Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Are you sure it is April? It is flippin' cold outside!! Thank you Coach Steve for canceling baseball practice and sorry Kayla for skipping Tee-Ball yesterday but I am just too darn COLD!!! Please bring warmer weather May!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Karate Kid

Jacob has been taking TKD classes for about 2 months now and he absolutely loves it. He attends Pacific Kicks behind Sonic on Gage. On Friday he tested for his Gold belt and passed. He was very excited. There are nine different belt levels. Anyway, here are some pictures of my little Karate Kid.

We admittedly went out and bought the original Karate Kid movie and made Jacob watch it. He really like it. It brought back old memories. Lindsay's post made me laugh.

This is a picture of him getting ready to be tested to "graduate" from a White belt to a Gold belt. There are Gold belts here as well testing up to Orange belt level.

This picture is of Jacob bowing to the head teacher guy or the "master" after he has passed and being presented a certificate and his new belt. I didn't get a very good angle but it was really neat.

Before they test they need to have their school teacher fill out a sheet about their attitude and personality at school and the parents also have to fill out a sheet. They also want a copy of their report cards to make sure their grades are where they should be. I really liked this.

The next pictures are of the "graduating class" of the month and Jacob wearing his Gold belt for the first time.

We are very proud of him and now he is thinking already of mastering his Gold Belt combinations and earning his Orange Belt. Now I have my own personal body guard!!

*** On a completely different note. I started reading Twilight yesterday and am enjoying it so far. Also here is a picture of the haircut I asked Rebecca to give me. She got it right on. She did a great job, now I just need to learn to style it the way she did!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Spring Break

I have been absent from blogging since spring break 1) to spend time with the kids over spring break and 2) to see if I could live without blogging. I found that I can live without blogging but it's not as fun. I felt like I was under a rock and I missed stalking all of your pages to see what you were all up to. So now I am back, and this is what we did over spring break.

I taught the kids how to make flour tortillas. I have no pictures because my hands were full, but we all had a great time. We went to the Playground of dreams on another day and had a picnic. We had so much fun. Unfortunately I forgot the camera (can you say 'bad mommy') so no pictures of that either. But I do have pictures of our FHE/Spring Break project.

Kevin and Jacob made these awesome "garden boxes", one for everyone.

Then we went and everyone got to pick out four of their own plants to take care of and "raise". Jacob chose a tomato plant (so his dad can make salsa), a strawberry plant (so I can make strawberry shortcake), a mum, and a daisy. Kayla chose a tomato plant and a strawberry plant for the same reasons as Jacob, a purple petunia and a pink Geranium. Surprise , surprise on the colors she chose, right? Kevin and I chose cilantro and jalapenos so we could make salsa. Anyway, we had a great time and it was fun to see them so excited about having their own "garden" to take care of. We moved them into the garage while it was really cold but they are back outside again. Can't wait to make some yummy salsa fresh from our own garden!!

Also on a side note - I would like to give a big shout out and a huge Thank You, Thank You to Rebecca for the amazing haircut she gave me when I was in an "I'm going to shave my head" moment!! I love it!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

All Star Cheer on TV

For those of you who are interested, they will be airing the All Star National Cheer Competition on April 5 at 12:00 pm and on April 7 at 2:00 pm on ESPN 2. They will probably only show a clip of Forces' routine since they didn't place Top 10 but it should be fun to watch if you like that sort of thing like me!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

It's GREAT to be 8!

On Sunday, Jacob was invited to attend the "It's great to be 8" information night that was put on bu our AMAZING Primary Presidency. Thank you very much ladies! Jacob will be 8 in August. Can you believe it? I surly can't. Anyway, it was wonderful. He is so excited now. I think he is more excited for Cub Scouts than anything else, honestly. It was very neat. We went to the Stake Center and they got to "tour" the baptismal font and the changing rooms. We got a check list of things to do before the baptism. It was very informative. I appreciated that because I realized I have no idea what I am doing? From my research I have found that some families make the baptisms big, grand events with slide shows and professional photography, professionally printed invitations, etc. I was way overwhelmed. Then I found that others keep it simple. It's about the baptism, right. Anyway, I find myself now wondering WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? Any suggestions or ideas?