My sister is a dance teacher who wanted to send coloring pages home with her preschool-age class. Every week she has a nursery rhyme theme to teach a concept like leaping, lining up, etc. cute idea right!!?? She asked me to make the pictures for them to color, which is super nice of her to think of me because her husband is an amazing artist. I have not done anything creative for a long time, so it was nice to have a project to work on! I know the pictures are not at all professional and I have a hard time sharing them, but I figure I made them for kids to color. So here they are. Feel free to print them.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Liezl turned ten last week. I am so proud of this smart, beautiful, caring, responsible, creative girl. I could not have asked for a better oldest child. She is such a good example for her little sisters and is such a great helper for her mom. This is the second birthday Liezl has been able to spend with her Emee (the first one was on her actual birth day). Judy took Liezl to a fancy outdoor mall where they had lunch and shopped like crazy! She was pretty spoiled.
Judy just spent a week and a half with us. She helped with a whole lot of cleaning, made some soccer nights go much smoother, and was here to help with an unexpected infusion. We also went on a Labor Day weekend trip to Kirtland (an lds church history site).
Here is a picture of the girls at the sidelines of a soccer game with Judy. Unfortunately we sent her home with a vomit bug. What a nice farewell gift after working so hard for us...sorry and thank you Judy.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The night before the first day of school we have a tradition of handing out certificates to each of the girls for things they excelled at this summer. Some of them included: great helper, most pages read, most improved swimmer, most teeth lost.
Since I did not get pictures of them getting on the bus, I got some if them coming off. Their sisters were so excited to see them.
This morning was Ava's first day of kindergarten. We spent yeasteday doing whatever she wanted which included making puzzles, playing board games, and crafting in the basement. I love my little introvert!!! She was nervous this morning but did not shed a tear! I was impressed. Cora and I are going to miss her so much.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
We have been enjoying our last couple of days of summer. We are all excited for the adventure of a new school year, but will miss our lazy days together.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Liezl and Quincy did their third triathlon last weekend and Ava did her first.
Liezl has improved so much in her swimming this year. She did amazing.
Friday, July 18, 2014
I took my girls to a historic farm yesterday with friends. While the kids were playing, a woman with two girls approached me and asked how Cora was doing. It took me a minute to to realize she was one of Cora's nurses when she was diagnosed a little over a year ago! I remember the last time I talked to her. She was not only caring for my sick baby, but was helping me process my shock and grief. I am so touched she still knew Cora's name and story. There have been many lessons I have learned this past year, one of them is how caring and loving people are. Another one is how easy it is to take a healthy body for granted. I am grateful for the chance encounter I had with Cora's nurse because it reminded me how far cora has come. I get anxious about her future, but need to cherish the healthy, happy girl she is, along with my other three girls.