Saturday, May 19, 2018

Big Kid

This Spring Aiden turned eight and just seems like such a big kid now! He keeps very busy, and we are all looking forward to a more relaxing summer schedule.

He is playing on a soccer team this spring, practicing twice a week and playing one game every weekend. He really enjoys it. His speed is an asset, and he is learning how to dribble, defend, and generally get down all the rules.

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Donut treat after his first game

He is also really enjoying Cub Scouts and is excited to work on his Pinewood Derby car over the next few weeks and to attend day camp this summer.

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He was one of the second grade Young Author’s contest winners at school this year with his book about two brothers who want to be racecar drivers.

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Landon and Charlotte are along for the ride with a lot of Aiden’s activities, and they are pretty good sports about it. Landon is registered for Transitional Kindergarten this fall. He had all of his shots this month, now that he is 4.5, and he didn’t cry at all. He is 75th percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight. He loves preschool and will, we think, be extra happy to attend school five days a week in the fall.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Easter!

We loved having Conference weekend coincide with Easter and Spring Break this year. It’s always nice to enjoy the sessions of Conference and know that we don’t also have a million things to do before Monday and a return to work and school.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

December

Isaac and Charlotte got to see Landon’s preschool Christmas performance. He was a donkey.

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Aiden’s last day of school was Thursday, 12/21, and mine was Friday, so we really felt like we went right up to Christmas. It was hard in that December is so busy, but it’s so relaxing now to know that we have another week off after New Year’s. We loved having church with the musical program on Christmas Eve. Both boys sang with the Primary choir, and both Isaac and I sang in the ward choir, and my mom graciously kept Charlotte (and the boys) in line during the meeting.

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Christmas Eve dinner was at Mom and Dad’s house with lots of Anderson family.

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Christmas morning we had breakfast with Mom’s side of the family and then had a lazy day at home. The kids loved playing with their new toys and each other, and it’s been a peaceful few days without too much on the schedule. Isaac has been busy studying for the first part of the CPA exam, and I have been trying to grade papers and get my classroom organized (I never have time to do everything I want to in the one week I have my keys before school starts in August when I also have meetings to attend). The kids have been good sports and are enjoying more time with everyone home together.

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As a side note, this was the first year I had a proper mantle on which to put our nativity and to hang our stockings, and I was pretty excited about that.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Thanksgiving

The Binghams came to visit over Thanksgiving, which was SO FUN. We love having visitors! Having extra cousins around is the best.

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We went to the Academy of Science at Golden Gate Park, which was lots of fun for all.

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We went to a local turkey trot too. Landon ran in the 100 meter dash against the Quarry Turkey, and Aiden ran in the 5k and placed first in his age group, finishing in about 28:30.

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We met up with Grandma Anderson, Ryan and Jan for lunch, and Santa was there that day too! Aiden, Landon, and Charlotte were excited to see Santa, but Emma was less excited.

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