Live Y'ers – Emma's before-
and after-school program – had a family picnic on April
28. The girls had a great time – especially playing
out on the school playground waiting for the picnic to start!
"Our future's so bright…"
"Yeah, we know we're cool"
"I'm not sure how I feel about this slide…"
"Okay, maybe I'll go down."
Troy dunks… on an eight-foot hoop. :-)
Emma with her parents
As part of a combined Mother/Father's
Day lesson at Emma's school, she needed to bring photos of
her with her parents. So, we took some new photos…
Our little gymnast
Emma learned a lot during her
latest gymnastics class! Jenna learned, too… that she
wants to take gymnastics lessons like her big sister. :-)
The little gymnast, before class
Emma (in the purple shorts) doing bridges
Emma gets an assist from her teacher to do a back flip
Chalk it up
Jenna loves to color with sidewalk
chalk. Can you tell?
Troy's department had a really
nice picnic on April 21, complete with perfect weather. The
only thing that marred an otherwise perfect day? …A
couple slithering visitors. :-)
The girls had a great time at the picnic
Slithering visitor #1: A four-foot long bull snake
Joe wasn't sure about the snake and tried to get a closer
He left it alone after it snapped at him and tried to bite
him on the nose. :-)
Slithering visitor #2: A garter snake that crawled over Emma
and Jenna's feet! …Needless to say, there was some screaming
One of the boys at the picnic holding the snake in question
The girls loved playing with the squirt guns at the party.
No big surprise that they chose pink and purple guns. :-)
Jenna was fully loaded with TWO guns!
Joe was tired after going crazy chasing bubbles from the bubble
machine. (He LOVES bubbles!) …Bubbles AND "hunting"
a snake? It was a dream-come-true day for him.
All the Maifelds
The girls love the tramploine
they got as an Easter present from Troy and me. …Now
if we could only find some time to assemble the safety net
we got for it. :-)
I'm not quite sure who had more fun – the girls, or
Emma writes in her journal every
day at school, so I had to laugh when I found this, hidden
in the bathroom one day when she'd gotten in trouble for being
mean to her sister.
Translation: "I don't love any people in the whole world
besides Mema." Then, notice that Jenna got a sad face.
The groggy girls with all the cool stuff they got from the
The girls looked fancy in their Easter dresses, before going
Troy and the girls going to Easter "church." Our
church has grown so large the Easter service was held in Wells
Fargo arena. So many people came to the service that there
were traffic jams on the freeway to get to the service. What
a great "problem" to have! The Easter service had
around 13,000 people at it – the third-largest event
ever at Wells Fargo arena!
Troy and Em waiting for the service to start
Grandma Reed and Jenna before the service started
There was an awful lot of spirit in that arena that morning…
completely amazing. Check out some more of the service
to the sermon, or read
what Pastor Mike had to say about the day.
Mema and the girls after church
Relaxing after church