muddy. Of course they enjoyed it, they are kids. We had lots of fun and the weather stayed warm for Saturday and Sunday while we were outside hiking. Ryan would not come off the mountain. He would have hiked right over the mountain if David would have let him keep going. Andrew thought it was so cool that he could hike in the mountain with the rattle snakes. (they love watching Man vs. Wild) So Andrew thought he was right out there in the wild trying to survive. Mykel just wanted to keep up with her Brothers. She did very well with keeping up with the boys. She enjoyed ever minute. When she first got in the condo she asked were grandma Chipman was. (we usually go on vacation with Grandma and Grandpa Chipman). She was disappointed when she found out that it was just us. She does love her Grandma.
They had lots of fun. Andrew even found a lost ski and thought he was the coolest kid in town. He kept telling us now we just need to buy another one that would go with the one he found. The things kids will pick up.
Well that is it. Here are some pictures to go with the long boring blog...Have Fun
This last weekend was so cold that we stayed in. We had nothing else but lots of family time. Some good and bad.
The kids waited all Saturday for the snow but the snow never came. Then Sunday when they woke up there was snow. They didn't get to play in the snow because church was first and by the time church was over the snow was also over. They we very disappointed.
This last week I volunteered at Andrew's school to help with their Mini Olympics at PE. It was so fun to watch those little 2nd graders perform those Olympic activites. They had been practicing and were so excited to show the parents what they have learned and what they can do.
Andrew did very well; besides the fact that he is not into athletic stuff at all. Here are some pictures of Andrew in the relay race, Badminton, and the Rowing. It was lots of fun to help with and I think the kids loved it.
I do have to give a big shout out for Val. She is an ad there at the school for her daughter Tiff. Tiff has a hard time doing things on her own. When Val got to the long jump I thought Tiff just wouldn't do it. But NO Val picked Tiff right up out of her chair and held her in her arms and did the skip, step and jump. She went pretty far holding Tiff. I would have dropped Tiff and fell on my butt. Val is a great example and I look up to her and all she does for Tiff and her family.