Fisher Family

Fisher Family

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The school had crazy hair day.  Xadia got into the spirit.  This is what she looked like after school.  We braided her hair around a glow stick and then used clips to keep the glow stick standing tall.  It was fun to see her hair looking wacky.  She reminded me of a character from Dr. Seuss.

                The slip and slide is going in the trash.  Teagan thought it would be fun to jump on the end part and as a result it popped.  He was really sad so he got the tape and tried to fix it.  Needless to say, it was a lost cause.  I do give him credit for his efforts.

                Friday was the country fair for the 6th graders.  Jacinda has been researching the Philippines all year.  Friday she got to display items from the Philippines.  She had some money, a backpack, balut, flavored candies, small bananas, a wallet, and a key chain.  She did a great job.  She has worked so hard all year on her report.  I was so glad I got to see her display her items. 


                Yesterday we went to Ephraim for Scandinavian days.  Roxanne invited our family.  It was so fun.  We watched a parade where Richard and Kate were participants.  Richard is the Mayor of Ephraim and Kate was playing the flute in the Jr. High band. 


      After the parade, we went to the festival.  There was storytelling, a car show, and lots of vendors.  We stopped at one booth to buy some drinks and there was a prize wheel.  Xadia won a bumper sticker that said, “save a car, drive a tractor.”  Teagan won a hat.  After the festival, we went fishing.  The kids had a great time fishing in Manti and everyone caught a fish.  Teagan also caught Brinton.  Fortunately, Tim was able to remove the hook with minimal damage.  On the way home, the kids fell asleep in the car.  When we arrived home, the kids had woken and were hungry.  We had egg salad sandwiches.  Teagan did not want an egg salad sandwich so I offered him my pasta from the afternoon.  I gave it to him and he did not want the tomato sauce on it.  I rinsed off the tomato sauce and gave him the pasta.  Once in front of him, he said it was too wet.  He wanted the pasta dried with a towel.  I was frustrated and realized he was tired.   So I dried the pasta with a towel and he ate it along with two hard boiled eggs.  Then it was off to bed.  We have so much fun as a family.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

                Mother’s Day is such a great day.  I love honoring mothers everywhere.  A mother is more than a DNA attachment.  It’s someone who is very loving and kind.  Compassionate and caring who extends a helping hand.   I got a lot of adoration from my children today.  I have to admit, among all the gifts they give, I love homemade cards the best because they put their special touch and own thoughts into it.  And from Tim, I love it when he makes the meal.  He made breakfast burritos with cheese and Canadian bacon.
                We had a lovely dinner tonight with nana Hefner, Leslie Hefner (Jim’s first wife), and Larry Haugen (a friend of Deb).  We had pork roast, mashed potatoes, Jell-o pretzel salad, homemade rolls, green salad, and cooked carrots and onions.  Then for dessert; peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.   It was fun to visit and watch funny videos.  We then gave the moms chocolate dipped strawberries, which the kids made and chocolate dipped mint Oreos.

                Last Sunday the kids walked home from church while Tim and I stayed for choir practice.  When we arrived home, Jacinda was cooking.  McCabe was eating and Xadia was making an outfit for Teagan out of recyclable items.  I had to take a picture to capture the moment.  This is my life.  The kids give me purpose and keep me busy.

                Teagan loves to dress like a pirate since he got this new pirate vest from pre-school.  He also loves to ride his bike and wear his helmet.


                The month of May gets very busy.  McCabe had a recorder performance.   He received a certificate for getting his black belt in recorder playing.  I love recording his performance because he tries to play it cool as I film him.  I can’t help but get so excited for him.  I love watching my kids.  


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

      As Tim would say, "wash, rinse, and repeat."  That is how our life is going right now.  It seems like there is no change from day to day.  I get up, take care of the kids, do a little work, and then take care of kids.  Things start to calm down after the kids get into bed.  But nothing exciting happened this week.
      We worked on our trailer.  It now has walls and a ceiling.  There is still a lot to do.  Teagan constantly reminds us that his fortune says, “take me camping.”  He found a piece of paper near the church with that saying and it looked like it was from a fortune cookie so I said, “that is your fortune.”  Now he will not let me forget it.  So we are working hard to get the trailer finished so we can take him camping.
      We also worked on the yard this weekend.  The tulips have bloomed.  There deer did not get them this year…..score one for me.  We planted some phlox in the rock wall.  It is going to look fabulous in 2 years. 

