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May
2011

Anniversary Service


For May’s “Service Saturday” we wanted to help a small family in our neighborhood. Last year, they were sealed together as a family in the Manti LDS temple on their 10th wedding anniversary. Chad and I were invited to the ceremony, and it was special to see the kids sealed to their parents.

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May
2011

Color Coded Summer


It all started with sick kids and sippy cups. In an effort to decrease the spread of germs, I assigned each kid their favorite color of sippy cup. Elle was green; Crew was blue; and Croft was pink. They were not to drink out of any other color.

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May
2011

Summer Book Club


Every mom wants her children to read over the summer, but it is not always easy to motivate them.  I decided to head up a Summer Book Club last year for my daughter to keep her reading.  We invited 5 of her friends to participate that were all around the…

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May
2011

Manner #18: No-No’s at the Table


Elle drew a “No” symbol on a brown paper bag. Then I filled it with props: a straw, toothpick, ice (in a baggie), whistle, and the word BELCH. The kids drew out one prop at a time and then we discussed the manner.

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May
2011

Never Say Never


Before I had children I was pretty judgmental of other moms. I was never going to have a messy car like the families I babysat for with french fries on the floor and crusty car seats. I was never going to have a messy house, like the family in my neighborhood with peanut butter and jelly smeared on their wall or laundry spread all over.

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May
2011

Sonic X Birthday Party


For Crew’s 5th birthday, he wanted a Sonic X birthday party. I was hesitant because I knew nothing about Sonic X. As I tried to tell him I didn’t have any ideas, he said, “Just google it mom.” Well, I googled “Sonic X birthday party ideas” and wasn’t that excited about anything I found. So I sucked it up, gave myself a pep talk, and decided to create my own party.

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