Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sylvia Turns 8

I love this girl.  

Sylvia turned 8 today.  We celebrated by buying her new purple headphones that she can use with her laptop.  ( I don't want to listen to all afternoon, you know what I mean?! )  We also bought her a crayon maker, a messenger bag that she got to decorate herself, earrings, a soccer ball, and a few new clothes.  I bought the kids Happy Meals for lunch - a rarity at our house, and we had the dinner she requested, which was stir fry.  Then, after dance lessons and a soccer game, we enjoyed cake and ice cream with Grandma and Grandpa Goodrich, Uncle Eric, and Grandma Susan. It was a fun and busy day.

Sylvia is very excited to get baptized at the end of the month.  Last Sunday, she had her interview with the bishop, and we have been preparing by talking about baptism at our Family Home Evenings.  I think that she has a fairly good grasp on the kind of commitment she is making, and she is taking it very seriously.  Nathan and I are quite proud of Sylvia!  She is learning and progressing every day, and maturing as well.  She's a bright girl who is kind to others, and she is a wonderful artist and dancer.  And don't get me started on the singing!  She has such a beautiful voice.   Happy birthday, Sylvia!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

My Little Oompa Loompas

For the last month, my bigs have been practicing for Springville Playhouse's children's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  They are the most adorable little Oompa Loompas that have ever been born!  Both of them have worked on their songs and routines very diligently, and their hard work has definitely paid off in their performance.  They have done so well!  This mom is definitely proud.  May I just say-my kids have it in their blood!!!

Pioneer Day

The Orme Kids Really Like Parades

Well, we've been busy working on the house, but we took a time out to head out to Mapleton to go to the Pioneer Day parade.  Lots of kids riding their bikes, firetrucks, a few floats, and lots of horses.  Small town parades are great.  We lit some fireworks with the kids to celebrate the day as well.  Too fun!

The 4th

Independence Day Fun

It was so much fun to have my family come to Utah and visit for the week of the 4th of July.  We hung out, ate yummy food, drank lots of Dr. Pepper, and sweltered in the awful triple digit heat.  On the 4th of July, we went to the Freedom Festival Parade in Provo, enjoyed KFC for lunch, took naps, and then headed to Rock Canyon Park to watch the fireworks display from the Stadium of Fire.  Holidays are always better with family!