Thursday, September 11, 2014

More Signing Time

Last weekend we got really lucky with a Signing Time concert right here in our neighborhood.  Rachel (the creator of the series) lives in SLC and the studio where they film(ed) all the episodes is only a few miles from our house.  She is creating a new series now called "Rachel and the Treeschoolers" and had a concert in the studio last weekend.  Alex and Leah are the kids from the video, but they are all grown up now and in high school.  The actually go to the high school that is about 2 blocks from our house, and every time we drive by now Lucy asks if Alex and Leah are probably inside, going to school, right at that moment.  If you remember, we saw them once before in concert in June 2012.  Look how the kids have grown!
Leah & Alex holding up the shirts they wore as kids in one of the early episodes.
The kids sat on the edge of the stage to take a picture after the show and Rachel jumped in.  She's so awesome.  Also, the boy in the picture is Crosby -- Lucy's old friend from Miss Merr's.  We just happened to see him there.  They used to watch the Signing Time videos together as babies, so it was a fun reunion. 
Meet & Greet after the show. I think those are Rachel's Emmys on that shelf in the background. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zoo Train

Labor day weekend - visit to the Zoo with Milo.
The zoo train! 
The eagle's nest:
 The carousel:
 This poor polar bear who has to live in the scorching desert of Utah.  He was playing in the water with that blue ball and the zoo keepers were throwing him fish.  It was very cool to see, but I feel pretty bad for him.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Lucia has finished her first full week of first grade, and completed her very first spelling test.  She did well on some pretty tough words -- she only missed three out of 20 words: responsibility, shelter, and tickle.  I think it's going to be a challenging year if this was the spelling list for week one!
Sophie's pre-school was closed this week, so she got to spend a week at Miss Merr's.  There was a very happy reunion with Milo:
Photo: Sophie is back to visit for a few days and Milo is so excited!
Sophie and Milo came to my work one day this week to check out the garden and the chickens that the College students are taking care of.  This little chicken is named "Waffle" and she was their favorite.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Story Time

An unusual night where they agreed on the same book for the bedtime story.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

First Day of First Grade

First grade already?  Where did the time go?  She was so excited to start school, meet new friends and start a new adventure. Sophie had her first day alone at preschool, and she also did awesome.  My two big girls...

Lining up with her classmates, waiting for the bell to go inside.
Walking home with Maya after the first day.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Panther Pride

Lucia is starting a new school this fall. She tested into an accelerated learning program which is only offered at a few schools around the valley, and unfortunately not at the school John will be teaching at.  We are sad that she won't be with John everyday, but, the new is also her friend Maya's neighborhood school. So today they got to meet their teachers and have popsicles.

Maya's mom is also providing our after school care, so the girls are very excited to start the new year and play together every day.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday at the Park

Fun time at the park today with these crazy girls!