So Ben wrote on the fridge, out of the blue, "We rock!"
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
Another fun-filled day in the life of the Newton clan:
7:50a.m. Jake goes to the church for a scout meeting to prepare for a "dogsled race" and campout. More details as it gets closer.
8:00a.m. An oil change for the van.
9:00a.m. Ben plays basketball at the YMCA with Dad and Rachel to cheer him on.
10:00a.m. Enjoying some blustery time at the park while Dad, Ben and Rachel wait for Jake to arrive.
10:30a.m.-2:00p.m. Jake and Ben compete at a Pokemon "tournament" at a local card shop. (Dad forgot to take pictures when he dropped off Taco Bell. We'll have to take some next Saturday to document this unique development in our Saturday routine.) Ben is certainly the only one there coming from a sporting event...
10:30-2:00 Dad and Rachel run errands...
10:30-2:00 Mom attends a "lia sophia" jewelry party and gets some downtime...Isn't this set cute? Find a local party rep to order your jewelry THIS month. In January you pay full price for your first item and 1/2 off two additional items! I was able to get this set and some cubic zirconia earrings for less than $60. That's a screaming deal. lia sophia has a website where you can find a consultant.
5:00 We forego one of Ben's indoor soccer games to attend the Ward party....
The kids have fun running wild--not unlike a pack of wild wolves--even Rachel joins in the fun this time! The boys found time to do some service, tying scarves. Good job, boys!
9:00p.m. Time for bed, please?!?...
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
We had a bunch of new snow on Friday night and then continuous flurries yesterday for the MLK holiday. I try to be excited about snow through February since that is technically still winter, according to the musical "Camelot". But despite my cheery snowman decorations and my insistence that I like seasonal climates I'm having trouble with all the coldness.
My sister emailed me to "have fun with the snow" but I'm too cold to have fun! It's BEAUTIFUL, but I need the high to be at least greater than 19 and the low higher than -2 to "have fun". Send some global warming our way...
At least Baby Sarah(Bitty Baby) is dressed for the weather. Can you tell Rachel is sick? She has to miss school today-darn it, it's only once a week. She's got a cough, fever, and runny nose and by Rachel's own assessment..."I not feel so well." Poor Rachel. Keep smiling. This too shall pass.
Posted by Kim at 8:22 AM
Friday, January 18, 2008
Posted by Kim at 2:38 PM
Today, Ben has to bring in a suitcase filled with things to show his class. He has various trophies and medals from basketball, cross-country, baseball and soccer, a favorite book, his piano book, drumsticks from Rock Band, a football, a lego bionicle, various video games, and his collection of Harley-Davidson motorcycle models. That is Ben in a suitcase, apparently...The things were all his own picks and I think he did a great job showing his diverse interests. What a great kid! Ben, you're a star every week in our house.
Posted by Kim at 9:32 AM
Monday, January 14, 2008
Can you believe Rachel is 3? The last year has gone super fast. She was a fantastic two-year-old; after she decided to talk rather than scream...She's such a sweet girl(maybe a bit too bossy sometimes.) The next year promises to be fun and challenging as she has so many opinions about everything and yet still wants to be "The Baby" when it's convenient.
Her party was great fun and only had a brief moment when all 4 girls were crying. Dave caught it on video and I'll try to upload it later.
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