On the 14th we celebrated (kind of) our 9th wedding anniversary. The day before that Russ wasn’t feeling very well but he felt well enough the day of that we were able to go to the temple and then got some lunch from the new Chinese restaurant in town. The plan was to really celebrate with a little get away Thurs-Sat. Russ had a conference to attend in Salt Lake on Friday so we arranged for Russ’s parents to tend for us so we could have some time with just the two of us. Well, Wednesday when we were headed to bed I went in to check on Brooklyn and she had thrown up and not bothered to wake up. So, Russ and I got things cleaned up (he is such great help!) and the next day he headed out of town on his own. Brooklyn ended up being fine the rest of the time, but Connor ended up throwing up on Saturday, so I was glad I was home with the kids.
When Russ came home, he brought Maya. She is my brother’s (Scott) family’s dog and we are keeping her for them until they get back from Chile in a couple of years. She has been great with the kids and I am glad to have a chance to have a “trial” dog to see if I can tolerate it.
Let’s see. Brooklyn had kindergarten registration and got a perfect score on her assessment. She is already reading, so I hope that they will be able to find things to do to keep her engaged and challenged.
A week after Russ returned from Salt Lake, he had to make another trip up there. He left on a Sunday afternoon and made it back on a Thursday night. He has been asked to work with a neurologist in Salt Lake that will be providing telemedicine for our area. Russ will be doing the hands on assessments and such while the doctor in Salt Lake will be participating through video. So Russ had to go up for some training. I guess it’s good for him to go away for a few days so I can be reminded of how much he does for us and how much I appreciate him.
Sunday after he headed out the kids wanted me to video them. So here are some random videos of them that I am sure will bore many of you, but I thought some day we will really enjoy having them.
(For some reason, I can’t get Brooklyn’s video to load. Grr!)
That week Connor decided he was ready to ride a pedal bike and after a couple of times of me helping him get started, he was riding like a pro.
Austin had an assignment to do an ancestor report and he decided he wanted to make a movie for part of his report. Grandma Daniels gave us a great idea for an ancestor to do the report on and we enlisted the help of some neighborhood kids and had a fun time making the following movie: