Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gotta Love NapTime!!

Yesterday I came down stairs and this is how I found Kendall. I guess he got tired from walking the aisles at Costco. He thinks he is too big now to go in the cart. Anytime I take him shopping with me he tells me before we get there that he wants to walk. I guess this time I wore him out. I love that he still takes a nap. I am not yet ready to have him give up naptime.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Already!!

Easter kind of snuck up on us this year. My kids don't even have Spring Break yet! It isn't until April! Oh well, we had a pretty laid back weekend anyway. I think Kendall is getting a little cheated. He didn't get the same big Easter egg hunt that his brothers and sister got as little kids. Instead, he got to hunt for eggs in the Living Room. Usually in the past we have had Easter egg hunts with the Cortez cousins, but it just seems that everyone is getting busier and busier these days, or maybe it is laziness on my part for not planning something with my brother's families. Oh well, we still had a good time watching Kendall get excited about finding an egg that was right in front of him on the floor or on the couch. Shelby had fun also, she got to find the ones that were actually hidden and not in plain sight. They both liked when they found the eggs that had money in them. On Saturday night we colored our eggs. I don't boil alot of eggs because Cameron and I are the only ones that eat them, I only boil enough so that the kids have about 4 or 5 each to color. (Samuel opted out of coloring this year) Maybe next year I will plan a big Cortez family Easter Egg Hunt, then again maybe not.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Trailer for Samuel's Movie

Samuel's Musical Theater teacher has directed a movie that her husband wrote. They filmed it at the school with several of the students acting in it. Samuel plays The Nerd. Cameron has a small part in it also. I saw the trailer yesterday and it looks pretty funny. So, check out the clip.
His next performances coming up are: Of Mice and Men which is next weekend Thursday the 20th thru Saturday 22, at the high school and coming up in May he plays the villain in Aida. I can't remember the characters name.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

First Day of Preschool!!

Today was Kendall's first day of Preschool! He has been looking forward to this for quite some time now. This preschool is at the High School and put on by the students in the child development class. Shelby went to this same preschool when she was 3.
Last night Kendall kept saying that he wants to paint when he goes to preschool, so luckily when we got there this morning they were painting turtles. You can't really tell that it is a turtle in the picture but it was cute.

Kendall had a lot of fun and what made it even more fun was his best friend Olivia was there too. In fact a good portion of the class is made up of friends from church. We are already looking forward to Thursday when he gets to go back. It is such a great preschool, he goes 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hrs each day. And I get my workout in while he is there. Not Bad!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Party!!

So, we finally got around to having Samuel's party last night. We rescheduled it a few times because of Samuel's crazy schedule and school break. We figured we better hurry and have it or else we would just have to celebrate it at his graduation in June, and that just didn't seem right. A Teenage birthday party is a lot different than throwing one for a little kid. I didn't have to come up with games or party favors. I didn't even have to sit with them and make sure everyone was playing nicely with each other. All I had to do was welcome them into our home, provide the food, cut the cake, take some pictures and then wait for the party to end. Samuel came up with the entertainment. They played a game called Apples to Apples, sang some Karaoke and just hung out and talked with each other. It was midnight by the time the last guests left. They all seemed to enjoy themselves and got along well with each other. He invited kids from School, Church, and Temple Pageant. He also had two of his cousins here. It was fun to be able to have his friends over to celebrate with him. Next month we will be celebrating Cameron's 16th birthday, maybe I will put Samuel in charge of entertainment for that party.

Samuel's Party!