~My Reason For Our Blog~ "You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." — Gordon B. Hinckley
Raychel wanted to make her favorite rainbow cake today for dessert after Family Home Evening. She wanted to do it all by herself, so she did. She is starting to get interested in baking and cooking. She was so proud of her cake and it was really yummy!!
We have found some great hair color for the girls to play with that makes them happy. I am happy with it because washes out! The girls love it. We have red, blue, pink and purple. Today was a blue day and a big hit with Jolene and several of her friends.
I wish I had remembered to take a before shot. Trust me it was really bad gross! It was embarrassing how messy the oven was. I sprayed it then let it sit with the door closed until early evening. It wiped clean so easily, I had to ask myself "why did I take so long to clean the oven.?"
Ella loves to be warm. She is always on or just about under a blanket any time of day. Tonight Raychel was a little cool so she turned on the heating pad then placed blanket over herself. Not to much time had past when Ella pawed her way under the blanket, and curled up under Raychel's legs and went to sleep. It wasn't until Raychel started to get up for bed we found Ella. She wasn't to happy to be exposed.
After church today Ward and I went for a drive. It was a beautiful day, the temperature was finally above freezing, a little. We took the girls home and then went for a drive by the river. We took a little walk to see the ducks and geese better. It was so cool when the two geese took flight and joined up with two more. What an amazing sight. Then down the road we came across a hear of Elk grazing in a field. There were so many of them.
Jolene and I love new crayons and coloring books. Today we were out shopping and saw a really cute new coloring book we couldn't leave behind which of course meant we needed new crayons to go along with it. Once we got home Jolene got busy coloring for the afternoon.
Even with a torn meniscus and all the pain it brought Raychel made the honor roll. She missed more school then normal, but stayed caught up. She worked hard, stayed after, got with her teachers, and did a lot of homework every weekend. She has set a goal to make the honor roll every quarter in middle school and so far she has. We are so proud of her. After the assembly she came over with her friends to show me all their awards. They are all great friends.
Jolene has been having so much fun learning the guitar. She was playing tonight when Raychel made the comment she could play those songs. So together they played while Jolene sang to us. It was so much fun to watch them play around and laugh at their mistakes.
The girls got a package of rainbow colored hair chalk for Christmas. We used pink, blue, and green in Raychel's hair today. She loved it! It looked great with her blonde hair. Her friends loved it along with Jolene. She was so excited to go to school and show her friends. The best part of the color it that is washes out.
Jolene has been great with her guitar lessons. Her teacher gave her a few to work on along with singing them. She was pretty nervous, but did great. She put on a little concert for Raychel and I before she got to preform for her teacher. She made up tickets, had us wait in line, put on a great concert, and even signed our tickets. She is such a little performer even if she doesn't think so.