Fisher Family

Fisher Family

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

       We had such a fun weekend.  Saturday we helped Marty Ehman move some furniture and then went to Lake Mantua.  We had a great time fishing and catching crawdads.  We looked at shells on the beach and enjoyed a little walk.  The weather was beautiful.  After the lake, we went to the Logan temple and walked the perimeter.  There were so many tulips getting ready to bloom.  The temple will be so beautiful with tons of colorful blooming flowers within the next few weeks.  After the temple we headed to the USU creamery.  Tim was so nice.  He let everyone get a double scoop waffle cone.  The popular choice of flavor among the kids was Aggie Mint Blue.  I enjoyed a scoop of mint fudge.  Tim enjoyed pralines and cream and maple nut.  The ice cream was so yummy.  It brought back great memories of when I was a student there.
     With our tummies full, we headed a few blocks north to the cemetery.  We found Tim's great great grandfather's grave; Henry Ballard.  We sat at the site and Tim told us the story of how Henry's daughter gave him a newspaper printed only 3 days earlier in England.  His daughter said that 2 people gave her the paper and told her to give it to her dad.  Henry, who was a bishop, went to the temple president and showed him the paper along with telling him about what his daughter said.  The mysterious thing is that it took months for items to travel from England to the U.S. back in the 1800's.  The newspaper contained many names and dates of Henry's ancestors.  The temple president told Henry that there are some people on the other side waiting for their temple work to be done.  We then walked back to our car, but along the way I was looking for the oldest person.  It was actually a Ballard who was born in 1799.
     On our way home we stopped by a sporting good store and bought a 15 foot trampoline.  The kids were ecstatic.  I am surprised it only took us an hour to set it up.  The kids love it.  It is wearing out Teagan.  Today at church, he ended up sleeping during the last few minutes of his class and all through Relief Society.
     I made a video of our weekend.  These are some good memories.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

      I love that spring is here.  We are having weird weather.  One day it will be warm and sunny in the fifties and then the next day we get snow.  The snow is gone in 2 days but it is such a tease.  It is common for Utah to receive its last snow fall around April 8th.  Knowing this I won't get my hopes up for beautiful weather.
      The kids are out on spring break.  Saturday and Sunday was beautiful weather and we enjoyed it.  We went to the Johnson's house for the Egg Olympics and Sunday we took a family bike ride.  I am so impressed with Xadia.  She learned how to ride a bike within minutes.  I did not have enough time to put the banana bread in the oven and she came running in and said, "I did it.  Come watch me."  Sure enough she was riding without training wheels.  We took a family bike ride on the Onion Parkway Trail.  It was so much fun.

Movie from the Egg Olympics

Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Campfire season is here.  This is one of our favorite past times.  We like to sit by the fire and watch the sunset.  The kids also like to roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  I always end up with smokey laundry to wash. Teagan gets super excited about campfires.





McCabe is into a rock finding phase.  He tries to find ones with crystals or fossils.  He likes to search the mountain with Caden to find his rock treasures.  Just the other day he was so into finding rocks that he missed dinner.  We tried calling and searching for him but we did not find him.  Finally he came home thirty minutes late.
Yesterday was a cake baking day for the kids.  McCabe and Jacinda both wanted to make cakes and so they did.  The kitchen barely stayed cleaned.  Thank goodness Tim was keeping up with dish duty.
The weather has turned nice and so we are doing lots of chalk drawings on the driveway.  Xadia and I made pictures of bunny rabbits and Easter eggs.  Teagan was busy drawing super long lines that went from the driveway to the sidewalk.   
Yesterday we got to attend the Provo temple dedication.  Only kids 8 and older could witness the dedication.  Many thanks to the McPheters for watching Teagan and Xadia.  It was a beautiful dedication.  I am very grateful for temples.

            These are our friends that we invited to the campfire because campfires are always better with friends.  By the way, I do not know why McCabe is posing that way.  It must be a 9 year old thing.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

       I got to watch Jacinda perform in Fiddler on the Roof.  She did a great job.  I put together a movie.  I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Feb. 29th was birthday tables for February's birthday children at school.  McCabe wanted to have some Little Caesar pizza and crazy bread.  So happy birthday McCabe.  I hope you enjoyed your lunch with your family and J.D.  We loved visiting you. 

