Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Fun Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Breakfast yesterday....nice lessons at church today about Christ....I am so grateful for many blessings in my life - including knowing I have a Savior who knows and loves me, that I have the ability to make my life good now, and because of Him I will live again with those I love.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

5 Months

Today Maren is 5 months old (and it is my sister's birthday and it is St Patrick's Day)! She is not good at sleeping...she wakes every 2-3 hours....but I know it will be work to get her to sleep better and I am putting it off. Otherwise she is still stinking cute. She has a happy personality and often squawks and talks more. She discovered her feet and likes to grab her toes. She is growing well and is starting to sit a little bit. She likes taking sips of water from my cup. She has blue eyes and still darker brown fuzzy hair. Here are a few pictures from the last week or so...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Whitmore's Variety Show

Rhianna did a wonderful job playing "Irish Wedding Dance" even with an old, sticky, not always tuned piano.
She also liked being one of the 5th grade MCs and announcing the acts. The show ended with a glow stick dance. Then we went out for pie on pi day - fun night!

**I must also add a personal thank you to Corine. She has taken charge of this Variety Show for 6 years in a row now! We are all better and blessed for having her as a friend!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Random Happenings

Pinewood Derby- Br Walston is excellent at working with wood and was so great at teaching Rhianna and Rand about the band saw and helping them. I, however, am not so good at pinewood derby cars. Apparently straight wheels make a difference - who knew! But we did our best and Rand got to race his car and then later in the day the Activity Day girls from our ward raced cars. (Rhianna and Seth had worked together on hers.)

Chinese New Year- We have a few good friends who are Chinese. Songcui works with Steve and she and her husband made pot stickers and brought fruit. The Neumillers made egg rolls and fried rice. We went to a good Chinese restaurant and bought baked pork buns that are delicious. What we made was a Strawberry Dream cake that we had seen on TV- SO GOOD!!
Art- These are just a few cool drawings Rhianna and Rand have done at school with the art teacher. It is nice the schools have gotten a little more funding so they can have a few specialty teachers.

FHE- Seth really does great at listening and remembering his lessons in church and we have good discussions. He has a very nice teacher and she did a lesson on Joseph Smith's first vision. So when Seth had our Family Home Evening lesson, he did his best to recreate the visual aid with Jesus and Heavenly Father coming down to visit Joseph.

Scouts- Rand finished his Wolf and so got several advancements at the Blue & Gold banquet last week. Seth had fun collecting balloons. Rand and Steve worked together on the cake for the cake decorating contest (and Seth helped a little too) and they won!

And Maren is still super cute!