December 2010

December 2010

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another new sport for Cody!

Cody is trying his hand (or arms or legs) at pole vaulting. He jumped 7'6" the first week, 8'6" last week, and he jumped 9'6" today at his track meet against Poway. I know those heights might not sound like much, but he's progressing!!

And last week he ran on the 4X400 team. I thought it was awesome and I hope he keeps up running as well as pole vaulting, but that takes initiative on his part and he is very comfortable with pole vaulting.

He looks nervous...he's never done the blocks or the baton before...

But he looks awesome out of the blocks! Well, I don't know about form, but he still looks awesome!!

I think he was pretty tired near the end...

And happy to hand off...

It was very fun to be at Westview for a track meet again. There is just a feeling of team work and cheering everyone on. I loved it. And just think, Cody is just a freshmen (or do I say freshman?)!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Skating Moves...

I had to post these for Billy...Jayce is working on some tricks. I've never been a fan of skate boarding since Dallin got into it. With a little persuasion I may be able to like it again. This is a good start.

Someday, maybe he'll be this good...

The Leprechauns Paid us a Visit!

Two weeks ago Jayce set a leprechaun trap, with gold and all. He was sure he was going to catch one of those little guys.

Well, on St. Patrick's Day they made a mess of our house. They were kind enough to leave gold coins, though.

We had to have green pancakes for breakfast in honor of the occasion.

Jayce was pretty excited about well as the gold he collected.

And we ended the day with a St. Patrick's Day cake.

I actually should research why we celebrate St. Patrick's Day. At our house it's just another reason to have fun with a little green and gold thrown in!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This Week's Hilarity (so far)!

This morning had an interesting start. From upstairs, Cody announced that a bag of dog food under his bed had spilled. Huh. So, naturally, I have a myriad of questions running through my head, "Why did Cody have a bag of dog food under his bed? Why did it spill? What was he doing with the bag when it spilled? Why is my life so weird that I have to ask these kinds of questions when I am in a morning rush and trying to get organized to get everyone and me out the door to school and work?!" Well, Cody reminded me he had purchased a bag of dog food for Dallin for Christmas (for Dallin's puppy)...very thoughtful and practical gift...but I digress. When he realized he did not buy PUPPY food, he asked me to get some when I went to the store, and supposedly he stashed the other dog food under his bed (until now). For a reason I do not know, Cody decided to look for the dog food and found little pieces of it scattered under his bed (yuck). I asked him to gather them up so we could get it cleaned up. When we explored the evidence further, it was clear that Pennie had been involved in snitching some dog food!

Exhibit A - bag of dog food suspiciously ripped open (this had Pennie's name ALL over it):

Said dog food, gathered.

Said Cody, fixing this mess.

After we pieced the evidence together, we tried coaxing Pennie upstairs to let her face her crime. But she wouldn't come up...not even for a dog treat! She knew she was busted and she went in her kennel and refused to come out. We all had a good laugh.

On Monday night I planned a scavenger hunt for family home evening. It was simple, I had a picture of each of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles and I hid them all over the house. On the back of each of the pictures was info such as where they attended college, who they married, how many children they have, and some other interesting facts. (Did you know President Packer has 10 children? Holy cow! And did you know Elder Nelson was an M.D. by the time he was twenty-two?!) Anyway, I made a list of clues, for the the boys to find them in order, starting with Elder Andersen and ending with President Monson. It was supposed to be a fun activity to learn things about each of the apostles. Well, it was fun, but these boys.... They always get a little carried away. And Pennie had to join in the fun -

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We Love Baseball!

Yesterday was opening day for Little League. Oh my goodness, so much fun! For years, while we were watching Derek and Cody's games, we'd be chasing Jayce around the field. Now that Jayce is playing, Mark and I sit back and lounge watching Jayce play. And we eat it up. It is seriously the cutest stuff!

Jayce playing right field (kind of a boring place to play). After one of his outfield innings he came and reported to me he caught three orange lady bugs. He was excited about that (since the ball didn't make it out to him in the outfield).

There will probably be lots of these types of pictures throughout the season because Mark loves to take them. He likes to get it just at the right moment when Jayce is connecting. The problem is, I don't think Jayce had his eye on the ball :).

Jayce's coach was very animated as he was telling Jayce how to look "baseball ready" out in the outfield. He's a good coach.

Just loved this shot of the back of his jersey and his hat. What a cutie!

Jayce playing catcher - It's probably better...

...if he keeps his eyes OPEN!

After we got home, there was yard work to do. I asked the boys to get some weeding done. And this is how it looked. I thought it was hilarious.

We also had a surprise visit from Travis and Tyler. They drove all the way down to attend a friend's wedding in the San Diego temple. It was fun to see them and talk to them about Derek coming up to BYU-I. It's gonna be great!

P.S. Just lookin at these pictures...I'm not in any hurry for Jayce to grow up. Can you blame me? What a gift he is in our lives!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Park Village Jogathon!!

The Park Village Elementary Jogathon was today! All the kids have done this very fun event. Jayce set a goal to run 10 laps (which he says is a mile, but I think it's a lot more than a mile).

Warming up and stretching with the class!

Group shot before the start! Look at those game faces!

Jayce loved it! Can you tell?

He kept pace with Mr. Cecena, our principal, the whole time! What a champ!

Speaking of running...I was just asked to join the So Cal Ragnar Relay Team. I'm so excited! I have always wanted to run the one up in Utah, and get a team of all my running kids, siblings, and nieces and nephews to run it together. But, I'm okay to start here! I have a lot of work to do in the next six weeks!!