May 23, 2011

Does Eli have his mother’ nerves?

May 1-

Today Eli gave his first talk in Primary. He was so excited and reminded me all week. (He may or may not have done that because a few weeks ago Hallie was supposed to give the talk, and I totally forgot. So she didn’t give hers).

Ryan helped him and he did Awesome!! I was so proud of him (Eli, not Ryan). He read his talk perfectly and spoke loud and clear. He didn’t seem nervous at all.

When he got done, he walked over to me. I was smiling all excited to tell him how good he did, when he looked at me with a look of concern and said, “I don’t feel very good.”  I then noticed he looked super pale. I knew he was going to throw up.

I rushed him out of the room and grabbed the closest garbage can as we ran to the bathroom. Sure enough, as soon as we hit the bathroom he threw up.

He had mentioned earlier that morning that he had a little headache, but he didn’t act sick, so I thought he was fine.

I am still not sure if the throwing up was caused more by nerves than actually being sick. Because even though, he was sick for a couple more days he never threw up again.

He came home and rested until we had to go to my parent’s house for our Easter egg hunt and birthday celebration for my brother.

Egg hunt:


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He was fine for all the festivities. Until it was about time to leave, then he started to complain he was sick again with a headache.

May 18, 2011

Our Easter 2011

April 24-

Easter Egg hunt and baskets left by the Easter Bunny before church.




Lesson on the true meaning of Easter.





After church we dyed eggs.




IMG_1479 (I always think Ryan has more fun than the kids).

Ryan’s parent’s were in Idaho visiting his sister for Easter, and my family was going to celebrate next week, so we decided to have Ryan’s other siblings, grandparents, and cousin over for dinner, an egg hunt, and fun.




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IMG_1514 Cousin Sammy

IMG_1504Cousin Roxy

Cousin Roxy brought her bunny she got for Easter. The kids loved it!



At the end of the night, Ryan’s parents stopped in on their way back home.


1st hunt of the season

April 23-

We had our annual Neighborhood Easter Egg hunt. It was a little chilly, but not as bad as last year.

The Easter bunny even showed up.


Another reason I love our neighborhood.

The kids had so much fun!

After the hunt we went to Eli’s soccer game. They lost again, but the boys seem to have fun.

Easter crafts

April 21-

Ryan was out of town again this weekend, so the kids and I made some fun little Easter crafts (and I painted the kitchen, again) to keep ourselves busy.

Painted the kitchen for the THIRD time!! Still not the exact color I had in mind, but decided it was good enough. I am not painting it again!

April 22-

I saw some cute string baskets online and thought they would be fun to make.

The kids had fun making them, but kept saying, “This is messy.” And they were right. It was extremely messy.




I don’t know what I did wrong, but of course they didn’t turn out very well, and looked nothing like the ones online.


But the kid’s liked them and had fun.

After the baskets we made Rice Krispie eggs. Again another messy activity, but they thought it was so fun. We stuffed colored Rice Krispie mixture into plastic egss and then took them out.


They turned out ok, but again not as good as they looked online.



The Farm and Chuck E. Cheeses

April 18-

I was able to go on a fieldtrip with Eli to The Farm at Thanksgiving point.

It was not very fun!

It was cold, rainey, and windy. But most the kids seemed too enjoy it.

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I love being able to be with Eli and love that he loves having me be with him.

After the field trip we headed to Chuck E. Cheeses to play with the Mangone cousins.

DSCN0092Oakley, Mia, Luke, & Eli

DSCN0093 Hallie

DSCN0096Crew & Mia

DSCN0098 Eli & Cole

Spring Break 2011

April 11-15

This year was the first year since being a mom that I felt I needed to celebrate Spring Break. Before this year I usually never even knew when Spring Break was. But this year since Eli was in school I felt I had to do something.

Ryan was going to be out of town for the whole week, so I thought I would just plan something fun everyday for the kids. You know make it a fun packed week with outings, crafts, treats, and fun!

MONDAY: (We actually spent the first half of the day cleaning. I had to get it out of the way to be able to enjoy the rest of the week). We went to lunch at Chik-Fil-A. When we walked in we actually ran into Ryan’s grandparents. They had just gotten there, and so we all ordered and were able to have lunch together. It was a fun surprise.

After lunch we all headed over to Jack & Jill’s to go bowling. Eli got some bowling tips from Ryan’s grandpa and he bowled quite well.






After bowling we went home and played with Sculpey. The kids made a snake, ladybug, flower, and spider that we turned into magnets.



When we were all done Eli said, “Well, that wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be.”

TUESDAY: Went to movie day at the Draper Library to watch Tangled.


After the kids went to bed, I painted the kitchen. And the color is NOT what I want. Looks like I get to paint it again.

WEDNESDAY: Went to lunch with Ryan’s grandparents at Arctic Circle. We then went up to his grandparent’s house where they have a couple neighborhood parks. We picked up my nephew Bentley and all went to the park and played for a few hours.





We came home from the park, had pizza for dinner, and built a fort upstairs. We watched Ramona and Beezus and ate treats in the fort, and then slept in it.


Attempt #2 at painting the kitchen. Still NOT the right color!! Argh!!

THURSDAY: We were going to go to Jungle Jim’s, but Eli said that he wasn’t feeling good and was tired. So we snuggled up on the couch and watched shows. Then went to my parent’s house and played with them. Picked Ryan up from the airport.

FRIDAY: Since Ryan was home he decided he wanted to take the kids to Pirate Island.

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At the end of the week someone asked Eli if he had a good Spring Break, and if he did anything fun.

His reply?

“Ummm…Not really.”

I was shocked. Looks like next year we are going to sit around and do nothing!!