I was feeling antsy to get out of the house so I decided to renew the Tucson Zoo membership and take the kids for a day trip. Aaron had been working out of town a lot and it was nice to get out of the house. It's a lot of work taking the kids by myself, especially being pregnant, but it was worth the effort.
Anders entered cub scouts in January and we were immediately thrown into the pinewood derby. Anders and Papa managed to make make a modest bright green car and he ended up getting 2nd in his group. It was a very fun nights and I am grateful for a small pack. I can't imagine how long the night are for big wards!
Anders, Elsie, and Ivy participated in City basketball this year. It made the weeks very busy for a month but they all really loved it. It was so exciting when they each would make a basket. Especially for Ivy and Elsie since it takes a big effort to get the basketball up that far!
We celebrated Ivy's 5th birthday with a very fun day.......
The Paper Airplane Flyoff contest!!!! I happened to find this event when we got a flyer from Eegees. It is a free event held at the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson. You have to be ages 6-14 so unfortunately Ivy did not get to participate, but they let her have an M&M backpack, tshirt and lanyard which made her feel a part of the gang.
So you start off coming in an hour before your flyoff time and make your paper airplane! There are certain requirements you have to follow but you can test and fix or remake as many times as you want.
As a bonus it is a museum so there is tons to look at while you wait. Plus they have lots of things to do there.
Anders and Elsie
Anders won his first heat so we got to stick around for another hour. M&M was the host and so for the first 50 heats, if you won in your group you got this really cool M&M candy dispensing toy and a bag of candy to go with it. He didn't throw his airplane very well in the next round so we toured the facility one last time then went home.
You could go out to the "Boneyard" and look at all the neat planes. My grandpa was a mechanic for the air force so looking at these planes and the museum was special to me.
They had a big slide and Ivy was so funny, she would just jump from the top.
Getting ready to go home. We took a few more pictures.
Selfie! This is definitely an event we will do every year!
For Valentines we potted some flowers, bought little bags of chocolate, made banana bread and took them around anonymously to some women who lived alone. Service is always a good thing!
Hayley is still serving her mission in New Zealand and surprised the kids by sending them each a letter in the mail.
I put these blocks in hiding a while ago (was really tired of messes) and recently brought them out again. They have been loads of entertainment every since!
Anders got into puzzles once week and decided to put them all together. Looks like we are missing few pieces.
We are taking a spring break this week and playing with cousins is always fun. They recently bought ducks and we helped put them in their new pen.
Aaron and I also celebrated our 13th anniversary. Sadly we did not take one picture. My sister Kiersten was nice and took the four older ones for Friday and Saturday. She also watched the little ones Friday night while Aaron and I went on a little date. It was nice only having 2 on Saturday! I just wish Aaron didn't have to work that day :( Our anniversary was on Sunday so we just went to church and hung out at home. I'm regretting not thinking of taking a picture though.
Anyways so hopefully that catches me up a little!
Pregnancy is going well and we have decided to NOT find out the gender!