February 28, 2012

Mikenna Basketball 2012

Mikenna's Basketball team and individual picture.  They have their last game Saturday and will have a pizza party after the game and receive trophies - she is excited.  

February 27, 2012

Brielle~My Sweet Sassy Girl!

Brielle loves to play on the computer and knows her way around it pretty well - I always find video and pictures that she has taken of herself.  She created these pictures and collages by herself this morning.  She is oh so sweet, and sassy - and I love her to pieces!  She makes me smile every day!!

February 25, 2012

Mikenna~Blue Mountain Exchange Tournament

Mikenna played great in the Blue Mountain Exchange Tournament!  It was very cold and windy!  50 mile per hour winds with 70mph wind gusts - 2 early morning games at 8:00am.  She played 2 games Saturday and 1 game Sunday.  First game was against a Portland, Oregon team - it was a really close game - they lost 2-3.  The second game they played another Oregon team - they ended up losing that game as well - we had 3 key girls on our team missing from that game so that game was tough to win being short 3 girls.  The game on Sunday they won 5-0.  All in all a good experience - just Freezing!!  The girls handled it well and played their hearts out!  Mikenna was consistent with her defense and played a lot in all of the games.  This week she has a league RCL soccer game and also her last basketball game is Saturday as well.

February 24, 2012

Jaron~Language Arts Project~Holocaust

Jaron pencil sketched a Language Arts project about the Holocaust for his middle school's Family Museum Night coming up in March.

February 23, 2012

Brielle~Starship Assembly~Fairness Award

Brielle was recognized at school today in a Starship Assembly. Each month the school honors students from each grade with a character award chosen by the teachers. This month's award was based on FAIRNESS. Brielle was chosen by her teacher to receive the award in the assembly today.  She was proud of herself - and was happy that she was recognized - she sees Jaron and Mikenna accomplish things and get awards, and she was very quick to show them her award and tell me that she is like Jaron and Mikenna and gets awards too now.  Very cute!!  Her teacher called me to come to the assembly to see her get the award - her teacher said that Brielle is such a sweet and quiet girl at school - and I said that she is probably our loudest child at home - and yes she is very sweet - but can also hold her own with being the youngest. We love that about her.  We are proud of you Brielle!

She was happy once she got home to show the whole family her Fairness award.
She was the first one called up and was a little nervous and unsure of what was going on.

February 22, 2012

Jaron~Reptile Merit Badge

Jaron went to his scout leaders home tonight for scouts to learn more about reptiles. His leader has a bunch of different snakes that he has for pets. Shown in the pictures are 2 Royal Pythons, 1 Columbia Red Tail Boa, 4 Corn Snakes and 1 Bull Snake. Jaron had a fun time holding them and learning more about them.

February 18, 2012

Mikenna~3 Rivers Soccer Home Game vs Westsound FC~ Won 3-1!

Mikenna had an awesome game Saturday - they ended up winning again!  3-1 against Westsound FC.
Mikenna played great defense - and used her speed!  It was a really cold game - the wind was blowing really hard and it was a very cold wind.  We were frozen by the time the game was over.  Her team is now in first place in their division out of 7 teams.  They are doing awesome this Spring season!  2 wins and 1 tie so far.  This weekend they have a home tournament - the Blue Mountain Exchange Tournament.  She will play 2 games Saturday and 1 Sunday - maybe two if they end up in the Championship game.