J- Made 1st class before his 4 yr. mark. Bought himself a Honda Sabre, so now gets to go on bike rides with the guys! Loving any time off he gets, in his free time he is landscaping/clearing the property, building cedar benches, fishing, and hanging with the boys. He is now the 10-11yr old boys Sunday teacher.
B-Still holding a 4.0 GPA in college, just started math and criminology classes this week, (For those who don't know, I am a full-time student at U.of Phoenix online to become a teacher), Started teaching aerobics at church every Tue. night with the ladies, trying to have as much fun with the boys as possible, they are growing up way too fast! I am the teacher/advisor in YW, and Ward Girls Camp Specialist.
R- Finished reading the Harry Potter's, and is now breaking in his new Nintendo DS, he is getting ready to be baptised next month and he totally can't wait! He has learned the values of having extra chores this year, caring for the dog Bud, and working outside with the property. He "discussed" with us how responsible his is and is now getting an allowance of 3$ a week. He is the best help with his bro when I'm up to my ears in homework, helps me plan the day outings and makes sure I am teaching Luke his preschool stuff! He starts 3rd grade in a week. He is so funny and just a happy go lucky kid! (he just wants to grow up way too fast!)
L-Is truly the busiest kid ever! He is ever so curious about the Holy Ghost and Jesus now, always asking me about them. He loves the outdoors and his dog. If only I could tan like him! He is our do-it-yourselfer and never thinks to ask, just goes-and-dos. He is getting into books, wants big bro, Mom, or Dad to read and then read some more. Being 4 is so fun for him, it has been so fun watching him grow this year! He is a kid who loves to laugh and ham it up! He wants to be just like the big boys and is pretty good at keeping up.
We all have discovered the joy of owning land and trying to tame it, adjusting to an ever changing work schedule, learning to take turns helping out each other when the days get full, meeting new people and new friends, and getting to hang with family more and more. We have truly been blessed.