We had a really good spring break this year. Here’s our breakdown:
Friday April 1st: Our kids love April fools Day! They are silly and Ben is silly and they have fun and I stay out of it 🙂 Ben tweaked their lunches and set off poppers and wore a disguise and left his picture all over the house for us to run into all day. Tiago cried every time anyone put on the wig or glasses! That afternoon Ben added to our arcade collection! and That night I had a soccer game and Ben invited his parents and Pete’s family and Falabella boys over for a night of Sheeps Head. After soccer Michelle, LaNell, Mikila and I went over to Erica’s and took her out to Purple Turtle Shakes to celebrate her mom’s bday!
above is the april fools pic that we are still finding around the house and also picturing the Newest arcade. Below is me getting a new high score on Centipede and then Ben demolishing that score as soon as he got home from work 🙂
Saturday April 2nd: We went over to Camry’s Birthday Party Breakfast at 9am! Erica had tons of delicious food for us and Cam opened presents and we watched the first session of general Conference together. We spent the rest of the day hanging out with the kids and watching conference. That evening Ben went to Priesthood with his Dad. Cali went to Extreme Air with Camry and Claira and we all went back to the Hancock’s for birthday cake before bed!
I love the shirtless Millie! She wants to be like her big brothers so she had to sleep shirtless!
Sunday April 3rd: MORE GENERAL CONFERENCE! Brady watched with us. We colored to stay alert. and then that evening Mikila came over to hang out. Brady, Cway, Sean, Jana, Kelsey, Braden, and Jackie all came. We played games and rode the Omoto’s. I didn’t take any pictures but here were some from a few days before:
Monday April 4th: Monday was our lazy day. I went and got the fuse in the van fixed and we did laundry and chilled at the house. That evening we skated over to our friends house, the Scotts, for FHE. We skated and scooted, jumped, climbed and sang with them. Then we hurried home to beat the rain.
Tuesday April 5th: I don’t have any pictures and I can’t remember if we did anything other than pack and be lazy…
Wednesday April 6th: We packed our bags and drove to St. George! We left around 11am. We stopped in Beaver for some Cache Valley Cheese and we had Wendy’s for lunch. We got to Matt and Jamie’s condo around 4:00pm when the cleaning crew was just finishing up. We unpacked and changed into our swim suits and hurried to the pool. The kids were SO EXCITED to SWIM. Julia and Sam and PJ, Christian, Lily and Sydney all swam with us. And then Amanda invited us over to eat dinner with them! Amanda’s spaghetti and Jelly Belly’s are definitely part of the St. George tradition 🙂 That evening Pete’s family came over and the kids watched a movie while adults played Hearts.
Thursday April 7th: Back to the pool! And volleyball court and shuffle board and … COUSINS! I thought I’d take the kids and then bring Millie home for lunch and naps BUT they did not want to leave. We just played all day! That night we grabbed pizza and went to the park. We played a soccer game: old people vs. kids. It was actually really competitive, but we did win! Matt and Jamie taught us a new card game that night.
Friday April 8th: We got up and ready and went to the river at 11:00. The water was a lot higher this year but we found a place to cross to the sandy bank and set up for a beach day. The kids explored and played in the sand and … then it started raining on us. And kept raining. So we packed up and headed back to the condos. We forced naps that afternoon. We played games with the kids. Benji and Packer snuck out to the pool. And that evening we met up with my sophomore year roommate Misty! She and Trent and Kennadi and Preslie took us out to dinner at Sakura – all 9 of us! It was a new experience for our family and the kids loved it. I would have been fine eating at Burger King or wherever because the company was great. But Sakura was delicious. It had been way to long since I’d seen those guys.
I promised the girls I’d take them night swimming! and they ALL loved it 🙂
Saturday April 9th: Our last full day to play in St. George! Guess what they wanted to do?? yeep, we SWAM, almost ALL day AGAIN. These kids just love the water and then cousins were here coming in and out of the water and they just couldn’t get enough. We brought a box of snacks over and everyone chilled all day. It was a little rainy but the kids didn’t care at all. Adults played some cards and watched the kids swim. For dinner we went to Freddy’s! They were planning to go Friday night but when they heard we had plans they all switched the plan so that we could do Freddys together 🙂 St. George traditions! Kids watched Star Wars that night and Adults all got together to chat and game.
Sunday April 10th: We packed our bags and went to church. We came back and packed the van and ate lunch and joined the rest of Utah County travelling back home. We got home around 5:30 and unloaded the van. Then I grabbed Tiago and headed over to a little mission reunion open house in Lehi. I hadn’t seen anyone from my mission for so long. I am in touch with my Trainer and have a few facebook contacts but that has been it. It was so fun to see Sister Freitas! (Presidente passed away shortly after their time as our mission presidents.) I got to see an MTC roommate! and a sister that I only met once in the mission but she and I had a bunch of the same companions. And I knew 1 Elder that was there – he and I served in 2 different areas at the same time. I LOVED remembering my mission, speaking a little portuguese and getting updates on old friends.
THAT’S a WRAP. Great Spring Break! Now we are back to reading minutes, spelling words, piano practice, math, baggie books and SOCCER PRACTICE STARTS THIS WEEK!