Saturday, June 29, 2013


Danika said something tonight that made me giggle and I had to write it down so I could remember it.
Danika: I don't want to toss the dollar.
Me: What?
Danika: You know...toss the dollar?
Me: (thinking hard, it clicks) You mean pass the buck?

 The kids have done swimming lessons and tennis lessons. I may put them in another swimming session in August but for now I'm enjoying the break, piano is the only thing we have weekly. Danika goes to girls camp in a few weeks. I know she will have a ball and I know I will miss her. I guess a perk to being the Bishops wife is that we are always invited up for dinner one of the nights so, we will still be able to see her. She is also getting fitted for braces next week. Andrew and Luke will be going to their scout day camps next month.
The kids have enjoyed our summer activities. They get excited  and ask me daily what we are doing.
I hope I can be the kind of Mother they deserve. I need to work on keeping my voice in a lower tone. With eight people in the house the noise level can quickly elevate. It has helped to go to the temple. I'm so glad to have a temple close. I made it a goal to go weekly through the Summer  I'm sure I will still try when school starts back up but as for now I'm going to the 5:30 session on Wednesday mornings. It's been tough to wake up at 4:30 to be to the temple by 5 but worth it. I'll have to find another time to go when school starts since the kids leave at 7:50 for school and I don't get home till 7:40ish.
Jonathan is potty trained now. I'm excited that we don't have to buy anymore diapers.
BriLynn is as ever a little girl. She loves to dress up in dresses and be a princess.
Jacob is doing well in Piano although I have found I wouldn't be a good piano teacher as I get impatient quickly when he practices. Luke and Danika are doing well in Piano as well. Kevin is busy with his calling and work. He has enjoyed playing racquetball with some coworkers a few times a week. He likes his job and that is always a blessing. I don't know if I wrote before about it but he switched companies last October. He's still a Senior software engineer, the cutest computer nerd I know. As for me I keep busy with the kids. I do enjoy my weekly workouts with my friend Trudy. Plus the freedom to shop alone with Danika here to babysit has been great.


Kristi Rowley said...

I Love reading your updates! You are a great mom! Kudo's to you for all you do!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

It's so crazy how fast they are all growing up! You are an amazing mama.