Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Break in Arizona (day 1)

Last year I took Chloe and Bryce to Arizona for Spring Break. I decided to make it a tradition and planned another trip this year. Tanner was also able to go with us this time. We headed out bright and early Saturday morning. I think we ended up leaving town about 6:30. 
The first thing Bryce wanted to do when we got into the car was break into the peeps which I had bought the day before as a snack for the trip. 
The kids wanted to stop and see the Hoover Dam when we got to that point in our drive. I thought they were kidding at first, so I passed the first turn off and had to back track a bit, but we made it. We parked and hiked to the look off point to view it. It was pretty cool. Bryce was a little worried about the height of the bridge we were on, but he did let me snap one picture as long as he didn't have to stand too close to the side. Then it was back to the car.

Tanner really wanted to help drive so after the our stop at the Hoover Dam I finally consented and let him drive for a bit. It is really hard for me to let other people drive. I have serious fears. Even riding with Landon who is one of the best drivers I know I get intense anxiety at times. I'm pretty sure I have Amaxophobia-which is the fear of being a passenger-it's a real thing. So even though Tanner did a good job driving-that was a hard part of the trip for me. I let him drive for a few hours until we needed a potty stop, which ended up being in a small town called Wikieup. 

Back to the road again. This time we drove until we were all starving and ready for a lunch break. 
After we had all eaten and had a little break to the car. It was back to the road, but at this point we were only about an hour and a half away so the end was in sight.
We finally made it. We hauled all of our stuff in an relaxed for a minute, but then we actually loaded back up to head to the bowling alley and dinner. Jeff's son and his family were in town for one more night and they wanted to do something fun with us all. On the way to the bowling alley Bryce fell asleep for the first time all day-yep he didn't sleep once on the drive down.
We went to Fat Cats to bowl. It is a fun place that hosts a bowling alley, arcade, indoor mini golf, pizza place, and movie theater. We had to wait for about 30 minutes for our lane so the kids played some arcade games while we waited. 

Bryce and Clancy were the winners
We finally got our lanes and ordered some pizza and stuff to eat while we bowled. 
We all had fun. It was a good way to spend our long day of driving.

When we got home and were all getting ready for bed the 3 little boys had a blast wrestling with Tanner. 
My kids also discovered (Bryce) or rediscovered (Tanner and Chloe) the wii and it would bring them hours of entertainment and contention over the next several days.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Color

She wanted to try something new with her hair. Darker this time instead of red. Plus the addition of bangs. I actually really love how it turned out. I think the bangs shocked her at first, but I think she likes the color.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

All-Star Team

Chloe got a text from her coaches letting her know that they had chosen her and one other girl on their team to be on the all-star team. This is something new they are doing this year. I think it will be a great chance for all of the girls to be able to play ball at a higher level. We are proud of her for being chosen. 

Preschool Gymnastics Review

Bryce had his gymnastics review for Preschool last week. I wasn't able to make it, but Landon and went and he even took the good camera so he could take pictures for me. He said Bryce did a great job and was super focused. Bryce got an award for having good bar strength.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Dixie Basketball (8) End of Season

Chloe had her last basketball game of the season last Saturday. It was a tournament type situation and unfortunately they lost their first game and were out. The game was rough, definitely not the best game of the season for Chloe or any of her teammates. The refs were calling every little thing, and it seemed to be a little one sided as during the last quarter 3 of our girls were sitting on the bench fouled out. Chloe was the first one to foul out, and she ended up sitting for the last 6 minutes of the game, because of it. Not a fun way to end the season.

Even though the girls haven't had a great season record wise-only winning one game-they have done some great things. They have all improved, they have learned to work together and pass the ball, the one win they did have was over the #4 seed team and that was truly awesome to watch. 
This is a great group of girls and hopefully they can grow together and their success over time will start to improve. 
Dixie 8th Grade Basketball Team

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Asleep with a Sneetch

In honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday I thought this was cute. Asleep with a Sneetch... 
Bryce and I also read some Dr. Seuss books at bedtime for a few days and I made green eggs and ham with the kids at work. 

Sick = No School = Sad Bryce

One night last week Bryce came into my room one night and told me he wasn't feeling well. I felt his head and sure enough he was running a fever. I told him he was going to have to stay home from school and lay on the couch and watch cartoons all day. He said "AWWW I really wanted to go to school and earn more barefoot bucks." HAHA Oh Bryce. He was out for a few days and so happy when he was fever free and able to go back.