Paunsagant Wildlife Museum and Red Canyon Hike

Last week I took Elora out of school early to take a trip to the Paunsagant Wildlife Museum which is near Bryce Canyon. Elora was soooo excited to go to a museum, it has been awhile! Here we are at the entrance to the museum. The kids really liked this statue, especially the scary eyes….

Park Day… and other stuff.

Chris has been working in Florida this week, so these pictures are in part to show him what the kids have been doing this week, but also the kids are just cute and I like to share with everyone the funny things they do and say. Elora’s class went to the firestation last week, and…

Stuff We Do At Home

This is a random collection of pictures that I have taken around the house the last few weeks. Our kids are such goobers. I love it. Here is Oliver’s new hat. He went to his room to get dressed and came out looking so handsome in his R2-D2 shirt and dapper hat. It is once…

Oliver & Scamper + Marion & Yoda

This is a super old post I keep putting off as I try to post more date sensitive material. But now I have mostly caught up on my blogging, so here are some cute pics and the kids with the pets. The kids all LOVE the cat – maybe more than Scamper would like. Scamper…

National Walk to School Day

October 5th is National Walk to School Day. It was nice and cold that morning, but I bundled up the kids and we headed off. Elora had been so excited about it all week. The funny part is, once we started walking she said she felt nervous. I am not sure why – nervous about…

The Apple Festival

A few weeks ago we had the apple festival in town. There was a town dinner at the park and Chris and I got to be in charge of some of the games. Chris spent the week before the dinner building a catapult and a castle for his game. As you can see, Oliver was…

Disneyland!!!

We took the kids to Disneyland — for my birthday. Because who doesn’t want to go to the happiest place on earth on their birthday? As you can see, Marion was super excited to go visit Disneyland! The last time we came Elora really really wanted to meet the princesses, but there was a 1.5…

Monica Comes to Visit

Still finishing up our California posting! For those who don’t know, Marion walks now. Crazy baby. And she likes getting into everything. The sand table made her very happy. She liked the shovels… and eating sand. While at my parents house, my friend Monica from high school came over to visit. This is how excited…

San Diego Space Museum

No trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s would be complete without a visit to the San Diego Space Museum. All the exhibits had changed since our last visit. This time they had a geometry and shapes themed display. So many fun interactive exhibits. Here is the geometric climbing area. This is Elora’s “I got up but…

Bates Nut Farm

While at my parents house during my birthday week, I took the kids to Bate’s Nut Farm again. I love going there because I used to go when I was a kid, and it is free except for the 50 cents a bag you pay for corn to feed the animals. My kids love animals…

Karen’s Krazy 11th (30th) Birthday

As luck would have it, we were in California for Karen’s birthday so we imposed on the grandparents to watch the kids while we went out for a couple hours. First stop, was the San Diego temple, since we’ve never been there. When we went inside they told us we “had” to ask to see…