THINGS THAT DIDN’T WORK
Staying up past midnight with Tess so we could register for EFY. Funny part was that the registration opened at 8:00 am our time. We had fun watching Hallmark movies together to stay awake. 🙂
Dixon climbing the front of his dresser to get things out of the top drawer. I was trying to teach him to us a chair so he wouldn’t tip the dresser on himself and get hurt. Me: “I’d really like it if you would use the chair for that.” Dixon: “I’d really like it if I didn’t.” Wow, was that really out of my five year olds mouth. I couldn’t help but smirk, but he is using a chair now. 😉
THINGS THAT WORKED
Playing Duck, Duck, Goose on our wood floors with Pledge sprayed everywhere. We flipped all over the place. So fun!
Beautiful sunny days after a long winter of rain. The rain is in my blood and I love it, but I’m always ready for the next season. When the sun comes out, I want to drop everything and get outside with the kids. We made that happen a bit after school work was finished.
Enjoying our new game “Puff Pong”. Bryson and his friends made it up after the wedding reception. I kept hearing them all yell in the basement, while wondering what was going on. Now we play it every time we have a family over. It’s so fun because any age can play and everyone rotates in quickly.
Getting to visit “Discover the Dinosaurs” with Nana and Boppa. Afterwards, we went to dinner at “Black Bear Restaurant”. It was a perfectly wonderful evening. There was a gluten-free lava cake dessert there that I have been craving ever since. Thanks Mom and Dad!
Dixon in his Superman outfit: “I’m sorry I can’t watch Little Women with you, I need to go save people.” 🙂
Bryson and Brooklyn surprise visit! It was a fabulous weekend with them. Warms my heart to think of it. We are so thankful to live on the west coast again, enabling this to occur. It rained a lot, but it didn’t stop them from conquering as much as possible in Portland and at the coast.
Fabulous Aunt Pat’s 70th birthday! We took off for Beaverton in the morning and spent the day with my parents. That evening we had dinner with the family at Benihana’s. It was exhilarating to watch the kids get excited over the food made right in front of them. Truly entertaining.
Tessa and Corbin getting quoted on dating and kissing in “The New Era” church magazine (p. 15). Ha! They had been interviewed months ago and we had completely forgotten about it. Then some youth in other states started texting that they noticed the comments. So fun!
Great Wolf Lodge! We signed up last Fall with our homeschool group. It was an incredible two days of fun with friends. It turned out to be a perfect way to celebrate Royce’s birthday with free endless ice cream. 🙂
Royce turning eight and getting baptized!
We had a special week with Royce. His baptism was spiritual and we are so proud of the choices he is making. His smile melts our hearts and we can’t get over how excited and interested he is in EVERTHING! Love our boy! He also got to start Cub Scouts.
Corbin having a blast at Washougal High School in the play “The Little Mermaid”. WE LOVED GETTING TO WATCH HIM! It was so fun as he would come and go for two weeks of performances. He was glowing and exhausted at the same time.