Category: Cali

    Cali played her last soccer game for this Season!

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    Coach Jenn? and Coach Randall. Lydia, Leila, Cali, Onna, Mia. London, Lexi, Lilly. Olivia wasn’t there.

    Cali loved being with Mia and I loved carpool 🙂 Cali ended up playing a lot of left or right defender and a little forward. Mia played mostly left or right forward. Her last few games Cali seemed to be getting the hang of when to clear or dribble or pass. It was fun to watch them improve this Summer and Fall.

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    Back to School!

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    First Day of School 2017

    These kids are growing up! !st, 3rd, 5th, 7th!

    I love that these guys are best friends!

    Benji saying goodbye as he catches carpool to Jr High and Rose saying hello to the big 1st grade all day school!

    Cousins! This is the morning crew – the rest of the neighbors are on B track this year.

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer, Rose

    Girls Night

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    While the boys are away… the girls shopped, watched and played!

    We went shopping for back to school clothes. Cali had a stomach ache so we only went to Target. We came home and ate junk and watched Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 and played with Kelsey and had fun. The next morning we watched some more Camp Rock and then finished shopping. These girls are getting pretty fun! But those baby bottle dip things were one of the worst purchases of my life – except the girls loved them!

    Categories: Cali, Jana, Millie, Rose

    Soccer Cali

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    Cali had a good year of socer. She got to play with Mia, Anna, and Claira. They had a fun group of girls and some really standout players. They won most of their games and Cali scored in the first and last games!! She is starting to get more confident and see the field and make some good passes. She had a good assist in the last game as well.

    I was waiting for pictures from the game that Grandpa went to but… maybe they aren’t coming so… this is it for now. Cali is going to be playing on a AA team this next year! She has already started practicing twice a week! Hoping it turns out to be a fun and growing experience for her.

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    Grade Up Day

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    Rose got to go to school from 9:15-1:15 and visit all of the 1st grade classrooms and teachers. She loved it! Benji got to be her and Ellie’s 6th grade buddy! He loved it. Rose loved walking home with all the neighborhood kids.

    This year they didn’t get split into their new classes and see who their new teacher might be so… we all just have to wait to find out. We are getting a new Principal and Vice Principal this next year so…

    Ray is getting excited to go to Kindergarten!

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer, Rose

    Piano Recital

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    Benji, Packer and Cali had their 1st piano recital!

    Benji played William Tell Overture, Packer played Twinkle Twinkle and Cali played Yankee Doodle.

    Categories: Benji, Cali, Packer

    March 23

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    So, Cali got braces on Thursday! We want to get her tooth on the bottom pulled over to where it belongs but the Ortho said it wasn’t quite in enough to brace it so he just did the top braces and we will go back in 8 weeks. Cali was nervous but brave. She has had a wire poking her cheek and trying to figure out how to use the wax. She is trying to be tough but had a breakdown at dinner time both days. The poor girl wanted to eat her dorritos but couldn’t do it. It hurt to bad so… she ended up with cheese and yogurt.


    The kids hung out at Erica’s while we were at the Orthodontist then we came home and started switching the toy room and the girls room. We got the girls room all set up! The kids were so excited for the change. the old toy room is a little bigger bedroom so the girls will love the extra space.

    Old and New

    That evening we were invited over to Mac and Kristie’s house to play arcades! Mac is the one that got Ben started on our collection. He had 11 arcades in the house and at least that many in the garage. We had lots of fun  trying the new games and hanging out.

    Categories: Cali, General

    March 21 – Glow Play

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    Cali got to be in her Class Play! The Glow Play. She was a Flower with Sarayah and Kennadi. Mia was a Bug Catcher. Cali loved saying her one line and singing with the flowers and rest of the class. I could see her liking the singing and acting thing, she did great!

    Erica babysat so I could enjoy the play and leave Tiago napping. I did help encourage her to dig the glass out of her infected foot so it was a fair trade off.

    Visiting Teaching – This month I invited Sherrie and Heather over to my house to switch things up a little. Cara also came and all 11 of our little kids. They came in the morning from 10-12. We just chatted while the kids played. I think it was a good change.

    After school I helped Benji get another project done and the kids all played with friends: Luca, Mia, Breklyn, Ellie. And we all like to play with Tiago!

    I made burritos for dinner and then Cali headed to activity days and Ben to young mens.

    bouncy balls!! this kid is obsessed

    Cali made this cute Temple at activity days.

    Categories: Cali, General