Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shark Day at the Museum

Over Christmas Break, we went to the Hutchings Museum of Natural History.  They were doing a special Shark Day.  It was so much fun!  They had so many special activities for the kids and just went all out.  We will definitely be going again to some of their special events.

Shark Puppet Show
 It was a cute show that followed the story of Wizard of Oz, except the shark was looking for his name.  At the end of the show, the kids all got to enter in some names for the two new sharks at the museum.  Adam's names didn't get chosen, but I thought his names were pretty cute.  He suggested, Shrekey and Baloo.
 They had such fun characters.
 After the show, they got to go fishing for some fun prizes.
  Most of the characters from the show were in the new aquariums.  The sharks are really small, but they were cool.  I was surprised at how interactive the animlas were in the tank.  Adam and Brandon loved watching them and finding all sorts of crazy looking sea creatures. 
 Then they had crafts.  All of the volunteers were so happy and helpful.  They made it a really fun event.

 After we did all the activities we decided to take a look around the museum.  There was some neat history there.  We found an old jail cell, and Adam climbed on in.
I didn't know what to expect and didn't know if we would stay long at the museum, but we ended up staying for 1 1/2 hours and the kids were thoroughly entertained! 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Festival of the Trees

Every year we love to go to the Festival of the Trees that benefits Primary Children's Hospital.  It is a fun tradition. 
 Here were some of our favorite displays:
 People are so creative!!

 We always try and find the BYU tree, but this year, all the trees were "Trees Divided".  I guess it kind of was the last year for the big rivalry, now that they won't be in the same Conference.  Too Bad!

Kids Corner
The Kids Corner is so fun!  Adam remembered the bubble machine from last year and wanted to do that again. 
 He also tried his hand at "Ice Fishing"

 Coming here is such a fun thing for the whole family.  I think this is our 4th or 5th year.  If you ever go, it is always the first weekend in December and don't forget to grab a scone or cinnamin roll... they are to die for!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Merry Memories


Tree Decorating

 A few nights after decorating the tree, we did our annual sleeping underneath the Christmas Tree!  Adam took this very literally by wanting to put his sleeping bag right underneath the tree, but we were able to convince him otherwise:)

Christmas Eve at Grandma's
 All of David's siblings got together on Christmas Eve Day for a dinner and gift exchange. 

Christmas Morning
We stayed the night at Grandma's and had Christmas morning there with her
Brandon took advantage of taking over Adam's scooter.  Adam was too busy eating candy to even notice:)

Grandma and Grandpa's House
 We then headed off for a lunch at Grandma and Grandpa's house and enjoyed the afternoon there.

Here was my best present underneath the Christmas Tree:)
So we entered into the world of gaming by getting the Wii.  It is pretty fun!
 Brandon knew just what to do, it was pretty funny.  He is already better than me, and he's not even a year and a half:)

 Adam and Brandon got the cutest pair of pajamas from Grandma.  They were just too cute running around with them on.

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the New Year!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cousins for Christmas

Christmas would not have been complete without Cousins!
This was Christmas Eve at Grandma's house.

During the Christmas Break, Jason and Jessica and their family came all the way from South Carolina, so it was fun to have our kids get to know each other a little better!

 This was our first time to meet Colton, and he and Brandon are only 6 months apart!

Brandon practicing his new found talent:)
 It was fun to have those together that could this year!  We got together for dinner at our house and then went to Erin and Mike's to make gingerbread houses and have a huge cousin sleepover! 

Adam was pretty proud of his work, but he and Ryan's Gingerbread House didn't last long!
 Let the Sleepover Begin!
Nothing like a morning wrestle to get the day going right:)

We also had a Jones Soup Night where we got together with some of my cousins.  While we were there, we discovered a new talent for Brandon!  He did this all on his own.

  Fun with Friends
 We also were able to see some old friends and have fun with their families this Christmas Season!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sleigh Ride!

 "Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!"
 For my work party this year, we got to go on a sleigh ride up at the Homestead Resort in Midway.  I have always wanted to do something like that!  It was freezing cold, but so much fun.

 Now it wasn't quite how they portray it in the movies, with the whip cracking, the bells ringing, and the people laughing and singing, buit it was close enough and I loved it:) 

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling "yoo hoo",
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap,
Let's go, Let's look at the show,
We're riding in a wonderland of snow.
Giddy yap, giddy yap, gidd yap,
It's grand, Just holding your hand,
We're gliding along with a song
Of a wintry fairy land

Our cheeks are nice and rosy
And comfy cozy are we
We're snuggled up together
Like two birds of a feather would be
Let's take that road before us
And sing a chorus or two
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you.