Friday, May 29, 2009

Staying busy in the summer...

Well, first preschool was over........now swimming lessons are over. So what is a Mom to do to keep an almost 4 year old - only child busy?? Oh how I wish she had a sibling to play with! Extra work for Mommy I guess. If any of you have cheap, or free, ideas on how to keep small children busy during the summer, please send them my way! I've already got some things planned like going to free local pools with water slides, water parks, museums, and the zoo. It's a good thing I have family close by with pools! That's always my free outlet for fun with her. I really do cherish the alone time I get to spend with Kylee. Who knows how much longer it will last and I may never get this same time with my future children. So I'm thankful I get to have this much alone time with her. She truly is my best friend!!
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Here are some pictures of Kylee on her last day of swimming lessons. Miss Suzy let the kids go down her slide. Kylee loved it! She went down it at least 5 times!

Please ignore the horrible quality of my camera phone pictures!
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David will be in the academy all summer long and we won't be seeing much of him (sniff sniff). So it will be just the two of us for a while. We sure are going to have a fun summer together! Oh how I love this little girl!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Preschool graduation......(kind of)

Kylee's preschool had their graduation today. Kylee is done for this year but won't really graduate and be done until next May. I still can't believe how fast she is growing up. I look at the kids who are going into Kindergarten in August and it freaks me out knowing that will be Kylee next year! Where did my baby go???
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The class started out by saying the pledge of allegiance........notice Kylee has the wrong hand on her heart! LOL

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Here they are singing songs that they learned throughout the year.

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Getting her diploma. She was jumping around so I didn't get a still shot of her here. But look at that hair!!! Woo hoo!

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Eating yummy dessert after!

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Taking a picture with some of her friends (Matt, Ty and Tylee)

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Her amazing teacher Miss Jill! She is awesome!

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Here is a video of her telling her riddle. Each child quoted a riddle with a "prop" and this was Kylee's. So funny!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

First trip to the dentist

If you haven't noticed, my goal is to post something new every day this week. Okay, so that's not my goal but so much has been happening lately that I feel like I'm posting daily! Anyhow, Kylee had her first dental cleaning today. Traci (from our ward) did an AMAZING job! Kylee was excited and laughed and cooperated so well. I was so proud of her! I think I was more worried than her.
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She did so well during her cleaning that they took some x-rays of her teeth. Apparently they don't normally take x-rays on little kids because it's hard for them to do and most kids can't sit still through them. Kylee took those x-rays like a champ!

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Here she is showing off her clean, WHITE smile!

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I almost don't want to write what I'm about to write because it's so sad. Kylee ended up having 9.....count them.....N-I-N-E cavities! I was shocked when I heard that because Kylee LOVES to brush her teeth and rarely misses a day of brushing. Apparently her teeth are so close together that her toothbrush can't reach between them. I didn't realize I needed to floss my 3 year old's teeth!!! She has cavities between all her molars (top and bottom) and one small cavity on her front lower tooth. My poor baby is going to have to be sedated to get all this dental work done. I'm glad that she won't be in pain, but so sad because going under for anything (small or big) is a scary thing! I know she'll do great and she will be fine, but I'm so scared! I just want all this to be over!
(Thank goodness for David's new AMAZING dental insurance......we won't have to pay a penny!!!)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Swimming lessons 2009

Kylee just started swimming lessons this week. This is her second summer of taking lessons and it is surely paying off! Last year she learned how to basically hold her breath under water and swim to the side of the pool incase she fell in. She did great! This year she is finally grasping the use of her arms. She was taught arm circles last year but I think she was too young to really understand. I'm so proud of her!! She's doing a great job!


Somehow she sensed that I was taking her picture. I didn't even call her name but she happened to look back just as I was snapping the picture. Suzy, her teacher in the water, is awesome! Kylee just loves Miss Suzy! She can't wait for swimming lessons everyday!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lucky number 7

It's posts like these that I wish I had a scanner so I could post some pictures of our wedding........o'well! 7 years ago today, David and I committed ourselves to each other for all time and eternity. I'm so blessed and lucky to have such an amazing man for the rest of my life and beyond.
A little background to the number 7...........this has always been David's lucky number. He was born in the 7th month, on the 17th day, in 1979 and weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. A little luck about this number for us together is that we met on his birthday (7th month on the 17th) and we got married on the 17th! So needless to say, 7 is the lucky number! We are hoping that this luck will roll with us during our 7th year of marriage. Only good things can happen with this number, so we are very hopeful for a lot of things this year!
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I LOVE YOU BABY!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I'm on a posting frenzy!!!

