Friday, June 25, 2010

Hiking and Rollerblading

Oh, how we welcome Saturdays with ZERO plans!!!!!

They just don't come often enough....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

15 and 13

I love these two teenagers we have now.

I love that they have birthdays just days apart.

I love that they get along..

I love that they always have...

And I believe that they always will....

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

School Days

I still have so much to catch up on... now working on March!
But it has been fun remembering the beginning of the year while posting.

Hannah decided to do her big biography project on Jane Goodall. She had to become Jane, and make a frame to hold up while giving her oral report over and over again to interested students and parents. She did an excellent job!

We love the Missoula Children's Theater who comes to our school for one week. The children audition for a play (this year it was Snow White) on Monday, and perform a big full length, full costume play twice on Saturday! Jackson got the part of a turtle and did a great job!

Hannah was a delight to watch in the Green Show this year. She got to be "Titania" in Shakespeare's "The Midsummer Night's Dream" - she may have found a new love of acting. She surprised us all by doing such a wonderful job!

The Discovery Science Center is a really fun field trip the kids go on in the second grade. It's one of Chip's favorites, too!

... and sometimes the bus ride is the best part of the day!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thanks, Messina's!!

How cool are Uncle Tyler and Aunt Kelley for taking Jack to the Monstor Jam when Chip had to work?!?!

Little do they know that the most fun might have been right here at home!!

We love you, Eleni!
Thanks again Tyler and Kelley. :)
By the way... don't you need a night alone without her again?!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A love of Music!

When Chip and I were ready to start having a family, I ordered children who would love music. I thank God every day for filling that order very well!!!

Taylor and Aubrey each had a fantastic year in junior high. Aubrey was in choir and played first chair violin in the orchestra! She really loved it. It was the toughest decision she has had to make so far, but she decided to follow in her sister's footsteps by continuing with just choir next year. Having only two electives is SO difficult - she decided to get a year of language out of the way so she can have more options in high school.

Taylor had an excellent year in the Improv choir. She has a beautiful soprano voice and reads music fantastically! She has definitely passed me up and I enjoy learning from her now!

Aubrey got a "superior" rating with her performance at the solo festival! She "rocks" (as you can see here, as I tried getting a "nice" picture of her and ended up with ths one.)

Taylor got the solo at her Spring concert and even got over having to be this close to a boy! Whew.. that was a HUGE deal, ya know!

Hannah is planning on joining the 5th grade choir next year too! And Jackson spends his free time plunking out "taps" and the theme to "Pearl Harbor" on the piano..(all on his own!)
What an amazing, wonderful blessing.. to have music in our home every day!
Even if it is Jackson cracking on the high notes in the shower....