Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mountain Monday a Few Weeks Ago

We really have been keeping up on our Mountain Mondays, but I haven't been good about posting about them. I think our 2nd one I took pics on my cell phone and I don't know how to get them off so I just haven't posted for a while. So, the pics from Bridal Veil Falls will have to wait until I figure that out.
A while ago, we went up to Sundance and it was just gorgeous. Haley didn't want to take the ski lift up so we just walked around and took pictures. It was still really fun.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weekly Roundup

This has been such a fun week. Last week I was gone to Girl's Camp all week which was so much fun, but there's nothing like being back with the family. My kids had a blast with Jason all week though. But, apparently, I need to teach Jason how to do laundry because Britton had to wear Haley's underwear one day and then he got smart and wore his swimming suit the next. Poor kid. :)

Anyway, here's a random list of some of the things we did this week and I'll post some pictures later.

*cleaned and rearranged and reorganized the kitchen and living room
*went bowling at Fat Cats for free (kids bowl free all summer--woohoo!)
*found out there are raccoons living in our backyard (and our nice neighbors set traps, caught them, and took them away--woohoo!)
*got in my first accident backing up into someone in a parking lot (boo!)
*watched the movie Earth
*went to 7 peaks
*went to the library
*spent 3 days at our cabin, the first day and a half it was just me and the kids. They LOVE being up there (and so do I). It's so relaxing and beautiful.
*went to see Singin in the Rain at the Hale Theater with Jason. I sure don't go to plays often enough, I love them. And I found myself saying all the lines in my head throughout the whole play. Definitely one of my favorites.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I love the way little girls think.

The other day, I was playing with Haley and I was pretending that I was eating her. I would say, "I'm going to eat your eyes, you don't need your eyes, do you?" Then she would reply, "I need them so that I can see!" Anyway, I went through all kinds of body parts and she said the expected answer as to why she would need that part. When I said I was going to eat her stomach though, she said, "I need my stomach so that I can get a baby in there!" It made me smile. Then when I said that I would eat her big toe, she said, "I need my big toe to take care of the little toes." Too cute.

Friday, July 10, 2009

More Spring Pictures

Hayden, Britton, Gabe. (both of these boys lived in our basement at different times)

Britton's basketball class--he loved going to this

Haley singing along to her "How to be a princess" dvd. I love how she has all her animals lined up watching her.

Chloie and Haley at the Bean Museum play room. Every Wednesday at 11 they have a storytime there about some different kind of animal. It's really fun.

Haley doing a puppet show at our ward play group.

Thursday, July 09, 2009


A while ago, I walked into the kitchen and Haley had her scriptures out with a notebook and pen. She was pretending to read and then she would write down things about it.

With all my bad habits that my kids pick up, it's comforting to know that they are picking up on some good ones too.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Britton's 7th Birthday--April 19

Britton's Family Party at Nielsen's Grove Park

Britton's Friend Party at Chuck E. Cheese

Isaac, Stephen, Britton, Derek, Ethan, and Haley in the back

Spring Break 2009

I know it's the middle of summer, but as I was looking through photos, I realized that I never documented a lot of our spring. So, here are some pics from Spring Break.

Our first day of spring break, we went up to Salt Lake to visit the Hincks in the morning. Then we took Bailey with us to meet up with Patricia and kids and Rachel and her kids. We intended on going to the zoo, but realized that EVERYONE else in the whole valley was already there, so we played at Liberty Park then at Gardener Village.

Almost the whole gang

Jacob, Emily, Hyrum

Haley and Bailey

Britton, Haley, and Bailey went on the pony rides at Gardener Village. It was quite the adventure. They all said they wanted to go, but when it came time, only Britton dared to get on and go for the ride. So, we watched as he did it. Then, both girls decided they wanted to do it, but only if I would hold onto them and walk around the whole time. So, we made them do two more rides, just so that I could hold them. We were the only ones there, so it wasn't a big deal, but it was still amusing that it took 3 separate rides when they could have all gone at the same time.

These next pics are from the Bean Museum.

I see a slight resemblence between the monkey and my kids. :)

Love this girl!

I bought some canvases for the kids to do some paintings. I really loved how they turned out. I'll have to take some pictures of their final products.

This was one thing we didn't plan on for spring break--SNOW! And we got lots of it! Now that it's July, it's hard to remember all the snow.


I just thought I would post about this in case there are people who don't know about it. Fat Cats is letting kids bowl for free all summer long. All you have to do is go to their website and sign up. Then your kids can bowl two games every single day for the summer (except weekends). My kids love to bowl so I'm so happy about this. You can also buy a family pass for $29.95 I think and then up to 4 adults can bowl the two games along with the kids all summer long. It's quite a good deal.

Summer Update

I have so many pictures that I need to get off of my camera. This summer has already been so much fun. There have been quite a few unexpected things added to our schedule, but I'm happy to say that we have been able to be consistent with the things that I wanted to do each week. Sometimes Mountain Monday turns into Mountain Thursday, but that's okay. We still have been able to go hiking once a week and enjoy the beautiful mountains. And we've also been able to go swimming once a week or more. And I'm really amazed at how consistent we've been on doing school each morning. We've done it each day all summer. And it's so much fun for me.

At the beginning of the summer, we started doing outings with our kids on Saturdays. Jason will take one child and I will take the other one and we do something special to get some one-on-one time. It's been really fun. The first one, I took Haley to the dance concert that I already wrote about and Jason took Britton camping. The next week, I took Britton Nickelcade and Haley and Jason went to get ice cream. The one after that, I took Haley to a park and Jason took Britton to play basketball. Last Saturday was the 4th of July so we all played together all day. Anyway, it's been really fun. I'm used to getting alone time with Haley so that just feels like everyday, but it's really good for the kids to get to spend time with Jason by themselves. Sometimes, it's only an hour or less, but we try to make it feel like something special.