Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Truth, Dare or Die

For family night on Monday Jared and Kamryn wanted to play "Truth, Dare or Die" also known as Truth, Dare or DoubleDare.  I asked them what happens when you pick Die and they said its just a really hard Dare.  They had been playing before FHE with Taylor and decided that was what they wanted to do for our activity.  It ended up being the only thing we did that night.  I have no idea how they learned about the game but it sure was a funny evening.
I dared Jared to go outside and pick up a worm off the sidewalk - since it had been raining all day there were plenty out there.  He couldn't do it but his sister did it.
I dared Taylor to go out and sit on the wet grass for a minute - he did it.
Jared dared Kamryn to be tickled by everyone for a minute - a minute is SO LONG when someone was being tickled.  It was pure torture just watching that.  There is no way I could stand that so I never picked dare.  Jared told me if I didn't pick dare at least once I would be disqualified.  OK I said.  Then he informed me if you're DQ'd then you get tickled.
I always picked truth - to be safe.  So did Paul.  That was very frustrating to Jared and Kamryn.
Jared and Taylor had to both endure the tickle dare too.
Taylor would never pick truth - I wonder why?
It was a funny and strange evening but one I'm sure the kids will pick to do again.

Monday, April 08, 2013

2nd Grade Wax Museum

Its a long standing tradition at the kids school in 2nd grade to do a wax museum.  The students spend over a month preparing. They pick a person to study and read their biography. Then they prepare a written report with pictures they draw to go with the report.  They also prepare a memorized 2-3 min oral report about their person.  They are supposed to dress up like the person and can also bring props to go with their report. It all culminates in the afternoon with the wax museum.  All of the 2nd grade classes meet in the gym and the students pick a pose and freeze like a statue for the wax museum.  It is open to parents and all of the other grades come and go through to see the students "frozen"

Kamryn chose to do her report on Helen Keller.  She read several books about Helen and even watched 2 of the Miracle Worker movies - the good Disney version and the very first one made that was in black and white and SO dramatic.  Kamryn became an expert on Helen Keller and even learned the sign language alphabet and presented that as part of her oral report.  She worked very hard on her reports and was the first one to give the oral report in her class.  Her teacher said she did great!

Jared picked Dr Seuss for his report.  He also became an expert and read several books about Theordore Giesel and then read lots of Dr Seuss books.  Jared worked really hard too and got his report all memorized and did a great job giving it in class.

Before the wax museum Jared decided he'd rather find a pose sitting, which ended up being a very good idea. They would stand for 15 minutes and then get a minute break to rest.

Kamryn said her feet hurt after all that standing but was able to hold her pose really well.

Paul was able to get away from work and come to see the wax museum.  The kids were on a break so we could get some photos together.

Jared and Kamryn both said they liked the wax museum and Jared thought it was more fun that he expected it to be.

Happy Easter

Easter is full of traditions

Kamryn showing her 2 favorite eggs that she did

coloring Eggs on Saturday

It was great to have Brooke home with us for the weekend

Jared showing his favorite eggs
most of his were green

coloring eggs is one of my favorite "crafts"
I could do it all day long

Another tradition is getting dressed up in new spring clothes


the whole family minus Justin of course

my beautiful daughters

crazy kids

handsome boys


crazy boys

Another tradition is the clue hunt to find your basket
This year I only did clues for Jared and Kamryn
I think Taylor was a little sad to not have his own clues
Next year I better do them for everyone

Jared with his 1st clue

Kamryn with her 1st clue
In the evening we all gathered at my parents for a big Easter dinner and egg hunt.  It was so great to have everyone together.  It was a BEAUTIFUL spring day and the kids all enjoyed playing outside together.

Festival of Colors

Last year Brooke went to the Festival of Colors down in Spanish Fork and had such a good time that she decided to go again.  This time she let her "little" brother tag along.  It looks like they had a fun time.