Monday, March 21, 2011

First Half of March 2011

     I do not know why but March is always a super packed month for us.  Everything seems to happen in March.  Maybe people think the weather will start to be nice in March? I have no idea what it is but mans alive my schedule is packed this month. Here are some highlights of the first 2 or so weeks.

 Dallen and I painted one of the walls in Claira's room for her birthday.  She is not into pink anymore and wants to paint her whole room green  but I do not want to do all that work, for a color she is not going to be in love with in 2 more years.   So we painted just one wall.  It went pretty quick  but we ran out of paint half way through.  Luckily Sandy was in town and picked me up  another can.  The paint can said that it was a paint and primer in one  and would cover 380 square feet.   We were  only painting one wall so I figured it would cover.  But the paint was really thin.  I guess that is what I get for not going to Home Depot or Lowes to get the paint.   Now Dallen wants his room painted.  I told him maybe this summer......maybe.

 Claira going into her room after school that day.  It took her a while to even notice the wall. All she noticed was that I cleaned her room and made her bed.

 Later that evening we opened presents.  There was not much to open  but she got everything she wanted except some church dresses.  We looked and looked online for a week before her birthday but we found nothing that was both modest and that she liked.  So when we go to Reno next we will get a couple church dresses and maybe some shorts for the summer.

Then we had cake for dessert.  The weekend before  Claira had a sleep over with a couple of friends.  We watched Napoleon Dynamite, ate tons of Pizza, had banana splits for dessert (well I had bananas), and the girls played xbox and wii.   It was a night of lots of high pitched girly shrills. 

The rest of our afternoons have been filled with lots and lots of Volleyball....

We also had New Beginings at church.  The girls were in charge which was nice for us leaders.  It was nice and small and quick.  Quick is always a plus on a Sunday evening.  They made a Value Fruit Salad. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

February 2011

     February, well my household calendar is super full so we must have done a lot.  Even with all the activities with the kids I did manage to find time to do something for myself.

I made this bag. I love it it holds so much. I am hoping to make another one soon. 

We had wonderful spring like weather the first part of February.  Then it hit.  We got hammered with snow. Claira had the 14th off and also the 21st (for Valentines Day and President's Day).  On the 15th it was so windy that they called a late start and then the power went out so they ended up calling for no school that day.  The 16th the power was still out so no school again and it started to snow.  Luckily we had power the whole time, we are on a different power company than the school.  On Thursday  the snow had let up a bit and so they had school.  Thursday night another storm rolled in and they should have called a no school day because weather wise it was the worst day of the week but they did not.  An hour later the power went out again and so they called a minimum day.  The picture above is the snow that we got on Thursday, it just kept coming and coming.
Dallen did not have too much going on in Feb. just keeping up with his school work and scouts.  He finished up all the requirements for his bear.  So he is now a weblows.
Claira continued with Club Volleyball every Tuesday and Thursday. At the end of the month open gym for school volleyball began.  In 4-H we worked on our quilt tops for fair.  In photography for 4-H we did a fun little photo booth for the Milford Fire Department's Annual Fundraiser Dinner.  That was a lot of fun the kids learned so much from it.
Every year the 6th grade kids are allowed to attend one dance a year.  Traditionally it is the Valentine's Day Dance. At this dance they announce the King and Queen (8th grade) and Prince and Princess (7th Grade).  Claira found out on Thursday that Claira was one of the two nominations for Princess.  I thought this was pretty exciting  but Claira was not that excited.  She could have cared less either way.  Claira did not win but she was totally fine with it.  

These are the pre-Dance pictures.  A whole bunch of girls got ready together at the Fortin's house.  Claira is not really a fancy dancy kind of girl  she rather just put her hair in a pony or a bun and call it good.  For this dance we told her she had to get her hair done because she was going to be in front of everyone for the whole Princess thing.  So she agreed to let Hannah do her hair.

January 2011

     Hmmm  What did January hold for us?   Claira started Club Volleyball.  I figured if she wanted to try out for school volleyball team she needed to see if she really liked volleyball first.  After the first practice she loved it and decided that she was going to try out for the school team.  So every Tuesday and Wednesday night I drove Claira to town for Club Volleyball.

     We made a yummy looking turkey....
it tasted good too.

     Dallen learned how to ride his new (to him) motorcycle.  The neighbors were nice enough to come over and give him some tips.  They even gave us their old riding gear.  He loves riding but can only ride once all his school work and chores are done for the day.

Claira had a school dance towards the end of the month.  Here are some of the highlights....
     Savanah, Claira, Erika, Deanna and Julie before the dance.
       Logan and Claira dancing.

       Deanna, Heather, Julie, Callie, Erika, Savanah and Claira.