 The first week of March is when the school celebrates Dr. Seuss.  Teagan made a cat in the hat hat.  He refused to put it on his head.  So I had him pose with the hat.  That white line in his mouth is from a lollipop.  He was most excited for that piece of candy.

This little note makes me giggle in the best way.  Our family likes to watch veggie tales.  There is a song about a belly button that get stuck in our childrens' heads.  As I walked by the counter one evening, I saw that McCabe had written on some paper.  When I read the words I had to take a picture.  The words say, "Baby, I know your eyes see rite thro mine and...." These are part of the words to the belly button song.  He is awesome.  I have included the video of the song below.  Enjoy!



Sunday, February 28, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

February has come to an end and it has been a fast month.  Currently Jacinda is sick and my heart breaks seeing her vomit and so miserable.  Tomorrow we go to the doctors.  It has been two days and she is still not getting better.  I am going to do all I can to help her get better.
I am so proud of Jacinda and her spelling.  She did so great on this past test.  We spent about two hours studying during the week and it paid off.  I finally found a way where she can remember the words.  She needs to apply them to a picture.  She is a visual learner just like her momma.  We are also getting ready for Fiddler on the Roof.  Jacinda is in the school play and it has been so fun to watch her excitement fly.  I got the opportunity to make the wedding veil and sew three jackets that look like something Abraham Lincoln would wear.  I am very excited to see the play.
McCabe is hard at play.  He likes to play with his friends J.D. and Caden.  He just had a sleep over with J.D. and he was busted staying up late playing the X-box.  McCabe loves his electronics.  He also learned about the importance of completing a book report before playing with friends.  I love using homework as leverage for fun things.
Xadia is doing so well with her sight words.  She still has some trouble with “want, what, and this,” but she gets the other 20 sight words just fine.  She is doing well at reading and this summer we will continue to work on it.  Xadia loves to play Roblox and Minecraft.  She does tae kwon do and complains every time I tell her to put on her uniform because she wants to stay home and play on her computer.  However, after tae kwon do she is all smiles and so happy she went. 
Teagan is getting to be such a big boy.  At the moment he is sitting next to me watching the news.  He is not sleepy because he had a 2.5 hour nap today at church.  I asked him what I should type in my blog about him and he said, “McDonalds get a shake.  Build a sand castle.  Go camping at the beach with Soli, Lance, and Kade.”  These are things that he wants to do.  Teagan is enjoying pre-school.  Each week the school highlights a letter of the week.  We like to talk about the letter and come up with things to bring to show the class.  This week is the letter ‘R.’  He wants to bring a rainbow or a race car.  I love how cute he is.  He gets very excited over small things and his eyebrow nearly fall off his forehead.

As far as Tim and I go, we are just getting old.  It is 9:30 pm and we are ready to go to sleep.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

My kitchen helpers.  I made cinnamon rolls and Xadia requested blue frosting.  I have to admit it is not the most appetizing color but hey I guess I can bend every once in a while.  Xadia and Teagan were there to help lick the beaters.  Xadia is sticking out her tongue to showcase the bright blue color.



  Happy Valentine's day.  We made pancakes for breakfast.  Xadia and Teagan each got a spatula and helped flipped them.  There were only 3 pancake casualties.  After breakfast, mom and dad gave each child a big chocolate mint heart from Mrs. Cavanaugh's chocolates.  Jacinda kept asking for it all morning.  In the afternoon we went to stake conference.  It was very delightful.  Dinner was sweet pork burritos.  It was super yummy.
     February is McCabe's birthday month and he had a super birthday party.  We played the question answer game and the saran wrap candy bar game.  We also had pizza, cake, and ice cream and watched Hotel Transylvania 2.  He had about 15 friends at his party and it was crazy.  I was so glad when it was over.  It is too hard to entertain a group that big.  We had about 4 kids who wanted to do their own thing.  This means less people next year for his party.