Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fly Away With Me

I forgot to post that in June Grandma Fergy hosted another awesome cousin party. This time it was about all things flight related. the kiddos when to flight school and learned how to fly and make kites. 
They learned about propellers and where they should be on a plan...
They got "super awesome" plane noise makers...I am  not sure what happened to ours they "somehow" disappeared quickly upon arriving home.
The kids learned how to make paper airplanes and then practiced flying them.
At the end we even had a candy bomber through down fun gift bags for all who attended.
No party is complete without a TON of food that is perfectly themed for the party complete with party theme-y types names, I am not going to lie this is always my favorite party of the grandma parties!
After the party the kids for to just hang around all afternoon in grandmas back yard and swim the day away. Phoebe and her cousin Afton were pretty excited they had matching suits. Cami lived it up in a pool all to her self.
I always loved grandma's cousin partied and look forward to the next one!

Goodbye Kindergarten...Hello 1st Grade!

In the beginning of July our little Phoebe graduated kindergarten, which she was SUPER excited about! She is looking forward to first grade where she will eat lunch at school.
For teacher gifts this year we get cute pitchers that said thanks for pouring your heart in to teaching, Phoebe was a little to eager to hand it to her teacher and when she grabbed it she didn't get a good hold on it and it smashed all over the sidewalk. NUTS! Mom and Phoebe both cried a bit about this...what can I say we are girls and it was a bit of an emotional last day. This was Phoebe's teacher Mrs. Rotinni, Phoebe has LOVED, LOVED, LOVED having her as her teacher; I am  bit surprised how happy Phoebe looks in the pic, because she had been crying over the broken gift to her teacher.
After only 3 weeks of summer vacation it was time for Phoebe to start school again; we are on yr round school here, which call me nutty, I like!
Phoebe really excited to start 1st grade in her French immersion program which means she has 1/2 a day in English with Mrs. Heineke's & a 1/2 a day in French. Her french teacher, however, delayed for 2 weeks in coming to America so Phoebe's beloved Mrs Rotinni is subbing for two weeks!
This year Phoebe has to line up with the rest of the school and not in the special kindergarten courtyard, she is getting so old.
On the first day of school Phoebe's class got to bring a stuffed animal to sit on their desk and keep them company on such a long day of school. Phoebe chose to take Sophie's peacock, an animal she has tried to adopt as her own. As a special treat we also got Phoebe a new book to give her when she got home, Pinkalicious: School Rules!
So far she has had 3 weeks of school and only one week of french, but she is having a boll and doing well.

June 2014Tidbits

Blog catch-up...back in June we started spending our prize money and the first item bought was this adorable kids picnic bench and umbrella, the kids have loved eating at it, although have a bad habit of forgetting to finish their food before running off or leaving nasty food out for bugs to get.
In the beginning of June I also was chosen to host another Houseparty, this one was for's new DNA kits. I have to say this was a pretty cool party. I have always liked ancestry, but they are kinds expensive and this party let me 6 months free subscription AND a free DNA heritage test (worth $100) for free. It is a really cool product and I even found some close cousins I never knew even existed and they had TONS of cool pics and facts! I found out I am 91% European overall with a breakdown of 36% Irish, 25% Italian, 12% Scandinavian, along with trace other regions.
In June we finally got Sophie's new bike up and running, which had loves!
We celebrated Father's day with a fun new breakfast I found off pinterest, pancakes with bacon inside, Pretty darn yummy! Phoebe surprised us with a lunch in bead after our Sunday naps (pancakes & a banana) For dinner Cory requested smothered burritos and a dessert of Donn'a famous chocolate cake! Phoebe made Cory a cute card and hung it on the door, we also had lots of cute colorings and surveys done to celebrate the day.
June also marked our family's first ever camping trip! The kids practiced their fire roasting skills the day before on their roaster play set. The next day we left an hour earlier than need be because we were camping with the church ward and we have never set up our tent before and we were afraid that we would make fools of ourselves doing to, so we got there early to setup alone, everything went perfectly, no need to be embarrassed about our awesome tent skills. They kids were really excited to camp but freaked out about all the bugs in nature! This was a pretty fun trip but we definitely learned our 4 person tent is WAY t small for this family to comfortably sleep in!
The day we got home one of our neighbors was throwing a HUGE carnival to raise $25,000 for her 6 yr old son "gator" to have a heart transplant, so we went and did our part to support the cause. We had treats, played tons of games, got our faces painted and did fun photo booth photos. It was a pretty fun event and the kids were over the moon about their face paint and kinds upset we made them wash it off for church the next day.
June also marked another Fergy first, the first time we have ever taken the kids to a movie theater. We decided to be bold and take our wiggly kids to see the Lego movie at the $1 theater. Both Cory an Sophie slept during a majority of the movie while I was nodded off but never slept. the older 3 kids loved it however especially because they got a big popcorn to share.
For the month of June I sent the twins to summer school since Phoebe was still in school, they learned lots of fun outdoor / science stuff, unfortunately putting on their pants the right was was not one of the skills acquired..this is how I picked them up for school one day, I guess I wasn't really observant on their outfits as we ran out the door that morning.
In the end of June we had our Fergy Summer soirĂ©e. This time we went up into the canyon and had a dinner roast. They kids loved it because it had a fun creek by our picnic site and then we got to have a fun s'mores bar at the end. To end the evening the older cousins read scary stories (not too scary thought) to the rest of the family. Our kiddos loved this Fergy party except the fact we tried polish dogs and both Sophie and Phoebe hated them and ended out barfing it all back up in the middle of the night. Note to self: NEVER buy those again!
Have I ever mentioned I love our lazy Sunday Afternoons, naps movies, no places to run, it is awesome when paired with morning church! 
The end of June also brought a new experience for me, sushi. Let me start of by saying I am NOT a fish lover.  I went our with a group of friends at not the restaurant if my choice because I heard they lad lots of other non fishy food too, which they did. I was pressured into trying a bite of a Vegas roll because it was cooked and had cream cheese and hardly any fish in it, I was told it was awesome. My verdict...glad I didn't pay for this, I am still NOT a fish lover!
This pretty wraps up our June except for the GINORMOUS amount of work we have started in our backyard, but that is in a different post!