Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dance and Bball Practice

I got permission to take the kids over to the church so they could dance and play ball as long as it's just our family. It was a lot of fun, really helpful for the kids, and something we definitely need to do more. With so much work needing to be done at the house, it's hard for me to find the time to take them. But it works great when we get over there!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Drive By Mondays

Another hard thing about the Coronavirus is that we haven't been able to go to church. The kids miss their teachers, we all miss our friends, and miss taking 2 hrs on Sunday to escape life and focus on the Savior. Our primary leaders put together a drive by Mondays activity where each Monday has a different theme. Tonight was a jungle hunt! Everyone was supposed to put out animals in their yard or in their windows so the kids could drive around and "hunt" for them. It was fun for the kids to look for all the animals. Lots of people were outside waving and it was fun to see so many of our neighbors and friends!

Dance and Bball

It's been hard for the kids to have been dancing or playing ball 10-14 hrs a week to nothing. They sent out a few dance videos for the kids to dance to which has helped, but we don't really have the best set up for them to really practice...but we are doing our best! Hopefully it won't take long for them to get back into the swing of things once life gets back to normal.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Quick Cabin Trip

Michael and Natalie headed up to the cabin with Aaron and Vivian for the weekend. It was last minute and I already had stuff planned so we decided not to head up. Aaron and Viv ended up leaving after the first night, so we decided we could head up that afternoon and just stay for one night. It ended up being a ton of fun and it was a nice little get away. Steve and Kay also came up with us and it was fun to spend time with them

Friday, March 27, 2020

Teacher Parade

It has been so hard on all of us with everything being closed and shut down. The kids miss their friends and they miss their teachers. The elementary school set up a parade route so the teachers could drive by and wave at all the kids. So of course we headed out and waited for the teacher parade. All the girls got to see their teachers (except Brooklyn's teacher wasn't there bc she is isolated with her missionary) and they saw many old teachers and other school workers. It brought tears to my eyes to see them all get to connect with the ones they love so much. Hopefully this doesn't last much longer!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Cards and Hot Tubbing

It seems like every day the restrictions get tighter and tighter. Now we are pretty much stuck at home with just our family. Luckily these kids love to play together. There is definitely plenty of fighting, but they have kept busy playing cards, games, and every once in a while they get a dip in the hot tub.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Outside Play

With the restrictions in place we aren't allowing any kids in our house, but they are still able to play outside. My girls were thrilled to finally have some girls to play with when the Jensens came over for a little bit. They all just played and played and played!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cutie!

Not sure why this picture was taken, but this girl is pretty adorable so I had to blog it!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Digital Online Learning

What a change in pace life has given us. I never thought something like this was possible. But here we are...quarantined at home. The girls were thrilled to each have their own desk space and spent much time decorating it and getting it just right. The teachers had a couple of days of preparation, then we all got started! So far it's been going really well. I feel very blessed that their teachers are still putting forth a lot of effort to continue teaching them rather than expecting me to do it. It's been a bit of trial and error, but for the most part each of their teachers has figured out a great system that is working for their class. I've had to give up my mornings so that I am available for questions if they need help, but for the most part they each are able to do it by themselves. This is NOT homeschooling...this is digital online learning.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day

Our sneaky leprechaun came twice! He left some bubbles in the morning, then came back and left a fun treasure hunt. The kids loved running around looking for clues till they were able to find their treasure! Thanks Lucky!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Britney's Birthday Party

It's been a whirlwind lately trying to get the new house built and this house ready to sell. The best I could come up with this year for Britney's birthday party was to have her dance team come over before dance for a little mermaid party! It was thrown together so fast with the help of Brooklyn and Brynlee, but it was SO fun! The girls loved all the little crafts, party favors, and opening presents. I was even able to get them all to dance on time!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Britney's Birthday

I don't think I could even guess how many times in the past 6 months I've heard, "Alexa! How many days until March 9?" Britney has been counting down the days for a while and the day finally came! She had preschool this morning and she was excited to take treats for her class. I was in charge of her little playgroup so I decided to take them to Airborne to celebrate! Brielle stayed home from school bc she wasn't feeling well and was thrilled to join them at Airborne. For the afternoon the girls all watched Frozen 2, then we headed to IHOP for Britney's birthday dinner. Josh's parents were on their way home from St. George and made it just in time to watch Britney open her presents at IHOP. It was a super fun day and Britney enjoyed every minute of it!