Extreme Makeover 
Home Edition
Extreme Makeover Home Edition came to South Jordan so thanks to a friend who watch the kids all night James and I got to help out.  We worked on a night shift from 2 am to 8 am.  Not much to do though.  We heard a rumor that they were going to explode some things for the show in the morning so we stuck around.  We ended up getting to help out even more and had had a blast.  At the end of the week we took the kids to see the big reveal.  We meet up with some friends of ours the Atwoods.  The kids got bored sitting around waiting but finally got to help move the bus.  The house looks great and I hope the family enjoys living in their new home!!!
Move That Bus
(June 29)
We spend Easter with the Mansius family Saturday morning and then headed over to the Aquarium and Thanksgiving Point.
(April 23)


 Thanksgiving Point

Aubrey's 4th Birthday

My cute little Aubrey turned 4.  I can't believe it!  She was so excited to find out that Grandma and Grandpa were going to be at her house for her birthday.  Plus Auntie Suzie was there!  It was a fun little family party!

 Monkey Cake!  Aubrey thought it was funny.

 I always love to see her hug her presents like this and to see her excitement. 

 James & I got her the move Tangled because Rapunzel reminds us of Aubrey with those HUGE eyes!

Aubrey is now 27 lbs and is wearing size 2T and 3T.  She is growing but just on her own little curve.  That does not stop her she loves dress up, getting her fingernails painted, and BUGS!
(April 23)

Mom and Dad Mansius came out for Neal's Graduation from BYU over Easter weekend.  So while they were here we not only celebrated his graduation but Easter and Aubrey's birthday as well. We almost had the whole Mansius gang together.  We were only missing Lee. We crammed in a ton of activites during those 3 days but it was a lot of fun.

Neal and Rachael are now off to Law School in New Hampshire.  Congratulations and Good Luck Neal!

Graduation Dinner.

 The Big Moment!

 The Graduate and the Proud Parents

 One of the Best Couples I know!!

Of course no trip here is complete without a trip to Temple Square
(April 21)

Over the summer the kids got to take swimming lessons.  They went 2 times a week for a month.  We decided to put Aubrey in Level 1 and Joshie and Eliza in Level 2.  They loved it!!!

Aubrey was not sure about getting in the water with someone other than Mommy but the head life guard directed me to a corner where Aubrey couldn't see me and within a few minutes she was fine.  From then on she had no problems getting in the water but still didn't like to put any part of her head in the water or lay back to float with someone holding her.  They still recommend she stay at Level 1 next time around.

Eliza and Joshie both did SUPER well!!!  They were like fish!  Eliza could almost pass everything off in her level except being able to go from point a to point b without having to stop and put her feet at the bottom of the pool.  They also recommended she stay in Level 2.  Joshie probably needed to start in Level 3 but he still had fun and learned a ton anyway.  It was not long before he was swimming quite a ways UNDERWATER!!  That was a skill that they said they learned in Level 3.  Joshie will be moving to Level 3 next time around. 

Even Lilly got her own swimming lesson.  We never signed her up but after a few lesson I noticed that a few other Mothers with kids in lessons were bringing younger children to play in the kiddi pool.  So I asked if it was okay to bring Lilly during swim lessons and they had no problem with it.  Turns out that she LOVES water and has NO FEAR of it either.  Part of the kiddo pool was only a few inches deep and she loved just laying down on her back.  They she saw a few other kids jumping off that section into the 1 1/2 foot section and the next thing I knew she decided to try it.  She was tall enough to stand up but wasn't able to figure that out.  I immediately grabbed her and she started laughing and wanted to try it again.  She did it several times and was never mad that she would go underwater.  SILLY LILLY!!!  I better keep an eye on her when we are near water!!!
(June 2011)