Katelyn has had a big month of awards. She had a reflections/literacy night display at her school and her sunflower drawing was chosen to go on to Council (to be judged against all the other elementary schools in the district). She received a ribbon, certificate, gift card to an ice-cream parlor, a fun day at the Kangaroo Zoo and a ceramics day with all the other participating kids at her school. She also found out she was chosen as Student of the Month for November and was invited to come back to school for a special assembly (she's in half-day kindergarten). I will post images of her entry once we get it back but here are some shots of her ceramics day and awards assembly:
Katelyn with her Friends
Getting a hug from Mom
My mom joined us for our afternoon at Kangaroo Zoo (indoor bounce house playland) and pizza lunch (you order pizza but it's really just placed through Dominoes and then delivered...smart).
And Katelyn at her Awards Assembly by her class paintings
Hearing her name announced
Accepting the Award and listening to all the nice things Ms. Vandyke wrote about her
We took the girls down to enjoy the lights at temple square.
A few tips:
a. dress warm
b. arrive early before the lights are on so you can see all the visitor center stuff first and then enjoy the lights.
c. hot cocoa is a must have
We hung out in the visitor's center and the girls were absolutely amazed by the little house display that had television screens for windows playing mormon ads. They could have been content there alone. Next of course is the open model of the Salt Lake Temple. Nate and I were married here so it was fun for the girls to see the miniature rooms like a dollhouse display. We walked past a model of Angel Moroni and Katelyn exclaimed, "Look it's the whistler!!!" We had a fun filled night watching Abby stare with open wonder at the Christus Statue and adoringly squeal, "Neigh" at all the horse-drawn carriages. Sarah mostly snuggled and of course they all were oohing and ahhing over the lights.
Nate had heard about a big windstorm coming through Ogden but he didn't mention it to ME. So I was totally unprepared for the 26 hours without power and the destruction through the backyard. Though even if he had told me I don't think we would have thought we were in for all this. Didn't take a shot of the roof but that is a satellite dish that came off the roof and pulled a whole bunch of shingles with it. There are also patches above the garage and addition that are missing as well. We have our insurance adjuster coming to evaluate whether we need a new roof tomorrow. Wish us luck!
Just in case you were wondering how the playhouse looked before here's a refresher: