I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Aubree's Recital: "The Magic Coat"

Aubree had her ballet recital in April. I love watching her dance and I love the studio she takes dance from. She takes from Heather Wilson at Discovery Dance Works, which is a classical dance studio. Heather is the most amazing dance teacher ever! This year they performed "The Magic Coat".

Aubree had 2 parts in the show. First she was a Traveling Sailor. (She looks stressed out because a piece of her costume was missing and we were scrambling to find it.)

She was also in the scene 'Calming the Storm'.

Traveling Sailors. Aubree is 4th from the left.

Calming the Storm. Aubree is on the far right.

Curtain Call. Aubree is the 4th from the left.
I am so proud of Aubree. Ballet is her favorite thing in the world and she works so hard at it. I love watching all that hard work pay off. Good Job Princess. We love you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tyson Art Night

East Elementary had their annual Art show. This is a night where all the art work that they have been working on in Art Class is displayed throughout the school. Each class also does a little 15 minute presentation in their classrooms. Tyson's class performed a couple of songs.

The first was "Who Let the Letters Out" which was like "Who Let the Dogs Out" but with all the letter and letter sounds.

The second was "Too De Ta" which was a hillarious song with a little dance that went with it.

After the kids performed it, they got to invite someone from their family up to perform it with them. Tyson picked his dad.

Cambree just sat so quietly in the desk watching.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jacob Enos Jarom Omni Words of Mormon

Our reward for finishing the book of Jacob was a treasure hunt. I tried to make the treasure low key and relevant to the scriptures, so I got them each a bookmark and marking pencil for their scriptures, and picture of the Savior blessing the Nephite children, and a few pieces of candy. With the treasure I put a note reminding them of Jacob 2:18 and that our true treasure is the scriptures, because they lead us back to our Father in Heaven.

Our reward for finishing the book of Enos was a late night party, because Enos prayed all day and all night. Tyson didn't make it past 9:00, and Aubree, Kaden and I were the only ones who finished the whole movie. Even dad wimped out at about 10:30. But it was still fun having a sleepover in the front room.

Jarom, Omni, and Words of Mormon are the 3 "bridge" books, so what better way to celebrate than under the Arches. We had dinner at McDonald's! (Dad had to miss out on this one because of School Board Meeting.)
Our journey now continues into the Book of Mosiah. We are excited to read about King Benjamin, Abinadi and King Noah, and Alma the Younger and the sons of Mosiah!