Friday, April 24, 2009

Today we went to the mall, rode the elevator (several times), and had pretzels. It was a lot of fun!
I really appreciate what good sports the older kids were about riding the elevator and letting Deborah push the buttons.

Still enjoying the Pinewood Derby...

Today I took these cute pictures of David's car. Notice what the Lego men are doing.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Can we go to the Dentist?

Whenever Deborah is asked what she wants to do, her answer is always one of 2 things: Can we ride on an elevator? or, Can we go to the Dentist? Yes, our dentist is that good!

We go to the Dentist & Orthodontist office about once a month, and have for most of Deborah's 2 1/2 years of life. Dr Bob, Dr Elkins, Dr Childers, and the entire staff are super great with kids. Deborah feels very at home at their office. One of the ladies even calls her "the boss." :)

At our visit today, they had decorated for Fiesta. (For you non-San Antonio people, Fiesta is pretty much a month long celebration with a strong feel of all things hispanic.) Deborah had fun trying on this huge sombrero.
Apparently, Jacob had fun, too. PS Deborah is quite traumatized by this duck ride. She won't even go near it! Jacob was on it trying to show Deborah that it wouldn't hurt her, but Deborah still wants nothing to do with it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pinewood Derby 2009

This year's Pinewood Derby was the best yet! Our good friend, Cam Casper, did a fantastic job planning and executing the whole thing. Our boys did a great job on their cars, and Dwight was the best at helping them.

The evening was filled with excitement and the races were all anxiously watched. Even the siblings had opportunities to watch their cars zoom down the track, and all the boys who participated received ribbons.

In the past, our cars have not been good racers, but as you can see from the picture below, this year David's car excelled! He placed first in the Webelos division and 2nd overall. Needless-to-say, he was thrilled!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Jessica was asked by a member of the Stake Young Women's Presidency to draw a Castle for a program they are doing called The Princess Academy. She was also asked to help paint it. This is a rough draft of the castle that she drew.

On the next draft, she added stained glass windows that represent each of the Young Women values. She did some really neat things.

Then once the draft had been approved, Jessica and a couple of her friends went to Sis Peterson's home to help make the real Castle. They used large sheets of paper and lots of chalk. As you can see from the picture below, they had a lot of fun!

When they finished chalking it, Sis Peterson had each paper laminated, and then they attached it to a large cardboard stand. I wish I could find pictures of the finished project. It was very impressive! I am always amazed at the artistic talent my sweet daughter has. I know she didn't inherit it from her mother.