A snapshot of some of April.
Jarom was in tumbling the whole month. On the last day they all performed and showed off their new skills. Here he is with his medal. He is very proud of this medal.
Jarom took tumbling, while Bella took dance. It culminated in this recital. Here's Bella's class doing the Lollipop dance.
Bella and her coach, Michael. He was also one of Jarom's coaches for tumbling.
Papa came out with Daniel (Papa's namesake) for Saturday's General Conference. Matt went with them and braved the Salt Lake crowds.
Bella all dressed up for Farrer's International Night. Amy was in charge of it! She really helped make it a success. There were lots of booths representing different countries, and all of the kids had these little passports. They visited each booth and got a stamp in their passport. Amy and Michelle manned (womanned) the concessions booth, selling bottled water and churros and nachos. All of the money they brought in went to Give to Ghana, and was donated to the Penteng Primary School in Penteng, Ashanti Region, Ghana.
here's Jarom's class, ready to begin
Jarom's class dancing at International Night
The PTA girls doing their thing. We are so proud of them. They are determined and active in their community and help make Farrer the best it can be.
Amy's cute Give to Ghana display
Amy made *all* of these crepe paper puffballs. It was a lot of work, but they turned out amazing. The kids loved them, and everyone who stayed and helped clean up got to take one home!
We made a quick trip to Idaho Falls for April and Seth's new baby's (Sara) blessing. It was a snowy, windy, one-day ordeal. Lots of winter driving, but we made it safely both ways.
Oey coloring after receiving Nana's package
waiting for the colors to soak in
all bathed and ready for the indoors egg hunt (hard-boiled)
everyone made out
Jarom hit the jackpot with the prize five-dollar egg
reflecting upon their winnings
the stash of eggs, each with a custom prize Sharpied upon it
The famous Provo city egg hunt at Pioneer Park. This year they seemed to have *plenty* of eggs, a big improvement over last year.
Eggs loaded up. Jarom even brought his backpack.
Bella found a special pretty pink sugary egg.
Oey showing off his eggs
meeting the Easter bunny at Macey's and their Easter treasure hunt
The Backmans always show us the best time on Easter Sunday. It's been our tradition since we've lived here to spend Easter Sunday with them. Aunt Kathy always has the best treats (and baskets!) for us, and a *massive* egg hunt that can't be beat!
Jarom found so many eggs that he had to use a box!
Easter family photo. Our only one, right as the hunt ended.
Apricot blossoms! Our poor tree only had these blossoms for what seemed a few days before late-April winter took over.
Another thing we decided to do for the kids this spring was get them new bikes. Their old bikes were well-used, too small, worn out and in disrepair, so we got them bigger, better bikes that surely will last much longer. We went to our local bike shop, Mad Dog Cycles, where manager Travis Martin was very kind to us.
To break them in we rode on a beautiful day over to the duck pond at BYU.
the sun in her eyes
Climbing around. This one was taken with my Holga.
princess dress-up with Brianny
piggyback rides in the bathroom