Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Just Fishin'

Rick took the kids down to the Gorge a few weeks ago to fish.  

Katie got lucky and caught a super nice trout.  She was pretty proud.

One proud Daddy, with his little girl!  BTW Clint took the picture.  Perfection will come with time:)

The kids had a great time, and can't wait to go back!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Star Wars

The Copsey's are full on Star Wars fans.  Clint and Katie can tell you facts about the movies that blows my mind.  We watch the movies often, and Disney put out a lego Star Wars show that is hilarious.
Last week the library put on a Star Wars event.  Clint was beyond psyched.  He was convinced he was going to drive the Millennium Falcon.  I tried to calm his excitement down to a more realistic library budget level.  We took his friend with us and they were hoping to make a light saber.  Well lady luck was on their side and they made the coolest light sabers out of pool noodles.  While hunting down the next activity they found Darth Vader and had a little fight,  complete with light saber mouth noises.
There is a series out called Origami Yoda and if you or your child are Star Wars fans they'd like this book.  One of the crafts was to make an Origami Yoda.  Then they got to eat snacks while watching Star Wars.
Clint thoroughly enjoyed his day.  He used the light saber all weekend.  I was kept safe at Papa Murphys, Smiths, and anywhere else where dastardly events could occur.  My Jedi was by my side protecting me from danger.
May the force be with you!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I don't know how many of you know, probably all of you do, but October is national Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another.  We Copsey's, Thorner's, and Meisenbach's are currently being affected by breast cancer.  My aunt is battling such a courageous battle.  She is a person who hardly ever gets sick (unless she's been around my family and then she'd get the mother of all colds!!!)  She is a caregiver.  Always helping us when we are suffering from one malady or another.  She has helped me and my family through more illnesses then I care to remember.
But now she is the one who is in need, and all the chicken soup and rest in the world can't battle the illness inside of her.  She is taking such powerful medication.  Medication that makes her weak, and ill.  I am sure she hates being the person in need of so much help.  But all of her friends and family have been the recipient of her support and they are falling all over one another to help her.  She is seeing what a friend she has been and people want so badly to make her feel better.  We all wish we could.
Watching her go through her chemo treatments makes me so sad.  She will get better, we know it, but the battle is long, and arduous.  She will eat countless bowls of soup that people will bring her, because they don't know what else to do.  She will wear her wig, and head wraps, and she will look beautiful through her illness.  She will have good days and bad days.  She will laugh and she will cry.  We will all laugh and cry with her.
We will all pray, and pray, and pray, because there is nothing else we can do.  We will wear pink in her honor, and we will shave our boys heads, and Rick's mustache and beard in support for her.  We will pay a little extra this month for food, and other products that donate toward cancer research because we want to see a cure in the future, so that this disease will not affect our children, or their children.
When you wear your pink, or shave your head, or watch football and see all those men wear pink with pride, remember there are people suffering, and there are people surviving breast cancer.  Those people are fighting, and surviving, and living.  Honor them, make them soup, love them, and pray for them.
Fight hard Aunt Carrie!!!!  WE LOVE YOU!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Just Call her Chip

I've been letting Katie go a little further and further away from me on her bike.  A couple of weeks ago I let her go around the block (yes it was a big deal!!!)  She and Clint were racing, I would have Clint go down the street with his remote control car and she'd have to get around the block and back to the starting line before he got down and back.  Well in the last race she was really pedaling hard toward home and BAM! she hit the curb, flew over the handlebars like superman and landed on her belly.  There was crying and stomach pain, and she went inside to rest.  Clint in all his concern assured her that she had won since she flew.  What a nice brother.  Well a few minutes after resting she came to me and asked if something was wrong with her tooth as it felt rough.  I looked and sure enough she'd chipped it.  Fabulous!   

When her Dad got home that afternoon we told him what happened, and showed him the damage.  He told her it was best that she get back on her bike and get riding.  So she did.  She's not bothered by her tooth, in fact we call her Chip and she rolls with it.  What a girl!

Update: The next day Rick was going into the dentist anyway so he showed the dr this photo, and we were reassured to hear that unless it hurt she was probably fine, just a little chipped.  I see a little cosmetic dentistry in her future, unless she decides it gives her character!

Monday, September 7, 2015

School Dayz

Well the 2015-16 school year has officially kicked off.  Katie is in 4th grade, Clint is in Kindergarten, and Abby is still in daycare (but she's going to school soon I have to tell her, even though she's not.)

Can you believe how tall Katie is!?!?!  She still remains the tallest in her class.  Clint is in my class this year, and so week in....he's a pretty easy kiddo.  I love the new uniform colors the green hides all major stains!

Katie is most excited about her field trips including a sleep away camp in Jackson Hole in the spring.

Clint loves that he gets two recesses and a lunch with his friends each day.  He especially loves his super awesome R2D2 lunch box.  It makes noise!  Star Wars is big in this house!

Abby also has a back pack, which she fills with "lips" or chapstick.  She also fills her backpack with a change of clothes (woo hoo no more diapers!!!!!), books, and other things she needs to spend her days at Ms Jenny's.  

This is going to be a great school year!  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Final Summer Trip

We took the kids for one last overnight trip to Salt Lake last weekend.  Rick's getting ready to hunt and needed to run to Scheels for supplies.  Yup you heard right I didn't say Cabelas.  Scheels has become our new favorite store, customer service is much better, and they have a ferris wheel.  Need I say more?!?!  We took a trip to the zoo so we could show Rick the dinosaurs, and the new exhibits.  The water fountain cracks me up.  Not only because I have scared the poop out of Clint when he drinks and I say "It's gonna bite you!!!"  But also because now he does it that to his sister.  What a sweet brother helping his sister get a drink (even if he is torturing her at the same time)!

The male gorilla was especially fun.  He was laying by the glass and the kids played a game of peek a boo with him.  

The dinosaurs all over the park were robotic and were pretty exciting to watch.  I think these treats would be pretty yummy don't you?

A trip to the zoo isn't complete without a ride on the train.  

What a fun weekend we had.  But now we are faced with going back to school.  I think Katie'd rather be eaten by a Grizzly!  

Friday, August 21, 2015

Are you ready for some football?

Football season has begun.  Yes its preseason, but in this house when the Packers play the Copsey's are watching.  Who is your favorite team?