Tuesday, March 20, 2012

He's a cool kid

Dalin had an awards ceremony and I was sure it was going to be for something like A+ attendance, or make everyone feel special or something. It turned out it was the end of the trimester awards assembly and the awards were actually special. There was citizenship, most improved, smarty pants (not really, but something to that effect) and the coolest kid (like student of the trimester). It was almost over and I thought they had mistakenly invited me and I had gotten Dalin excited about getting an award for nothing. In my mind I was starting to curse the whole system for disappointing my son when I heard, "The Coolest Kid award goes to Dalin Edwards!" That will teach me for doubting my kid's coolness:)

Major Award

With "Da Bear!"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


We were able to travel to Utah this past weekend to go see my brother Austin bless his baby. It was kind of a big deal so I was really happy that we were able to go. My brother Brandon was able to make it down and it was great to see him, even if he didn't bring his baby. (Yep it's all about the babies now).

We haven't been out of town for quite a while so we decided to tourist it up a little while we were there. We went to the fancy new museum of natural history in Salt Lake with Grandma Romney and Craig. We followed that up with a visit to "The Pie" pizzeria where we got waaay to much pizza that lasted until after we got home. Of course there are no pictures because I didn't have the camera and I never really think to use my phone (lame).

After we said good by to grandma and Craig we decided to go to the zoo. It was pretty cold so most of the animals were asleep or hidden away. We did find a playful monkey that would put it's hand up to the glass when the kids put their hands up. And we also saw a giraffe that kept spitting on the wall then licking it up over and over again. Yes disgusting, and yes we stayed there the longest, I'll spare you the video.

Hatching Ashton

Token monkey measuring
On the way down to Provo Chris asked if I wanted to stop at IKEA. I've never been there and every time we've passed by it was always a Sunday or we don't have time (two points Chris always brings up with mock sympathy) so I was surprised that he even mentioned it. We ended up having dinner there then putting the boys in the child care (the girls were to tall much to their dismay) then wandering around the store. It was kind of fun, and I think it was the highlight for the kids.

The other blessing of the trip is that our car actually made it home. It was struggling on hills and we were worried we might have to replace the transmission while out of town but we made it home safe and sound
and it's been working fine since.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ashton Sings

Ashton was asked to be part of a choir that sang at the teacher development at the high school. I'm all for my kids being involved is school so I had no problem letting her do it. Then I realized she had to be at the school by 7:00 on a day off of school. I'm still glad she did it and I guess it's okay to give up a little sleep:)

It's kind of hard to see her but she's on the second row, third from the right.

In a somewhat related story, after this experience I thought Ashton wanted to do choir in middle school (yeah middle school, I'm trying not to freak out about that). When she came home from the tour of the school she told me she signed up for band. Go figure!