Saturday, March 29, 2008

5 Eagles...

Sean had his Eagle Court of Honor. Now, all 5 Severts' boys are Eagles Scouts!

Greg mentioned that his favorite part was finally being able to sit in the "Eagle's Nest." I have to say that this was my least favorite part; sitting in the audience with all three girls, without Greg's help to pacify and contain them!

Anyways, we are soo proud of Sean and the other brothers for earning their Eagles. Way to go, boys!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Grumps and Nana

After all of our fun in Yakima, Shallon and I got to spend some quality time with Grumps and Nana (my parents). As you can see Shallon bears a strong resemblance to Nana.

Shallon also thought that Grumps' goatee was the greatest thing. Every time he held her it was the first thing she would grab for.

And finally, Shallon discovered her tongue this week, which hopefully explains the goofy face she's making in the picture with Grumps.

We had soo much fun on our little vacation. We were sad to go, but we are happy to be reunited with the rest of our family. And we can't wait to go back this summer with the whole family!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

State 2008, continued

Back in the day, it was a tradition to have t-shirts made for State. We would all go to the same store, Shirtz To Go, at Southcenter Mall. Shallon and I decided to keep the tradition alive this year. Here is a picture of Coach Kristin's "Official Fanclub." Check out those cute shirts!

My cousin, Kayla, was also on her high school's drill team. She made her daughter's super cute sweater to match her team's sweaters. Future Drill-Teamers???

Friday, March 21, 2008

State 2008

My best friend, Kristin, is now the coach of her high school's pom and drill team. So, I thought that the state competition would be the perfect opportunity to come support her. And to watch the competition after 9 years, since I was last there performing with my high school's drill team.

So, Shallon and I flew up to my home state, Washington. And my super sweet mom drove us over the pass and through the snow to Yakima, where the competition is held every year.

I arranged it so that we stayed at the same hotel as Kristin. And the first night I snuck up to her room and we talked for hours, just like old times (except that I brought my 6 month old baby and she's 8 1/2 months pregnant, other than that, just like old times)! I miss my best friend. I wish that we lived closer to each other.

Thanks mom, for driving me all the way to Yakima (and for financing the trip)! I miss you and wish that you lived closer, also!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Preschool, Day 6

Today was picture day! We all met at the duck pond and Miss Kathryn took very professional looking, pictures of the kids. And everyone was being extra photogenic today, yea!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Preschool, Day 5

Today we worked on the letter "U". The kids made umbrella hand prints, with a cute "Rain, Rain, Go Away" rhyme attached.

For snack time we had celery with peanut butter (from the side, celery is shaped like a U).

Phew, I made it through the month! Tomorrow is Picture Day and next week is Spring Break, so I'm done teaching for the month.

I am the Helper Mom for next month so stay tuned for more preschool updates!

*ps. I finally got the pictures posted for Preschool, Day 4. Check it out!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Primary Easter Party

We took the girls to our Primary Easter party today. The party was at the park and it was a really nice day, great weather to be outside for the party. They divided all the kids into age groups and they had different Easter-themed stations; a bean-bag toss in the Easter Bunny's mouth, a cookie walk, and an egg shaped pinata. The kids rotated through all the stations. Then there was an egg hunt, each age group searched in a different section of the park. The girls had so much fun! Even Shallon who fell asleep half-way through the party.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Preschool, Day 4

Today we finished up with the letter T and we had our St. Patrick's Day lesson (I know it's early, but this is the last day of preschool before St. Patrick's Day).

For snack time we had green scrambled eggs and bacon. Some of the kids were pretty hesitant to eat green eggs, but with a little coaxing to just try them, all but 1 of the kids ate them all. The 1 insisted that she didn't even like regular colored eggs, I did confirm this fact later with her mom.

We learned about traditions like wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, we read a story about tricky Leprechauns, and we made cute "Leprechaun Kids."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Preschool, Day 3

This week we will be learning about the letter T.

Today, we sang a silly song by changing the words in 'Mary had a little Lamb' to 'Toni had a little Turtle' and other "T" animals.

We had a special visitor; Crush, the turtle. All the kids got to touch his shell. He was a big hit! (of course, I completely spaced the camera and didn't get a picture)

We read a book about sea turtles.

And finally we made these cute paper turtles with shapes on their shells.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Shallon update...

So here's an update on our sweet, baby Shallon:

She is now 5 1/2 months old. Her sisters still adore her, thank goodness. And she definitely has BROWN eyes (like mommy)!!

We have introduced her to the wonderful world of solid foods (if you can call a puree solid). Some of her favorites include butternut squash and sweet potatoes.

And last but not least, her balance has improved greatly and she can sit alone pretty well.

And yes, that is grass Shallon is sitting on. It's hard to come by here in Pahrump, but we did find some over at the church lawn.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Preschool, Day 2

Today's highlights: We continued our Sunflower unit by planting our very own sunflowers. (We did actually plant a sunflower seed in the cups, not just a picture of one.)

We also finished off the letter "S" with a sticker "S" craft.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Preschool, Day 1

Ok, I know that it has been forever since my last post, I have no excuses. So on with the update...

Preschool is at our house this month. That means that I'm the teacher (Yikes!). We will be learning the letters S, T and U, the color green, and about the edible parts of plants.

Today we learned about Sunflowers. I had the kids make these cute paper plate sunflowers, with real sunflower seeds glued in the middle.

We also learned a silly song, "Suzy had a little Snake." (Mary had a little lamb, but with "S" animals)

And for snack time we had salads, for a hands on lesson about edible plant parts.

ps. Since preschool is at our house Briley is getting a preview for next year.