Twin Falls has a LDS Temple being built...started about a year ago, will hopefully finish in another year. Yesterday, on my Mother's Birthday,(she watched too!) the statue of Angel Moroni was placed on the steeple. The taller of the cranes is taking up the gold (I believe it is fiberglass that is gold plated) statue.
Just thought I'd let you know that my mother safely arrived yesterday afternoon. She came down in her motor home, so she could have a home away from our noisy home. I'm not sure how long she will be staying with us, but we sure are happy to have her here. By the way, who is taller than Grandma?
Liz asked me to blog this, so I guess I have to, unless I want my arm painted again, or worse...
In my sculpture class at school (that Drey just happens to be in too), we had a papier-mâché group project. My group decided to make a way-awesome unicorn. We built the form out of cardboard and newspaper + papier-mâché paste. Here are Drey and Charlie painting: From left to right: Charlie, the teacher, Rose, and Liz: Here is the final product, Amethyst, the unicorn. At least, I think that's what we named it...The whole unicorn was covered with glitter, and the eyes are glass pebbles: The hands of Liz and Rose, covered in glitter:By the way--I finally posted some more pictures on Flickr.
Tilmann was in his school play this week, 'The Three Little Pigs'. They memorized all their lines, and the play was just delightful. The 3 little pigs are; Tilmann, Angel & Daisy. Don't you love their snouts? The props for the play were pretty fun too....the pre-school helped paint the blue sky...finger paint! Tilmann is the first pig, building his House out of Straw. Notice the colored face of the wolf, played by Ivan. The other half of the class did the play "Three Billy Goats Gruff".
This is the Birthday Boy, Tavin who now is Ten Years Old! (May 20th) He weighs 75 pounds and is 4 foot 71/2 inches tall. His favorite birthday present was his sleeping bag. Silly String, don't you love it? Personally it's a mess!
This is Tavin's fourth grade class....yes only 10 kids! From left to right; Alfonso, Daisy, Raquel, Thomas, Flavio, Kaden, Michael (back), Jacob, Tony and my personal favorite, Tavin.
We took a bus, along with a Twin Falls school, (Perrine), who had 23 4th graders on an Idaho History Field Trip. Three years ago, Aaron and I both went on this trip with Taft as chaperons. The kids in Tavin's class were much better then the group Taft had, making less work for the chaperons. The bus we all rode was not a school bus, but like a greyhound bus, two comfortable seats in each row, over head tote area, and of course the favorite of the kids, T.V. sets so they could watch videos. I was thankful for the air conditioner. I sat peacefully hand sewing on some primitive rabbits.Standing next to Tavin is an Indian called 'Big Foot', threat to many in the early days....he was 6 foot 8 inches. This statue is at Parma, where the Old Fort Boise is located.
Last week Tavin along with his 4th grade class for Idaho History took a field trip, this is the last stop of that trip, but that is where I am starting. I came along on this trip as a chaperon, and of course as a photographer.
Bruneau, happens to be my maiden name, and this area, Bruneau Town, Bruneau River, Bruneau Canyon, and Bruneau Sand Dunes were named after my 3rd Great Grandfather, Captain Pierre Bruneau. Only when I came to Idaho the year before I married could people pronounce my name and spell it correctly! When I was pregnant with Tavin, another Bruneau Relative passed away. I was frustrated that there wasn't more Bruneau's in this world....thus Tavin's middle name is Bruneau.
Here is Drey with a trout he caught last week....notice the fishing pole? His grandma had bought it for Tilmann, but Drey used it and caught this whale of a fish! I also thought I would point of that Drey received a certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Art. Very nice for a freshman.
Tearsa also received awards in Anatomy/Physiology & Biotech, French III, 2007 Team of Representatives, Business Professionals of America, Art, and Precalculus.
Two weeks ago Tavin was hit in the nose with a soft ball (accident, Taft) it bled nicely. Swollen and changing colors added to our thoughts that it was broken....but then what? Seeking medical advice, we were told that he needed to have his nose x-rayed, for if it is out of aliment, he will have sinus problems as he gets older. We went to the doctors, not our usual doctor to do so.
This is Tearsa. Her face is: sad, ugly, etc. But wait! Something in her life is about to change all of that!New glasses!!! Black and citrus colored plastic frames and lenses with an updated prescription! Yay!
Okay, I know that this is way overdue and happened ages ago, but at least I finally am getting to writing about it. Filer's prom was last Saturday. I was on the prom committee, and that part of prom I thoroughly did not enjoy. We spent hours getting everything ready, but it really did look awesome. The theme was A Night in Paris, complete with an Eiffel Tower, outdoor cafe, starry sky, two car-loads of flowers, etc. Here is a picture of the gym about half-way decorated:The actual day of prom was much better. I went with Andy R., and just in case you didn't know (and are just insanely curious about his parents), his father is my bishop and employer, and his mother is my seminary teacher. So umm...lots of connections. Andy came over to my house in the morning and we, along with all of my brothers, went fishing in our pond. I didn't fish much (not one of my skills), but it was actually really fun just to watch them catch fish. We were fishing for about 2 hours, and all together we caught 21 fish. Pretty good, eh? They were pulling fish out of the water left and right, so it wasn't boring at all to just watch. I did catch one fish, but Andy did the casting, so I'm not sure if it is technically 'my fish.' We also had a little picnic by the pond, and, even though it was a little cold, everything went très well. Here is a picture of Drey and Taft fishing, Tavin standing around watching, Andy putting on a lure for Tilmann, and Tilmann watching and waiting:
After that the boys dealt with their fish and I went to town. I got my hair done by Amber at Master Educators. She was awesome and I totally recommend her. And here she is (yes, we brought our camera there):Then we went to Macy's to get my makeup done. The girl who was supposed to do it was sick, so I had to wait forever for another girl, but since it is free, I can't complain too much. The end result was pretty good.
Okay, then Andy picked me up, Mom and his sister took a lot of pictures, etc., and then we went to Tomatoes with Brittany (his sister) and her boyfriend.
And then to the high school. Each couple was announce individually (which took about an hour), and each girl was given a rose with a Eiffel Tower key chain attached. The key chains were authentic: the travel club bought them during their trip to France this spring break. A nice touch, thanks to the prom committee (and travel club)!
Here's the entrance to the cafe:
And here is Jill, Andy, Brittany, and me. Andy and I stayed at the school for a while, and then we went to his house and watched Night in the Museum. And then I went home. And I am really tired of typing and thinking of things to write. I hoped you enjoyed my prom story.
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