Friday, September 23, 2011

Track and Field!

We did a track and field day with the Homeschool group here. It was really fun for the boys, and they had ribbons all the way down to 8th place, so everyone got one, which was super nice for all the kids. Liam and Ezra did really well.
6 year old boys.
Liam does the long jump.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Santa Maria and Galaxy Land

After the dinosaur museum we drove out to Crystal and Darren's house to spend the weekend. On our anniversary (9 years) we spent the day at the World Water Park. It was so fun to spend the day with Bill, Cheyanne and the boys. Darren and Tristan even came out for a bit!
Happy Anniversary to my amazing Husband!!! It has been an incredible ride. I love you!

We met up with Arlene, Neil and Mattea for dinner at the Olive Garden. It was delicious!!! I love the never ending pasta bowl.

The next day we went back to the mall and visited the Santa Maria, one of Columbus' 3 ships, of course, it's not the real one, just a replica, but it was still cool, and educational.

At Galaxy land the boys had to take this picture of the Batman Games to show their Papa.


Bumper Cars

Kid Quest

Kiddie ride, like the frog hopper.

Hot Air Balloons

Spinner/Swinger/Pukey Ride. NEVER AGAIN!

Kiddie Coaster

Auntie Mattea and Oba.

So, on this ride I thought it was one were they pull you up to the top and drop you so I wasn't prepared when they launched us into the sky and then we fell. It was awesome!!!! Before it launched Bill said "Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention...." and then we got launched! It was pretty funny, like something out of a comic strip or a movie. This was my favorite ride. Everything else made me SICK. Blah.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011


We had the opportunity to go to Drumheller with Nana to the Tyrell Museum (the Dinosaur Museum). It was amazing! We camped overnight, and froze our booties off, and then we were on our way.

We stopped at the Tourist Center to get pictures in the HUGE dinosaur. We climbed and climbed all the way to the top, and then I ran all the way down to get a picture of the whole family in the Mouth!

The museum was incredible. So much to see! We saw everything, some things twice, the boys loved the blown up underwater organism display. It grossed me out.

Shelly the soft shelled turtle. She's alive and well, and terrifying.

Our whole family weighs as much as a moose. Sweet!

The boys were exhausted and slept the whole way to Crystal and Darren's house, dreaming about dinosaurs and our next adventure!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Liam's first cub activity: Mothers and Sons!

What an insanely gorgeous, amazing day! The weather was perfect, the lake was like glass!
Liam and I started out with archery, and then when there were to many kids to teach effectively we volunteered to be in the first capture the flag group. My genious idea was to play Mom's against son's... bad idea. They beat us hard, and they did it without breaking a sweat. Us mom's were exhausted, sweaty and beat up!

After getting beat up we got our turn with the bows and arrows. We both did pretty good! We couldn't even hit the giant hay bail when we started, and when we were done we were hitting the target paper, and I even popped a balloon that we nailed up!
Next we got to row a canoe. Notice the water behind us is kind of choppy? Well, it was flat when we started, the wind picked up, going the wrong direction, when we started coming back to shore. It took super long, that wind was brutal!!! But we did it, we were so proud of us!

One of the mom's lost her keys and we had a big prayer and search to find them. I was so impressed with our group! As soon as we found the keys we all bowed our heads and said a prayer of thanks!

I was touched spiritually several times this day, and I was so happy to spend a special day with my cub, Liam, that was just for him. I was thankful for the opportunity that I had to tell him that I knew that Heavenly Father loves us and that he sent his son Jesus, our Savior to die for us, so that we might live with him again.
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Friday, September 9, 2011

The Creek and the Fair

We went to the creek with our local homeschool group! It was super fun and Heather Burton was amazing, as usual. She taught the kids how to make amazing bubble solution, how to fold oragami boats that really floated, shared yummy snacks and she was even the first one to swing off the rope into the icey cold water!

Ezra with his boat.
After the creek we went home and got dressed so we could go out to the Fair at my paren'ts place. It was so fun. The boys fished for prizes and got their faces (and hands) painted.
Ezra's crab!
Obi painted his own face with cotton candy!
Snake Man and Octo-Boy!
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