Friday, June 22, 2012

Swim Class 2012

Van just finished this year's session of swimming lessons, completing the American Red Cross' preschool aquatics level 3. I was really impressed with his teacher this year; he was extremely patient with the kids and dedicated to teaching proper skills. Last week the Salt Lake Tribune interviewed me about our experience with swim lessons. The article's not that impressive, but it's still fun to see Van in the paper. You can read it here.

Father's Day

Breakfast in bed. Afternoon nap. Steak and salmon dinner. Dad's Root Beer and a note from Van. (I love you Bud).

Fifteen Month Well Check

. . . at sixteen months.
Weight: 25 pounds (49%). Height: 32.25 inches (71%). Head Circumference: 49 centimeters (88%).

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kick Start to Summer

Sprinklers and Popsicles
Hogle Zoo's Rocky Shores
Summer Weddings
Salt Lake Bees Baseball

Monday, June 18, 2012

Jessica's Bridal Shower

My youngest brother, Nick, is getting married at the end of this month. A couple weeks ago we hosted a bridal shower for his bride-to-be, Jessica. "Eat, drink and be married" was the initial concept for the shower. Each circled silhouette represented a part of the theme. As guests arrived they were asked to write down something nice about the bride-to-be and attach it to the pin board. My sister, Angie, used her Cricut to make the tags.
The menu included quiche, caprese skewers, roasted rosemary potatoes, croissants, and fruit. My super talented sister-in-law, Amanda, made a tiered bundt cake to top it all off. I used this tutorial to make the fringy streamers. They were super easy (and cheap)!
To learn more about the bride and groom we played a round of love bingo. Each player received a bingo board, paddle, and candy chips. Little bits of trivia, with corresponding numbers, were read out loud and each player had to raise their paddle to indicate whom the statement was about. If they were correct, a chip could be placed on their bingo board.
For the favors, we purchased macaroons from Harmon's bakery and wrapped them up in cellophane bags. I printed the thank you stickers out on full sheet label paper and used them to seal of the package.
We are all super happy for Nick and can't wait to make Jessica an official member of the family on June 29th!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Preschool Advancement

Van's preschool class had an advancement/graduation ceremony at the end of last month. They put together a short program and handed out certificates to all the kids. After being away from school for two weeks, Van was a tad-bit gun shy. He refused to participate and it took everything we could to get him to stay up on the hill with the rest of his classmates. Despite his silliness that day, I am extremely proud of him and the great progress he has made in preschool this year.