Thursday, May 13, 2010

~Fun at the Flags~

We have season passes to the local Six Flags and they have already been put to the test...a couple times. :)

With all the rides in the park, this is the one Josh wanted to go on again...and again...and again...etc. The only bad part was that a parent (me) had to ride with him...again...and again...and again. My head was spinning for an hour.

Andrew seems to have zero fear of any of the rides at the park. He rode every coaster that he was tall enough to ride (which were several!). It is a good thing Dana loves the thrill rides as I was very happy to just give moral support from the sidelines.

Seconds before I snapped this picture, someone on the sidelines had squirted Dana and the boys with a huge squirt gun just as they floated by the walkway.

Josh's first ride on a roller coaster. He looks...concerned. He loved it. :)
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What would we do without them?

Josh and Grandma Jensen at Six Flags.

Grandma Green taking a bike ride with Andrew and Logan. It had been twenty years since her last bike ride, yet she was willing to do it- thanks Grandma!
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Valentines Day

This year, the kids were excited to get a great big Valentines sugar cookie. They felt loved and full at the same time...I call that a win!

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School Days!

Logan's class celebrated Chinese New Year with a parade this year; here he is happily waving his dragon plate to the crowd.

Joshy being escorted through the crowd, he has somehow become the honorary mascot of the classroom; of course he loves every little bit of attention this brings him.

Family PE night at the school was lots of fun! The kids have a fantastic PE teacher. They played several games with this one being the game "amoeba tag." I am not sure of all the rules but apparently, it is a kid favorite. It consists of scooting around on these boards trying not to be caught by the "ameoba" scooters.

Andrew and his ameoba friend, Angelia. Andrew and Angelia take Tae Kwon Do together (with Logan of course) and were dressed and ready to go to Tae Kwon Do once the PE night was completed.

One of the best things at the kids elementary does, is called "Team Time." It is basically a pep rally held twice a week with dancing, cheering and fun songs; LOGAN LOVES TEAM TIME! It is his favorite part of the school week. I know this picture is blurry, but it is the best of all that I could capture of him. He was having so much fun dancing and jumping around!

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Yep, I am that far behind.
The past several months I have really wondered if having a blog was worth the effort. Now that we aren't in Japan anymore, life just isn't very exciting; it is busy, tiring and stressful, but not exciting.
I really haven't even taken many pictures because I was so far beind in knowing what to do with what i had already taken that I just felt unorganized and cluttered and my psyche just doesn't do well with that. :)
But, I have finally come to realize (after talking to another blogging friend) that if I don't blog now, at least a little, that by the time I have a chance to catch up on all the pics I will never remember all the details of what was going on. So, the blogging will commence!

Joshy playing in the snow for the first time that he actually remembered; he loved it!

We decided to drive to Utah to spend Christmas with had been 7 years since we had been home at Christmastime! Needless to say, the boys loved their time with cousins, grandmas and grandpas; here is Julianne being very well loved on.

We had to do the obligatory picture of the kids on the steps of the St. George Temple. It was a beautiful night and so much fun to see the lights and nativity while listening to Christmas music.

Bear hugs were issued often!

Logan was not feeling well while in Utah, but he was SO anxious to be in the snow. So, we bundled him up to the point that he could barely move and his eyes were just barely peeking out; he loved it and he loved the snow.

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