We of course had to get some treats so we got some cookies and they shared an Icee.
Tenley wanted me to read her this book that Lylee got from school. It is a very easy book so I told her to have Lylee read it to her and Lylee was happy to do it. I am going to love having the older girls read to their younger siblings!
*Lylee started soccer midway through the month. It is getting more and more fun the more seasons she plays. The first game she made 4 goals. FOUR! She was on fire! The next games she made 1 and then 2 this last time. I hope she continues and just gets better. We really enjoy watching her games! I have a cute picture coming soon from my friend Jen. Her daughter from Lylee's class is playing this season and she sent me a cute picture of Lylee giving Elsa a pep talk. The email is lost so I asked her to send another... until then.
*Lylee's school had grandparent's day where the kids get to each lunch with grandparents. Lylee was lucky enough to have both Jeremy's Mom and my grandma Braden come eat lunch with her. She LOVED it and both ladies were just thrilled to get invited! They both still talk about it with her when they see her. I didn't get a picture of course because I wasn't there but so glad she got to have that!
I've still been exercising at the church Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. My friend Jodi from my ward goes with her 4 kids (Isn't she a champ?!!) 3 of her kids are the same ages as my 3. Her older two have afternoon kinder and preschool so she get to bring them ALL! Thankfully the most I usually have is Lona and Ten. Wednesdays I only have Ten. ANYWAY, We have been trading kids about once a week. It actually is great because they keep them busy so I can get things done. First I had Mady, her 4 year old and then Monday I had Taylor, the newly 3 year old. I had to get some of Lona's milk at the store real quick. They were so giddy and wouldn't stop laughing at the excitement of Taylor coming to our house. This was her first trip away without any of her siblings and her parents.
I made them eat them before we got in my car!
*And lastly I wanted to tell about Lylee's job-a-thon her school did. I remember jog-a-thon's when I was in elementary school but it was a bit different. I don't remember if I did them as young as kindergarten or if I only remember it once I was in 4th grade (my first recollection). But we would get a pledge for as many laps as we could do and once you stop running you were done. There wasn't really walking. It's not a walk-a-thon! But this one was 2 different days and they just did as many laps for the 20 or so minutes as they could. I volunteered to help and the kids each had a sign on their back and us adults would put a tally on their back as they finished a lap. Lylee ran 9 laps the first day and 9 laps the second. She rarely stopped running and as far as I could tell she had the most laps!! She was the first to get 9 laps the first day, although other kids finished with 9 laps that day. But I don't think anyone got 9 laps the 2nd day. They were pretty sick of it by then. She took it very seriously and thought of it as a race. It was really funny! We were really proud of her! I told Jeremy and he picked her up a treat on his way home that she got to have. She shared some of her berry skittles with me the next day and they were amazing!! Jeremy and I have been not eating any "junk" and no carbs after lunch and minimal sugar. That last one is the awful one!!! I couldn't cut it out completely and have been satisfying the chocolate craving after dinner with a handful of chocolate chips and calling it good. Doing good so far! Jeremy of course is loosing weight already. Men! But I am starting to finally shave off the unwanted belly fat that lingers. Now onto the love handles! Slow process. Back to Lylee, proud of that kid and amazed at how fast and athletic she is!!
*Another thing keeping us busy this week is getting ready for HAWAII!! You read that right! We leave on Saturday to Eugene where we fly out of. My awesome Mom is coming down for most of the week to watch the kids.They are super excited for her to be here which makes me feel so much better about leaving them. Have I mentioned we've never left them before? Not both of us at the same time and each other for only a couple nights at the longest. Lylee and Lona show some reserve about us being gone so long. But I got them each a little present each day we are gone to keep them occupied and minds off us being away. They will have lots of fun! New coloring books, bubbles, painting a magnet, bug catchers... SO excited!! I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Hawaii so I feel like it's a dream come true!!! Thank you Jeremy's boss, Bret for taking us or who knows when we would've been able to go!!