The kids were out of school on Friday and we had such fun at the pumpkin patch and Gardner Village. The girls picked out pumpkins to display and we checked out all of the witches at Gardner Village. I think the highlight of the trip was Kelsie literally running over McKenna with a wheelbarrow at the pumpkin patch. Apparently she didn't want to give McKenna a turn with HER wheelbarrow. A trip we will probably always remember!!
On Kelsie's 8th birthday Grandma Alger and I took her shopping, to lunch at Cafe Rio (her choice) and to One Sweet Slice for a cupcake. Then we had a little family dinner and banana cake with cream cheese frosting (also her request). It was such a fun day! I loved spending it with this sweet girl!!
Kelsie sent her Flat Stanley doll to Aunt Jeanette to visit in Boston. Boy! Did he ever have a good time. Jan sent him back with TONS of pictures and other information. Kelsie's finished poster is below. Along with a couple of pictures from her end of 1st grade program. This kid is growing up too fast!!
Sandra & I took Allie and Audree downtown to Young Women's conference. They didn't want to go... or pose for pictures. They are such Angels!! But we ended up having and great time and were very uplifted. We got dinner after and enjoyed spending time with these CRAZY teenage girls!!
Kelsie played soccer this Spring over at the Rec Center. Of course, they couldn't find a coach so Red coached her team and she was THRILLED! She had a lot of fun and even started to get the hang of it by the time it finished.
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of these meaningful and significant things. Some of them may be funny. Some may be of significance only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." ~President Gordon B. Hinckley
"To you women of today, who are old or young, may I suggest to you that you write, that you keep journals, that you express your thoughts on paper. Writing is a great discipline. It is a tremendous education effort. It will assist you in various ways, and you will bless the lives of many--now and in the years to come, as you put on paper some of your experiences and some of your musings." -President Gordon B. Hinckley