Monday, September 23, 2013

Treven turns 10

We had to take this picture of Halle all dressed up for church.

Oh how time flies and when Treven is 10! As per Treven's words, "this was the best birthday ever!"
Reasons why: Jaron his cousin was in town, he got to be sung to twice on his birthday, he had a great turn out for his friend party at nickelMaina, he got excatly what he wanted since he went shopping with mom and dad, grandma and grandpa Averett found the right legos he had been asking for, Transformers, and then he got a LOT of money for aunts and uncles and grandma and grandpa Strong, Grandma and Grandpa Strong facetimed him, he got to have Dylan over all weekend, and he played with his "couch" that he wanted for six hour straight! WHEW!

It was not just a birthday but a birthday weekend. It started Friday with his 12 of his friends down at NickleMania were it was presents, games, pizza, more games, and fun! He even was nice and let Halle and Emery join in the fun. Then he got to stay home while all of us went down to the high school football game and played with Dylan until late. Saturday he had an awesome soccer game and got 2 goals along with bringing dounuts for his team. After his game is was shopping time with mom and dad. he picked out his blow up couch, a new soccerball, goalie gloves, shin guards, and a really bright yellow shirt! Dylan came over in the afternoon and stayed until midnight! He loved it and along with Carson played with the couch all day long!

Sunday was his birthday and he had the best suprise! Jaron and the rest of the family stayed over after the BYU/UTAH game and came up and had a birthday breakfast with us, then they stayed all day and Jaron and Treven played all Sunday. Treven even got his birthday wish, he got to miss church and just play! Then when the Colton's had to go home we had the Strong side cousins over for cake and ice cream.

What can I say about my 10 year old boy who has brought nothing but excitement in our lives. All Treven has to do is give you one of his smiles along with a hug and you melt and give into this little monster! He has grown so much over the last year it is amazing! Treven has made leaps and bounds in school, is a great friend and as you could tell from his party there is plently of them around!

Treven is one of a kind and I am so blessed that he was sent to our family. He has been my kid that has taught me the most about unconditional love, Treven will love you not matter how many mistakes you make and will love everything about that person good and bad. He has had to put up a lot from me since we spend A LOT of time together with school and nonschool things. Happy Birthday bud, we love you!

Eberhard reunion, Emery's first day, and sports, sports, sports........

First Week of school went by in a blur and then it was Labor Day weekend. The kids were all loving their teachers and classess, and Halle only asked to to stay home once from school during the week, progress! Labor day weekend was a little different for mom since Ryan took off with the kids and Janette to go down to St. George. Halle had decided instead of having a friend party she wanted to go swimming all weekend. I had to work so I stayed back while off the family went to have some fun time with Dad. The came home on Sunday just in Time to go up to Logan the next day for the Eberhard reunion and the kids favorite part, the giant slip and slide.

This is something the kids look forward to every year and Ryan and told them the could stay one more day down at the condo but all the kids voted to come home for this. It was different not having Niel and Carolee and they were sorely missed.

The girls loved doing superman down the slide with dad, even I got to ride superman with Ryan!

The day after Labor day was Emery's first day of preschool and she was up and ready to go! She was so excited to go to school like everyone else, but she was a little dissappointed that the bus didn't pick her up to. Emery is going to Mrs. Becky's BumbleBee Preschool out in Mapleton. When I picked Emery up on her first day all she talked about was her new friends and that going to school was fun and that is is done now. I don't think she understood that you don't just go one day to school but you go every week! She was okay going to second day but she did keep telling me she had already gone to school and she was just fine staying home.

But of course after it was all said and done and she went and had a blast and even asked why I was picking her up so soon!

 Sept and October and very busy months for sports. With Tyler playing football and Ryan coaching, Treven playing football and soccer, and then add Halle's soccer games, nights at our house get a little crazy and I truly cannot remember when we all sat down together at the table! But it is fun and we love it and we all know it won't last forever! Tyler is loving football and playing CB again. Ryan is coaching with Uncle Steve and again and so far they have had another undefeated season. They play the other Springville team on Tomorrow so this will be the breaker if they lose! Treven is having a blast doing both city soccer and football and he is doing really well. In his soccer game over the weekend he scored two goals and has loved being goalie this year. Last year he would just be playing in the net, but this year, watch out, he is kicking some serious buttock. Halle is doing great in soccer and is the only person I know that can leap and kick the ball at the same time!

We have been going to the Springville high school football games this year more since we have Jay our cousin playing. It has been fun supporting him and the Springville red devils. Homecoming was this weekend and everyone was getting into the spirit of the game!

Halle is turning in to a little yogie girl and has some incredible abdominal strength. She did two of my yoga videos by herself so she could get better so she could go to one of aunt Jill's yoga classes! LOVE IT

This year I am helping with Treven's soccer team and they have done an awesome job this year. We have only lost 2 games all season and they are such a great group of boys!