16 September 2009

Preschool, Dance, Soccer, Potty, Flying, Sprinklers

Finally! Our computer is fixed. All thanks to my incredibly smart and talented brother Timmy! Without him, we would have been computerless for months 'cause we don't have the money right now to get it fixed. The only payment my brother asked for was a nice dinner and a delicious cake for dessert. I think I can manage that. (Hopefully!)

Ivy started preschool a couple of weeks ago and loves it so much! She only goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every other day that she doesn't have it she begs and begs to go. She thinks it's so unfair that Kaitlee gets to go to school every day and she doesn't. She also started dance that same day and is the cutest little dancer I've ever seen.
Ivy is so proud of her Tinkerbell backpack.

Kaitlee had her first soccer game a couple of weeks ago. She did pretty well considering she plays on a team of 1st and 2nd graders. She looks so tiny out there with all those big girls. I'm excited to see how she progresses this year. She does, after all, have the greatest coach ever! ;)

Giving Coach Daddy Hi-5's!

My little Reesie-Roo is potty-trained! Not too bad for a girl that just turned two. She is so determined to keep up with her big sisters. One day she watched Kaitlee and Ives put on their underwear and she decided that's what she needed to do too. So she put some on and that was that. She is the strongest willed little thing I've ever seen. Once she makes up her mind to do something, that's the way it's going to be. I'm pretty sure she gets that from Daddy!

Jared has a buddy (John) that owns a plane and he's been wanting to take our girls flying for a couple of years now. Jerry finally arranged with him to go on the morning of Labor Day. John's plane was in Morgan so he took them flying over Logan and a few other little towns up there. Jared said they were a little scared at first because it was so noisy and bumpy but once they got used to it they had a lot of fun.

Logan temple
USU's football stadium

Jerry finally got our sprinklers put in. Now we just need to get the ground evened out and we'll be ready for sod. Yay!!!
My cheesy, yet awesome brother Timmy. We are so thankful for him and everyone else who came to help. We never would have gotten it done without them! (Ivy took this picture. Pretty good, huh?!!)

You know I can't do a post without saying something about my handsome little guy, right? Last weekend I was at a family reunion and Jared's Aunt Janet said to me, "I can tell you love your girls and all, but your kinda partial to that boy of yours aren't ya?" I hate to admit it, but it's true. This family just wouldn't have been complete without him. I definitely feel like I have a different kind of bond with him. I seriously have to squeeze him every time I look at that cute little smiley, squishy, dimpley face. I just love him to peices!!!


Joey and Nettifer said...

my gosh a lot going on in the post. I can't believe she potty trained herself. WOW! You lucked out mom!
How cool they go to go up in a plane!
Yeah for sprinklers!

Ok lincoln is the cutest boy ever and I just don't say things like that! His hair is so stinking cute!

love you!

Ashley Clark said...

Busy, Busy, Busy! How fun. You have made the official move to motherhood. You are it! So cute. I love all your cute kids and of course you guys too. I can't wait to see you guys and meet that little guy of yours. We will be out there all day saturday so please make room for me. I wish all my kids potty trained themselves, not that JJ was bad, but I was dreading it. can imagine your love for that sweet boy. I can't wait till we get a girl. Have fun putting in the yard!

Bonita said...

Your family has had such a busy and fun summer. I love all these cute pictures! Your little kids are all so sweet and happy. You're doing a great job, Alisa!

Melissa said...

YOu guys look like you have been insanly busy!! Thats great. Isn't it funny how differently we feel about our boys. There is something so special about a mother and son. Not that we don't love our girls but our boys, ohh there is just something about them. You can't get enough of them. Wait until he's older and total chaos. You can't keep up with them and their messes but it doesn't bother you because you are madly in love with them. I can't wait to see your yard, woo hoo!

Nellie said...

Looks like you've done lots of fun things lately. I love that picture of Timmy that Ivy took, silly Tim.

McDermaid Fam said...

that is so cool that your girls got to go in an airplane. thats a once in a lifetime (for most) experience. lincoln has the cutest smile ever! thats fun that ivy started preschool. i bet its nice to have a break too! your family is the cutest!

Krystal said...

Love all the events! Amazing how much can be going on at once...I guess you just take it as it comes! You're an awesome Mom!

Amy said...

OMG! That little Lincoln has the cutest little dimples I've ever seen! Beautiful, beautiful kids you have!!!