Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Lucas' first day of kindergarten! He was so excited but I could tell that he was nervous also (as you can tell from his smiles this morning). He was ready way before it was time to go. I drove him to the school this morning for his first day and then he rode the bus home. Tomorrow he will ride the bus to and from school. I am so proud of him and how well he does away from home. Last year his preschool teacher told me he was the best behaved in his class and I know he'll be that way this year. He may have issues at home with me but he is so good at listening to others.

I was surprised this morning at how emotional I got walking away from the school. I really didn't expect that at all. I was just so grateful for Ty and that I was holding him in my arms.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Annual Meet the Team

Last Thursday we headed to Provo for the annual "Meet the Team" event. We've gone every year and we love it. First we go into the practice facility where they have a sale each year on team gear, athletic clothing, and odds and ends. This year Bryan walked away with some pants and a great jacket. We also got some BYU flags for the car on game days. We then went onto the outdoor field to get a football poster for Lucas and we walked around. The first person we ran into was Max Hall. He was gracious enough to hold Ty for a picture. About two seconds in Max said "He's crying already." I could tell he was nervous but such a good sport.

Bryan got this great picture of Lucas with Fui! We also saw Harvey Unga but didn't get a picture with him. Lucas gave him a high five though and Unga talked to Lucas for a few minutes.

Ty was a good sport and he managed to fall asleep for some of the time. We ended the evening by having some free Dryers BYU ice cream and then headed home. We look forward to this every year and it always gets us ready for the first football game. Go cougars!!!

Washing the Car

Bryan took Lucas to the new Star Wars Clone Wars movie on Saturday. They had so much fun! Lucas appreciated it even more because we made him earn some of the money to go. This is him washing the car the day before. He did a great job. At the movie Lucas drank so much soda (we have these big movie mugs that we take and it only costs 1.00 to fill them up) that he had to go to the bathroom during the last 15 minutes of the movie. Bryan asked him if he could hold it, and Lucas said "Yes", but Bryan said it was obvious that he couldn't. So they ran out and made it back in time for the end!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

GFL Draft

GFL stands for the Garner Football League, for those of you who don't know. The first Saturday of every August we get together to have our "draft". It's really turned into a reunion and is lots of fun. The kids all get to play together and have fun.

This year they added a golf tournament early Saturday morning. Bryan took Lucas and they had a blast. Bryan has never had a chance to play with my dad and he was really happy he finally got to. He came home telling me how great a golfer he is--I think he was even better than Bryan expected. I meanwhile stayed home and read "Breaking Dawn" aloud to my mom as she took care of Ty. We got through the first 100 pages that morning.

At the draft we had a great luncheon, put on by mom, and then started into the 2-3 hour process of drafting players. Camille, my cousin, read to the kids for a while. It was so cute.

Scott and Brian do such a great job. Thanks to them, mom and dad, and Steph for all their hardwork. It really is a big production and we have more fun year after year. Last year our team, the Toronto Yodas, didn't do so well. The worst year we've ever had. So hopefully this year Ty will bring us some good luck. GOOOO YODAS!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


So the last two weeks I have been busy being obsessed with "Breaking Dawn", the last of the vampire series from Bella's perspective. I got my copy when we were in Idaho for the GFL Draft. We had three copies among us, mine, Steph's, and Denise's. This week I've picked up the pieces of my life and started to organize the chaos around me. I started with the house (last week it was a disaster), and have moved on to Relief Society, the Olympics, and now, hopefully, the blog. I feel a little silly about how obsessed I get (read it two times last week) but Bryan puts up with me and I really do love living in a different world for a while. A lot of people have hated this book but I loved it. What can I say? I'm a sap who loves happy endings. Now I will put it away for awhile until next year when "Midnight Sun" is released!