Saturday, June 11, 2011

Art City Days Parade

A parade is so fun, especially when Sylvia is in it! We met up with the Taniguchis to watch the Art City Days Parade, and we had a lot of fun. The kids did their best to collect candy and blow kisses to the "princesses" on the floats. We all waved to Sylvia on the SHS Cheer float, and the girls all got carnations from a local florist. The best part? When Ben ran away, and we had to enlist the help of the police to track him down. We found him within 20 minutes, luckily, about 3 blocks away. I swear, I need a leash for that kid. He is a wild man!!!

Art City Balloons

To see the balloons launch for Art City Days, you have to get up early. That isn't too bad when it is already light at 5:30 am! The kids were up and ready to go by 6:00, so we walked over to the Junior High field to watch the balloons. The city gave away balloons, candy bars, hot chocolate and doughnuts to the early risers. I like this balloon festival better than the one in Provo, because there are a lot less people, and the kids get a better close-up view of the balloons getting filled. So fun!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cheer Camp 2011

Love how this picture turned out!

Sylvia having a great time on the football field.

Start the video at 2:20. Trust me, the beginning is just me and Nate talking. The good stuff starts around 2:25-2:30.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ben playing with his soccer bear under a parachute.

Sylvia making her graham cracker treat.

Ben liked extra sprinkles.

Ben and Dad enjoying our picnic lunch.

Sylvia making a hippo hat with a library volunteer.


Sylvia eating her sandwich, listening to a "princess" read Purplicious.

Our family loves Springville's Art City Days! We can't get enough of all of the fun activities for kids and families. Art City Days is all this week, and the Teddy Bear Picnic at the library was one of the first activities to kick-start the fun. The kiddos brought their teddy bears with them to enjoy crafts, stories, treats and games. Mom and Dad enjoyed relaxing on the grass while the kids played. A very fun start to what is sure to be a very fun week!

T-Ball & Kickball

Sylvia at her first T-Ball game.

Ben kicking the ball (in the wrong direction) at his first Kickball game.

Ben pitching the ball. This is definitely his favorite position.

This year is Sylvia and Ben's first year playing T-Ball and Kickball on rec teams. Sylvia is loving T-Ball, because Daddy is coaching her team, and her team is made up of mostly girls she already knew from Kindergarten. Nate has been working with her a little bit, and her throwing skills are improving with each game. Ben is too young for T-Ball, so he is playing on a co-ed Kickball team. He's having a great time, and he definitely likes kicking the ball better than chilling out in the outfield. The games are usually played at the same time, so Dad goes to T-Ball, and Mom goes to Kickball. Both kids are playing well and having a great time!

Cute May Pics

All smiles just before the dance recital.

I think Sylvia was pretty worn out after all that dancing...

One, two, three...everybody be sad for the camera!

Sylvia playing "Winnie the Pooh" with Amy at the May piano recital.

Sylvia is rockin' the piano! She's so good :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Oh Sylvia

This is what happens when Sylvia gets a hold of my phone :)

Memorial Day 2011

Nate and the kids behind Emilee Orme's grave

Emilee is still so loved. Look at these gorgeous flowers!

Me and the kids at Grandma Carolyn's grave. I miss her so much!

We Love Mrs. Lowe

I forgot to post this pic earlier. This is Sylvia with her Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lowe, on the last day of school. Sylvia loves Mrs. Lowe so much, and I am psyched because I found out she is teaching 1st grade next year. There is a chance Sylvia will be in her class again! That makes me so happy.