All about Lacey

So this year of preschool has been quite interesting! I’ve seen Lacey grow up quite a bit in her communication and her ideas about other people. She loves being at school with the other kids, but she kinda just does her own thing when she wants to. Her teacher thought it was adorable and loved Lacey, but I am a little worried for what her elementary school days will bring! I’m thinking for sure a lot of socializing and we’ll see about the school work! Lacey still has one more year of preschool, so I’m sure she will mature a little more and do just great. Lacey learned to write the L and the Y in her name. She is so proud of the L’s and Y’s she could care less about the rest. She is a funny girl and loves the drama of human interaction! Most days she’ll come home and tell me a story like this: “Kiersten did this and so Riley was sad and then I told Kiersten to not do that and so she was mad at me and that made me feel bad.” and the stories go on and on. Usually they all end up being friends in the end. She is a bit of a public defender. She has a very playful and funny/ outrageous side to her that is hilarious! She says the weirdest and silliest things! She doesn’t really know how to be quiet – she can hardly whisper, it’s pretty funny to think about right now, but in the moment at church when you’ve told her a million times to use a whisper voice and everyone in the rows right around us is hearing her latest made up “knock, knock” joke that usually includes the word toilet it doesn’t feel funny! She doesn’t like to get sweaty, have her hair done, or have sticky/ messy hands. She will hardly eat anything with syrup because she hates being sticky. Miss Heidi would laugh as she told me Lacey would wash her hands a million times during their art projects because she couldn’t stand the mess. We were so grateful that Miss Heidi would teach and love Lacey. Lacey had a great year. Lacey was a key role in their final mommy show: she got to be the fairy in “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” Here’s her performance:


Lacey also got her hair cut in the end of April… she LOVES it! I don’t think she will ever go back to long hair. She keeps telling me how cute everything thinks it is. She is so fun!

Lace has been taking a little dance class all semester and they had their recital in the end of April. It was so cute how excited she was about the costume, but she LOVED being up in front of everyone! I wasn’t sure if she knew the dance very well and every time I’d try to work on it with her she told me she already knew it. Well, apparently she knew it! (skip to 3:44 if it doesn’t start there)

I love my spunky and fun little Lacey!

Let’s Play Music

This school year we put Jackson in a music class with a lady in our ward. The program is called Let’s Play Music and is designed to introduce young children to basic music concepts. It is a three year program and by the end they should have a good start on piano and should be able to site read music. This is their end of year performance where they share what they learned.

Summer camps – basketball and power tap

One of the first weeks of summer Jackson got to go to a basketball camp. He had been looking forward to this for a few weeks – he and his cousin Max were pretty sure they were going to slam dunk the ball and make lots of shots.  Jackson had been so excited for the camp for so long that when he woke up on the first day and felt really sick it didn’t matter – he was going! I kept asking him if he was going to throw up, he said no but he was trying to be tough so he could go to basketball. Finally we got there, coach Jerry came and said Hi and told him to grab a ball and warm up, and almost as soon as he ran out there he ran back over to tell me he was going to throw up.  I happened to have a bag in my diaper bag – we caught it all and quickly excused ourselves. It was so sad to walk him out of there – he was so bummed, but we came back the next few days much better and really had a great time! Coach Jerry did a great job of helping them feel successful. He knew just the right time to pick them up to help them “dunk” the ball to keep them excited to play. Most of the time he would let them shoot until they made a basket and gave a lot of praise that made the boys feel like they were stars! It was so fun to watch and Jackson learned quite a bit. He really was just so happy to be there!

Last week Lacey got to participate in a power tap class! She could not have been happier! Lacey loves to dance – ever since her dance class ended way back in December she’s been talking about dance – she would show us her moves she learned, and every Monday during FHE during our family business she would still tell us that she was going to her dance class on Tuesday. So she jumped right in and learned a cute little power tap routine. Her teacher was my cousin’s wife, Veva  (she is part of the Fab5 sisters that participated in America’s Got Talent a few seasons back). Lacey really enjoyed it (except for the blisters on her heals from the shoes). It was so fun to watch her face as she learned her dance. Veva is awesome – she has so much energy and the girls loved learning from her.

Two perfect activities for us this summer!