Friday, January 28, 2011

Treehouse Fun

We went to the Treehouse museum in Ogden this week. It was a long drive (Spence had to go to Odgen anyway, so we just tagged along) but TOTALLY worth it. I've never been anywhere so cool in my entire life! There is SO much to do and explore. We got there when it opened at 10 and stayed till it closed at 5, and still didn't see and do all the activities we wanted to! There are dozens of different little areas...
...and you can dress up at all of them! What more could a girl want?!
And in each place there is a craft or other hands on activity.
Even this little guy found plenty to do.

And there was so much more! The battery on my camera died when I was about 2/3 the way through the FIRST FLOOR! There was SO SO much more. The girls got to go in the art room and paint, and the music room and play the instruments, dress up in military costumes, visit a farm, ride a bull at the rodeo, build in the woodshop, plant in the garden, and be in a play! I could go on and on and on! Clearly they've made a fan out of me. GO! It's so fun!

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Pictureless Christmas

I can't believe it but I really don't have any pictures of Christmas!!! I have a little bit of video from the Christmas pageant but that's all. I might regret that for the rest of my life, but the truth is I was just too caught up in the moment to think about clicking away. (Best part is my camera broke the week of Christmas so I had just gotten a new one on the 23rd!) Anyway, you know me, I like to start the new year with a bang so here's a little bit of what we did this first week.
We rang in the new year with Chocolate. There really isn't any other way to do it.

If you stay up till 3 AM on New Years make sure you don't sleep in longer then the kids. If you do they might get out the makeup Santa brought them for Christmas and play beauty parlor.
Luckily the girls are really good big sisters and are sure to never leave Kimball out.
That's okay, He cleans up nice.
Next was our yearly sledding trip.
Kimball got the short end of the stick this year and ended up in some "hand-me-downs."
Next was a rollin' night of...
... yep, bowling with the whole gang. (That's Inara, not Aliah. Crazy, right?! She so big!) I love when Abby and Joey are in town. Not only because I get to see my sweet Avie,
but because we get the whole family together A LOT!
(Oh the joys of trying to get a nice family picture.)
That was apparently not enough fun for me because one afternoon I got bored and gave the girls some sour patch kids, just for my own entertainment.
Kimball didn't get to have any, but I think he was plenty happy with his peach puffs!
And we didn't stop there! We had a great family dinner at The Olive Garden, and a wonderful temple trip with some of the sisters. Plus lots and lots of just hanging out. It's been a great year! (So far!)