      Easter was great.  Tim was so proud of me.  I did not go overboard with the Easter baskets.  Xadia wrote a cute note to the Easter bunny thanking him for being the best and for bringing her candy and stuffed animals.  The kids also celebrated Easter at school.  Teagan made a bunny hat and Xadia had an Easter egg hunt.  It was a fun holiday.



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

                We had a great weekend.  The girls (Xadia and Jacinda) went to General Women’s conference.  It was very informative.  I liked sister Cordon’s talk about leaning in to Christ.  After the conference, we ate at the Mandarin.  We got egg soup, ham fried rice, egg rolls, Buddah’s Delight, Sweet and Sour Almond Chicken, and plain rice.  The girls loved the sweet and sour chicken.  Jacinda commented, “I am already planning my marriage to this chicken.”  That caught me off guard because she rarely says things like that.
                While we were at the women’s conference, the boys went gun shopping and shooting.  They also stocked up on potato chips and root beer.  It was good to spend time with the kids.
                We went on a hike today in Mueller Park.  Teagan had a great time hiding behind the trees and jumping out and growling.  His hiding was very obvious.  I guess he thought I did not see him because I was wearing sun glasses.  Occasionally the kids would run ahead on the trail and then freeze as they do the mannequin challenge.  I don’t know where they come up with these ideas but they keep for exciting moments.
                Xadia is big into the Power Puff girls (a t.v. show), Clue Jr., and making paper purses.  I spent much time this weekend playing Clue Jr. with Teagan and Xadia.  It is fun to play with the young kids because they constantly make up rules.
                Jacinda loves to draw almost to the point that she is ignoring her homework.  She is learning how to prioritize.  It seems so obvious to the parents what she should be working on but she has a different agenda.  Tim and I are learning to guide her in a loving way.
                McCabe loves playing with Michael Smith and playing on the computer.  He is doing great in school and loves to have a treat every day.  Well I should clarify, he loves to ask for a treat every day but does not always get one.  Yes, that makes him made and so he goes through a fit and I have to remind him to control his temper.

                Teagan is Tim’s helper.  They like to work on the trailer together.  They fixed the valves and got the water pump to work.  I hope we can use it this summer.  When Teagan is not helping Tim, he is watching Gravity Falls or jumping on the trampoline.  The weather had been nice enough for us to spend a few days in the sandbox.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

                I got to watch McCabe’s class today do some dancing.  It was great to see all the kids dancing.  Some kids were really into what they were doing and others were pacifying their time.  McCabe had a mixture of both moments.  When he saw me, he tried to hide his smile.  I could tell he was happy to see me but did not want to show it openly.  Too bad…..he was busted.  I took Teagan with me to the performance and part way through he slipped outside the gym.  He got locked out and ended up walking through the door and talking to McCabe during the performance.  At first I wanted to put down the camera, run to Teagan, grab his hand and put Teagan him back in his seat but the wiser part of me took over.  I just sat in my seat and recorded the whole ordeal.  I figured he would make it back to his seat, eventually.  Sure enough, Teagan found his place.


                Today I took Teagan to Pre-school.  His picture was on the wall outside of the classroom.  He was holding a sign that said, “When I grow up, I want to be a dad.”  I am so proud of his choice.  Other children wanted to be a doctor, a witch, superman, or a fireman.  I asked Teagan what he will do as a dad and he said, “go to work.”  Teagan sure loves his dad (Tim).  I am glad Tim is a good role model for him.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

                It has been a busy week.  Jacinda got to perform in the school play, Seussical the Musical.  We, as a family got to watch the play.  It was very cute.  Jacinda got to play a jungle citizen and a bearded circus character.  I am always pleasantly surprised with the production of these elementary plays.  There is a lot of volunteers and it comes together so well.



