Friday, May 30, 2008

Farewell to Tball Season...

Last week was Trevor's last tball game of the season. He had so much fun learning the skills of the game. We were really impressed with his ability to catch, throw, field, hit and run. He loved every minute of the game and this is what he looked like when I told him he was too young for fall ball: He will have to wait until next spring to play. Until then here are some pictures from our last game and end of the season party:
The Astros reciting the Little League pledge.
Eating pizza at the party we had at the benches after the game. It was a great way to do it so we did not have to wrestle with all the other teams at the pizza parlors. Plus the boys could run around and play at the park!
The long awaited trophy!! (Coach Matt is standing with him.) Thanks Matt for such a wonderful season!

They may be crazy, but this is one great group of boys!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Singers Company Performance

Monday night Madalyn and Meredith had their Singer's Company performance. Singers Company is a singing and dancing group for girls ages 3-9. Once the girls are 10 (or 5th grade) they get to put on a musical. Meredith was in the youngest group and Madalyn was in the oldest group.

Meredith's theme was Broadway Music. She had a solo in the song "Getting to Know You" from the King and I. She did great! Their director, Katie and assistants (Suzanne and Mackenzie- yes our oldest) do such a wonderful job teaching the girls all the songs, dances and building their performing confidence! A lot of the girls in the group go to church with us. I am currently the Primary President in our ward and it is amazing how much pride I feel watching all these girls perform. I really love all these kids and found myself getting teary eyed watching them sing and dance together. We are so thankful to live in an area with so many kids who share in the same faith! We produce alot of blonde hair and blue eyes around here!
Madalyn's group of 5th grade girls performed a musical. It was called "Camp Wilimaka". The story is about a group of girls at camp and how important it is for them to stick together. All but about three of the girls go to church with us- however those other three may start coming one day :o)! It will be fun watching these girls all grow up together!

Singing "You'll Never Walk Alone"
Take a bow!
They got flowers and Juice It Up certificates from Grandpa and Grandma Wright. They were not able to come because they were having fun on the Disney Cruise! Ryan also missed it because of a business trip-not a good week to be gone as you will see in future post!
Madalyn and her first friend in Ladera- Haylie- they are only seven days apart!
Afterwards we took advantage of the $1 a scoop night at Baskin Robbins- YUM!
Here are all the beautiful flowers the girls got for a job well done!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Kindergarten Hat Day

Trevor's kindergarten class had their annual Hat Parade last month (yes, I am a little late in posting). This was one of those kindergarten projects that the parents get to help with. You know, the kind where your kid gets to pick out what they want the theme of their hat to be and you, as the parent, get to create it ;)!

Anyway, Trevor loves anything Star Wars so he decided he wanted a Star Wars themed hat. So to work we got....we took a graduation hat (left over from the Disney Cruise), cut the Mickey ears off and glued on a pretty cool back round and wired on Darth Vader and some other Star Wars guy (my son would be dissapointed in me if he knew that I did not know the other guys name, but he is asleep right now and I would not want to wake him :o) )! The hat turned out pretty cool- the other boys were so jealous! Trevor wore his hat proud as he paraded infront of all the "big kids"!

We had to print out a "Jedi" sign to cover the "Disney University" patch!
Lining up for the parade to begin.....

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blog to Book

I am so excited! After months of designing pages and adding additional pictures I have finished making our family blog into a book! I cannot believe it is finally done! I received the book last Friday and I must say it looks pretty good. It is hardcover and the pictures and page designs turned out just fabulous. Never mind the little error I made about Ryan's age- I don't even know my own age- just ask my kids :o)! It is just great to have all of 2007 in one book that my family can look back on and enjoy in the years to come! If any of you are interested in doing the samething check out It uploaded my entire blog and photos for me to work with- a long process, but worth it!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bye Bye Birdie

A couple of weeks ago Mackenzie starred as Kim MacAfee in the musical production of "Bye Bye Birdie". She did a great job and loved the opportunity and challenge of all the "star" pressure! "Kim" letting her friend know that she can no longer be the head of the Conrad Birdie fan club. After all she has been pinned by Hugo and is growing into a woman!
These girls sure could scream loud!
Here she is loyal to Conrad again as she prepares to get her "one last kiss"
Why can't Hugo just understand that she has needs??!!
Dancing with Conrad (yes he is also 12, but a lot shorter :o)!
Hugo really wants her back and will do whatever it takes!
Final bow for a job well done!

Mackenzie with one of her biggest fans (Grandma)
Here's another fan...
...and here are some more!