Fisher Family

Fisher Family

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

              I love being a mom.  My kids say the funniest things.  Xadia lost one of her canine teeth.  The tooth fairy left her a dollar.  When I asked what she got from the tooth fairy she said, “a dollar and that is not very much.”  I laughed and asked her what she thought she should have got for losing a tooth?  She did not respond.  
                Xadia has become quite the little swimmer.  She is taking swimming lessons with kids a whole head taller than her.  She keeps up with them.  Her form is great and sometimes she is first to swim across the pool.  I took a little movie of her swimming.  You can view it below.  This makes me so happy to see Xadia able to swim.  I always think back to July of 2012 when she almost drowned and we had to revive her and then take her to the hospital.  I am so thankful that she can swim now with confidence.

                Teagan is also taking swimming lessons.  He is having a great time.  He so badly wants to swim on his own and he can for about 3 strokes and then he needs help.  He is itching to jump off the diving board at the rec. center.  Unfortunately he has to be able to swim to the side of the pool by himself.  He is not there yet.  The outfit he is wearing in the picture is what he wears everyday for a week straight.  He is so funny.  He loves his swim trunks and shirt.

                Teagan has also discovered scissors and hair.  He decided to cut his hair.  There are patches of hair on the bathroom floor and little patches on Teagan’s head.  He will get a haircut very soon. 
                McCabe loves to do lemonade stands with Caden and Teagan.  They make some good money so he buy fishing gear.  McCabe is big into fishing.  Every chance he gets he wants to go fishing.  Tim took him and Teagan on an overnight camping trip and they had a great time.  They caught fish and ate doritos and top ramen.  On the way home they stopped and slurpees.  Life was so good for these boys.
                Jacinda, myself, and Xadia had a girls night out.  We went to the library, had our nails done, and then ate at Texas Roadhouse.  Xadia found a huge peanut.  I though for sure there were 3 nuts inside.  Turns out there were only 2 fat ones.  It was a fun night.  I love being with my girls.  They are so special to me.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

      Happy Father's day to all those great fathers.  We kicked off the day with Tim's favorite breakfast, biscuits and gravy, sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, and orange juice.  Then we gave him the cards we made and showed him a movie stating reasons why we love him.  We went to church and Tim shared his mindy mint chocolate gift with me.  After church, we came home and had dinner with grandma Margaret Osmond.  We had chicken enchilada casserole, strawberry pretzel jello, cantaloupe, salad, and Spanish rice.  It was really yummy.
       On this special day, we are also celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary. We jumped on the tramp with the kids and then walked around the temple and ate orange cream popsicles.  To end the day, we laid on the tramp listening to scripture stories and spiritual music.  Teagan and Xadia fell asleep.  Tim and I carried them in the house.  Now we get to retire to our bed.  It has been a wonderful day.  Below is the movie dedicated to Tim.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday, June 6, 2016

     The last week of school was very busy filled with award ceremonies, presentations, and field trips.  Xadia, Teagan, and I went on the kindergarten field trip to Rocket Park.  The kids played for an hour or two and then walked back to the school and had a snow cone.  It was the best day ever.
     McCabe had a field trip to Lagoon's Pioneer Village.  I was able to join him and some of his friends.  All I can say is that 9-year-old boys are silly and busy.  They kept calling the peacocks, "super pigeons."  They also wanted to play on every piece of grass.  It was a beautiful day.  I always enjoy going to Pioneer Village because it is so fascinating how technology and inventions have evolved.
      Jacinda presented the decade of 1900-1909 at decade days.  She and her group did a great job.  They had to present about people, inventions, and life during that time.  They also had to dress from that time period.  Jacinda looked awesome.  We had a good time making her hat.
     It is official, school is out.  We celebrated with an outdoor movie night with about 60 children.  We had popcorn, candy, and the Peanut's Movie.  The movie was really cute.  I love how it stayed true to the original antics of the Peanut's characters.  It was very enjoyable.
     Last week we took a get away for Memorial Day.  Of all the places, we went to Wendover.  It was my first time being there and probably my last.  There is not a lot happening there.  We had a great time though.  We stayed at a hotel, went swimming in the murky pool, ate a ton of curly fries, and stood in 2 states at once.  We also enjoyed some fishing and swimming at Blue Lake.  I think the part the kids loved the most was stopping at gas stations and getting a soda and a snack.  It was a jammed pack weekend that was a lot of fun.
Xadia graduating from Kindergarten. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

