October 16, 2010
We have had quite a bit of illness in our home over the last month. Someone is always complaining of being sick. Brancyn has heard this and almost daily tells me that he is sick. I don't want to assume he's not (you never know when he really might be sick) so I ask him why he is sick. His answer over the last few days has been. Butterflies, with a frowny face. Lol! He is sick because he has butterflies in his tummy:)
October 16, 2010
October 16, 2010
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/16/2010 10:44:00 AM
October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010
I'm Caugt Up!
I haven't been able to say that for over 3 months. It is no longer hanging over my head. Everything has been recorded for my photo book at the end of the year. Let's all cheer for Deidra!!! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, horray! Hip, hip, hooray!!!!!
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 01:38:00 PM
October 3, 2010
Conference weeked hear meant sick tummies, yuck!! But, despite that, we thoroughly enjoyed the conference broadcast. By Sunday afternoon, the kids were getting a little restless, so Kade pulled out this large piece of paper and told them to go at it. The created a Boo-tiful Halloween mural to hang in our stairwell. They even remembered to include President "Monster".
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 01:32:00 PM
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 01:16:00 PM
September 23 and 25, 2010
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 01:09:00 PM
This makes me sound very ungrateful to my family. They were very kind on my birthday and this isn't to complain at them. It's just how I've felt about my birthday for about the last 5 years, blah!
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 01:01:00 PM
September 16-19, 2010
Kade and I went to California for our Anniversary this year. We found a good deal on a flight and hotel and had enough Disney Reward points to pay for Disneyland tickets. It was just a quick in on Thursday, leave on Sunday kind of a thing, but it was fun.
Our first day in we decided to head to the beach. I was really hoping we'd get to swim at the beach, but it was barely 70 degrees and breezey. So, we just waded and looked at a free little aquarium. The ocean is so relaxing. I honestly could have stayed there for hours. But, we still had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and a hotel to find, so we didn't linger.
The next two days were spent at Disneyland. We had a lot of fun, but it was physically exhausting. I have to say it was nice to not have to be counting heads and always looking four directions to make sure all kids were with me. We wore ourselves out and enjoyed the Halloween themed things that were up.
We hit splash mountain on our second day just before sun set. As fate would have it, two larger people were seated ont he front of the ride with us behind. Anybody that has ridden splash mountain before knows this is a recipe for a very wet ride. Sure enough. My bottom have was COMPLETELY wet and my top half was plenty wet. It made for a chilly night, but we did enjoy sour dough soup bowls for dinner and that helped. We also got to sit on the warm pavement as we waited for the World of Colors show. It was AWESOME. We had a great time and are already planning our next trip to California with the kids.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 12:21:00 PM
September 4, 2010
We planned to go to Yellowstone for Labor Day weekend this year since we missed out on Memorial Weekend. We made it, but only for a day trip. It turned out to be a great trip though. We took our bikes along so that we could go on some bike paths.
We biked to the Natural Bridge . . .it was Beautiful!! In all my trips to Yellowstone, I haven't ever been to see this. It was a nice bike ride and everyone seemed to hold up pretty well for it.
Grampy with the kids.
When we stopped for lunch, we found we had some little fly visitors. What we didn't know until we got home is that they had been biting us and the left the itchiest little spots. I had itchy spots for a least two weeks. And the biggest one didn't stop itching until just last week and the red spot is still there! I guess we learned our lesson and will stay away from those little bugs next time. Ugh!
This was another one I don't think I had seen that we biked to. I believe it is called Morning Glory.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 11:42:00 AM
August 27, 2010
Liberty challenged the kids to do nice deeds each day this week and promised them that if they did she would have a tea party for them on the weekend. The kids followed through and so did Liberty. She used her own money to buy treats and drinks (Kayson pitched in with a bag of marshmallows) and treated the kids to a tea party and movie night. She was so excited to do this for them. What a sweetheart.
Liberty with the goods minus the cream soda (tea).
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 11:34:00 AM
August 25, 2010
First Day of School!!!
Liberty is a third grader this year and looking more grown-up by the minute. She is excied to be back in school especially since she gets to see her friends all day. Kayson is in first grade this year. He gets to do all day school and eat lunch at school.
Kayson came home after the first day of school and decided all day was too long and exhausting, but happily he warmed up to it within the week and now mostly enjoys school.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 11:30:00 AM
August 14-21, 2010
This year we had a fun Farley Family Reunion in Washington. Everyone was able to be there except for Tyrell since he is all the way over in Africa. We converged on my parents home and made a tent city out of their yard. We decided to make their house our home base, but go to other areas during the day for entertainment and to beat the heat. We went to the Lake to swim one day, up to the mountains to play games and play in a stream another day. We went back to the river another day, but to play lawn games and just sit in the nice breeze. And we went to the park one day for water games and horseshoes. We also enjoyed a lot of great food, visiting, and a skit night while we were all together. It was a fun, but busy week.
Kade enjoying the shade and breeze at the lake.
Brancyn testing out the water.
Brylee found a floating toy and was having the time of her life.
Liberty, Vaughny, Grandma, Gavin, Gillian, and Brylee enjoying some card games of their own.
Hunter, Rileigh, and Makenna exploring near the stream.
Brancyn getting a much needed nap in Kade's arms.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 11:06:00 AM
August 1, 2010
We clebrated Kade's Birthday today because it was one of the free days we had admist the Dance Festival Craziness.
Doesn't the 'birthday girl' look so happy? I obiously didn't have much present wrapping time and grabbed what we had. Liberty had just had her party so this is what we had! We love you Kade and hope this is a great year for you.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 08:54:00 AM
July 30-August 8, 2010
The boys had heard of laser tag before, but had never played it. (I didn't realize so few country's had this game-but I guess that is the case according to the owners of the laser tag place.) The LOVED it. We went to the Craze Fun Zone and let them play a few games of laser tag as well as black light miniature golf. And then finished off with pizza for dinner.
Posted by Deidra Smith at 10/14/2010 08:06:00 AM