Monday, June 29, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

For father's day, Ryan's mom and stepdad Randy got him tickets for us all to go to the circus. The kids were so excited and so was I since we have never been before. Ryan went when he was younger. This was at the beginning of the show. We had awesome seats in the 2nd row!

They did all kinds of flips and tricks on these ropes made of fabric. It was pretty cool!

These are the best pictures I could get since Ryan took this one and Aiden would not cooperate!

The crazy boys!

My favorite part was the elephants. They did some crazy things especially since they are such huge animals! I also loved how they kept telling them to hold on to each others tails with their trunks when they walked.

They were balancing on their front feet and their trunks!

It was cool how the elephants kind of flung these girls up on their backs with their trunks and then they stood on these stools.

More elephant tricks! I told you they were my favorite part.

The tigers were awesome too. I kind of feel bad for them but it was amazing to watch.

This tiger was sitting on one of the other tigers.

Standing up tall!

The circus was so much fun and the kids loved it. Wyatt really liked when the girls were shot out of the cannon. Next time the circus is in town we will have to go again.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Garden and Target deals

The boys and I have been so excited that the fruits and vegetables that we planted are actually growing! This is Aiden's watermelon plant. It was growing so big that we had to take it out of the pot and plant it in the ground. There were a bunch of them but ever since we replanted them they have mysteriously disappeared except for this one.

Wyatt planted sugar snap peas and they are getting so tall! Hopefully we'll get some peas soon.
This is Wyatt's cabbage plant that he started growing at school and it is huge. I would eat it but I'm not a huge fan of cabbage.

I planted some basil and it is doing so well that we have already used some in our pasta this week! It was so good!

Also I went to Target today to get some of this weeks good deals. Here is what I got-

I bought (7) eggo bake shop products for $1.50 each and (4) bare solo products for $1.50 each. The bare solo products are normally $2.79 each. I had 9 $1 off coupons and 2 75 cent off coupons and I only paid only $6.63 for all this stuff!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bear Canyon Lake

This last weekend we went camping up at Bear Canyon Lake for two nights. Ryan's sister Christine, our brother in law Jason, and their little boy Grant came camping with us for one night. We had a lot of fun and I must say the best tin foil dinners and cobbler ever! These pictures are kind of in random order. Here is Aiden with his goofy grin. Why is it that everytime I ask my kids to smile this is what I get?

Aiden, Wyatt, and Grant sitting by the campfire.

Ryan helping Aiden cook his hot dog for dinner.

Wyatt cooking his hot dog.

We saw this really cool looking butterfly down by the lake.

On one of our hikes we saw this horny toad and had to catch it in a cup. Wyatt thought we were really going to let him bring it home and keep it as a pet even though he was too scared to even hold it for 2 seconds! We took a picture and let the poor thing go.

Both the boys with the horny toad.

When we were at the lake the boys wanted to catch crawdads. Ryan wanted to cook them up and eat them!

We had to get a picture of us by the lake. It is so pretty up there!

The three boys!

Jason, Grant, Wyatt, Ryan, and Aiden hanging out.

Aiden would not put this shovel down. Every time I saw him he had it in his hand digging.

My sister let us borrow their BB gun. The boys thought that was so awesome! I have to say that I had the best shots out of everyone!

I was a little nervous about letting the boys shoot the BB gun but we were really careful and they never did it alone.

We had so much fun camping. Hopefully we'll get to do it again this summer.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fire Station Tour

This morning we got to go take a tour of the fire station on Williams Field Road right by our house with a group from our ward. This was our second time doing it and the kids just love it. Aiden is obsessed with fire trucks and always points them out when we are driving.

The boys in front of one of the fire trucks.

The firefighters telling them all about the trucks and equipment. When we were there they got a call and we got to see them put on their gear really fast and take off in the truck! It was pretty cool!

Here are some of the kids in our group.

Everyone in the group minus Aiden who wouldn't get in the picture at the very end!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

cute frames

Every week the kids and I decided that we would make a craft. I saw these wood frames for $1 at Micheal's and so I painted them black and modge podged paper on the front with black vinyl lettering. I think they turned out really cute! ( Sorry it's a little blurry, I was trying to show the pattern on the paper up close)

Now what can I make next?