The Science Fair! I remember doing that along time ago. But now we have the Internet and so many fun ideas. Hallee and I sat down at the computer scrolling through ideas, figuring out what we could do, her and I, since Zak was gone most of January and Feburary. Hallee saw this Gummi Bear project and decided it would be perfect for her. Hallee loves her sweets! So we ran through the project a couple of times to figure it out. We put a gummi bear in water, salt water, sugar water, and vinegar to see what happened to the gummi bear. It was fun and interesting- I would never have thought of that! My parents and I went to her school to check out the science fair and it was fun, there was lots of cool experiments and fun to see the kids be so excited about something. Hallee got a 100% on her science project!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Blyss' birthday could not come fast enough this year! As soon as Christmas was over she started counting down for her birthday. She only wanted 1 thing for her birthday- something she wanted for Christmas and did not get. An American Girl- who looked liked her. I searched everywhere for a knock off, I tried on ebay for months, I did not want to spend that much money on a doll! But we finally caved in and decided to spend the money, since she talked and talked about it everyday and wanted it so much. Blyss was so, so excited for her birthday and once I wrapped her presents it was killer for her to have wait 2 more days to open them. Zak was gone for her birthday which was a huge bummer for him, since he knew how excited she would be. But after school my parents came and my grandma, then Zak's mom and his 2 grandma's came for our little party.
Blyss was so happy she got her look alike American Girl Doll- Red hair, light skin, green eyes, and freckles! She has named her Lily. That is Blyss' middle name.
She also got some clothes and accessories for her doll and also a birthstone necklace.
Blyss is not a fan of cake, so she decided on a donut cake! Earlier in the day I took donuts for her whole school class!
She loved her donut cake! Happy 7th Birthday Blyss!
Then that night the girls and I went out and celebrated with Pizza.
Blyss is a good girl. She is a pleaser- more at school then home. Her teacher always refers to her as the count on kid, she is always on task and does what her teacher asks her to do. She is doing so well in school. She loves gymnastics- she loves flipping around and doing the splits. She is also in clogging- she is just a coordintaed kid, so she is a good little dancer! She is a good sister, she loves playing with both her sisters- and does what they like to play. She is a good helper, she can tell when I'm frustrated and will step in and help me- I'm so glad she can see that and willing to help! She loves singing- right now the Frozen music and the Sound of Music. She is enjoying her doll Lily, dressing her and taking care of her.
We sure love having Blyss in our family!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Our first stop once we got to San Antonio was the Alamo, a very neat place. These missions are very interesting the set up of how they were, the Alamo started being built in 1724- and still stands today despite everything that has happened to it- one neat place!
Around the Alamo grounds- Zak with his parents. His parents got there a couple days before we did, so they picked us up from the airport which was super nice!
A cactus at the Alamo- nice warm weather!!
Our second day we visited the Natural Bridge Caverns, we enjoyed this, it is so neat and interesting. I think Geology is so neat. This cavern has the 2nd biggest room for all caverns.
The jelly fish- what one stalamite grew to be. This has taken thousands and thousands of years to grow!
We thought it would be cold inside the cavern, so we dressed pretty warm- but it was about 75 degrees and 99% humidity, we were pretty toasty inside the cavern.
After the Caverns we went to San Jose Mission, which was a pretty big mission. We are standing in front of the church- which started being built in 1719 I believe.
The front entrance of the church. When the armies took over this mission after missions were dissolved, they used the church as a target practice, so there is bullet holes in the walls. It is amazing that most of the missions in the San Antonio area still standing structures, because most were abonded for some time.
More of the San Jose Mission
The river walk, every night we walked along the river walk and ate dinner outside along the river walk. It is beautiful and the atmosphere of it is so neat!
We took a boat tour of the river walk and learned some San Antonio history!
Our hotel was right along the river walk!
And the reason we went to San Antonio is with Farm Bureau. Zak won the Idaho Discussion Meet for the Young Farmer and Ranchers of Farm Bureau. It is where they put 4 people in a room, pose a question and they discuss about the topic and come up with ideas about it, you are judged on your ideas, how well you work with others, cooperative attitude, and opening and closing statements. Zak did amazing, both rounds he was the only male, with 3 females, and judges were 2 females and 1 male. I was honestly surprised and I think everyone else was surprised with the outcome. The girl I had ranked in 4th place(and about everyone else did too) made it to the top 4. I was honestly shocked and it was tough, Zak had prepared, called to talk to people about things for ideas and studied hours upon hours for this- I thought he actually did the best! The only thing we can really think is that he seemed to be to aggressive considering he was in a room full of females! He was the only male competetor that happened to- a little unfair. But what an accomplishment- not many people can say they have won 2 things with Farm Bureau and got to go to Nationals to compete.
We had an awesome trip and thankful for Zak's sister and her husband and my parents who were able to watch our kids for us!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Zak had an early Elder's Quorm meeting the Sunday before Christmas. They decided to cancel the meeting since they had no keys to the church. It was about 7:40 am, it was still dark and very foggy. Zak was pulling left out of the church parking lot and didn't see anything, as he was coming out all of a sudden there was a car (which he couldn't see, because it didn't have its lights on), Zak stepped on it to drive straight to get out of its way, but the car still T-Boned him, it pushed Zak off the road and directly in between a power pole and a ditch, this space was just wide enough for his car- that was seriously an amazing blessing that he didn't hit the power pole or went into the ditch! Zak got his wind knocked out of him pretty good. He had his phone in his left pant pocket, and it totally crushed his phone, the phone took the brunt of the force. He was dazed, his back, hips, cut on his hand from glass, and his ribs hurt a little. But was totally fine! The paramedics checked him out and then I took him to Insta Care and he was one very lucky boy!
