Thursday, October 30, 2008

Zoo Walk

Last Saturday Kirt's company sponsored the employees to go to the Zoo Walk for Autism research. We awoke at 6:00 am to participate. It was a fun family event where our little monkeys got to see real monkies, lions, giraffes, etc. Dallin nicknamed this guy 'cotton candy'.

Brigham enjoyed seeing the sting rays. You can actually see the ray's face here Ü

Dad and Dallin goofing off at the end of our Zoo adventure.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Soccer Mom--Never say Never!

I wasn't ever going to be a 'soccer mom'! I've seen how having kids in sports can just make life so busy and overtake all your weekends, etc. So, I was glad Elaine did gymnastics one day a week and Dallin isn't too into sports. Well, it wasn't to last. One of Elaine's best friends--Emma Bartlett was signing up for soccer and her mom, who is a friend of mine, was the coach. So, I caved and signed Elaine up. And Elaine is just loving it! So yes, I have no completely free weekends. Friday afternoons are practices followed by a games on Saturdays until end of November. And the games have been early 7:30am and 8:00am games-yikes! No rest for the weary. Actually, it's still quite hot here so I'm glad to have it all over before the sun beats down too hard. Our team has afternoon games in November. It's fun to watch Elaine enjoy herself with her friends and learn some new things. She has taken quite well to the game and really goes after the ball and tries her best. I too have taken to my new role and cheer Elaine and her teammates on from the sidelines--Go Pink Thunder!

Way to get in there, Elaine!