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May 27, 2017

It's Official

Last night we attended the swearing in and first meeting for the new Youth City Council. Crafty was sworn in as the new Youth Mayor for 2017-2018 by our South Jordan City Mayor.


Sport was also sworn in as a brand new member of the Youth City Council. Our older kids didn't volunteer with the YCC until Princess, but I think I've told you before I was a Youth Council member way back in the day and we had so many fun activities and services.


I'm glad my kids want to develop in their civic duties. Taking care of our beautiful city and serving our friends is a great way to keep them focused on others. So proud of you, Sport and Crafty!!


May 26, 2017

Playing at the Beach Party

The first 5th grade beach party I helped with was not long after we moved into this house. The Beast was in Mrs. Stewart's class then. It was a big huge thing and I managed to get myself put in charge, but it was so much work I vowed never to do it again.


Then 15 or so years later Sport's class came along, I was finally feeling up to it again. Then someone else put me in charge. I don't know why I just have to be that super over-achiever...


Now it is Scout's turn and all I did today was provide a game of Plinko. We pulled the board my sweetie made for pack meeting years ago, dusted it off, and picked up some prizes. It was pretty easy and fun to hang out with Scout.

Kate and her amazing teacher!

If the kids (or adults) got the "prize" slot, they won a bag of Famous Amos cookies, otherwise it was a Tootsie Roll. I had about 40 bags of cookies and we gave them all away. Scout must have played it 10 times and she walked away with 5 bags.


Clean up was quick and easy, but set up was even better. I had the Dog Walker drive my car over to the school, take the table and the board to the gym and set them up. Then he came back home and I went over to play. It doesn't get any easier than that...





May 25, 2017

The Art Show - With Music

Last week Curly started begging me to change his dentist appointment that was supposed to be today. It was just a cleaning and who doesn't like to get out of school, right??


It turns out that he had an art museum including a mini-concert and he really didn't want to miss it. Baby Doll and I had planned to attend, but then Twiz changed his work schedule so we also had Twizlet with us. This turned out to be an awesome benefit for my cute son.

Did you know that little girls just tend to flock to a baby, especially one as cute as this one? After a few minutes of that, his teacher let him carry Twizlet around so each classmate could see her individually. She was way more popular than the art.


And much more fun than the dentist.

May 24, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bean Dip!

Today is Bean Dip's 15th birthday. We had a big family party on Sunday to celebrate for him. Drama Queen made a real cheesecake since he is not all that fond of regular birthday cake. I'm pretty sure his favorite gifts were the 24-packs of Mt. Dew.


The evening was bittersweet. We have been told that Chips and Salsa will likely be removed from Bossy and Gamer's home in the near future. Like a tug-of-war, they have been fighting every step of the way, but sometimes life doesn't go the way we want it to go. We have all been praying for a miracle and we would so much appreciate any prayers you can add to ours that might reverse the court's decision.

Removal is supposed to be on Friday. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Why would any court take two boys who are loved and accepted even with their flaws from a family and an extended family who only have their best interests at heart? The day they first came into our lives over a year ago, Bossy was sure they were meant to be part of our crazy family.

Photo bomb! Silly Chips.

We consider them our grandsons with every right and privilege that we give to any of our grandchildren. We love them. We want them. Please pray for all of us.


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