Friday, January 25, 2008

Things that we have done but I didn't post

Looking back at some of the pictures in the camera I realized I hadn't added some stories. From December was the gingerbread houses that I did for the kids teachers. Erin's teacher Mrs. Dobrinski, got a colorful skittles one, Erik's teacher Ms. Dalrymple got a red and white candycane one, and Michael's teacher Mrs. Ridley got a Snow white and silver themed one. They were a lot of fun to make and the teachers really enjoyed them. I am currently finishing up some others I made for my sister-in-laws but my little boys decided to "HELP" and so I have to redo all of one and fix the other.
But it will all work out.

I am so grateful Olivia taught me how to make these. They are sooooo adictive!! Can't wait to see what next years creations bring. I found a few more house I would like to try.

The next funny thing that I forgot to post was the fence walk. My kids have found that they can climb the fence and talk to their friends that live behind us and not let Gabbie our dog out. She has also found a friend next door, so she likes to bolt and go visit for about 2 seconds and then she is off and running to see what else she can find. She is getting better about coming back when called but she still shouldn't bolt. Trying to retrain over and over again. This is a picture of her.

Well for the here and now keeping pretty busy with things. Erin and Erik are really enjoying the piano lessons and Erik is lovin' gymnastics. Mike and Dan are having a field day in the back yard with all of the dirt patches now. I just hope we have grass when spring comes, because that will be a mess and 1/2 if we don't. Defiantly planting lots of seed and no one will be allowed in the back yard except for Gabbie for 2 weeks. I will have to take them to the parks and the Y to play. And by the way Danny is potty trained!!!! Yipee. Still have accidents here and there but not too bad. He is still into his geo tracks and he misses his Grandma Poole. He keeps asking when we are going to Grandmas (mind you he asked this also when we had just got back from Grandmas on Sunday) He is such a cutie. Mike is still asking for his John Deere boots. We might get them for his birthday. He love to copy his dad.

Matt got released from the doctor, and said to only do light walking and don't strain the foot. I am soooo glad that he didn't have to cast it. That would have been awful (but he said he would have taken the cast off any how) But we were glad to have a walking boot. Matt has a new calling at church and is the employment specialist. It was funny because he is probably the perfect one for the job, he has great connections!

I am doing a few things here and there, I joined a book club and currently reading Lucy Mack bio. I also signed up for a scrapbooking class at the library for this Saturday, we'll see how that goes. Heather would be proud I have my first card swap on Tuesday (theme is love). I just have to get the rest of the stuff going. I have a few new callings too, activities chair, Sunday school teacher for the 12-14 year olds, and assistant ward organist. I absolutely love my class! There are 2 yw and 1 ym. It is going to be fun with them. My dad called last night and we maybe heading out to Cali for a week in Feb. The kiddos will absolutely love it. Matt can't go because of work it looks like. But it we'll see. I almost forgot to mention, my dad sent Erik a weather tracker for his birthday. It is the coolest thing and Erik checks it every morning and when he gets home from school. He loves it.

Well enough for today, I am off to get Mike from school. Love to all.


Julie Anna Poole said...

Dawn that was such a fun post to read. I love to hear all the going-on's with everyone. Sounds like you guys are just thriving in OK (of, Matt, and your kids are SO friendly! What a cool attribute you all share).

Anyway, we love you guys and look forward to visiting ya'll in Oklahoma once we get out to Texas. Marcus and I have already decided you guys will be our first little trip after we move.

Trish Hill said...

Hi Dawn! What a cool blog! It was so much fun watching and listening to the kids last Sunday. I hope we can do it this Sunday. You are one busy Mama! The gingerbread houses are fantastic! What a great job! I will see you Mom, Carrie and Ginger tomorrow - Hair Day - YEAH! Love to all of you. Hope to "see and hear" all of you Sunday. Aunt Trish