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At the end of the school year Alayna and I hatched a plan. She wanted to learn how to sew but because of all the crazy stuff in June we haven't had a chance to get started. We finally got ourselves organized and she decided she wanted to start out by making a crazy quilt! :)
As with most beginning sewers you don't really think about all the steps involved before you get to start the sewing portion of things. She was a little disheartened to find out we had to make a pattern and then cut out all the pieces first. :P
This will take us a while to complete but I'm really excited to start this project together! :D I'll keep you posted on her progress!
>> Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Alayna's Swim Meet was the 100 Meter Medley. They do all 4 strokes; butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. It was exhausting to watch the kids practice during the week. I can't imagine doing it myself!! LOL!
I love that she gave us a big smile before heading back! :P
Her final lap back she was gasping for air. She swam most of it on her side trying to breathe! :P
She was so tired by the end of the race she couldn't breathe! LOL! She did awesome though and placed 3rd!!!!! Way to go our little mermaid!!! :D
>> Monday, June 27, 2016
Last week the Activity Day Girls met at Sis. Esperson's home for some swim safety instruction. Sis. Williams taught the girls all about being safe around water, taking care of your skin in the sun, and how to save someone! They had a great time!
I'm grateful for such wonderful leaders giving of their time to help our girls!! <3
>> Sunday, June 26, 2016
Since Jared's 40th bday wasn't all he had hoped for with celebrating early because I was going to be at Girls Camp, and then ending up in the hospital and still being there on his actual bday, I didn't want Father's Day to be a bummer too.
I was chatting with my wonderful friend Chris Packard and told her how I needed a plan for Father's Day but I have been leery about driving still and I just didn't have the gumption yet to wrap my head around shopping.
She came to the rescue and got me a few groceries so I could make Jared a couple of yummy meals and then she went above and beyond and make the Coconut Tres Leches Trifle Cake I had made for her son's wedding, for Jared!! He had been begging me to make it. I told him when I get to feeling better I would. It takes a while to make and standing and baking in the kitchen all morning was a little more than I could handle. She knew he was hoping for it and she made his wish come true! Actually, both of ours!! :P
We actually hatched a plan and I had Jared take the boys to a movie so he would be out of the house while she delivered all of the goodies the day before. He had no idea! It was perfect!
Jared absolutely LOVED it!!! I'm so grateful for Chris and all of her help! I couldn't have made his Father's Day as great without her!
Happy Father's Day Honey!!! <3
We were standing in the kitchen last week and I looked over at Eli and said, "I think you're taller than me now!"
He just turned 13 in April. Jared helped us decide with photographic proof. Yep!!! It's happened again. Another son has passed me up!
I'm only taller than Alayna now, and by her measurements, she'll probably pass me up too!! :P I'm not short either. I'm 5'6" that's above average. LOL!!
How are my babies so grown up already?
>> Saturday, June 25, 2016
June 16th, I still wasn't feel up to getting out in the AZ summer heat. Alayna competed in Butterfly and Breaststroke at her meet. Somehow she missed her age groups' race for the Butterfly and ended up competing in the older age group doing the 50 instead of the 25!!!!
She did AWESOME!!!!!! It was twice as long and against much older kids and she placed 5th!!! I couldn't believe it! She's a rock star!!! Woohoo!!!!
She got in the right race for Breaststroke though! :)
She placed 4th! Not too shabby! She probably would have placed even higher but of all the strokes the butterfly is one of the toughest and racing double what she is used to it tuckered her out!! Look at that smile...she's so proud of herself! :D
Way to kill it Alayna! It is so much fun to watch you give it your best!! Love you sweetie!