Monday, June 4, 2012
Every year the Dixie State College ROTC hosts an obstacle course race called Heroes Havoc. This year four of the guys from the neighborhood including Taylor decided to enter. The race is only 20-30 minutes long and consists of 15-20 obstacles that each person on the team has to complete individually or collectively. The guys had a great time and ended up taking 1st place (not including the ROTC teams). At $5/person + a free T-shirt it was a cheap way for these guys to act like kids.
Lydia had a ballet recital just before we moved. Before going on stage, each of the girls was told that they would get a flower after the performance was over. Apparently Lydia thought she would receive her flower before leaving the stage because after the dance was over and the girls had curtsied, they all hurried off-stage except for Lydia who remained frozen in a curtsy until she realized she was alone. It was the cutest thing. She sure enjoyed dance this year and says she wants to dance again in the Fall.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Hey, who is that miniature preschool student in purple pants? Oh, that's Penny enjoying her one and only day of preschool with big sister Lydia the last time she was the star for the day. By watching them play at recess it was clear that Penny was just about as comfortable as Lydia with the other kids. We couldn't have asked for a better preschool experience for Lydia. Here are a few preschool facts:
School Name: Watch Me Grow
Teachers: Grandma Smith and Miss Julie
Class According to Teachers: The Best Behaved and Most Mild
Lydia According to Teachers: Same as above. J/k, that's not fair to the others :)
-Learning to do the monkey bars
-Being the star for the day
-Learning to read
-Meeting Jada Phillips as a new friend
-Having neighbor Mason as a carpool buddy
-Showing mom and dad the crafts she made
We are so proud of you Lydia. If you maintain your passion for learning you will always be successful as a student. What a wonderful start to a lifetime of learning.
Three weeks before we moved Lydia started her first season of coach pitch baseball. She turned out to be the only girl on the team sponsored by Mike's Barbershop. Her coaches were Mike the Barber and his son Josh who sang with Taylor in High School. They worked so well with the kids! Lydia got to play in a few games before we moved and even got a hit or two. Her favorite part of the experience was the treat at the end of each game. Penny never missed a practice or game that Lydia went to and was always right in the middle of the action. Thanks to all the great friends and family that came out to support the kids from Bristol Park.