Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kyle held back in 1st grade

I talked with the principal of the school and Kyle scored an 8 on his reading and writing test when he should be scoring 18 or so. So his teacher recommend he be held back in first grade again. I hope being held back doesn't mess with his head. I agreed to allow them to hold him back and I hope I made the right decision. He is naturally an active boy and right now reading isn't something that interests him :). He loves to write stories and draw. His teacher said he's doing well in math. I am worried that he'll have a negative experience with the process. I think how i respond will play a large role in how he responds so i will make it a great experience. And maybe having a head start in 1st will bring out the leader in him!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rudy Rey's baptism

Rudy and Kimberly 

after baptism
One of the things we love the most about living in New Mexico (besides the people, climate and food!) is the growth we are seeing in our ward from missionary work. Already this year alone we've had three baptisms! The most recent convert, Rudy Rey was baptized today.  His story is that in April he got a job offer in Boston. He and family were literally driving from Las Vegas to  Boston and made a pit stop in Las Cruces. They decided not to take the job in Boston and to stay in Las Cruces for good. Through a turn of events Rudy ended up taking the missionary discussions and decided to get baptized. His wife and children were already members. They've been waiting for this moment for 18 years. They are cool people, we are excited they are in our ward. Shane got to know Rudy going on splits with the missionaries. Rudy asked Shane to give one of the talks at his baptism. Shane did a great job, the Spirit was strong. I'm really thankful to be here in Cruces and go to the baptisms.  Last night during family scripture study we read in Luke that Heavenly Father knows we have needs--He knows we have need to eat, have clothing, etc. If we do what is most important and have faith and trust in him, then all of those things will be added unto us. The Rey's story is evidence of that.

Golfing with daddy

The girls had a fun time golfing with Dad. Shane texted me these pictures and i couldn't resist posting them!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Celebrating Freedom-4th of July

We had a really great 4th. Our ward put on a yummy Independence day breakfast and the primary children sang songs. Afterwards we went home and had a swim party until around 5pm. At 6pm we went to the Anderson's and grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and rib eye steaks along with other friends from our ward. We had a fabulous time. Afterward, we all headed to the fireworks show downtown. Toward the very end of the fireworks show as we were  happily gazing into the sky at the finale, we got an even better surprise when suddenly the sprinklers came on! We cleared out of there as fast as humanly possible. We had a  laugh afterwards! That will be a 4th of July to remember.
Me and the girls :) 

Brett konked out after long day of swimming and playing all day

                                    Megan and kids