Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Basketball

John Charles came for a visit and made Shandler a sign. He did it once for Stormie a couple of years ago and Shandler was proud to have her turn!
Her game was at 8:00 Saturday morning......Are you kidding me!!!!

Shandler loves to play basketball and has played with this group of girls for several years. She started with them in the Declo Rec. program and last year they put together a traveling team and played various teams from South Eastern Idaho. She loves basketball and has become a pretty good little player. She has wonderful coaches that have taught her alot! We were not sure if they were going to put together a team so I signed her up to play ball in the Rupert League too. Her coaches called and now we are juggling two sets of basketball schedules.....whew!! They begin in November and will play until Christmas, this group is sponsored by the Burley Lions, JAZZ basketball. GO SHANDLER!!!!!

Carving and the display of pumpkins....

One Friday the kids did not have school, however, I did. I asked Kent to help them get their pumpkins carved and be sure to take pictures so I could see! It was a nice day but windy(imagine that!) so Dad set them up in the garage with garbage bags and carving tools. Sayger worked very hard this year to completely carve his pumpkin on his own. He would not let his dad help at all. He did great! When Shandler was very little she could not dig the guts out of the pumpkin without dry heaving the entire time. Kent or I have helped clean out her pumpkin for years, this year she conquered the slimy center of her pumpkin all on her own! They had a great time and were able to get them all carved and ready for the Halloween display and lighting. I have to say they were very cute and one of my favorite things to do is light the pumpkins and stand back in the driveway to see how they look in the dark. I also love the smell of the heat coming from the pumpkins as the flame is cooking the inside, it remind me of fall.

Red Ribbon Week-Rock Star Day!

October is Red Ribbon Week and the promotion of "Saying No to Drugs!" Rock Star Day was Sayger's favorite and he had his outfit picked out for days. The shirt is too long to see the chains and key rings he had hanging from the belt loop which scooped into his pocket. The lenses of the glasses flipped up and his hair had color in it. He looked pretty cool!!

Posing for a picture in the pumpkin patch!

The Pumpkin Patch

One Saturday afternoon we called our good friends the Redders and asked if they wanted to go to the pumpkin patch and gather some pumpkins for Halloween. The Redders have 7 children and we have 3 and to all of our amazement we only had three with us at the Pumpkin Patch, their youngest son, Sayger and Stormie. Shandler was at Frightmares in Utah with Korena's daughter and Scott's boys were visiting their mother. We scanned the pumpkin patch for the best pumpkins and loaded a wagon full. Even though all of our children were not there we gathered pumkins for them all, so the wagon was very full! Scoot pulled the thing from place to place and in the end it was very heavy! As you can see the weather was still pleasant and we had a fun afternoon. The little boys ran all over that patch and had a great time finding the perfect pumpkin.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Someday I will be back to catch up our blog...... right now it is on the botton of the priority list.
1. I am a mother-homework, house, dinner, laundry
2. I am a wife-:)
3. I am a teacher-educate, plan and correct papers
4. I need to get kids to events, piano, dance, Taekwondo, cheer, basketball
5. I need to watch all of the events.... dance, Taekwondo, cheer and basketball
6. Help my neighbors and friends who have recently undergone tragedy or surgery
7. Counseling....those who need me.
8. Baking for Christmas
9. Shopping for Christmas
10. Attending Christmas functions
11. Preparing for holiday events and dinner
12. Put together Masters Degree Portfolio
13. Blogging....maybe :)