Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Two Big Birthdays!

We had a fun birthday weekend! Ammon's birthday was on Saturday and Leia's was on Sunday. We enjoyed a fun family party at Boondocks.
Peter, Ammon, Leia and her friend loved climbing in the huge play place.
Talmage loved racing on the slick track. You can see Talmage ahead of Spencer, who is blocking uncle Clint.
The kids also enjoyed spraying each other on the bumper boats. Talmage and Ammon were battling against Leia and Katie. Our kids are growing so fast and they are so much fun!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Over 1,000 Pounds

This morning when my kids were getting ready for school, the boys were taking turns weighing themselves. They all stood on the scale together and were amazed at how much they weighed. Then they told me it was my turn. I reluctantly stepped onto the scale while they all watched and then said, "Woew"! Talmage asked me how high the scale could measure. I said I wasn't sure, maybe 300 or so. He replied that I weighed over 1,000 pounds and it still worked. Shocked, I said I don't weigh that much, and then I reminded him about the decimal point on our scale.

Today at my step aerobics and weight training classes, I made sure I worked extra hard so my son wouldn't think that I weigh more than 1,000 pounds!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Good old Bear Lake

Since we moved back to Utah (about 6 years ago), we have gone to Bear Lake at least once every summer. Somehow, we didn't end up going this summer, so we decided to make a short trip up this Labor Day weekend. We had fun playing on the sandy beach.
Spencer dragged me and the kids to the Oregon Trail Museum, but we all ended up liking it even though we didn't think we would. The kids enjoyed the simulated wagon ride and the old-fashioned cash registers they got to play with.
We swam at the Ideal Beach pool after playing on the beach.
We love hiking up to Bloomington Lake--one of the beautiful glacier pools in a nearby canyon. Spencer and Talmage are always brave and swing on the long rope and drop into the chilly water. This year Spencer even talked me into swinging on the rope. It took me a while before I could breathe in the icy water, but it was really fun! Leia and Ammon said they wanted to try, but I told them they needed to wait a few more years.
We love good old Bear Lake!