Friday, March 28, 2008


I taught preschool this week. These are the cute kids that are in the class. Thomas really 'likes' the girl with the bright colored kite standing next to him. Her name is Ellie and he talks about her all the time. We talked about insects this week and had a blast. These are their 'butterfly' kites. They had a great time running around the front yard trying to get them to fly.

We also did some searching for insects. We didn't find much. It is still a bit early in the season. We did find ants and rolly polly bugs. This little preschool has been so great for Thomas and for me. I love teaching on my week, and I also love the little break when it is not at our house.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Trip to Richfield and Fillmore

As usual, I am slow at getting pictures on the computer and writing a post. These are pictures from our trip the week before Easter to Richfield and Fillmore. This is our kids with Great Grandma and Grandpa Groesbeck (my dad's parents). We love them so much!

Jackson and Essie in my parent's backyard. It was a lot colder than we expected. Of course I didn't pack warm clothes for anyone. Jackson was trying to keep Essie warm.
There is an old lava flow about 5 minutes from my parent's house. Jackson loves it, so we always go out to explore while we are there. That's Thomas with Jackson in the background. He really isn't very far just looks like he is.
This is actually from Easter weekend. This was Thomas's first soccer game! There is small indoor soccer field (?) in the same office complex that Jackson works in. It is so perfect for little kids! It is as non-competitive and fun oriented as you can get. Thomas LOVED it! He was on a high the whole day after the game. The bad thing is that there isn't much room for parents to watch...hence the poor picture. I'll try for a better one this Saturday.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Video Test

This was my (Jackson's) first attempt at video editing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hard shoes

Last week I took the kids to a park that has a sidewalk all around it. I pushed the two little ones in the stroller and Thomas rode his bike. Thomas rides faster than I can walk, so he was a bit ahead of me. He stopped, staring at the ground. When I caught up I saw that he was looking at two shoe prints in the cement. He sounded totally amazed when he said, "Wow, look Mom...someone had REALLY HARD SHOES!"

Monday, March 03, 2008


We are so lucky to live so close to cousins. Jackson's brother (with 4 kids) and sister (with 2 kids) live here in town. We see them at least once a week. We had Jackson's brother's family over for dinner last week. They came over right after church, which is why they are all dressed up. They all love to take turns holding baby Essie.

Clarissa (8) holding Estella

Juliette (1)
I love being an Aunt!
My sister Kara got engaged last week to a great guy named Cody. They are planning on getting married this summer. I am so happy for her. Cody is a very lucky man! Kara is going to be such a great wife and mother. Maybe within 5 years I will be an aunt on my side of the family!