Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shiner!

Lulu and her buddy Zane Smart both showed up at Church on Sunday with matching black-eyes! Zane's mom thought it would be funny to say they had gotten into a fist-fight! Which is somewhat hysterical because both Lu and Zane are the sweetest kids and great friends! Zane got his "shiner" from bonking into his brother's knee while playing, and Lu received her's when a neighbor kid was wielding a plastic sword as Lu rode by on her bike... bad timing!

To make matters worse... it was spring class pictures at school yesterday!

Zane thought it was cool... Lulu called me within 15 minutes of school starting to tell me there was
"no way"
she was having her picture taken with the class...

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Day In The Life Of Ruby-Roo!

Ruby is getting to be such a big girl! She has grown so much faster than George and Lulu seemed to at 3! She finally said, "I want a big bed like the kids, mom!" In all of our moves, we haven't had to take the crib down. I love our crib and nursery! I loved picking it out when we were expecting George. I loved picking out new bedding to match each kids personality as they were welcomed home! When we brought Lu home, 2 1/2 year old George looked so small in his big-boy bed. Then when Lu was 4 and Rubes was soon to arrive, we had to push her out of her affectionately named "cribby-bye". Lu got a whole new room and a beautiful new big-girl bed to entice her out! Well, Rubes will be 4 in March and I just don't have the heart to take the crib down. So here is Rubes with her converted crib or as she likes to call it her "brand-new-big-girl-bed"! That first night she asked if George and Lu could have a sleep over in her "new" bed...







Ruby is very busy these days with preschool, ballet (she even preformed in her very first dance recital for the holidays!) and constant, elaborate and very messy arts & crafts at the kitchen table. Anyone who has received a wrapped gift from Rubes can vouch for her creativity and generosity! On different occasions she has carefully wrapped my kitchen scissors, tape dispenser and cooking utensils, then gave them as gifts!

Some of Ruby's favorite things
PAPA, Winston, baking & cooking, anything Lulu is doing, her babies, her animals, playing on nickjr.com or pbskids.com (she has mastered the mouse!), "homework", watching cooking demonstrations on the computer and just trying to keep up!

Friday, December 4, 2009

D.A.R.E. Graduation!

Today was D.A.R.E. Graduation for the Fifth Graders... George is soo excited about this program! Define Assess Respond Evaluate is a decision making model program to help kids resist drugs and violence. D.A.R.E was taught by Officer Sam and George was required to write an essay about his learning experience.
George... being Student Body President and all... lead the assembly with the Pledge of Allegiance. He did awesome! I was honestly biting my lip from cheering, "GREAT JOB BUDDY!", but I would have totally ruined his rep!
D.A.R.E. has made for some awesome dinner-time conversation! George and his friends have taken this very seriously. Officer Sam even said George had at least one question every day for him! George's only complaint: "I can't believe they made us boys wear the girly "peace" shirts!"
George with friends Nick, Gio, Harish, Connor and Carson!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving - Vegas Style!

The "Other Butlers" and Judds visited for Thanksgiving Weekend! We enjoyed a yummy dinner, baked, talked, shopped, swam, did our charity outreach, saw a cirque show on the strip, watched the BYU/UTAH game (we were robbed!), went to a movie, played DS (a lot!), ran, went to the LV Temple and of course...












...we saw the big guy in red!

Santa & Cousins: We'll see you in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mr. President!

Election Day 2009!
"Nervous" George next to one of his best friends, Carson who also ran for Bartlett Student Body President!
George giving his Presidential Speech to
third, fourth and fifth graders!
I am still in awe of his confidence and cool demeanor!
video

Here is George giving his speech today!
Oh, and by the way....He won!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

We Officially Have A Missionary Among Us!

Connor James Judd, the oldest cousin in our family, has been asked to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Bacolod, Philippines Mission! He will leave for the MTC on January 27th, 2010! We are soo excited for him! We wish we could have been there to see him open his mission call letter....but this picture is the next best thing!
I LOVE the look on
Connor's face!
Congrats Connor!
Can't wait to see you all in a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving!
Steve, Romney, Dee, Allie, Connor and Tracy... no Hunter? Did he have a "hot date"?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vote GEORGE For President!

I've always said George would end up in politics one day... and he is officially campaigning this week for
Bartlett Student Body President!
We worked very hard this past weekend on his posters (thank you, thank you Mrs. Thompson for your awesome connections and effort - his posters are Swwweeet!), and on his stickers (thank you, Mrs. Boyce for your creative, computer genius and endearing patience!) and on his speech...
Thank you George for knowing
exactly what you stand for!

You Bet Your Bottom Dollar - George Is The One For President!

Good Luck Georgie ol' Boy - We love you!

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