Monday, March 31, 2008

Apparently....the squirrel did it!




Poor Hyrum. He got sick at church so I had to take him home early. He spent most of the day on the couch with a fever and a bowl nearby (if you know what I mean.) When we talked about him being sick he offered this explanation:

Apparently, there was a squirrel with a coconut. When the squirrel dropped the coconut it cracked open and there was water in it. Hyrum supposedly drank the water and it "dunked" (not sure about that definition!) him in the stomach and made him sick. And if that wasn't enough, he woke up this morning feeling much better because, according to him, he "spit out the beaver." (Translated, that means his fever was gone.)

Anyway, I'm not sure what world he lives in, but it's a happy one! Even when he was sick and was asked, "How are you doing?" His response was, "I'm doing great!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spirit Week at SMS


McKay is really getting into spirit week at school. Monday was wacky hair day and, as you can see from the photo, it was pretty wacky. Jesse helped him put tacky glue in his hair the night before in the style of a faux hawk. He slept in it that night and was already to go as soon as he woke up. Yesterday was business day (McKay dressed in a suit) which, coincidentally, doubled for wearing church clothes to school for the mini-mission this week. Today is "decade" day. McKay wore Dad's letterman's jacket and deck shoes to represent the eighties.

Band Concerts

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"The Drumline"
The boys just had their spring concerts. McKay likes playing the bass guitar, but I think he would like more "jazzy" parts. If you really want to hear his musical abilities, check out McKay's original music to the left. (He actually had a recording studio check out his myspace profile and contact him as an "artist of interest" in looking for new talent to sign!) Ammon and Jesse are in drumline and band. Ammon also does jazz band. This video is of the drumline. I was excited to get both boys in the picture at the same time so that I didn't have to go back and forth and miss either one of their parts. Jesse does a great job on the mallets and drums (even a snazzy little hand clapping) and Ammon has some pretty sweet flicks of the drum stick!


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"I Got Rhythm"


He Loves to Swim!

Hyrum has just finished up his second session of swim lessons. On the last day of swim class they get to play in the pool—going down the slide, jumping off the diving board into the deep end, etc. He absolutely loves swimming and asks everyday if it is a swimming day.



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Check out those muscles!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Youth Snow Trip



















The boys and mom had fun on the youth snow trip. It was a beautiful day at Hoodoo. We spent the day tubing (even mom went a few times), sledding, snowball fighting, and snowman building. The slopes got a lot faster as the day went on. It was great fun!



















Jesse and Eric waiting to toss a few snowballs at unsuspecting passersby.













McKay tossing a snowball.

















Ammon, Becca, and the snowman.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Everybody Wants to Drive

Okay, with Ammon and Kara vying for driving time, I guess Hyrum wanted in on the action also. He got a box the other day and turned it into a car. I have to say I thought it was pretty creative!

Safety First! This is an overhead view of the seat belt.

Good thing he drew a door on the outside so that he could get in and out!

Holding on to the "steering wheel"!

What a driver!

Silly Hyrum

The other night for Family Night, Hyrum was asked what opening song he would like for us to sing. He chose the "Zelda" song...no words, just "instrumental." Here is a video of what it was like. Imagine all of us joining in as we prepared for Family Night! video
Also, the other day he came into the office and handed me a sword and said, "Watch...and Learn." He then proceeded to show me several moves which I was to duplicate. Of course, I didn't do them exactly right and he let me know!