Sunday, September 20, 2009

Still Feels Like Summer

Yesterday Joey attemped to teach Hayden how to ride her bike without training wheels.

It started off great...
...and ended in tears. We will try again soon.

The kids got to play out in the backyard on the slip 'n slide then we ended the day with hamburgers and hot dogs. What a great Saturday!

And best of all...USC lost and UCLA won their respective games! We couldn't have asked for a better day...okay, BYU could have won and then it would have been perfect!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Poor Lincoln

I've started a new reward method for my kids. I have a big jar full of marbles and then I have three smaller jars assigned to each child. Every time they do a chore or deserve praise I give them a marble. Once their jar is full, then they get a reward (e.g., a date with Daddy, a special little toy, etc.). Earlier this week, Hayden and Spencer each had about 15 marbles in their jars and Lincoln had 1...poor kid is having a hard week!! He is testing his boundaries and he is so strong-willed. Thank goodness he is cute! I'm grateful for each personality in our home...even Lincoln's!