Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hi There, Remember Me?

The kids' first day of school was August 18th. Summer seemed shorter than usual this time. Kamrie started first grade, Dallin started third grade, and Taylor started fifth grade. They all seem to be enjoying their teachers and classes so far. But we never have had bad years in the past. So this year shouldn't be any different. Taylor already enjoyed an overnighter at Clear Creek, UT with the other fifth grade boys earlier this month. He's growing up too fast. I remember how old I felt when we got to go to an overnighter at Sly Park, CA in grade school.

Dallin earned his Wolf badge in August. He was very self-motivated and kept bugging me to help him complete all the requirements. Great job, Big D!
(Apparently I didn't realize how much I looke
d like a frumpy mother that day. I thought I brushed my hair. Oh well, I DO have four kids who keep me very busy. That's my excuse.)

Sisi's first day of preschool was Sept. 9th. She goes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11. She is in a similar type of preschool as Allie. There are six moms who feel like we are smarter than a three year old and can teach our own free (or dirt cheap) curriculum. We each take two weeks in a row every semester and teach the letter, number, shape, and theme of the week in whatever teaching style or method we want. The kids also get to have structured play time. Sienna loves it and feels like a big girl just like her older siblings. She even has Kamrie's old backpack from last year. (Obviously the sun was in her eyes for this picture. I didn't like the shadows that were being cast on her face, so I had her close her eyes and then open them for the picture at the very last second.)

Dallin is on a competitive traveling soccer team. He was hand picked by a coach who was tired of the recreational soccer and wanted more. Coach Bjorn is an amazing coach and doesn't even have a child on this team. (He has a daughter the same age, but this league is for boys only.) He and another guy from Saratoga Springs started this competitive team for the first time this year. The Saratoga Sting u9 (under age nine) is in first place out of ten teams so far! They are amazing to watch! I love that Dallin gets to be a part of something like this. In this particular picture, Dallin was the MVP for the game. He worked hard and made one goal. He almost made two more, but he was off sides both times. So they didn't count. We are proud of all his hard work.

One last thing . . . this is Jarin's contribution to the Cougs!
Go BYU football! (I'm not sure what the pinkish, orange thing is in the middle. Maybe you can figure it out.) Since we love attention around here, this seemed appropriate. There have been many comments made because of this. In fact, one father in the neighborhood had to drive his six year old boy down to our house to show him "the Y" because he was concerned that there were too many "U" decorations in the area.


Maran said...

Hey! You finally updated!!! I love the pictures of your kids! So cute! How did Jarin do that Y? That's pretty awesome!

Donna said...

Love the photos. Time is certainly going by fast. I remember David being ten and thinking that I only had 8 years left. That was a long time ago but it doesn't feel like it. The kids are adorable. Kamrie's outfit is so cute. I am very proud of Dallin's Wolf badge effort and his soccer goals! WTG! That Y is neat. How did he do that? Looking forward to seeing you all in a week. Love yas

The Bogle Bunch said...

So fun to see your kids. I stink at blogging, but I did update it recently if you wanna check it out. Way to go Dallin. That is so exciting. I can't believe Sisi is already in preschool. That's crazy!

Jake said...

ummm...can you please tell your kids to stop growing up?! I hate that we are so far away. I can't believe the Chamalam is in first grade. Allie is excited to see Sisi next week. It's been too long. That "Y" is awesome! Will it still be there when we come?
BTW, I'm too lazy to change the login so this is Kerrie, not Jake.

Amber and Matt said...

I love the Y, not to mention that your grass looks beautiful!

P.S. You don't look frumpy

Petersen Kids said...

Hey, you're blog's cute! I agree with Amber, you don't look frumpy. I've NEVER seen you look frumpy! Last night was fun. We need to plan that more often.