Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Snowy Day

Mark and Haley had entierly too much energy to be confined inside during a blizzard, so I pulled out a game they hadn't played before Twister! they loved it! here's some pictures (Haley isn't long enough to reach all the colors!) It was a blast! I put a R and an L on Haley hands so she could learn her right and left. (She knows them pretty much but it get's confusing when they're all twisted up!)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hail the conquering hero!

Mark returned from Reno late last night (valentines) with an azela tree for me to plant this spring and chocolate! He's so great! He knows I love flowers I can plant and grow! I surprised him with his early anniversary gift, a desk. Nothing fancy, and not expensive, just practical. He's needed one for years, and I finally found one that will work for the area we have (and the budget were on). Guess what! His team won the competition! Here's what happened. At 6am the day of the competition each team was handed a bid to estimate. They had until 10 pm. This was no ordinary bid it was a civil bid for 98 million dollars worth of work. It was HUGE!! Some teams didn't get it turned in on time, Mark's team got it in with 2.5 minutes to spare! Then they had to present the bid to the company (this was an actual project that had been completed, they bid it to the company that had completed it) They were judged on their presentation and accuracy of the bid. They came in the closest on the bid with the greatest presentation. This is amazing because this is only the second year weber has competed in this competition and they have the smallest program of all those competing. They competed against BYU, BYUI, OSU, and some other colleges all through the west coast. Anywhoo, Mark said it was a grueling, but great competition, and he learned alot. There was a job fair afterwards and the company that hosted it said they would hire him and his team on the spot, they did an outstanding job. Overall great experience. Now he is sleeping, and probably will be for the rest of the day. He's been up for 4 days with 2 hours sleep. What a guy!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines and letters

Haley came home from preschool with a huge grin. I asked her what she did and she replied, "We decorated paper with hearts and guess what! Everybody put candy in my pouch!" I asked if she gave out her valentines, she said, yeah, but now there all gone! I explained what we do on valentines, and she screamed "I LOVE IT!" Anything to do with pink, hearts and candy is right up her alley. She's doing better in school, because she's a lefty we're having the hardest time trying to get her to write, she's awkward with it, because her only examples are me and her teacher who both are right handed and write straight up and down not sideways like most lefty's. I'm going to be working with her all summer, we'll see how she does. Little mark is picking up his words, it's painful though. He get's frustrated because he doesn't know them just by looking at them. i explained that even mommy had to learn by sounding out the words. Some days he dives right in, others he's in tears by the end of one sentence. I'm assured by his teacher that this is normal, he's reading better then most in the class, and it'll all click one day and he'll take off. Meanwhile his math skills are fantastic, and he loves it! That's my boy! Daddy is in Reno all week for a school competition, he comes back late tonight in the snow storm that just hit us hard, pray for him!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Holy Huge Batman!

Aunty Trisha came down from BYUI for the weekend to see us and we took her to nps to see the GIANT BATMAN as she is INFATUATED! with Batman!. The Kids loved it! Haley and Mark found another "Batkitty" they liked too!