Thursday, August 6, 2009
Once again, summer is slipping by and July is already over. We started out the month with a fun Sagers' cousins party that my family was in charge of. Fortunately, it wasn't too much work, because my cousin offered to let us have it at her house where we could swim, ride horses, play basketball and other fun things. We did come up with a fun family trivia game that everyone enjoyed. Team Kathryn took home 1st place and Team Norene victoriously scored last place - maybe if Mom were playing along, we could done a little better. It was a lot of fun though. The fourth of July brought Brian's first flag raising on the new pole he got up just in time for the the ward breakfast. It looks fabulous and since the light is not installed yet, he faithfully puts it up and takes it down nearly every day. During July, I took Peter in to get some testing for his speech. While he has improved much over the last few months, he still qualifies for the free preschool in our school district. As a part of this program, he will be able to work with a speech pathologist and a special needs therapist which I'm sure will help to improve some of the areas that he is struggling with. Along that same note, Kalynn will be starting at a new school this year. They are starting a dual language immersion program in our district and there is a French immersion program at a school very near our house. They are only accepting first graders into this program, so we feel lucky that she is able to be a part of this. Half of her day will be taught in English and the other half (math and other subjects) will be taught in French. The idea is to continue this kind of education throughout the entire grade school years and by the time they are in middle school, they are ready to take the AP French test and are ready to take a 3rd language in high school. I guess we'll see how it goes, but Kalynn is excited to start. July 9-11 we went camping up in the Uintahs. We took my parent's trailer and Kyle along with us. We had a lot of fun and Brian and Kyle each caught a couple of fish that we enjoyed eating. On July 13-14, I took my cub scouts to Cub Country which brought back a lot of great memories (as that was the place I met and got to know Brian). The last week of July I was able to help with the band during their music camp. It's always great to use those skills I obtained in college. On the 27th (My mom's birthday) I got to spend the day with two of her sisters and their children at Seven Peaks Water Park. My kids had a great time and Kyle got roasted because he thought that putting sunscreen on the night before would be better as it would have time to soak into the skin. (I just had to put that in there, because it's so funny!) The best thing of the month was that Johnny came home on the 28th. It think it took him about 10 minutes to adjust to normal life. The next day (or maybe even that night) he was texting away and going on dates and such. After the airport, my dad treated us all to a great lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. It is great to have John back, I remember the void in our family that was there after he left. Now, that he is back, I find myself thinking, "I forgot how funny John was!" Everything that comes out of his mouth makes me laugh. On the 31st, I went to Logan (along with others) to help Jenny move (thanks to Aunt Carolyn for watching my kids that day and many other days as well). And on August 1st, we had a birthday part of my mom. As part of that, we went and saw the new Harry Potter and for dinner we had a Harry Potter feast. Jenny made a beautiful cake for my mom. It is exactly the kind of party that my mom would have enjoyed. The following day, Brian got called to be the 1st counselor in the Young Men's Presidency. I think he is excited about it. Brian has also been running faithfully every day, I'm not sure what is motivating him, because I sure can't find anything to motivate me, but he is doing great. I hope you all are doing well and enjoy your last few weeks of summer.
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