Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Playing in the wiggly sprinkler

Last year Ammon got the coolest sprinkler for his birthday and we are just now getting it out to use it. The kids have been DYING to play in the water so we decided today was warm enough. Here are some pictures of all the fun!

Ammon lost his first tooth!!

Ammon has had a loose tooth for quite some time now and he REFUSED to pull it out. Today he bit into a meatball at dinner and it came out. Here he is, our toothless wonder!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ammon Turns Seven

Ammon's 7th birthday party was a lot of fun! We went to the pool in Bellefontaine and he invited lots of friends, he even had a kid from his t-ball team who wasn't invited be a part of the party =0)

Sister Heflin made an awesome cake of Anakin Skywalker's Podracer zooming through the desert of Tatooine! Thanks so much Leah!

He got some cool gifts

And made lots of splashes!

Sariah had fun too =0)

Happy Birthday Ammon!!! We LOVE you!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Third Time's a Charm!

Well, we FINALLY have our exchange student set-up. After quite the experience trying to choose one that hadn't already been placed or could not attend in our school district, we were given a profile of a girl who had already been placed, but the family had some employment changes and have to move. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to add a nice young lady from China to our family for the next school year. We are very excited to have her, we think she will be a very nice match for our family. We can't wait until we are able to communicate with her and her family! Her name is Ye and she is 17 years old. She is an only child and loves painting and swimming. She will be attending school in our school district; so, Ammon and Ye will ride the bus together. We have some things to get ready...like painting her room and dresser, but otherwise we're ready to go! She should be here around August 15th.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Disappointed and Frustrated

We've been on and off with the schools around here on whether or not they will accept Camila for open enrollment, and the final word is "NO". We were so pumped and very emotionally involved with the idea of hosting Camila for the next school year and we're very disappointed and frustrated to say the least. It seems that the schools in Logan County have jointly decided not to allow open enrollment to happen at all, except for students who were previously open enrolled in a school....so, to make that clearer, they are not accepting any new open enrollments at any of the schools in the county for this next school year.

There is a little girl from Thailand that Ben Logan will accept that is available, but she is not LDS. She is willing to attend and participate in her host family's religious activities though. We're looking into hosting her since we had everything ready to host Camila and would still enjoy the experience. We'll keep you posted on this.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Joys of Home Ownership - Hiring a Contractor

I thought owning a home would be so great, and don't get me wrong....it is great....BUT...when you have an issue and you have to hire a contractor, things get interesting! Especially if you have a metal roof in need of repair. We need our roof patched and coated and a few other things replaced and fixed due to wind damage. We've gotten lots of estimates, but they're all over the board....from $500 to almost $1800. I can't find anyone to close the gap a bit! Can you say FRUSTRATION???? Anyway, thanks for reading and letting me vent! Wish us luck!