Fisher Family

Fisher Family

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

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!