Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blogging Funk

I am in a blogging funk. I don't know why... I just feel like I don't have anything important to say right now. Things are kind of busy with Nicole starting preschool and Matt picking up another day of work a week. I also kinda started this new job... thing. I am going to sell Usborne Books for a little extra money every month. It is something I can do and still be a stay at home Mom and choose when I work. I just have to find my inner sales...person. I love the books, so hopefully I can convey that to others.

Really, I just feel a little... lost when it comes to writing. Perhaps after writing and writing and writing for many many years for recreation and for my work, I just need a little break. But, I use my blog kinda as my very public journal, as I no longer keep a journal. And, I use it as a sort of scrapbook for pictures of my family, so I will try and keep up with big events and pictures, but perhaps I don't have any opinions... right now.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Dinosaur Museum

My sister-in-law, Jill, has season passes for Thanksgiving Point and can get guests in at half price. So, she was kind enough to come with us to the Dinosaur Museum. I went when Nicole was a little baby on the two dollar tuesday thing that they do in August and it was awful. So full of people that it wasn't even remotely fun. But, this time we went after school started so it was fairly empty of people because everyone's kids were in school and it was a lot of fun.

Plus, now that Dano and Nicole are older, they have a lot more fun with this kind of stuff. They can actually appreciate the exhibits and the activities available at kid venues.

Nicole loves her cousin Keira who is almost a year older than she is.

They have a new exhibit called Tinkering that has a bunch of different contraptions that are scientific.
You are suppose to rest the spoon on the spokes of the wheel while it turns to hear the clink clink of the tire spinning. Instead, Dan banged the spoon on the spinning wheel and it was super loud.

Dano loved this wind tunnel. He kept laughing every time something went flying. He is so funny.
My favorite thing in the tinkering exhibit was the shadow photo booth. You stand in front of a screen in a dark booth, the light flashes and your shadow is stuck to the wall behind you. It was a lot of fun getting in different positions and watching the shadow stick to the wall.

Dano loved buidling this dinosaur. But he didn't like the other kids building it. He kept getting upset when the other kids took off the pieces that he put on.

Matt and Cole built this magnetic dinosaur.

Jill and I built this one. It was surprisingly hard and very fun.

I think they put in this dino statue just so parents could take pictures of their kids sitting on it. And the kids went right to it like they knew what it was for.

Here are Jill and Soren (who is Dano's age)

Nicole was just barely tall enough for the big kid water table.

Dano wouldn't put on the apron all the way. He had to have one arm out and free.
We spent a couple of hours at the museum and it was a lot of fun. It is really nice that Matt was able to come with us since we went on a week day when he doesn't work. I often feel like we are on the opposite schedule of everyone else in the world. The weekends are times for work and weekdays are times for play.

I would definitely go again... if I got the discount. It is actually really expensive. And even though it is cool, I wouldn't say that it is cooler then say... the discovery museum, which surprisingly costs less. Oh Thanksgiving Point, no wonder you are successful.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Vetrans Pool

Matt and I got passes to the new Provo Rec Center which is totally awesome. And the pass gets us access to Vetrans outdoor pool as well. For some reason, the kids like the outdoor pool better than the indoor pool. So, we went a couple of times this summer before it closed.

Nicole was adventurous and went down the slides and liked going through the water fountains. Dan pretty much wanted me to hold him the whole time and liked to cry a lot about the water. I think that swimming lessons scarred him for life because now he hates the water, including baths.

Dano has the eagle eye for money. He finds money on the ground every time we go to the pool. He loves money.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013


Back on Pioneer Day, we had Marie and Anthon and Johnny and Krista over for dinner and then we did sparklers afterward. We had a bunch of left over sparklers from the fourth and we wanted to use them before the allotted firework window had passed.

Johnny and Krista were not that interested in sparklers (weird right?).

Krista is all pregnant and tired all the time and she fell asleep

Johnny played on his phone. Apparently kid games are boring for non kid couples

what ya mee mee da dat
So, we brought the kids outside to do sparklers and Nicole and Damon were really excited and Dano was really scared. He wanted me to hold him the whole time, but after he saw Nicole and Damon running around with the sparklers and having fun, he decided to try it, but he was still tentative about the whole holding fire thing.