Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
It went something like this:
Seth: Mom, how old were you when you and dad got married?
Me: I was 20.
Seth: How old was Daddy?
Me: He was 22.
Seth: When did Daddy go to the temple? Was it before you got married?
Me: Yes, Daddy went to the temple when he was 19 - before he went on his mission.
Seth: Oh! Was it a secret spy mission????
I think I know what we'll be doing for Family Home Evening on Monday!!! :o)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
April 5th was the first official day of spring break - it was also Brad's birthday!
I know - he has a huge spectrum of musical preference...I don't think there's any kind of music he doesn't like - but he's a big 60's fan! :o)
On a side-note, I woke up Saturday morning with a killer sore throat (I'd felt it coming on Thursday and Friday...but since I'd pulled a couple of all-nighters for work I really thought it was just a side-effect of no sleep). I knew we were headed out of town on Sunday so I decided (with a little urging from Brad) to visit the brand new Urgent Care facility Saturday morning. I was actually glad to find out that I had strep - because having strep means you can take antibiotics and get better! So I started my penicillin regimin on Saturday afternoon and by Monday morning I was feeling pretty good.
The last time we went to St. George, Seth wouldn't have anything to do with the pool or hottub. He was completely uninterested in the water and only wanted to play at the playgrounds. This trip was a whole different story. He LOVED the hot tub. There were lots of kids jumping in and out, going between the hot tub and the pools, but Seth was content to sit in the hot tub. He surprised me by striking up conversations with the other little kids as they came in and out - he met several four-year-olds. It was really entertaining listening to them introducing themselves and carrying on conversations as if they had been doing it for years!
Zach was not interested in getting in the water at all this time. He was content to dip his toes in the hot tub and play with the water toys on the pool deck. As long as his daddy was nearby, he was happy.
Instead of pools, we went to a museum of sorts in Washington. We'd been there before, but Brad wanted to go back. The building is actually an old school house - and it smelled EXACTLY like I remember the old North School here in Heber smelling when I went there in 1st and 2nd grade. (isn't it so weird how smells can stay with us forever - lurking in the depths of our subconscious - and how they can trigger memories of things we'd totally forgotten about - or at least it seemed they were forgotten) Anyway, the building is full of old stuff...and it's all out in the open, not in glass cases...and there is even a table full of odd old objects that you are supposed to guess what they are. The kids loved being able to see everything and touch lots of things.
Seth picked this up and said "Look, it's an old fashioned toilet plunger!"
Of course, Zach headed right for the huge mallet-hammer-thingy...he loves ALL tools - especially hammers. If you don't believe me, you should see all of the little dings in my walls and the lovely job he did on the fridge door...but that's another story.
After seeing this old newspaper (from 1941), I was sure glad I had Lasik a few years ago. Apparently, I look better now and I'm sure I'm much more charming! (*wink*)
And here's the only photographic evidence that I was even ON this vacation!
(Meagan took my camera for a while, because she always likes to take pictures whenever she can, and when I was going through them, I saw that she actually caught me in the corner of this photo - in all of my white-legged glory.) Ah, it's nice to know I was really actually there! :o)
Wednesday was still rather cold and windy, so we spent a good part of the day here at the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center. The kids loved it!
**I didn't take a camera, since I was also forced to don a swimsuit and join the family in the water (not a pretty sight - you should be very happy you didn't have to witness it), so I stole this picture from the chamber of commerce website.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Okay, I'll be honest, it's a little cool and breezy here today so we'll be heading to the indoor pool and doing some inside activities - not a lot of soaking up sun to be done today...but still...it's not SNOWING on us!!
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
After getting her hair washed, cut, dried, and styled, here is Meagan now:
Thanks for the fun opportunity, Heather! :o)
ETA: That last image (above) is the top of the cube which is included in the kit. Here are some images of the other sides of the cube.