Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thurgoods Aug. 2010

Well with the kids being in school now I've decided I need to get something done during my days....so here goes, updating some pictures!

We actually had a longer summer this year...5 whole weeks! We cramed as much as we could in...Camping, lots of Fishing (not me but everybody else) Lagoon, Swimming and ended it with a trip to Denver. They actually had to miss a couple of days of school for it but we are still counting it as our summer trip.

I have to admit I am LOVING having the three girls in school all day. Bronco is quite my little buddy! I am going to be doing a Joy School with him and 4 other kids starting in a couple of weeks. It will be at my house every fifth week. I am sure hoping that he will go!!! During those two hours that he is gone I plan to really get alot done. Like catching up on my shows, doing some crosstiching, napping maybe. Pretty sure I won't be doing any hard work.

The kiddos are in the same ol....Kennedy is now on a competition Tumble team and she is really excited to start competing in January. She still doesn't really enjoy school and complains about any type of homework...but oh well she only has 8 more years, she'll make it.

Grace on the other hand loves school and learning, she is very excited to start times tables this year (even though she learned half of them last year with Kennedy) She is still playing Soccer and any other sports that she can.

Demi started 1st grade...yea!! She loves it and loves eating school lunch and having 3 recesses!! She is captain of her dance team this year which thrilled her. She will also be competing in a solo this year. What possesses her to want to dance in front of judges by herself is beyond me!

And Bronco is still Bronco...hooked to my hip. ( I might have to have him surgically removed when he goes to Kindergarten) He loves Buzz light year, Geo Trax and his legos and beating everybody up.

So that sums it up...until next year when the kids start school and I'll think I'll get something done the first week....

Here are a bunch of pics of the kids, things we've done and trips ( Disneyland and Denver)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween at the Thurgood's and Cheshire's

Here are some pictures of Halloween. Quite a coincidence that we did the Peter Pan theme along with Josh's family. Our family was missing Mr. Smee , though and I dressed up as a pirate at the last minute. Scott was Captain Hook, Kaden-Peter, Kaylee-Wendy, Kassidy-Tiger Lily, and Kambrie-Tinkerbell. Here is a picture of our ward Trunk or Treat in front of our "Trunk" Also some pictures of Pumpkin carving with a family from our ward that we invited over to share our pumpkins from our garden.

As everyone can tell, I am really terrible at blogging. I love following everyone else's blogs to see what everyone is up to. But, every once in a while I figure I'd better do some catching up on our family. So, I will start with some summer and fall pictures.

We enjoyed taking advantage of Lagoon this summer. The kids also had some fun whle camping and hiking. This hike picture was taken right before Kassidy fell into a very dirty swamp. It was quite disgusting, but she was a trooper. Scott and I also enjoyed our getaway to San Francisco this summer for his Planning Conference and I enjoyed a couple of days at Karen and Dan's house. Kaden has enjoyed cub scouts so far and this is a picture of him after getting his Bobcat award.

Kassidy chopped her hair before school started and both Mom and Kassidy love it short! Kaylee turned 10 years old! She is sure growing up fast. Kambrie broke her wrist and spent 6 weeks with a cast. She surprisingly did rather well. Her favorite thing lately is to draw on everything, so here are her pen covered legs. What a cutie!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer at the Thurgoods

Well the girls summer is just about up, they go back on the 20th, so a week from today. We have had to cram alot in the six weeks that they had off!! We have done a lot of fishing (including me...darn now that Bronco is big enough to go, I don't have an excuse to stay home!) Went camping and still going one last time this week. We bought a family pass to the Clearfield Aquatic center, so we have been swimming several times and not to mention the two weeks of swim lessons that the girls did. We have done lots of other activities to keep us busy like The Bees baseball game, movies, playing at the park, swimming at Pine View Damn...etc. We have ran like crazy that I am actually going to be excited to send them to school and calm down for a little bit.

As far the girls lives go...Kennedy has quit tumbling and has moved on to Gymnastics. She always wanted to do gymnastics and do the bars and beams so we are giving that a shot. She has a little advantage being able to do all the tumbling already and has been put on a pre-team until she gets the bars down. She is loving it, it takes up four hours a week. She really loved her swimming lessons the most out of the girls, and does really well with all the strokes and floats, that I don't even know what they are. She is very excited to start 3rd grade and hopes she meets lots of friends! (and boys even though she won't admit it)

Grace did a soccer camp with Kaylee for a week. She really loved it and showing us her moves. She is defiantly my sporty, competitive wild little thing! She loves swimming and does well but she just wants to swim and play, she didn't really want to learn what the teachers were teaching she just wants to play....she can't really hold still for more than a minute.

Demi just dances...thats all she does all day is dance. We ended this season but has already started the next season for competition. She had try outs last week, she has been moved up a level (which was a tad shocking because she is the youngest and smallest), however it doesn't shock me that she did well in front of the judges because thats her thing she loves to perform! SO now this year she will be the youngest and smallest again, the other girls with her are mostly seven, but we can't hold her back if this is what she wants to do. Today she decided to chop her hair off again....it is super cute!

Bronco....is finally potty trained, poor thing has been ready since last summer but had to wait until mom could fit it in her schedule to do it. So the training was easy and we are done. He is getting so big, he goes camping and fishing with us now and does about everything with us. The time is over that I have to have a babysitter for everything. He is still a major mamas boy so we will love having the kids at school, we will just play and watch TV all day. He does actually talk but I am usually the only one that understands everything.

Clint and I ran our first little race together, so fun! I plan to do two more this month for fun...my way of attempting to stay in shape! This sums up our life right now, I still feel like I am getting the house together but haven't worked on it since summer began...

The pictures are just random of things of the summer!

For those of you who still have summer left...Have a great Summer!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Article in the Ensign!

Hey everyone!

How are you guys all doing? I am sure you are all having a fun summer! Every time I think about summer I think about mom Barlow's house with all the yummy barbecues, grilled corn, tons of watermelon, Lagoon, friends and family! It is a bit different here because of the good weather year around we can just know it is summer because the girls are at home! :0)
I wanted to add this post to talk to you about the July Ensign, you probably already read it, I am sure we are the last ones to get ours in the mail anyway...if you read it you saw the article talking about Israel Barlow. It is a cute part of his journal talking about when Israel and Elisabeth (first wife) lost a baby and the baby's grave, etc...I just wanted to make sure you read it. In the end of the article also mentions about grandma Ora Barlow and the Israel Barlow biography book!
It was fun for me to read the story there and know more about your great great grand, etc...father! :0) The article is called "Daddy, don't leave me here". Pages 34-36.
I hope everyone is doing good, I miss spending time with you. I know I have to get better in calling and writing you...
I enjoy looking at everyone's blog, it is great to know that you are doing good!
We are doing great, I will probably update our blog this week. I have been busy keeping the kids busy :0) but I do love when they are home! Have a great month and HAPPY 4TH OF JULY everyone! :0) Love you! Milena

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Cheshire Pictures

Okay, here are more pictures from our life the past few months.....

We remodeled our kitchen, which was pretty crazy for a while. So here are some before, during, and after pictures.

I was also absolutely out of my mind, but I worked at Lagoon for the last month of school so that we could get 5 free season passes. I couldn't believe how hard it was to be a full-time working mom. Plus I'm not in the shape I used to be, so I was dead every night. So now we get to enjoy Lagoon all summer.

We went to Boise and McCall Idaho for a reunion with Scott's family. The kids loved swimming, hiking, and walking along the harbor.

Here are pictures of Kaden's 8th birthday. He will be getting baptized on August 1st.