May 16, 2013
I can't believe I have a kindergartener! Porter graduated from preschool and the program was so cute! He knew all of the songs (so do we...we've been hearing them at home a lot) and he sang REALLY loud for the program! He was so fun to watch. Once he saw me in the crowd he kept looking over and singing right to me!!
oh my! This is awesome to have! Thanks so much to Miss Tiffany, his teacher, for putting this together! Love to hear his answers. At least he loves me....now my age and such I can live with!
P.S. The kid won't touch Broccoli...don't know what he is talking about :)
Posted by Tara at 9:13 PM
I am sure this will be the first of MANY baseball posts! We have 7 games this week alone between the 2 older boys...
Quincy is BEYOND thrilled to start his coach pitch season. He is a PIRATE this year. Allen is helping coach which is super exciting too! Quincy is quite the ball player.
This is Quincy with his classmate and his teacher Miss Ostler. She totally made Q's day by coming to his game. She went the extra mile and Quincy is so sad she won't be his teacher next year (yes, tears have been shed) She has been so good for Quincy. He has loved her "clip chart" to help motivate the kids to be good. We have a notebook, of course, collecting all of Quincy's notes from Miss Ostler.
Miles has been playing for awhile now. He is still playing with the Utah County Warriors.
I will get some better pictures soon, but we had to post this series. They played a team a year older...actually 2 years older than Miles because he plays a year older division....
Check out that first baseman...Miles is No. 5 in Orange....
Couldn't see the size difference...
there you go...
Bigger doesn't mean better Miles. You are awesome!!!
And our constant Cheer baseball player. You can't sign up for baseball till you are in Kindergarten. This poor boy can't officially play Tball till nxt year...
when really he is ready for coach pitch NOW!!!
Take Me Out to the Ball Game...
wait a minute....Ball GAMES....
Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM
May 14, 2013
I hope these videos will work...
(i've tried condensing them etc...and always have a hard time getting videos to blogger...anyone have suggestions, please leave a comment!)
Videos of Ella for the grandparents...
I watch this video, and I don't know what Miles ever did without siblings to entertain him. Miles doesn't usually bathe with Ella but was dying to get in the big tub with her...and there is a very short window where that seems possible so...
She loved it...
Ella's "uh oh" word!
Posted by Tara at 9:25 AM
May is such a crazy time of year. There are so many end of the year happenings...
wanted to show a few of my favorites...
there might be a part 2 of this end of year excitement!
yeah, they are ready for summer!
Lest we forget what Quincy loves to wear to school in 1st grade:
(he is very concerned that no one in his class knows a lot about sports. I tell him that it's still ok to like things even when others know nothing about it! What 1st grader knows Ryan Howard's stats? Quincy does!)
Miles ran in the Hershey track meet:
(He LOVED his mom's enthusiastic yelling cheering him on)
We have had lots of rain...Porter loved it!
probably because he is the only one in the family with rain boots!!
Ella continues to get bigger...darnit!
Moo Baa La La La is her favorite book!
Quincy had his end of the year program...
Love this boy! Can't believe how big he is getting.
Got him Phillies colored flowers and baseball gum attached!
She sees Quincy!
He is getting so old!
Miss Ostler and Quincy. He came home crying a couple of days ago and said that Miss Ostler is moving schools...Miss Ostler, be ready...Q is going to ask you to be his pen pal!!
We took the kids to the Provo City Center Temple site to see the temple on "stilts". It is such an amazing site to see. To think Miles performed in the tabernacle a week before it burned. and now it's going to be a temple....so awesome!
It was really hot that day...had to put in here the quote of the day (by Porter) Not quite sure where he learned his exaggeration technique...haha
"I'm dying to death!!"
Happy HOT weather...
We hope none of you "dye to death" this summer from the heat!
Posted by Tara at 9:07 AM
May 10, 2013
Boy am I proud of Quincy. He has been taking music/piano lessons this year and he is getting really good. He will practice over and over again until it's perfect. This year he made up his own song called "Batter Batter Up"!
which is appropriate because we hustled from practice to the recital...
here he is changing in the car!
Breathlessly awaiting his performance...
Ladies man....haha! He was only nervous about introducing the piece.
He got a nice copy of his song and a trophy...
he was thrilled of course.
And here it is...
Batter Batter Up!
Posted by Tara at 10:17 AM
May 8, 2013
Ella is 1!!!
What a joy Ella has been to our family. Everyone adores her and she loves attention from her brothers too! Ella is starting to act more like a toddler...she grunts and points to let us know what she wants. She'll sign a few things but not before she squaks pretty good :) She loves to eat....you name it...she loves grilled cheese, fruit, hot dogs, yogurt, etc...She just got a 3rd tooth, but she must just gum everything to death! She loves tubby time. She hates loud noises: vacuum, blender, beaters, lawn mower. She loves to be outside and we are getting her used to the grass. She is starting to take steps along furniture.
She is our wonder woman!!
Ella's favorite bday thing were these tissue pom poms I made....
We had to leave them up for a week!
I made homemade red velvet cupcakes and they sunk in and did something funky...that has never happened before so we had to make a hurry run to Walmart to get store bought cupcakes!
Yeah....ribbon....I mean presents!
Ella loves her WW invisible jet....it makes noise as it flies!
Ribbon ribbon ribbon...oh yeah, and her presents!
Spoiled girl. Pink basketball from brothers, yellow sandals, beach towel, books, clothes, walker, etc...
Birthday girl in her birthday suit!
Can't believe little Miss is one!
We love you Ella.
What a Joy you are!!
Posted by Tara at 1:37 PM