Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Aquarium Fun

We all went to a cool aquarium the other day and here's cute Allison peeking out at us. She had a ball and is easy to please.
Cute seahorse garden.

Trippy jellyfish picture. Looks like Allison is trapped in with them which wouldn't be good.

We found Nemo!!

Here we are posing away underwater haha. Can't believe February is almost over. It just flew by. We're all well and good. I got to see Celine Dion in concert with my mom. It was fantastic. She has such an awesome voice and puts on a great show! I really had a good time and I like her so much more now. That was my excitement for the month. Yae

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We had a busy past couple weeks with school activities and other fun stuff. Here's Jorma at school practicing his RAD kids obstacles. This is a program our elementary school does started by Ed Smart, the father of kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart. She was lucky enough to get away and he wants all children to be prepared if they are attacked so the school gives them some basic skills including screaming, kicking, fighting etc. Below I posted the video of Jorma practicing his escape from our local police seargent. I'm very grateful to our teacher Kim for doing this because it just reinforces what I teach them - be aware of your surroundings.
The family goes out to a nice mountain trail to relieve our cabin fever. It wasn't snowing when we got there so we were stoked! But prematurely so as it started coming down hard. It was beautiful in that setting but a little hard to bike ride so we had to pack it in and head for the Mexican restaurant which the kids didn't mind at all.

Jorma is getting his scouting awards and moving up a level to "Bears". It was a fun event that I as a scout leader even enjoyed. The theme was All American and we had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, salads, chili, and ice cream. Then we played baseball inside the gym - that was a big hit!

My little scout - Jorma Ray flashing the scout sign (and peace sign coincidentally)..

Jorma Kicks Butt!!