Emma turned 8 years old in Dec and she had a birthday party. She had so much fun having her friends over and opening all her presents. She said "this is the best day ever!"Emma you are spunky, smart and loving. You are like no other child I have ever met. You love all things medical, you love reading your Dork Diaries and Diary of a Wimpy kid, you love drawing and coloring, you love doing gymnastics and do it all the time. We love you sweet girl!
It has been another wonderful year for our family! Here is
what has been going on.
Spencer (our youngest) started kindergarten this year. He has
an awesome teacher that challenges him and meets his needs. He is very smart
(like his sister). He is in the top group of his class and his teacher says he
has the best hand writing of anyone in the class. He also can read very well
now. In his free time, Spencer loves to play angry birds Star Wars and loves to
draw and build things. He played soccer this year and is about to begin his
second season of basketball. He is a very funny little boy, he is always
rhyming and singing made up songs. He loves to laugh. Spencer recently turned 6
years old and he is a joy to have around.
Emma (our oldest) will be turning 8 this month. She is so
excited to be getting baptized in January. She is in 2nd grade and
in the gifted program. She is a self proclaimed “math and science geek” and has
a great desire to be a doctor someday. She also played soccer this year and is
finishing up her 1st season of volleyball. She will also be playing
basketball soon but her real love is for gymnastics. That is right, she can’t
walk across the living room without doing a cartwheel, round off or backbend.
She is constantly moving and improving her gymnast skills. She goes once a week
for 1 hour and that is not enough for her. In 3 short months she has moved up 3
levels. Emma is a giving little girl. She is always wanting to give gifts or
help people out in some way. We love our “little Em.”
Kathy was released from her church calling as Primary
President this summer. I guess they thought 5 years was long enough. She misses
it but really enjoys teaching the 12 & 13 year old girls now. What’s fun is
most of these girls she has in primary! Kathy is a homemaker and was excited
because this was the first year that both kids were in school. She is on the
PTA and volunteers at school. She loves to read and is in a book club. She also
loves to bake and sew. She has also been playing volleyball although a should
problem has put that on hold. Kathy enjoys being a mother and wife.
Steve is in the high priest group leadership at church. He is
still working at American Airlines and hit his 5 year mark this summer. He
recently got promoted to “Principal Infrastructure Architect”. It is a big deal
and we are so proud of him. He loves to do wood working and garden in his spare
time. He is a great father and husband.
As a family we traveled to Utah and Wyoming this summer for a
Fowler family reunion. It was awesome to visit Yellow Stone National Park, it
is beautiful! Kathy and the kids made a few trips this summer to Minnesota to
visit her mom and had fun at the Mall of America.We also had fun on a camping trip at Tyler
State Park the day after Thanksgiving. The weather was great and the fall
colors were amazing, not to mention the smores!
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!