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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Logan's Magic Question

Logan: "Dad, you know those tricks you do with the coin?"
Dad: "Yes"
Logan: "You know the one where you get it to come out of my ear?"
Dad: "Yes"
Logan: "How do you do that?"
Dad: "Well its called "Slight of Hand," its how you hold your hands and how you distract them with the other hand or with words."
Logan: "Yes, but the real question is how do I not feel it coming out of my ear?"

Yes that is the REAL question now isn't it!

Catch up

I know I haven't written in a while but that's because it has been CRAZY! With school started and Soccer and everything else in between, I'm surprised I've had time to.....oh wait I don't have time for anything. HAHA.

Kira and Logan are still doing AWESOME in soccer. The last two weeks combined they have scored over 7 goals each and when Logan is goalie, he has only let one ball through out of 15! They are both having so much fun and are really enjoying themselves.

Logan is doing really well in school, as is Kira. Dallas is adjusting to having every other day with only Mom and Kaden, since Kira goes to school Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday. Dallas is actually learning how to play with Kaden, its quite amusing to watch. He plays Peek-a-boo with him but it comes out "bee-a-boo."

On Sunday it was such a nice night that Logan and Kira wanted to sleep under the stars. So Peter dragged out some mattresses and Logan, Kira and I slept under the stars. It was so beautiful! We talked about the Milky Way and watched for shooting stars. We saw about 4 shooting stars, though if you ask Kira she will tell you she saw 11! The kids were so excited, I had a hard time trying to get them to close their mouths and their eyes! We had so much fun!

Well, asthma season has started back in, luckily out of all 3 of my boys only one is having issues at this point. Kaden has started wheezing again and has started to get a cold. Which he promptly gave to me and Kira. I think I am starting to get a sinus infection, my whole face hurts! Thank you so very much Kaden!

We are very excited for this weekend. Peters brother Jared and his family are coming to visit! It has been since last October since we've seen them and we are not used to having such long intervals in between visits since we used to live in the same city. I miss you Emily!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fun Snipets from the Newman Kids

This last June we went to my parents house in San Antonio TX, and like almost all grandparents they spoiled my kids. My Dad would feed them ice cream or cake for breakfast and all sorts of other "healthy" things.

This last Saturday I was going through the freezer and realized that the ice cream was going to go bad, so I called the kids in and gave them each a bowl. While in the other room I hear them at the table:

Logan: "Remember when Papa would feed us ice cream for breakfast?"
Kira: "Yea, he loves to spoil us!"
Logan: "Remember when he wouldn't let us go to bed without ice cream or oreos?"
Kira: "Yea, I miss those times. Mom never lets us do that stuff!"
Logan: "Yea, those were the good ole' days."

On Monday we were outside laying on the grass and looking at the stars. We noticed that it was really quiet. No crickets, owls, dogs, or coyotes. Coyotes are very prevalent in our area and we usually hear them howling. We were talking about the coyotes and Kira said she was scared.

Peter trying to make her feel better asked: "Who is on top of the food chain?"
Kira very quickly stated: "Mommy!"

On Tuesday we went to a Relief Society Potluck at a sisters house that lived in town. This part of town is very hilly and the hill we parked on was almost straight up and down.

Kira: "Mom, we should have walked here!" (We live 15 min away driving time)
Mom: "Kira, that would have taken a very long time to walk!"
Kira: "But Mom, you would loose all your weight!"

I must be talking about loosing weight a little too much around her!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Our First Soccer Saturday of this Season!

Logan and Kira had pictures and their 1st games today! Both teams ended with a tie.

Logans team is the Warriors and tied 1-1. Logan did so well as goalie for the first half of the game that the other team never scored on him! Then during the second half he almost scored twice! Way to go Logan!

Kiras team is the Dragonflies and tied 7-7. Kira did so well during her game, she was always right with the ball. She scored 5 out of 7 goals for our team! Way to go Kira!

Logan played Goalie for half the game and was awesome!!

Logans Team


Yes thats right I'm coach..our website is listed under "my other webpages"

Kira was giving her team mate a hug and a kiss for scoring! How cute is that!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

What a good babysitter

Kira has always been my biggest helper with all of my babies, and she constantly tells me that she can't wait to be a mom. Well the other day I needed something downstairs and didn't want to carry Kaden down the stairs, so I put him on the floor and told Kira to play with him till I got back. She of course was glad to do it and sat down and was playing with him. I came up the stairs 3 min later and this is what I found. She had picked Kaden up and put him on the rocking dog(yes, you read that right DOG, it barks too). Kaden weighs a whooping 23 pds and Kira weighs 35. I was surprised that she could even pick him up. She said, "Mom, he was crying so I wanted to make him happy!" She is going to make a GREAT MOM!

Look how happy they are!

She loves to make this face! I think its funny!
She and Kaden have such fun together!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Great day for Bikes

A couple of weeks ago we thought it would be good for the kids to get some bikes and actually LEARN how to ride them. We went to Garage sales hoping to find some cool deals but they were more expensive than the ones at Walmart! So one day I took Logan and Kira down and got them new bikes. For the last two weeks Logan has been outside when he gets the chance or when its not raining and trying to learn all by himself! He declined help from me and Dad and from Papa and Gma. He just kept trying and falling and trying and falling. One time he got up to like 8 pedals with out falling and was doing reall well till he hit the back end of the TRAILER at full speed! He survived with just a little road rash. Still did not detour him from trying again. Today he did it! He can now offically ride a bike! He's not so good at the steering part yet but he has the general idea. (He ran straight into Dallas tire hitting face and all! Dallas' teeth cut into his top lip but he's fine, Logan's pride his hurt but they are all ok!) We are so proud of Logan and how well he is doing! Here's a couple of pictures of Logan riding.

Kira is also doing well with learning how to ride. She has the balance for the most part she just forgets to keep pedaling! The only problem, I've learned as a parent, with teaching kids how to ride bikes is the fact that you have to run with them! OH MY! I'm so tired!
Dallas has been so cute with them learning to ride their bikes. He didn't have one and so he took Kira's little Princess scooter and would go every 3 feet and then fall down. He was noticing the kids falling down while riding their bike that he thought it was the thing to do! He was so funny. I found this little bike at Value Village and its a little beat up but he LOVES it! Its just his size too. He hasn't quite learned that you have to pedal forward to move the bike forward. He just gets on and yells,"Mom, Puuuush!" He's so cute!!