Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 91

Since we'll be somewhere in the interior of China next weekend, the Easter bunny came early and the girls had a blast figuring out all the clues to find the baskets at the end of the scavenger hunt.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 90

No one in the family is enjoying the warm weather and playing in the backyard more than Pebbles.  She loves the adventures back there and 'protecting' us from the evil dogs next door.  She is an excellent fetcher and loves whatever ball is being thrown her way!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 89

The girls have been doing badminton in school and so we got a set for the back yard.  We figure the more fun in the backyard, the better.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 88

New Beginnings allows the girls moving from Primary to the Young Women's program a taste of the things that they will be doing with the teenage girls in the new program.  It was a wonderful evening of presentations and performances.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 87

One more child to try out basketball in school. Since this one is far more athletic, it may stick this time and become a fun past time for her and the family.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 86

The girls found a new passion...rock climbing!  We were at the YMCA and they all had a turn and loved every minute of it!  Now we just need to find a real mountain with padded floors and handy, colourful hand holds!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 85

You know you must be getting older when your offspring gets old enough to advance from the Primary (children's program) to the Young Women's (youth program for girls).  She got an award for her work on the Faith In God program she has done over the past 4 years.  Congratulations!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 84

Fun movie night with mom to see the new release of The Hunger Games.  Loved it and the bonding time with the girls.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 83

Pebbles is hilarious when she travels.  Her favourite spot in on the passengers lap with her paw on the door.  She always looks like she is cruizin'!  It was funny at this red light when her profile looked exactly like the lion in the RBC logo at the bank in the background, complete with her mane!  Funny dog.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 82

Now that it's officially Spring, the bikes have been pulled out of the shed and serviced for loads of fun in the coming months!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 81

With my new responsibilities at church to help organize the youth program, there are tons of fun activities to get planned and tonight's Family Feud game was loads of laughs!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 80

'Getting to know our fellow sisters in the Gospel' activity was a huge success!  Thanks Susan and Sara and all the wonderful ladies of the church.  Everyone had a blast and lots of laughs getting to know small details about others.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 79

Record breaking Spring of 2012 - earliest day (since its technically still winter for 2 more days!) that the lawn was mowed.  Not a lot of green grass yet but got most of the dead grass and leaves off the ground to promote the new seasons growth.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 78

The girls had a fun afternoon at the park by the house.  Another warm (almost) Spring day.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 77

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! We love any excuse to dress up and be silly in our house.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 76

Report Cards Day! All the girls did great during the last term and received great feedback comments from their teachers. We celebrated with DQ blizzards.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 75

It was nice to spend a couple of hours walking and talking with Tamber while the rest of the family was at the YMCA for their Tae Kwon Do class. She is maturing into a beautiful young woman and I am very proud of her!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 74

My first activity as Young Women's Secretary. After just one evening with these gals and I love them to pieces. We were taught by a couple of our Young Women how to fold these beautiful paper lilies. We made a bunch in the Young Women's value colors to use as centerpieces for our upcoming New Beginnings. It was a blast!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 73

Lyndon sure has a creative way of looking at the world! Take, for example, these colorful wind jackets with their dangling cords...he can even make these interesting!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 72

Another day of 12 on 12! A rather ordinary Monday spent running errands and enjoying a wonderful Family Home Evening, complete with delicious cupcakes! Oh, and getting organized for my new calling as YW secretary! LOVE!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 71

Lyndon giving service, once again, by traveling out of town to administer the sacrament to a widow (and friend) in the ward. What a great man I married!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Day 70

Waiting for a train to cross in the city - I'm still amazed by what these machines can haul!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Day 69

We love sharing our home with those from out of town who come to attend the temple - and babysit their kids, too! This little guy took right to Lyndon :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 68

 Celebrating "National Women's Day" with my four little ladies. I am proud to be a woman in Zion, and I hope to raise my daughters to be as well.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 67

"Family Fun Night" is even MORE fun when you and your besties all get Butterfly Painted Faces that match! Oh, and if you win TWO cakes in the cake walk...even better!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 66

Something special happened to B! The "Cleaning Fairy" noticed that she was working extra hard to earn money for our trip to China, and left this note in her room, along with a $10 bill! Wow! I wish the cleaning fairy would pay ME a visit!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Day 65

A large snowfall, followed by warming temperatures with re-freezing at night has been creating these amazing (and HUGE) icicles everywhere. Beautiful!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 64

Some playful time with daddy! The girls cherish this time with him.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Day 63

A "Sweet" surprise! After having some serious chocolate cravings, a good friend hooked me up with some delicious chocolate treats! Thanks, Karen!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 62

Enjoying a new "toy" at the YMCA - no controllers necessary! Just fun!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 61

Lyndon often gets mistaken for a cop - especially when he is sporting a suit and his shades. He was a mall security guard, once...does that count?