I think September and October are so wonderful. All the warm days and cool nights. School is back in session. Routine returns. It's a wonderful, wonderful feeling. After a few days of the back to school routine, we got a day off for Labor Day. We decided to get out of town and explore the Palisades Reservoir area in Swan Valley. We loved it!
Finally...after weeks of waiting...it was Tommy's turn to start preschool. We went in the day before to meet his teacher, do a welcome scavenger hunt, and get familiar with his classroom. Tommy couldn't hold still due to his excitement.
Having Tommy at preschool leaves just Joey and Mommy at home twice a week. Joey loves getting one on one time with Mom. We captured some of the last summer sun at the park and had a wonderful time together.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Once the paper chain went up, Mommy started thinking about all the things we wanted to do this summer, but hadn't done yet. One of them was - go to the splash park. Easy fix!
Lily's friend Kayt was baptized. She invited us to her baptism and the luncheon following. These girls are so cute and giggly when they get together. We are happy for Kayt and her choice to be baptized.
Happy birthday JoJo. We sure love having you in our family!
The Idaho Falls Arts Department put on an art in the park day. All the booths had a free art project based on a children's book. We did as many booths as we could before Joey was too grumpy to go on. Then we went to the park and had a picnic. Great way to spend a Saturday.
The young women of our ward put on a sweet little fashion show of modest clothes for the Activity Days girls. Each young woman wore a favorite outfit and explained to the younger girls why she believes in being modest. It was a wonderful night. Lily had a great time.
It was a beautiful night and we are so happy we got to enjoy it.
Monday August 21 was eclipse day! The kids were so excited to wear their glasses. They were disappointed that they couldn't see anything with them on. We had to teach them how to look at the sun with the glasses and explain that the glasses are not meant for regular viewing.
Our neighbor invited us over for a little boy water balloon fight. All the boys in the neighborhood came and had a great time. Tommy even got brave and joined in the fun!
Daddy went through the course with another volunteer. We were all glad he wasn't alone. Daddy said this race was so tough - especially after working all morning. He is excited about the last race in Seattle. Mommy just hopes that once he finishes the Trifecta, he'll stay close to home for a while.
Our Primary presidency got a few surprises this month. Our second counselor's husband was laid off from this job, took a new job in Boise and moved in less than two weeks. Our president was called as the stake young women's president and Mommy was called as the ward Relief Society president. We were a great team and had three fabulous year together in Primary. It is hard to change and have friends move away. To celebrate the end of our time together we hosted a dinner party at our house.
Jodi, Christine, Julie, and Kendra