I have tried prepping myself for a call like this since Zak travels so much and I have tried to mentally prepare myself. But this was totally unexpected and I was a wreck! I had people calling me telling me they were going to take Zak to the hospital, I was so scared. I called my parents and my mom came over so I could go to the scence. I helped clean out his car before the wrecker got their to take it away and decided just to take Zak to Insta Care.
Getting in a wreck stinks! We are still waiting to hear back from the insurance before Zak can get another car we have had to fight a little because he bought this car 6 weeks before the accident and the insurance wanted to give hime $3000 less than what he bought it for. Zak had a feeling he should buy GAP insurance, which will cover what he still owes on it- I'm glad he listened to that feeling!
He went without a phone for a week, which I think was good for him, he went through withdrawls without his phone- he was glad once he recieved a new one.
The side air bags deployed. We have learned that Mazda 6 cars are very, very safe!
Not sure what this was from, either the rearview mirror or the airbag!
The Lord was watching out for him on this day!
Along with that happening on Sunday- on Wednesday he ate a peanut butter M&M and went into anaphlatic shock- and he was not home, he went to a hotel and took 7 Benadryl and I just prayed he would wake up in the morning. Then he got the flu on Friday and missed his sister's college graduation where she was a speaker for being the top in her class. It was a crazy week!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
This year the girls drew each others names and then picked out a pajamas for that person. I think they all did a great job in picking out what jammies the other person would like. Then they opened that present on Christmas Eve night- so they could wear their new jammies!
Gracie our elf left the girls a present- for them being so good. Gracie left them the rainbow loom! We have had fun making bracelets.
Zak- he got a new pair of tennis shoes, 2 ties, a book, upgraded his 4-wheeler he won, a shotgun, and a new car(which he wrecked right before christmas- so he will get another new one), and a Smart TV
I also got new tennis shoes, a couple shirts, a calender, a shelf, and a new TV Stand
Hallee got chaps, alarm clock, blanket, uno attack, Despicable Me 2, Wii, and a Wii game
Blyss got a barbie that has chalk to change her hair color, a game, blanket, The Croods, set of books, Wii, and a Wii game
Sicaly got a Barbie and Pony Tail playset and movie, another pony with long hair, a mermaid dressup, and a blanket
Hallee and Blyss so excited they got a Wii and some Wii games.
Zak parents came to watch the girls open their presents, then my parents came and I fixed breakfast for everyone. After our parents left we played lots of Wii, watched a movie, took a little walk, then went to my parents for dinner. It was such a wonderful day. We are all thankful that we were able to celebrate our Savior's birth and remember him.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Oh my goodnes what a busy month! I'm usually busy between running kids to clogging, gymnastics, activity days, my new calling as enrichment leader, preschool, homework/school, and going working out at the clogging studio 3 times a week. But add Christmas in there and boy it sure has been busy! We've had the Farm Bureau Convention, Zak's birthday, a couple of Christmas parties, all the christmas shopping (I'm usually done before Dec., not this year!), our christmas enrichment activity, a clogging christmas recital, Zak's accident(which I will post about later), baking goodies, and having a husband not home much!
Here are a few pictures of what it has looked like:
Sicaly goes to preschool 2 days a week
Blyss going to clogging
Blyss at gymnastics- this girl is a gymnast through and through- just a natural
I go to clogging once a week and go work out there 3 times a week. And then I do have to practice a few times a week- because I NEED to practice, man it is no fun getting older, things just don't come as easy and my body just isn't that easy to move sometimes!
Girls off to school
We had our clogging recital and we all did so great! I was thinking to myself what did I get myself into, performing in front of 350 people, but it is a good feeling of accomplishment afterwards. Though I'm not excited to do it in the near future.
We have had some fun with Gracie our elf. I forgot to take pictures on most days, but on this day she wished Zak a happy birthday. She did some pretty cute stuff this year!
Watching the hampster
made a train
At story time at the Library, Santa came and Sicaly was so, so excited, she gave Santa a big hug!
The Bazil Family Christmas party
Gracie counting down to Christmas
This year I helped at Blyss' and Hallee's Christmas party. At Blyss' party I was in charge of doing the reindeer cupcakes. At Hallee's I was in charge of frosting the sugar cookies. It was fun going to their classes and figuring out what kids they talk about.
Then going to Wade's house (Wade is Zak's Dad's hiredman- who has never married) he gets the kids a christmas gift every year. After that it was the Miller Christmas Party.
Then around our house this month we've had some interesting outfits now that Sicaly picks out her own clothes and dresses herself. I will get her dressed, but she always ends up with her choosing of clothes sometime during the day. Yesterday it was lace leggings- which are see through and a ruffle tank under another tank. But she thought she was pretty hot stuff! She is very head strong and has her own sense of style, there is nothing I can say that will change her mind!