Thursday, February 22, 2018

Taking Over From Mom

Tuesday the youngest two were nursing pretty good colds, so I let them stay home from school...but not too sick to make a trip to Lowe's.  I was drilling pilot holes for our #10 screws, but Dean thought he could do a better job.  So after I finished one leg he insisted on finishing the other 3.  I was relegated to holding the table leg still for him. Anne was in charge of holding the screws.

School Spelling Bee

The 3rd through 6th graders compete in the school spelling bee - Laurel was one of the last 4 students left when she went out on "regents".  She said, "r-e" and then said "j" but turned it into a "g" - dipthong style, so they had to call it as incorrect.  She was quite upset - she really wanted to place at least 3rd so she could get a trophy.  Oh boy.

Disney's Mulan Jr

The elementary school uses the junior high script because they think the kids can handle it. Laurel loved it - although after 4 evening performances, the parents were quite happy for it to end.  We took a day off as a family when everything was done and spent some time in SLC at museums. Good R&R.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dean is a Wonder

I let Dean play hooky from school because the oven needed a new bake ignitor.  He did all the work, although he needed me to lift off the oven door.  We took him back to school by lunchtime - I figured this was as valuable an education.  He uses a ratchet set way better than me!


I hadn't seen Anne in a lap in a while.  Laurel decided to decompress after the school performance with a good read.  This is Dean taking a break from snowmen.

Snowmen or Bust!

There was no snow in the yard.  Well, maybe a little from the week before. Dean was determined to create our family in snow.  He got every last bit of dirty snow, and finally made 5, although they have started to melt. He told me mine was the one with a face.  (Thank you!)  They've started to melt now, but I did get some pics while he was in progress.

Halloween 2017

The principal lines the walls of the entry at school with pics of the kids; can you spot Anne the Good Witch with her hands clasped and that adorable smile?