Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Golden Birthday

It was Tylissa's golden birthday, she turned 14 on the 14th. It was a great day. We decorated her room, she had a gathering (not a party), we ate cake, and she liked her gifts. A tuner for her violin, August Rush dvd, and a jewelry box were the highlights. Oh and you can't forget the pink bear. All is well. So now that she is 14, she is a Mia Maid, can go to stake dances, she is registered for high school, and she is already telling us what kind of car she wants. I fear this is only the beginning.

The great part was the 14 candles on the cake - she was like the big bad wolf and one breath was all it took. She credits it to voice lessons. Happy Birthday Tylissa! We Love You!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tenderhearted Winner and it can't be possible

Chad's car is on the far right and on the top lane

Another cub car derby was here. This year was a little different, it was a tri-ward event with all three Kalispell wards. Chad designed the car, Val shaped the car, and Chad finished with a paint job. As in all derbies you can tell who spends more time making it look great and those who let the kids do it all themselves. Chad's priority is not the paint job, it is the speed - is it a fast car and luckily it was. He won the Bear division (he won every race). It was definitely an exciting night. He proudly wears the medal on his shirt.

This week the Missoula Children's Theatre is presenting a play and Chad tried out on Monday and was devastated when he didn't get a part, tears and all. Poor little guy. So we won't take him to Hollywood anytime soon. What makes it really hard is when Keston and Tylissa have participated in the past. He really wants a turn and one day he might just make it. It worked out for the best because it would have been a very busy week. Oh well.

Tylissa spent most of the day at the High School with a mentor to see what it would be like and then she brought home registration information, this can not be possible. There is no way she should be thinking about High School.