The main events from last week were swimming lessons! I decided to try doing them through the Meridian public pool because my regular lady raises her prices every year AND I have to bring my kids back and forth for the different swim sessions. At the Meridian pool all of my kids can go at the same time and the price was much better. Winning! It's been pretty good. Corbin is a master swimmer. Gabby is starting to learn to swim a little bit by herself. Piper is doing pretty good, in her words when I told her good job she said, "I almost drownded three times." Ryan is doing great. (I think swim lessons for 3 year olds is a little bit of a waste of money but I wasn't going to torture him again this year by not letting him in on the fun). He's loving it so that's great.
On Monday I went with some of my ward friends to Roaring Springs. Gabby and Corbin had free passes from the school. We had a blast. Gabby was big enough and brave enough to go on most of the rides. We had a great time. I left Piper and Ryan home with Scott. Just the big kids this time.
One of my friends was in Boise last week from New Mexico. We hung out a few times and it was good to see her again.
Other than that through different circumstances several of my friends from my old ward needed help with cleaning, packing and painting. My one friend is moving into their new house this week. In the last two weeks they have been trying to paint and do all the floors. I went to help sand one night and they are repainting everything in the house. ALL of the baseboards, doors, window frames EVERYTHING is oak. They have been working a ton and have had a lot of people help. When I came back over yesterday to paint a lot had gotten done since I last saw it. They still have a lot left! I will be excited to see it when it's all done. Somehow they are in the middle of the city and are on a 5 acre lot. They have cows and chickens and a garden. Reminds me of being in Arco. Love it.
Two Saturdays ago Gabby wanted to do a yard sale with some of her toys. She set it all up and was out there for a couple of hours and only our next door neighbor came and bought a 25 cent stuffed animal for a dollar. I told Gabby I would make some cookies and we could try again. I made cookies on Friday and went to the bank to get some change. On Saturday morning five minutes after she set her stuff up her first customer came and bought ALL of her cookies and a few toys. He was really generous and kept telling Gabby to be business minded. I hurried and ran in the house and bagged up the cookies we were going to eat so I could sell them. The next customer came and wanted to $5 worth of cookies (which we didn't even have that much left). We sold out again. I had to take down our signs and we closed up shop. Gabby made $15 in just a few minutes. It was so fun for her. We will have to do that again! (I should have taken a picture).
We went up towards McCall today and had a picnic and played in the river. It was great family time!
|Pipes far left.|
|Gabs on the noodle.|
|Corbin green goggles.|
|Playing in the river.|
|Ryan likes to make a nest right on top of the vent. Silly boy.|
|I love this picture.|