Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Favorite Halloween Video

We have watched this video several times lately and it is still SO FUNNY!
And now, its really funny to Jared and Kamryn and they love watching themselves when they were little.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

He did it!

Just before school started this year, Jared decided he wanted to start reading Harry Potter.  I was all for it and told him we could read it together.  2nd grade has been the year for Harry Potter - that's when Justin and Brooke both started reading it too.
Jared has a bit of unfair advantage - he's seen all the movies and knows what's happening.  So that's made it easier for him to start reading in this magical world.  I remember starting to read the first book with Justin and it was a bit hard to get into at first - since it was all so new to each of us.
Its been great Harry Potter with Jared - its been a family affair. He's read with everyone in our family (except for Justin, of course).
When he started out his goal was to read the first 2 books during 2nd grade and I thought that was a good goal.  It was kind of slow start and in the beginning he would just read a page or 2.  Many times I would read a page and he would read a page and that's all we would do.
But the last couple of weeks he's really been into it and we would read several pages or even the whole chapter.  I started telling I bet he finished the first book by Halloween - and then he finished it last night!  That's over 300 pages for a 2nd grader :)
Now on to the next book - at least we don't have to wait for them this time around.


Its been spirit week at Taylor's school this week.  He's been pretty psyched for the "United Assembly" - which is a competition type assembly between the 7th, 8th and 9th graders.  7th grade wears blue, 8th grade wears red and 9th grade wears white.  Of course, the 9th graders always win :)  Taylor was picked to chug a 2 liter of 7UP and of course - he won!

Don't mess with this "white" boy

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

 It was Red Ribbon Week at our school last week.  Jared and Kamryn were very excited for the last day of it - which was crazy  hair day.  They got up extra early on Friday so they could have time to get ready and then do their crazy hair.

it's CRAZY hair day!

Kamryn went for the medusa look with pigtails all over her head
and then we sprayed it purple and pink

There wasn't much we could do with Jared's buzz
other than color it

He went with orange, blue and red

these kids have spirit, yes they do!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Missionary Mondays

I didn't used to really like Mondays too much - it's laundry day and a day to try to recover from the weekend.  But now I love them because its the day we get Justin's letters by email.  He is a very faithful writer and we almost always wake up to a great letter from him every Monday morning - early, like 5:30 am or so.  Its such a great way to start the day and week.  We are very grateful that he likes to write and continues to tell very funny and also spiritual stories. He always shares a spiritual thought every week.
He sure makes it easy to be a missionary mom.

Elder Adams and Elder Foote