Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Random Happenings

This week has been nice to spend some time just as a family after all our recent excursions. 

I love how silly my little Joe is getting.  He has the best sense of humor and loves to tease people.  Joe came out of the bathroom one day looking like this, just so he could make Jack laugh.
All our kids enjoy picking our strawberries, but Joe loves to eat them too.
Jackson has gotten to where he watches his older siblings closely and tries to do what they do.  I love it when my kids include him and let him tag along.
More fun Sunday happenings:  Clara and I playing Battleship with Joe helping me.
And all the kids trying to get a sticky monster to stick on the ceiling and then waiting patiently for it to fall.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Genevive Visits

Genevieve brought the kids from Missouri this last week, so we made sure to meet up with her and the kids so our kids could play and we could visit.  We met up at a splash pad that was about halfway between our house and where Genevieve was staying.  I tried to get my kids to just play on the normal playground until Genevieve got there, but as soon as Jackson saw water, there was no stopping him from going in. 
Unfortunately, once Genevieve got there, I forgot to take pictures.  So I don't have any of her kids, but we all had a blast playing together.  The kids played explorers and then we all had a picnic lunch at the park.  Thanks for making time to see us!

And once again, Sunday boredom brought out a game where Clara would tie Joe up and see if he could get himself free.  I'm glad they both loved the game so much.
Then for FHE, Joe wanted to go outside to build real Ninja Turtle Robots with a real hammer.  After explaining that we didn't have any other materials to build them other than the real hammer, he decided to use grass.  So we took turns hitting the grass with a real hammer to make imaginary ninja turtle robots.  When he finally got bored of that, we headed to our neighbor's yard where we all played together.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Matt and Kamee Visit

Before Matt and Kamee came to visit, we got to say good-bye to our back yard neighbors.  They are moving to Texas and we will miss them greatly.
My brother and his wife were able to spend nearly a week with us for their summer vacation.  They spent the first half of the week visiting her family, but we got some extensive fun time with them the second half of the week. We celebrated Pioneer Day with them by playing in some water.
Then we got to do some fireworks that night.  Here we are doing the Pop-Its. 
And the late night fire works were watched by these great people, who hated the flash being in their eyes :)
The next day, we rode the train to Salt Lake City to visit Temple Square.  The kids thought the train was so much fun!
We started our visit at the Church History Museum.  Even though they had fun things for the kids to do, I would love to go back without kids so that I had time to really look at the things they had on display. 

One of the fun things that kids got to do though is play with some toys that the pioneer children would have played with.  Even Jackson loved the dancing dolls.
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And Clara and Joe had fun making their own dolls dance.
We then headed to the North Visitor Center where a must see is the Chirstus.  Too bad the kids wouldn't hold still long enough to get a non blurry photo....
And lastly we met up with Jeremy and Grandma for some lunch.  It was such a fun day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kids Just Playing

Clara built a fort with her friend.  We kept it up for a couple of days so the kids could play in it.  I love it when my kids play so well together.
Jackson has also started playing on the floor by himself.  His favorite is to play with vehicles and make their noises as he lays on the ground to play with them.
And what do two kids who are bored on a Sunday do?  They steal their youngest brothers blanket and try and smother each other with it, of course!