He first lesson went super well. She has a hard time focusing often, but she loved it, and her teacher said she will keep working with her.
We went to the library this week and found some books just for him:
Woah. That is a pretty big budget.
I was pretty impressed with their organization and attempt at transparency.
After all of that, our Principal came up and explained about the new school houses.
All the houses and their mascots.
It makes me happy to know she is at a school who is invested in organization, and cool organizations.
Then we found out about this…
More information to come. But is sounds like we will have a new school building in a few years.
After the presentation we went to meet with Mrs. Sumsion in her room and see Mirah’s classroom.
We looked at the new classroom math books.
Check out the cool playhouse!
Cubby trays for the kids papers.
Karl is standing on Mirah’s spot on the rug. She is in the light green row.
It was the night of our first team practice and both Mirah and I were so excited.
A serious one.
First order of buisness when we got to the park:
Fit like…baggy glove.
Once that was all figured out, it was time for some drills!
Coach Thomas Richards coming over to give Mirah some instructions.
And they were off!!
We were all there, cheering here on!
I think she had a pretty great time.
I went to help and clean the temple with these lovely ladies.
Me, Kristin, and Sydney all got to do it together. It was so wonderful.
I freaking love this face.
In celebration of the day, Karl got up and made breakfast for us!
We were all still sleepy, but excited to be up together.
Pancakes and Bacon.
After breakfast we got ready. Mirah chose her hair and we picked her outfit for the first day when we picked it out together at the store.
What was left? Photo shoot!!!
We did her nails in the night before. She loved them.
We a arrived a little early.
Klaw the Cougar the Cascade mascot was there to greet us!
They rolled out a cool little runway for the new kindergartners.
Mirah was stoked.
We met up with a friend from our ward, Mani Osborn, who is also in Mirah’s class.
Mirah even got to meet her principal, Mr. Campbell.
More kids arrived, and we got ready to go into class.
Mirah was anxious to get in there.
They turned on the music, and the kids were on into the class.
Miss Sumsion was excited to show the kids how to smile smile smile!
We waited a few minutes, and out came the kids!
She came out and was off! Telling me all about it!
We met Karl at work.
Where the kids were happy to play!
Then and Now
Since we had such a big celebration last year, we kept it simple and familiar. We planned a little over night to Park City. My amazing sister by choice Krysta, took the kids for us. It was such an amazing solid for me. I just appreciate her so much.
We checked into our hotel upon arrival and then went out to dinner at the Cortona Italian Cafe.
We started with an Egg Plant Rotolini and a salad.
The service was slow, but the food was really good.
Karl ordered the Veal Marsala. It was delicious. They make all of their pasta fresh in house.
I had the Potato Gnocchi with Crispy Pancetta.
We went back to the hotel and jumped into the pool and the hot tub.
We were up pretty early to get to the free breakfast at the hotel. Then off to the Park City Mountain Resort. There was a bit of a line at the ticket window, but we were ready!
We bought tickets for the Alpine Coaster and one ride on the slides.
We started at the coaster.
Keeping it serious.
Karl let me go first.
The ride up to the top of the mountain is one of my favorite things. It is so quite and beautiful.
Watching the carts come speeding by as you are slowly pulled up is keeps the excitement fresh.
It was a totally beautiful day!
And each SPED down the hill.
We went out to lunch at the Baja Cantina. The best part of lunch were the NACHOS!!
My sweet little family.
It was empty. Except us and a noisy little group.
Lucas got an Oreo cupcake.
I got the salted caramel.
Karl got a salted caramel cupcake milk shake.
Lucas got on the floor.
The kids were STOKED to meet up with Krysta and Karen at Veteran’s Memorial Park. It was our first ever visit there. We have been to the Provo Public Pool so many times.
The slides were awesome too. Mirah and Karen went down together about 15 times, no exaggeration, and then a life guard came and decided that Karen would have to 15 to take Mirah down with her. Ugh.
Krysta and Lucas were stuck together as usual. They love each other so much. After going down each of the slides with Lucas, myself, and playing in the wave pool too, I needed to get out of the sun. So Krysta and Luke went on the slides several times together.