Category: Hancock

    End of August

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    Benji reclaimed his High Score on Mario Bros.!

    The Morning Crew: It’s fun having just the little kids home. We had a picnic and stayed in our PJs too long:

    Rose and Cali always pick out their clothes the night before. Rose is loving this fun SuperGirl outfit 🙂

    Our raspberries are sooo good this year!

    One more trip to the pond! With the Hancocks!

    Babysitting Quincy. Tiago showing off and being a goof ball:

    The playground at Cali’s soccer practice – Mondays and Wednesdays late afternoon.

    Now that Rose is in School all day – these 2 are missing their together time:

    Benji reading to Tiago – he loves books right now:

    Hanging with the Hancocks again:

    Millie making a new friend at Cali’s soccer game:

    Categories: General, Hancock

    And then it was August

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    Benji made it home from Scout Camp on Saturday morning and played with cousins and then in the afternoon we asked him to do some chores and he just CRASHED. He couldn’t comprehend and had a melt down. Ben helped him figure it out and tried to teach him that even when we are worn out and tired we still have to choose to do what we are asked and we choose our attitude 🙂 His buddy Seth stopped by in the middle of that life lesson with a late birthday present.

    And that night Benji got to babysit while we went to the game! I love being at the field and I love when it is good weather

    On Sunday we had our Nettesheim Fireside and then celebrated Grandpa’s 70th Birthday!!

    THESE GUYS! ready for JR. HIGH? I love that they still play and have fun and don’t have to be too cool.

    Ray and Rose are so excited to start school. They both have the same size shoe right now.



    Friends over at the house on a summer day: Millie made a new friend when LaNell brought Andrew over to play.

    my genius child?

    working on their Dr. Mario skills and getting high scores:

    I am still the Wolf Den Leader:

    Kelsey and I took the kids to the pond. We stopped and got XL drinks at Maverick cause they were free so… And then Brady! showed up at the pond and surprised us!

    Thursday Night I went to Ben’s soccer game! He is blurry in the pic cause he was running really fast 🙂 And right after the soccer game we picked LaNell up at the mouth of the canyon and drove to Sundance to watch Jacob and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. We met the Hancocks up there and sat through a little rain. It was a fun show!

    And then the kids finished THE SUMMER CHART!! They were so happy to be done!

    Hancock Party

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    The Hancock kids got to spend Monday and Tuesday and part of  Wednesday with us! Pacen had to go to bball camp, but we did get Quincy! The kids played and entertained each other MOST of the time. Quincy is the easiest baby EVER but she did like to go up the stairs and try to fall down them every chance she got.


    The youngest kids packing their picnic and taking it upstairs to eat?>>>…


    I spent Monday not feeling good and Tuesday recouping and reading but I did make it to Gentrys baseball game. And Tiago just wanted to wear a diaper and crawl around like Quincy 🙂

    I read The Orphan Keeper on Monday and finished Tuesday so then I took the kids to the park since they were being so good:

    Bath time:

    The kids all had a lot of fun. They beg for sleepovers all the time but we’ve told them no, It has to be when parents are out of town or something so… we all had a good time and played hard.

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    Strawberry Days CARNIVAL

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    We had to split up this year because the big kids actually wanted to ride the big rides!

    I was going to go in the Starship because Rose is supposed to have an adult with her. BUT Gentry and I chickened out at the last minute.  Rose rode it 2 or 3 times! and Packer doesn’t love big rides but he loves Star Ship:

    Benji and Cali went on this one!

    Little kid section:


    They had swings this year!

    And Cali convinced me to go on the Zipper with her, neither of us liked it but Benji did.


    Categories: General, Hancock

    Kindergarten Field Day

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    I went to field Day with Rose. It was fun to see her in her element having a good time with school friends.

    Rose and Cammi. They met at Discovery park the week before Kindergarten started and they hit it off. Then they ended up in the same class! Now they are friends. Play dates and all!

    Rose and Gentry and Gabriella and …

    It was fun to see Rose in action. She didn’t need me at all and she had lots of little friends to go between.

    at the end of the day I brought her and Gentry home and took a last day picture!

    Categories: Hancock, Rose

    Kindergarten Graduation

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    Rose is done with Kindergarten! She had a great year. She went every day without a fight. She was in the same class as Ellie and next door to Gentry, and She loved all of the new friends. Mrs. Crockett did not disappoint! She is SOO good and we are going to miss her SOo much now that she’s not teaching here next year.


    Rose! and Ellie! and Gentry!


    and then we went out to get Milk Shakes with Grammee!!

    Categories: Hancock, Nettesheim, Rose