Saturday, October 29, 2011

AUTUMN DAYS - DAWSON'S SCHOOL PROGRAM 2011

This was a cute, short program that the 2nd graders put on at Chubbuck Elementary.

Principal Watson gave a short welcome to the parents. Young, huh?



Then, they sang a bunch of songs. The first one was about apples. It was a really cute one. They named bunches of different apple names and then the chorus was something like "I like apples" (etc.) He didn't sing any of the verses. I leaned over to Brandon and said, if we ask him why he didn't that part, he'll tell us that he doesn't like apples, so why would he sing that. After the program, we asked him why he didn't sing part of the apple song, and he said, "Cause I don't like apples Mom!" It was hilarious.






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Friday, October 28, 2011

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS 2011

Here are a few of the things we have been doing this October.

I accepted more responsibilities at my job and am looking forward to the challenges that will for sure come my way! I love working at a spa and love learning about new products and services that are on the market.

I was able to participate in What Today's Women Want in Idaho Falls for work. It was a lot of fun seeing all of the different displays and products that are being offered.


One of my favorite booths was Framed Legacy. They do their own artwork and also are able to blow up pictures, put them on a board and antique them. They are beautiful!!! You have to check out their website.

Kate had 8 cavities! Because we were losing our insurance, we were able to get in to the dentist in a timely fashion and get those taken care of. We are grateful for very caring dentist (Dr. Ross Hugues) who took care of Kate fantastically! Thank you!


We need to do a better job brushing I guess!

Parent teacher conference

That happened for Dawson this month. His teacher asked what she could try to do for his moods. We really didn't have an answer for her, so that is hard ... and a little sad. What sets Dawson off one day, is not what can set him off the next. He is slowly coming around though, and we pray that he will learn to enjoy school.

Make a Difference Day for service club was so much fun! The club purchased hats, gloves, and scarves for foster children who might not have any of their own. I am continually grateful for a wonderful program that teaches my kids about how important service in the community is.


While looking for pictures, I came across another group that did Make a Difference Day and participated in "Warm Winter Project". So much fun!!!

Thank you Modern Woodmen of America!


Friday Night Frenzie was fun, but not very many people came. Here is the temple block that I made that night. I put it in Dawson's room, so that he has a picture of the temple!!!


Primary Programs have started and have been wonderful so far. I have attended 5 --- we have 3 to go! (Total of 11 for our stake.)


It's beautiful to hear the kids tell their testimonies. 3 parts that have stood out to me so far. In no particular order, here they are.

1) A boy had a part about prayer. The last part said, "Prayer can change the night to day." But he said it with a question mark and looked at the helper (who shook her head) to see if that was really true.

2) A boy talked about how he wanted to be obedient so that his parents didn't have to pray like Alma did, and he wouldn't have to see an angel. Quite humorous!



3) The sunbeams in another ward filled in this sentence. If I was on the earth with Jesus, I would have ____________. The girl said, "If I was on the earth with Jesus, I would have played doggies with him." So sweet and touching!

We gave the missionaries a memorable dinner. Dawson managed to fold himself up in a folding chair. Of course, he was his normal self, laughing and telling jokes. I am glad that no one choked on any food, so that, to me, spells success!

And that is the October Happenings for the Jolleys!

BOBCAT IN THE HOUSE

We are very excited and proud of Dawson! He is now a bobcat!




On a side note, I am not looking forward to sewing on patches!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

IT'S A ...





GIRL! Congrats Laura and Jason! We can't wait to meet her!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY - TODDLER DAWSON

Dawson was such a funny toddler. This is when he was 2 1/2 years old at Faith's preschool graduation. Love the rosy cheeks!!!




Sunday, October 23, 2011

MAKE A DIFFERENCE 2012

This year, Make a Difference Day with Modern Woodmen of America was collecting warm hats, gloves, and winter gear for the children that are turned over to foster care in our local area.

Shannon Klingler spoke to us about the foster care system.  The great thing about that day was that there were several other people, including Lindsey and Tammy (both youth service club leaders), that are familiar with the foster care system and how it works.  It is terribly sad that so many children end up there.

Our goal was to make a difference for these children to have the proper clothing right when they get placed in foster care.


We can't wait to do it again next year!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY - FAMILY OF 3

When we were just a small family of 3, this is what we looked like! Adorable!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

CORN MAZE

October 14th, Brandon and I went on a double date. We ate at one of the guy's favorite locations ---


After that, we headed to the corn maze near Shelley, ID.


I have to say that it was so much fun. We actually met the farmer that does the mazes. This is the only maze in the world that is half planted that way and half cut. He cuts 99 mazes a year (if I remember correctly). We made the mistake of asking him if he gets to take time off. NO, he does not!

This year, the maze looks like George Washington and says "To God and Country".


It was pretty incredible. We decided to do Farm Scene Investigation to find out how kidnapped Farmer Joe. Dusty was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! He knew exactly where we were and where we needed to go. It was CRAZY! We did find out who kidnapped Farmer Joe... but just in case you are going there, I won't give away the secret!

Expensive? Yes. Fun? Yes!

At the end of the Investigation, we made a potty stop. Ang, this picture is for you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GRANDPARENTS NIGHT 2011

This year, Grandparents night was in October instead of January. This really threw me off; we already had Faith's friend birthday party planned when we found out about this special night.

Dawson always asks Grandma Kathy. Faith always asks Grandma Cindy (and Grandpa Kelly usually tags along.) But this year, Grandma Cindy felt like it was just too crazy for her to go with her leg. Faith was devastated, but finally was excited that she could take Grandma Kathy too.

Dawson's class


Showing off his work

Computers

The pumpkin tree

And Elvira - pretty spooky if you ask me

Faith's class




Kate also came along with her new coat

Faith also insisted on buying the kids books and was really excited about doing it this year!


Grandma Kathy said that she was not impressed with Faith's teacher at all. And that she thought that it was so sweet that Faith would want to spend her own money to help buy her siblings a book.

Thank you Grandma Kathy! We love you and are so blessed and lucky to have you in our lives!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WAY BACK WEDNESDAY - KATE IN LEAVES

Kate has always loved being outside and very active. This must have been her first fall, so 2007. Happy baby!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

LAUNDRY TIP

This is my favorite thing that I have done to make laundry easier. We purchased the wicker laundry baskets when we moved into this house.

But the sacks that are made to go in there are kind of a pain, if you ask me. So, I inside the basket, I put a pop open laundry basket.

I take out the full one,

put in an empty one,

and we are set.

Do you do this too?

Monday, October 10, 2011

SLEEPING BUDDIES

It's much funner sleeping if someone is holding you!!!