Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First Day

After eight years at Workers Compensation Fund, Aaron said goodbye. His last day at WCF was May 12. His first day at Intelisum was today!

Let me just say that Aaron and I have had soooo much fun the past two weeks. After we dropped the kidlets off at school, we would go to gym and workout, swim or play racquetball. We would pick up Teague and then go do something fun. Also, Aaron's dad came and helped fix the sprinkling system (maybe this year our neighbors won't be embarrassed of our yard). I will miss having him home.

We are so excited for this new opportunity. After graduating with his degree in computer science last year, we have been hoping and praying for the right opportunity to come along, and it has. It is funny, all the pieces just fell right into place for him. It will be hard starting and learning a new job while working on his MBA (graduation May 09), but we know that the struggles will definitely be worth it.

Things about new job:

*Going into work three hours later and getting home three hours later. At WCF, he went in at 6:00a.m. and got off at 2:30. This new job, he'll be working 9-5 (what a way to make a living - Dolly Parton).
*We have to change all of our insurance stuff, luckily it all kicks in right away, so we don't have to pay for Cobra! (We've had to do that before...NOT FUN!)
*No wardrobe change...business casual. GOOD! No need to buy new clothes.
*He will work right by two of my favorite restaurants, Skool Lunch and Gourmandise (I will be doing a post on this soon) So he can bring me home treats!
*It is closer to home, however, he will hit rush hour
*It is something that he will enjoy doing.
*There is a lot of opportunity

Anyway, I am so proud of Aaron. So are the kidlets. Here's hoping for an enjoyable time at your new job!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Really? He's five already? I know he looks like he is three, but he really is 5.

When I look at Teague, I can't help but smile. There is something about that little boy that just makes me smile, actually, it makes everyone smile. Everyday, at some point I am in stitches! He is so hysterical. Sometimes people ask me, "Is he like this all the time."


It is not a show, it is Teague. He is so genuine.

Not only do I smile when I look at him, but I see so much. I see a little comedian, I see an inventor, I see a hockey player, I see an actor that demands the stage, I see a brain constantly trying to figure "it" (whatever that may be) out. I see the twinkle in his eye. Here are a few things that I LOVE about my Teague:

His cheeks
That he is so smart
That he is so articulate
That he is so fun
That he is a good brother
That he is so thoughtful
That he loves his dad
That he is a thinker
That he LOVES Nally Chili
That he LOVES Strawberries
That he has a funny pinkie toe
That he sings the wrong (sometimes inappropriate) words to songs...intentionally
That he is a Rocker
That he is an awesome Hockey player, he really skates like the wind
That he prefers his hair in a mohawk (faux hawk)
That he has a fishy (birthmark) on his tummy
That he LOVES tape
That he makes me so tired
That is favorite toy is still MEEP
That he LOVES the color Orange
That he LOVES to cuddle with me
That he LOVES Jack Skelington
That he LOVES Iron Man and Spiderman
That he can stay focused for HOURS inventing
That he enjoys comic books
That he is a little bit morbid

One day he is going to have whiskers! And he is going to kiss a girl that isn't me! And he isn't going to have that cute little voice anymore. However, I knew when I pushed that little boy out that he was only going to be mine for a short time. I know that it is my responsibility to raise him for another woman. I only pray that I will do a good job. I pray that he will be a gentleman and a loving husband and father. I pray that he will always make good decisions that he can always be proud of. I pray that he will always be strong, true and faithful.

I also have to say here that I have a new appreciation for my mom. By the end of the day I am so tired, my Teague is so full of energy, always on the go. He is not bad at all, he is a GOOD kid. I've always asked, "How do moms with more than 2 kids do it?" Then...I think of my mom. Not only does she have 5 kids, but 4 of those 5 are boys! I cannot imagine having 4 little Teagues. I know that it would all work out, but 4 boys? All I can really say is WOW!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Piper's School Program

Thursday night, Aaron, Teague, Maamaa, Grandpa Larry and I went to Piper's program. Piper's Program was called, "Great Day for a Picnic." They sang and/or danced the following songs:

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Song
Picnic Day - Song
Animal Crackers - Dance
Ants - Poem
The Ants Go Marching - Dance
Big Food Chain - Song
Peas Porridge Hot - Poem
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - Song
Shoe Fly Pie - Song
Picnic - Poem
Eat It - Dance
Picnic of the World - Song

Again, short, sweet and right to the point. Loved it. And again, everyone met outside for creamies. Aaron took the pictures this night because I was way too busy talking to everyone.

