Thursday, March 19, 2009

Feeling Very Blessed

Caden runs faster than I can and always ends up with some kind of wound on his face. He is always smiling and loves to hug and kiss! He is so sweet. I'm so blessed to be his MOMMY!

Corbin graduated preschool today!

He loved preschool. He had the best teacher too. He is a super smart boy! He work hard and was a very good student. He followed rules really well and made a lot of good friends. He is such a friendly kid! He learned so much this year. Now he is ready for Kinder! I will miss having him at home. He is my special little buddy and a big help! He is the first one to offer to help with any chores. He follows dad around trying to help with whatever he needs. He has a very fun personality that keeps us all laughing!

Titan took third place in our Pack Pinewood Derby! He worked hard on his car and was so excited when he took third!

Here he is cheering on his car!

Titan is a special boy. He is so kind to others. I had a parent teacher conference last week with his teacher and she said that he is the highest academic performing student in her class. He always does his best and he scored 100% on all the benchmark test! He made honor roll. Way to go Titan!! She also said that he is the most responsible student and she is always calling on him to run errands because she knows she can trust Titan. The only problem she has with him is that no matter where he sits in class the other students want to chat with him. He is friends with everyone! He is a good hearted boy and I am so pleased with the path he is choosing to take in his life!

Orion with a few of the other Webelos.

Orion took 2nd place in the Scooter race during field day! He raced his heart out against 25 other students.

Orion got a letter in the mail a few months ago inviting him to a FANCY breakfast in his honor. He was chosen by the Sunrise Optimist Club for his outstanding performance in school. This includes honesty, respect, academics, kindness, responsibility, and over all performance. They chose 2 students from each Elementary school in Casa Grande. Orion has 600 kids in his school. I was so excited they chose him!! They had a former professional football player speak and the President spoke and they handed out the awards. They served us this Super fancy breakfast! I am so happy for Orion. He truly deserves it. He is always a friend to everyone. He always does his best in everything he does. He is VERY honest. Sometimes too honest, but I guess it is a good thing!

This is Orion's last Pinewood Derby. He has already earned his Webelos and is working on his Arrow of Light. He chose to build his dad's truck. He did a great job!

Orion had to do this to earn his artist pin in Cub Scouts. He drew a profile picture of Shay. It looked just like him!

He is a good friend to everyone. He loves Scouting! He is a good leader to his younger brothers. I am so pleased with him and the way he presents himself. I had a parents conference with his teacher last week. He also made Honor Roll! She said that Orion is always choosing the right and he holds his standards high.She is not LDS, but said that Orion stands by his beliefs and she admires him for that! She said he works really hard. She said he didn't do so well on a math test last quarter and so he studied and asked questions and learned everything he didn't know and scored 98% on the next one! Good job Orion!!

Finally I need to BRAG about my amazing husband..... He is the hardest working man I have ever met. He is either at work or doing service for others or helping with the kids or fixing things around the house or being the best Cub Master in the history of Cub Scouts! I am not kidding. This man never stops going!! And besides all that he is always there for me and our kids whenever we need him. He includes us in everything he does.

He will have our back yard done in a few weeks. He laid out the sprinkling system today.

Here he is with a few of his Scouts from the Pack!

I am the second counselor in Primary so I get to work close with Shay in the Cub Scouts. It has been a blast! He is the best Cub Master ever. He loves the boys so much and truly gives his all.

I know where my boys get it from and I am so thankful to have Shay as their father and MY Man! I feel so blessed to have such amazing boys in my life. If they all grow to become men like their daddy what a great blessing that will be to this world!


Brooke Colvin said...

All I have to say is, watch out for the girls when your boys get older. They are all going to get chased after. Not only are they all cute, but they are sweet and smart too = every girl's dream boy. Be prepared Lonni :)

Amelia and Elliott Smith said...

I loved this post! They are very blessed to have a mom like you. Behind every good man is a GREAT woman :) I also wanted to tell you I LOVE your heading. That picture is PERFECT with the title The Young's Journey, I just love it! I'll see you on Wednesday.

Curt & Ricci said...

Lonni, you are always so sweet and optimistic, I always love reading your posts because I feel so good afterwards, you are such a great example!

Erin said...

What a fun family! How do kids grow up so fast? I swear all your boys were so small last I saw them.

Shannon and Brad said...

We are so impressed with all the awards and good things your kids are doing. What a great family you are!

Shelly said...

you have one busy little family. we miss you guys also. How much our kids have grown since they use to play together. your lil girl is going to be one lucky lil girl to be in your family.

Carrie said...

Hi Lonni, I got your comment on Skinny Jeans. I know Jocey is going out of town, so I didn't know if you'd hear back from her. My email is Hope to hear from you soon!

Trisha said...

Your boys are so cute. You have every right to be so proud of them!

Elissa said...

You have some amazingly adorable kids Lonni! That's going to be one cute little girl. How fun that you and Shay get to do Cub scouts together. And i'm jealous about the sprinkler system! I begged and begged for Brian to put one in and he never did, so I finally planted grass without one. haha