      I love Mother's day.  It is a time to celebrate all women.  I was able to have my family support me at the care facility as I lead the music.  I love going to South Davis Hospital.  There are some very special spirits there.  My family helped sing the songs that we dedicated to mothers everywhere.
      I got some fun presents from my family.  Homemade cards, chocolate dipped strawberries, flowers, and a homemade flower were some of the gifts.  I loved all of them.  I especially loved the breakfast the kids made, pancakes, sausage, eggs, and orange juice.  It was nice to have a break from cooking but I was ready to make dinner.





      Over the weekend, we (my family and bear scouts) went to the bird festival.  It was very fun.  We made some bird houses and bird crafts.  I have never seen so many bent nails.  It was good practice for those scouts to learn how to hammer a nail and how to read instructions.  Some boys rushed through and neglected the directions.  As a result, their roof was lopsided.  Oh well at least they had fun.  We also got to see some really cool birds like the screeching owl, horned owl, eagle, raptor, hawk, etc... After the bird festival we went home and put in a sprinkler system for the trees we planted last week.  What was supposed to take 1 hour took 4 hours.  I don't know why Mr. Tim always under estimates projects.  No problem, after 1.5 hours I went in and took a nap.



      Today we painted the bird houses and the kids were doing so good until the very last color.  Teagan spilled the white all over in the craft room.  I had to work fast to clean it from the rug, floor, wall, and easel.  I could not get too mad because, hey, it was the craft room and that is what it is used for.
     Jacinda made a cake today and she did not follow the directions.  It was a bust.  It was definitely a weekend about learning the importance of directions.  I had to throw out the cake, but her icing was great.  I used it for icing on the peanut butter fingers.  That was our treat tonight after walking around the temple.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

     It has been a while since my last post and so much has happened.  Over the weekend we helped Ricky Lane and family move to Lehi.  I am sad to see them go.  Nastya, the daughter moved here a year ago from Russia with her mom.  She has learned so much English and developed a great friendship with Jacinda.  Two weeks ago our family along with the missionaries spent 2 hours picking up trash in the parking lot by the "B."  After wards we took pictures and had a hot dog roast.  I was able to put together a slide show.  It was really great serving with the missionaries.


     The other day Teagan told me he wanted his top bunk bed on the floor.  I asked him why he did not want to sleep on the top anymore and he said because he wants to jump on his bed.  That gave me a good laugh.  I had to remind him that a trampoline is for jumping not a bed.  Teagan likes to play on my ipad but guess on this particular day he had enough.  I went to find him and he was asleep next to my ipad.  The ipad was still playing minecraft videos.

      Tuesday night was the pinewood derby.  McCabe did not place but his car did great.  His car won the "most unique" award.  The boys got crazy with the graphite, after each run they would fill their cars whit graphite.  By the time the race was over, the boys' hands and faces were covered in graphite.  It was great.



      Xadia had her kindergarten program this last week.  She, along with other classmates sang songs and performed some dancing.  I tried to record it but I was too far in the back so I settled for a photo with her teacher, Mrs. Holbrook.  I am very proud of how much she is growing academically and socially.



      McCabe is loving pokemon.  He is constantly trading his cards with his friends.  He also loves finding crystals in the backyard.  At the moment he is trying to earn money to buy fish.  He rubs Tim's feet and Tim pays him after he wakes up the next day.  Tim always falls asleep when you rub his feet.
      Jacinda now has a clean room.  I spent a good hour in a half going through items and throwing out wrappers, old papers, and broken toys.  It was nice to help her get organized.  I usually don't clean her room but it was time for a cleaning while she was at school so that I could get rid of things without her knowing.  I think she will understand when she is a mom.


      I was driving by Taco Time and I saw this funny sign.  I had to pull over and snap a picture.  I found this very humorous and it put a smile on my face.
"Now hiring fish taco, shrimp burrito."

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