Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring Break Cheap Mormon Style

It's hard to be fun when you don't want to spend money (hello new brakes and rotors on our van!) and you don't really want to mess up naptime (hello most sacred hour of the day!) or bedtime (hello other most sacred hour of the day!) or we really had to use our imagination this week to make the kids think it was the Special Break they were deserving. I didn't make them do much homework. And they didn't have as many chores. So that was special.  We went to 3 different parks. We went to the track. We went on a bike ride. We went to the library.
But we did manage to sneak in a few trips that were more than 10 miles away from home.
****The BYU Museum of Paleontology AKA The poor man's Thanksgiving Point
My sis and I went with 10 kids. Then we went to the Bean Museum because we hadn't gone insane enough.

Couldn't resist this picture of Sammy crying. He wasn't a fan of the poor man's dino museum.

***Hub took a day off to accompany us to Discovery Gateway. This one was on Isaac since he scored a 6-person-pass at school. Good thing because I can't imagine paying 60 bucks to fight with the rest of Utah County to play with some legos. Just kidding. It was a fun place but waaaaay too crowded. It was fun running into a couple of neighbors there.

(yes, Ethan is wearing a Santa hat in the above pix. He wore it all through spring break. I'm picking my battles, people!)
**We also had a couple soccer practices and a soccer game where the sun actually shone. It was a little bit of heaven after enduring games where it was snowing.
 ** And the week capped off with Ethan's Birthday party. As you can see and probably know from your own experience with birthday parties, it takes everyone to open up a gift.

And that was our spring break.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Misc. Meanderings

Exciting news for Ethan. After running around like Nanny McPhee (snaggletooth anyone?) his two front teeth are now the property of the Tooth Fairy. They were dangling from his gums for several days but he wouldn't let us just pull them out. I tried to 'accidentally' bump into him a couple of times, but that didn't even work. Weirdly they both fell out in his sleep, one night right after the other. Probably from his forceful snores!

In other Ethan news, please note his great haircut. He loves to have a buzz and I finally gave in. Kindof. I couldn't quite go as short as a buzz because of some mental issues I have, so instead I opted for the 'starting-to-grow-out' buzz look. And apparently I missed lots of spots and Hub has banned me from any future buzz cuts that occur in the family. 

And after 21 days of being potty trained, Syd finally voluntarily told me she needed to go. I finally feel confident about her future in unders.

And lastly, I think I am emotionally ready to start my own Facebook account. I've been missing out on way too many coupons..... I held out from reading Harry Potter for years because it was too trendy and that's why I never did read the Work and the Glory series. But  it's time to pick a new cause to boycott. Maybe it'll be Walmart again? Anyhoo, get ready to friend me!