Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This & That

I have gotten so far behind on posting that this is going to mostly be a catch up in pictures. My memory is not so good anyway so I can't remember all that has happened! :) We have had a lot of visitors and I have been loving that! I enjoy the time and friends from home! Makes me feel less lonely. Tell ya what, moving is hard! Especially far away! (Yes, 2.5 IS FAR AWAY! No one can convince me otherwise! :))
 We have been trying to get a regular school schedule going. The kids LOVE school, it's more like play time to them. They are getting so smart (I am not just saying that either!) Cam picks up on soooo much, he surprises me daily at the questions he asks and things he remembers. Cam and Blake can write their names and a few letters. They know the sound of pretty much all the letters also. Madison is still working on her name but is getting it! She LOVES to cut and color and is very good at both! She really likes the tracing work sheets where they trace the letters. They have all been memorizing different Bible verses and it amazes me. They have been memorizing since they were two. I have a hard time remembering but kids seem so natural at it. We have still been trying to keep school fun. I figure they have a lot of years ahead of them to get serious about it. Besides, we all learn better when it's fun right???
 I have been loving the views around our house. We have gorgeous mountain views from every window. The sunsets are so pretty!
 The kids were beyond excited when we got our first huge snowstorm! The flakes were enormous! It snowed for a few hours. I think we got like 10 inches that first day. We built a made a sledding hill, explored, pulled behind the 4wheeler and built a snowman. My mom made an awesome snowman kit out of wood. It makes the cutest snowmen!
 Madison was a little put out with the amount of snow falling in her shirt and on her face. Overall though, she was pretty excited!

 Cam and Daddy spent quite a while working on this lightning mcqueen airplane. Building with legos takes up most of the kids time these days. They all three love our wooden block set (made by hand by Mike and the boys!) and the legos. I love watching their little minds workwith the things they come up with to build. They are so much more creative than I am! I build the same thing every time because I can't come up with anything better! :)
 Madison set these blocks up into tables and chairs. She used the toy story memory cards as the "people" eating at the tables. She also used the Hammy and Mr. and Mrs Potatoe Head cards for the food! Ha! I loved it! Those imaginations are great!
 Blake loves to help fold the clothes. He is actually really good at it. The kids are always so excited to help and willing to lend a helping hand. It's not always very helpful but I am trying to learn to let go a little and just encourage the helpfulness. I have just taken care of everything for so long because, well when you have triplets it's usually survive mode! You know if you let one they all want to do it or we just need to get out the door ect... But now that they are older they really can and need to help. So, we just have to slow down and make the time. I do love their help too - and their proud smiles at a ob well done!

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