Teague's School Program

Wednesday Night was Teague's program, and Thursday night was Piper's. They were both incredible...as usual. However, on Wednesday night, Aaron had class, Piper had her dance pictures, Grandpa Larry had High Priest meeting, Grammie was at cousin Morgan's program, so just my mom and I went.

Teague's was so cute, it was called, "Around the world in 40 minutes." They sang and/or danced the following songs:

Hello to All the Children of the World
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (United States) - A whole bunch of versus I've never heard.
Irish Jig (Ireland)
A la Claire Fontaine (France)
Kocka (Slovakia) - a students dad from Slovakia taught them this song.
Katiusha (Russia)
Kookaburra (Australia)
Epo I Tai Tai E (New Zealand)
Penguins (Antarctica) - Written by one of the kindergarten students and composed by the teacher.
Tue Tue (Ghana)
El Coqui (Puerto Rico)
Muy Bien Amigos (Mexico)
Ulili E (United States - Hawaii)
America, the Beautiful
Sandcastle Academy School Song
Hello to All the Children of the World

I love that the programs are short sweet and right to the point. Afterwards everyone met outside for creamies. These pictures are of Teague with his Teachers, Ms. Megan and Ms. Jana.

Then all of these ones are his friends from class...How cute are they?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Act Up!

On Friday April 25, the evening we left for St. George, Piper had her Act Up! Performance. We were late, I was so embarrassed, her class was suppose to go first, but since we weren't there, the other class went first. We were late due to a number of reasons that I won't list here.

But, her performance was really good, her class is 5,6 and 7 year olds. Her line was,

"And his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice turning again toward childish treble, flutes and whistles in his sound."

You may recognize it, it is from William Shakespeare's "As You Like It."

Her friend Robin (from HONK! and Charlotte's Web) also performed that night. She is in the Musical Theatre class, she is older than Piper, but they are great friends. This is a picture of the two of them.

Youth Theatre at the U has been a huge blessing in our lives. Not only mine, I did it for years while growing up, but also my kidlets. I think that it is a big reason why they are not shy and I know it is the reason they have so many good friends from all walks of life.

This is a picture of Piper and Angie, her Act Up! teacher. Angie and I actually did a show a couple of years ago at Rodger's Memorial together.

This is a picture of Piper and Penny, the Artistic Director of Youth Theatre, and the director of Captain Bree.Yes, I realize that Piper is in the same outfit that she wore to her guitar recital. Something cute about this outfit. Piper had a really cute orange sundress two years ago, and ever since it has been too small, she has been really bummed, it was her favorite. I thought that I wouldn't be able to find another orange sundress, especially as cute as her old one. I searched the Internet, and guess where I found this? TARGET! I found it on the Internet, then I ran over to our Target and they had it. Piper loves it. Piper loves Sundresses, she actually prefers them over shorts. So, she has a few!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Monday April 21, 2008

This was the day of Piper's guitar recital. She practiced so hard and was so prepared, her voice and her guitar sounded perfect at home.
She was the first to perform, she walked up on stage with all the confidence in the world, sat down and introduced herself, "My name is Piper Leah Salazar, and I will be playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
She played her guitar perfectly. However, her singing was a little off, and I could tell that she knew it. I thought I even sensed the tiniest bit of nervousness from her little body.

When the recital was over we told her what an incredible job she did. I ask her if she was nervous (like I always do) and she said no. Of course, what was I thinking?

I didn't get any pictures of her up on stage playing, but these pictures are of her with her teacher, Gaylene, and waiting in her seat for her turn to perform.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

So, it's been a year.

Actually, it has been a little more than a year. But, I thought that I would remind everyone of what has gone on the past year (and beyond) with some of my favorite posts;

Dirty Dancing
Cedar City
Just Watch...
Ahhh, the sound of silence
Do I look like this guy?
Like mother....like daughter
Theatre School for Youth (T.S.F.Y) (this is my all time favorite post)
Doula Certification
Autumn at Home
How many times can a 4 year old vomit in one hour?
Oh Baby!
Homer Zuckerman
My Sweet SEVEN year old
Our 11th Anniversary

It is May, a very busy month for us. Keep checking back for posts on our vacation and the week before!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

One Week

I know it's been a week since an entry. We were out of town. We went to St. George. I willing be doing some posts soon about our little vacation