Friday, March 20, 2009

St. PaTty's DaY!

Every year the kids try and catch a leprechaun. And much to their surprise the pesky little things refuse to be caught. This year Easton had to make a leprechaun trap for school. Luckily Matt was off of school for a few days and was home to help. Easton and Matt made a pretty good trap and Easton was sure that he was going to be able to catch something this year. On St. Patricks night we left for scout Pack Meeting and Easton set his trap and placed a money trail through out the house to lure the leprechauns into his"cage of death!" When we came home a few hours later, the house was a wreck! Couches tipped over, chairs on their sides and all of Eastons money had been taken and replaced with shiny candy! Austin walks in and yells, "Mom, Dad hurry call the cops! We've been robbed!" He was sure as anything that some one had broken in and robbed us! Better luck next year boys!

Ava was just thrilled to find that someone had left candy on the floor!

PaRk TiMe!

We have been enjoying the great weather that we have been having lately. This is one of the best perks about living here. We love it from about October through May! The summers we could live with out. I took the girls to the park the other day with some friends. Ava has finally learned that she can release the death grip that she usually has on my leg and go explore and have fun. She fell in love with the slides. Sami was there to help her with everything of course whether she wanted it or not. It has been in the 80's all week. (It was only in the high 60's the morning we went so that explains the jackets) It's been nice to be able to break out the shorts and flip flops again!

This is the best thing about the park. It wears her out completely, which means quiet time for mom!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Every year my uncle comes to town with my cousins to enjoy the phenomenon known as Nascar! We usually go out to the racetrack to meet them and walk around and enjoy checking out the fine caliber of people that Nascar attracts. Here is an example...

Notice the mullet and the substantial need for some dental work!
The kids always have a good time looking at the cars and hauling off with bags full of free pencils, stickers, hats and t-shirts! Matt and the boys were fascinated with the Shelby cars and Sami thought she was hot stuff to be with the big boys! Who knew that a redneck sport could be so much FUN!

ST. GeoRgE

I can't believe how big my oldest is getting! For some reason this picture blew me away!

We went to St. George over Presidents Day weekend see some of my family. My grandparents have a house there, so it makes for a quite and easy mini vacation. My mom, dad, sister and brother in law and their cute new baby were there. We took it easy most of the time. Went swimming and went to the Visitors Center at the temple. They have some great movies there that we have not seen. The kids actually sat still and paid attention for a few minutes. We also drove out to Santa Clara to visit a church historical site called the Jacob Hamblin house. Sami thought the best part was the "potty pot" that she saw!