Saturday, May 30, 2009

Looks Who's Riding a Bike!

Well it has finally happened! Shaylie can ride a bike! Taylor said that she was going to ride a bike this summer, and it took less than 5 minutes to get her going.
We then went for a ride and Shaylie was saying to me, "why, oh why, did I wait so long to do this, this is better than riding a scooter! Now I can ride to the park and my friend's houses."
I can't wait for more rides together.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Daddy-Daughter Date/Family Trip

We are making a trip to Salt Lake! We haven't been to Salt Lake as a family for quite a while and now is a great time of year for visits. Plus, mom's computer is not working very well, so I need to get up there anyway! She finally got high-speed internet, so I will get it setup so that she can Skype us and I can fix her computer remotely.

Taylor and I are going to our first ever Pro Soccer Game! We are going to see Real Salt Lake play, plus David Archuleta is going to be singing the National Anthem and performing after the game, so I am sure that will make her happy.

I will hopefully get to visit some real hobby shops and dream about buying things. It will also be good for me to get away from our DVR, I think I have watched "Glee" as many times as Tonya has seen "Twilight"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pools back up and running!

[caption id="attachment_1351" align="aligncenter" width="454" caption="Taylor, Anje, and Shaylie in the pool for the first time this year"]Taylor, Anje, and Shaylie in the pool for the first time this year[/caption] The girls cleaned up the pool and everyone set it up, we have been filling it since last night and it finally was full enough at 5:00pm, the girls have been enjoying it! Hopefully it will hold up, the pool had a hard winter.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Soccer & Summer

It's been a while since I posted, but I realized that we never blogged about the results of the girls Soccer Seasons! Taylor played in the championship game and they played so well, but in the end they lost 1-0. Taylor stopped about 10 shots on goal and there team was really technically superior to the opponents but for some reason they were a bit intimidated. I really felt like they played to the best of their ability, which is something to be proud of.

Taylor was pretty upset by it, but she pulled herself together to coach her final game with Shaylie's team and her dad. Shaylie played a great game and they won with a goal at the last minute. The whole team was so thrilled and even more so when Scott pulled out the medals that every team got this year. Then when he announced the end-of-season pizza party, they were in heaven! I'm so proud of both Taylor and Scott for the great coaches they were this year. Taylor took this on as a project for her YW award and she really was awesome with the kids!

We're actually pretty sad to see the soccer season end! But I think the girls both learned a lot this year. Taylor is learning that you can't be SUPER AWESOME at EVERYTHING...ALL THE TIME! And Shaylie is learning that hard work and practice really can be rewarding...and playing just to play can be fun too!

Summer for us is going to be pretty low-key this year. We don't have all the camps and activities going on that we usually do. We are going to try to get some work done on our backyard and I have Girls Camp with Taylor in July, of course. But other than that, we are going to hang loose. I am SO looking forward to down time with the fam! We might hit Lagoon again this year, but for now...not much planned. And what could be better than that?