Lately it seems like I've had so many things to blog about. It might be boring to you, but it's journal and memory time for me!
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This week Kylee went on her last field trip for this preschool year. I chaperoned this one so I took a lot of pictures! They went to Superstition Farms and it was so cute! The kids loved to look at, pet and hold the animals but us adults learned a ton of information! It was enlightening! Haha
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Here is the "tour guide" giving them a little speech about the cows and what they eat.
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Next was the hay ride around the farm.

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Then they got to feed the goats. I'm shocked Kylee did this. She can't even walk by a big dog without freaking out!

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Petting the goats...

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This was the funkiest looking rooster ever! I had to take a picture of it.

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She loved this rabbit. You can't really see it but she wants one so bad! No thanks!

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Holding the chicken and giving me the "sassiest" look ever!

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Eating lunch with some of her classmates...

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They make their own icecream on the farm. Here Kylee is endulging herself with a yummy bite!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I did it!!! Baby steps....

Last year I tried coupon sense and failed miserably at it. I just didn't know what I was doing and ended up spending more each month on newspapers and monthly fees for the program than I did on savings. SO....I quit and just kept spending a bunch of money on groceries each month. Well, about 2 months ago, one of my friends introduced me to a free website where they tell you how and where to save with coupons. Basically it's coupon sense but for FREE! So I went to the website, ordered my newspapers, and started collecting my coupons. It takes a couple weeks to get a good collection before the big savings start to happen, but I already feel a little relief this time around with my coupon adventure! I've seen pictures of people posting all that they bought and how they only paid $10 bucks or less for everything, but this is my start people......
I only bought 12 items but I got them ALL FOR FREE! Okay, I'm lying. My total came to $1.79......but that's practically free right!!? One of these days, I'll have my entire counter filled with groceries and I will gloat about how I only spent $10 bucks! Hee hee! Oh and come to find out, there are like a million websites out there that will do all the work for you and tell you where you can use what coupons and get things for practically free! It's great! Thanks to all you wonderful people out there who do this for everyone so they can have a little bit more money in their pockets at the end of the week! Love it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Randomness...

This weekend was a bunch of randomness! On Friday, the girls in my family got together for our annual mother's day lunch. This year we ate at Olive Garden! Great choice! I hope all you mother's out there had a great mother's day!
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The next day I took Kylee summer clothes shopping. With all of this 100 degree weather we've been having (not to mention our 100+ degree 7 day forecast I just saw last night on the news), I had to go out and buy Kylee some summer clothes. Gotta love Target!

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While I was driving on the road yesterday, I saw this and just had to take a picture of it! These smart cars crack me up. I can't help but laugh everytime I see one. They are so small! Amazing that it can fit on the back of a truck horizontally! My sisters and I have this inside joke about these cars so I had to take this picture to send to them. Hahaha!

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I absolutely LOVE this picture below. Natalie put this together and framed it for my Mom for Mother's Day. It turned out so dang cute! These are all the Montez grandkids in birth order. Notice all the boys back-to-back-to-back!!! My Mom was dying for a granddaughter. Lucky for her she got two in a row!

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So there you have it! Randomness!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Introducing "KOVAH"

Well, the last practice of the season was last night. It's been a long and crazy journey from the beginning of the season, but the end is here and I'm very sad, yet relieved at the same time. I LOVE these girls and the 8 I have left are amazing. I say "8" because we originally started with 10...........long story (part of the long and crazy season I was talking about). ANYWAY, I'm so excited to see how we do tomorrow at regionals. These girls are amazing and I'm so sad to be ending our 3 year journey together. I started coaching this team when they were freshmen. I've watched them grow into amazing, talented, and beautiful athletes! Here are 7 of the 8 hanging out taking crazy pictures...

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Here they are in true form!

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This was hilarious. I wish we would've taken an "after" shot because they were all on the floor after knocking the black pad over! Hahahaha!

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Don't mess with the yellow shoes!

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To explain the title of my post: Our team name is really HAVOK but since we've had some crazy changes and have basically had a new start with these 8 girls left, we kind of threw out a change in our team name to KOVAH. I think you can figure out how we got that name! GO KOVAH!