This year we had another family from Loa come as well, the Lymans. They have 5 kids also. Nine out of the 10 kids all recited poems. It was a fun year. Yes Oaklee(2) even did a poem this year. Caib wrote a poem three years ago for Chance to do when he was two years old and Oaklee decided 2 days before we went that she needed to work on her poem, too. So every time the kids would run through their poems some one would go through that poem with her. It goes like this:
I wanna herd a cow
But Dad won't show me how.
Because I'm only two,
I don't know what to do.
But I can hoop and Holler
While on my horse I follow.
Yes, she had it memorized and she did an excellent job.
I often feel a little bit of guilt when my kids come home with a spelling test and have only missed one or two words "ARG!!!!" I think, "If only I had taken a few minutes and gone over their words with them they could be getting hundred percents." The guilt only lasts until they come home with a hundred percent on their next pre-test allowing them to not have to take the final test. (brag, brag, brag)
so when I WAS feeling guilt I picked up Aubree's pre test and was reviewing some words with her.
"Naughty" says I
Chance: " nnnn, N..... augh augh augh, O.....dee dee dee, D, It's a short word, Aubree. N....O...D...
Luckily Aubree didn't have to flaunt her spelling skills and just laughed.
Meet our new bird, "Daisy" yes, I know she's blue but 5 out of seven picked the name Daisy so that's HIS name (shhh don't tell it's a him) It took us from Orem to Nephi to finally agree on a name for uh..ahem...her.
None the less, Chance was NOT happy with the name.
"I want an awesome name for him. Daisy isn't an awesome name it's a pretty name, I don't like pretty names."
Oh well, I guess Reggie would have worked, too but we had the final vote and Daisy it is.
Amos likes having a buddy and Daisy seems to like Amos, too. until Amos starts acting a little hyper and then Daisy puts him in his place with a thump on the head and Amos calms down and they snuggle up to each other and "sing" together.