Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The first game we played was the portrait game. Everyone gets a sheet of paper and starts drawing the birthday boy. Then, we switch papers with someone else every 15-20 seconds. We do that several times and end up with master pieces!
THANKS everyone for coming and helping to make this a very special party!
Monday, September 27, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010
On of my neighbors had a ton of corn this year and let me cut down a few of the stalks to decorate my front porch! I gathered a bunch and tied them together with a cute black and white gingham ribbon. Soon, there will be a scarecrow sitting on the bench! I HEART fall time!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Really, I am interested in what you think about this one.
Let me give you some background...We just moved to Utah. And I LOVE it. BEST decision we ever made. House is rad! Ward is awesome. School is great. So many wonderful friends and family around. LOVE it!
So it had been like 4-5 weeks and I still hadn't received a calling. One of my friends was like, Shhh girl-friend. Enjoy it while it lasts. But I really wanted to be utilized. I enjoy doing, being active. Scott received a calling. Gospel Doctrine teacher every other week and High Priests teacher every other week. So basically he's teaching every week. He loves it. And I am happy for him. The ward is lucky to have him as a teacher. He's a great teacher.
A few weeks into living here I spoke with the Relief Society president and told her if she ever needed a substitute to teach that I was available...anytime. She said she was impressed with the offer and thanked me. I tried to drop a little seed. I LOVE being a RS teacher. I also love being the primary chorister. Both are my FAVORITE callings!
So finally I get called in and they ask me to teach the 11 year old class. Wha? Ok I say reluctantly. (I've never said no to a calling before). Then later the primary pres says she wants me to team teach the 9 year olds. Wha? That's Jackson's class. I love my kids, but I DO NOT WANT TO TEACH THEM! I feel like I spend all week teaching them about gospel principals and then love to have other adults instill the same message on Sunday's to them. Also, I have Nathan. A baby to disrupt class and I will have to leave to nurse/change diapers/take him home early to nap. Ugh!
I'm bugged and feel this is totally UNinspired. If you really knew me, you'd know that I would do better elsewhere! The thing is I really feel like primary teachers are the best in the world! Seriously I hold them all on a pedestal and am so thankful for their service. As a mother of six children I applaud their service and time they put into ewach and every lesson. But, I don't wanna do it. I know, I'm lame. I need to buck up. I just don't feel like it's for me.
What are your thoughts?
Posted by Lori Thompson at 5:57 PM
I’m glad to see that the Hasbro coupons are back this year (and hopefully more are released, too). These expire either 10/31 or 11/15.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 30th at 7:00 pm. The event will be in the Wilkinson Center Ballroom.
Posted by Lori Thompson at 8:23 PM
I have mixed feelings about Glee's season premier. Scott and I were so, so excited about it but then felt a little let down during and after. There were moments I laughed and thought were cute. I liked Finn's Cheerios audition. His dance moves are a lot better when he's singing... I loved Brittany: "People thought I went on vacation, but actually I spent the summer lost in the sewers." And Sue Sylvester always has quick little sarcastic comments and comebacks. She is a hoot!
This episode also introduced a new character, Coach Beiste, who took over for Ken Tenaka after his nervous breakdown. Honestly I thought the actor was male with fake boobies and lipstick on. It was very interesting.
I had to look this actor up on the internet to make sure.
I thought Sue and Schue's hazing of Coach Beiste was a little overboard. I know that's pretty much Sue's MO, but...really? You're going to make Poo Cookies for the new teacher? Disgusting. Both literally and figuratively.
The music choices were pretty good. I loved the ending song and it has been stuck in my head fever since that night... "What I Did for Love". I liked Cherise (Sunshine) and wish she would be a new addition to the cast. She defiantly has some pipes! That girl can really sing. I liked seeing Quinn strut her stuff in her Cheerios uniform.
And finally, I have to say that RACHEL DRIVES ME CRAZY. I hate how she kept flipping her hair as she sang. I also hate how she's desperate for the spotlight to the exclusion of almost everything else. And she's so, so very skinny this season.
I am so excited for next week's Britney Spears episode. I don't usually watch previews, but these were exciting and was the best part of the show! Hey what happened to Emma? I missed her!
**Got this great info from my friend, Nikol ***
Posted by Lori Thompson at 7:35 PM
For Jackson's party he wanted what Will did last year, a Wii Tournament Sleepover. He had over 20 4th graders at our house for the party. It was wild and crazy, but also a lot of fun! We went in the back yard first and ate pizza and drank juice. Then we went downstairs for the tournament. Groups of four children went up and competed against each other. We started with bowling then went onto winter Olympic games and ended with snowball fights. During the tournament we came upstairs for a little break with water and candy. We ate cupcakes and opened gifts. At 9pm all the girls and a few of the boys left. We ended up with only 5 boys sleeping over. (which was nice to have such a small group!) Scott stayed downstairs with the boys and in the morning I made everyone breakfast. It was a lot of fun!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last Friday was Jackson's birthday! He turned NINE years old! It was half day and then his party. When he returned home we had the house decorated and gifts waiting for him to open. More pictures on his party later....It was a Wii tournament sleepover! FUN!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
One of my neighbors invited us over to pick some peaches and pears from her trees in her backyard. I took a couple bags to fill and left with, literally, boxes full of them. AS we left the tree didn't even have a dent in it. There were still a ton on them both. I waited a day for them to ripen a little more then I started bottling them up. I ended up bottling 18 full bottles and froze 10 medium size Zip Lock baggies.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
They tasted great and Will loved them!
We had a Minute to Win party for Will last night at our home. We had 25 6th graders, all my boys, a couple friends, and Grandma and Grandpa in attendance. WOW! It was FUN! This would be a great party for 3rd-6th graders, adults and singles. There are so many fun games to choose from, that's why the party was THREE hours long. And Scott filled up every second of it! We went through the list of games on-line, made a list of what we liked best and ended up with 20 games. We later shortened it to 15. We also went on YouTube and watched some of the games done by children. It was funny to watch. We served everyone pizza, candy, drinks and cupcakes.