Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Mom's HaPpY HeaRT!

The car was packed and we were ready to try and beat a bad blizzard on our way to Utah for T-Day
before we did that I got a text from Sterling's teacher and a message from Colton's that it was important for us to be at the assembly at school that morning
So we bundled up the happy babies and headed over to the school

Where Colton received the student of the month award for his class

got the "LITTLE COYOTE" award for the entire school!!!

his teacher wrote up a little address for the principal to say and it described our sweet Sterling PERFECTLY!
It talked about how he helped those students with disabilities in his class voluntarily, how he sets high standards for himself to achieve and works at them and gets them, and how he is a quiet leader and example.
It made my heart so happy to know that my children were being recognized for their good attributes.
Sometimes the "squeaky wheel gets the oil", but sometimes it is nice to give the non-squeaky wheels the oil too!! at least I know that, even though at home they can be less then Little Coyote or Student of the Month caliber, that 'outside' they can be upstanding citizens and examples....
I can sleep a little bit better at night!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

VeTeRaNs DaY CoNcErT

For Veterans Day,
Colton's Grade (and the one above) put on a concert for local veterans, and the students families.
and so well done
(this speaking part landed Colton a front page picture in the local newspaper!)
There was hardly a dry eye at the end.
It made me proud to be an American, and so very very grateful for those who have provided me with my Freedom!
It is Good to have these REMINDERS!


SoCCeR is OvER!!!

This Fall we had 2 Soccer players!!
Sterling and RYLAND--
we also had some soccer coaches in our family
Dan was head coach and Amberlyn was his assistant for Ryland's team the
(RY is the red head number 6)
Although I said I would never have 2 on separate teams again for soccer-(as they travel a bit between Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cornville, and Sedona..it can make for allot of arranging)
Realistically with a family of 5 that will not be possible
with one of Sterling's favorite friends on his team and Dan and Amberlyn with the other-
The Saturday before Thanksgiving was the closing day of soccer season
(so busy that I got our schedules mixed up and missed Sterling's final game time)
We had trophies and parties, with games in Camp Verde and Sedona. Party in Cornville.
There was allot of driving and watching
BUT it was fun to get out each week!
However we are grateful for our Saturdays back before entering basketball season in a few weeks.

Ry did score this season, and is quite the quick athlete.

Aunt Amberlyn scoring COOL Aunt points as the assistant on the sidelines!
Our end of season awards ceremony/picnic