Saturday, September 27, 2008

Now I'm sure that I DO NOT want to be an entomologist!

Kolby had a blast, but I'm not so sure anyone else did.

Friday, September 26, 2008

today we are going to be entomologist's.

Bug scientists that is! So this was a two part adventure. Yesterday we made our bug nets. (We bent metal coat hangers, and sewed a little net out of some material I had laying around) We wanted to wait for dad to come on our bug hunt with us. (Since he looooooves bugs so much.) But silly me I forgot about the blood drive, so we ran out of daylight. But the hunt is on for this morning, & it's going to be a doozy! Kolby told me a list of all the bugs he wants to investigate. Scorpions, stink bugs, butterflies, dragon flies, & ladybugs. I'm not so sure I still want to be an entomologist.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls......

It's the Circus!!! Clowns, cotton candy, and elephants! Our adventure of the day was something fun and silly. I hope my kids always dream big! I hope they never decide to be acrobats, but if they do I hope they have the confidence to follow their hearts. We had such a fun time. I kind of thought that Troy would fall asleep (It didn't actually start till 8:00) but he certainly did not! He was clapping and cheering louder than the big kids, and every time they would bring out an animal act, he would turn my head to make sure that I saw the amazingness of it all. What fun. In bed at midnight, on a school night. I should be ashamed of myself. But who can turn down the Circus????

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tea Party!!!

"Would you care for a cookie?" "yes please!" "May I get you some more milk?" "No, thank you." Our adventure today was learning manners at a tea party for Knights & Princesses. Milk & Cookies works wonders for getting magic words every time. Cousins Kati and Alli were our beautiful princesses. Kolby and Troy were our stalwert knights. Cheers to all.
Kolby and Kati are such great pals!
We missed Zack (he was at school) But he gets a special date with mom & dad today. What fun!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Get out and play, and hour a day!

I know that you've seen that commercial right? Well I was reading a great book, I am a Mother, by Jane Clayson Johnson, and I got inspired. I decided to start planning something fun, (educational) with my kids every day. So yesterday we were hikers. We hiked squaw trail, (at a 1,3,5 year old pace) Needless to say we explored every rock (Fossil) every plant. Mom, what's that plant, and that one, and that one, ect.... We stayed on the trail (like good hikers should.) Even when the squirels did NOT stay on the trail.
Mom, look I can see the truck! The best part of hiking is looking down from the top.
We didn't even spend the targeted hour. But we sure had a great time!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The dirtier the kids, the more fun we had right?

This is Pine Lake. Beautiful huh? We went camping with all of Gabe's family last weekend. We had such a fun time! Us mom's and kids came up a little early to set up camp before the dad's got off work. Of course we were speedy, so we had time to come play at the lake before Gabe & Dusty came up.
George brought the horses, and the kids had fun riding, as usual
A dirty kid is a happy kid right? Mine must have been having the time of their life!
Even us parents got to get away on the horses for a while. What a treat!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Zack's turn!!!

He was too excited for pictures today, so I only got a couple, but I thought this one was a pretty good one. I am so amazed at how fast this growing up stuff happens. I sure am having a good time with these sweet little boys this summer!