Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sawyer is into copying everything that everyone does. When Ryan cries and we tell him to stop he tells us that he is trying, so now when Sawyer starts to cry and we tell him to stop he says in his little 2 year old voice, tyin, tyin. It is too cute. One day we were in the video store looking for movies and we turned around the corner to check on Sawyer and saw him with his hand on his head resting on the shelf, we thought that was cute, but then when we noticed the movie that he was looking at, it was even cuter. He was mimiccing the boy on the movie. What a ham!!!
Ryan loved soccer again this year. he loves to learn and is constanly trying to learn the best way to do things that will make him better. He loves the theory, "practice makes perfect". It was really fun to watch him try and manipulate the game with his head. Sometimes I think he is a little ahead of himself. He scored many goals this year and loves to win. The thing that I was most proud of this year was his sportmanship. He was very aware of his actions and tried real hard to include everyone and work as a team. He also was very compassinate toward the others that got hurt. One time he kicked the ball real hard toward the goal and it bounced off the goalie's face and into the goal. Ryan's normal reaction when he makes a goal is to jump up and down and display the score, this time he went immedialty to the goalie and made sure he was okay. It was awesome.
Julia had a blast with soccer this year and we were really proud of her. We also learned that she has some speed on her legs. Her first game she score two goals and that set the premise for all her next games. She loves playing and would ask her coach to let her play front all the time so that she could score. We were so impressed with her determination to try so hard to make goals. We also loved watching her beat all the other kids to the other side of the field, just pumping her arms like crazy. Her last game was against a little boy that is in her primary class, he was real good, but Julia was determined to beat him. She stayed right with him and did not let him score,(he was looking a little frustrated) her face was the most red that we had every seen after that game. I was proud she stuck with him and worked hard.
All summer long everyday Ryan asks if we can go hunting for crawdads. WE were not able to at the beginning of the summer because there was so must run off from the mountains and the water was just to deep and fast. So finally the last month of the summer we were able to get down to the green river and hunt for crawdads. Ryan will spend hours searching for the crawdads and he is always on the look out for the big ones. He is convinced that we are going to let him cook one sometime and eat it. But I am pretty sure that it will never happen. We shall see though. He like to invite friends to go hunting with him, but Ryan usually does all the hunting and his friends usually watch wondering what is so fun about this event, but Ryan loves it.
Dennis and I both remember having so much fun at the fair when we are little, so of course we want our kids to have the same memories. Dennis took the day off and we spent one full day at the fair. The kids had fun participating in the kid activites and seeing the animals, especially the petting zoo, where they got to feed the animals. Even Sawyer was brave enought to let the animals eat out of his hands. Ryan always loves looking at all the things that there is to buy, one more thing to add to his 8 shelves of special things. Yes 8 and he is only 7, that is more then one a year. Julia has fun riding the rides. They all loved the pony rides, Sawyer looked like he thought this was the most cool thing he had ever done. WE all had a lot of fun.
We returned to Spirit Lake a second time this year, but this time we wer with my family. Again we were grateful to be staying in the cabins. The skeeters were way better this time, but there was alot of rain. We had a great time with family playing games and chit-chatting all night. It is so much fun to camp with family. Julia had a great time with her cousin Gabby, and we all loved Gabby's little(big) tongue. I did not take as amny pictures as I would have liked, so if you have pictures form this event pass them on.
We really had fun camping in July this year. This time we went with Dennis's room mate and really good friend from college, Mark peterson and his family. We had the best time, although we did learn that a 2 mile hike with children is a bit much. We both ended up carrying a child the last half mile out. The waterfall at the top was worth it though. We had so much fun hanging out with the Peterson's, we are so grateful to have them as friends.
Sawyer celebrated his 2nd birthday July 13th. He loved that people kept giving him things and that everyone was so nice to him, giving him a ton of attention. Dennis's family had just got done having a campout together, so a lot of them were here to celebrate. Sawyer got a new bike, we had to get rid of the pink and purple one, use to be Julia's, that he was riding around. Dennis did not think that it was right. He loved his bike and cake with cars on it.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
You Are Jasmine!
Independent and adventurous. You don't want much; just to break out of the guilded cage society has put you in and experience life to the fullest. Following orders isn't really one of your strong points, and you would rather live a life of poverty than being forced into something that you hate.
Which Disney Princess Are You?