                The weather is so beautiful.  It is in the low 60’s.  The snow is gone and the box elder bugs are out.  That means the vacuum permanently stays out to suck up all the little bugs.  The kids love the weather and take advantage of it.  They jump on the trampoline often.
                McCabe had to make a bunny celebrity for school.  What that means is that he cuts out a bunny and transforms it into someone famous.  He selected Donald Trump and named his bunny “Donald Jump.”  He is one clever kid.
                Xadia and Teagan sold fuzzies (little pom-poms with googley eyes) and punch on Saturday.  This is always a bittersweet moment for me.  I want them to succeed in selling but at the same time I don’t want people to buy the goods because it only encourages them to sell and to sell more often.  They sold for 2 hours and made $6 or $7.  They want to buy legos with the money earned.  

                We got to enjoy day light savings today.  It was rough for me.  I was tired at church.  I came home, made lunch (which the kids ate….Yeah!) of grilled cheese sandwiches, baked beans, and strawberries, and then took a nap.  After a nice long nap, we made dinner and then went on a walk around the temple and visited the Bountiful cemetery.  We took a moment to look at the sculpture of the forefathers and read about it. After our outing, we came home and ate peach cobbler with ice cream and watched America’s Funniest Home Videos.  I love spending time with my family.  They are great!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Everyday seems so routine but I know 5 or even 10 years from now the routine will be different and I will want to know what life was like when the kids were small.  So here is a peek into present time.  I am walking on the treadmill as I type this entry.  The older kids have left for school.  The morning started out fairly peaceful.  I looked at the stock market this morning.  Looks like the NASDAQ will be down.  McCabe needed some help with his homework.   He was alphabetizing his spelling words and typing the past, present, and future tense of each word.  Xadia wanted to find a book from the series of “the Diary of a Wimpy Kid so she could take it to school and read.  She is getting ready for Dr. Seuss’ birthday read-a-thon.  Jacinda is gone.  She had play practice this morning at the school.  She is a jungle citizen in Seussical the Musical.  Teagan is busy playing his kindle.  He likes to play a game where a block slides across the floor and jumps over items.  He just informed me that he is now playing a new game called Terreria. 
I enjoy my kids.  They are really good people.  Jacinda likes to spend her time playing undertale and making crafts.  Currently she is sewing an undertale creature out of gray fabric.



She is loving young womens and is now filling her schedule with activities and friends.  McCabe loves to play with Michael Smith.  Everyday he asks if Michael can play.  When these two boys get together they use their imaginations to create scenarios and solve them.  It is so interesting.  I once over heard them say, “you go into a dark cave and now….” Then the other boy finishes the sentence and picks up the adventure from there.  They converse back and forth and do this for hours.  It is amazing.  Xadia likes to play Minecraft or Roblox.  She is very obedient and super helpful.  Just last night I asked everyone to get in their pajamas and brush their teeth.  Xadia did it on the first request.  I had to tell the other kids 3 or 4 times before they did what was requested.  Xadia also comes straight home and does her homework so she can be free to play the computer or Legos.  She also makes fantastic pictures using markers and plastic jewels.




Teagan and I stay at home.  I like the time I have with him.  He will be starting kindergarten this fall so that means it is time for me to go to work full time.  But for the moment, I silently watch this boy.  He loves to play his kindle and watch Curious George (the monkey).


He loves to have books read to him.  He currently loves 3 books; Tractors, The Giant Jam Sandwich, and Curious George and the Snowy Day.  Teagan also loves to go swimming.  He jumps off the diving boards (the low and high) and does the Wibit obstacle course.  But I think his favorite thing do to when swimming is hold onto Tim and go up and down in the water as Tim swims.
Tim is the best guy and husband ever!  He works so hard everyday to provide for the family. He comes home exhausted but still has enough energy to spend time with the kids.  Yesterday he was teaching McCabe about investing and starting young so that time and massive interest can be on his side.  McCabe got excited and wants to open a brokerage account.  Tim is also very good at helping the kids with their art projects.  He helped Jacinda make her castle for school medieval days.

Tim is also a good sport.  He played the part of Sonny Bono for the annual ward chili cook off.  He was dragging his feet the whole way but the second he stepped on the stage he transformed into this crazy confident celebrity.  It was a lot of fun.