A New Year!
Our theme for this year is CHERISH:
time with Bonnie
time with Cami
time before Josie goes to school
a summer of campouts
I made room for our table in the back room. It has made eating dinner a little less chaotic. The only problem is taking all the food down and back up. It has been a good change of scenery though. The kids love the trains. They play with them all the time. I should have gotten them sooner oh weel.
We drove down to Moab the first weekend in January to pick up Bonnie who spent a week in New Mexico with Brenda. We went on a hike to Corona Arch. It was absolutely delightful. Beautiful day, awesome hike and fun company. It is a must if you have never done the hike.
Bonnie took Josie to the rock shop in Moab.
We have been spending more time down stairs with Bonnie, now that there is a couch and it is painted. The kids love it. Maudie is starting to scoot and crawl and is sitting up really well. She is such a cutie.
It has been a rather warm January and we have gone to the park about two times.
We have tried to be more consistent with family home evening. This was bowling with plastic cups. Dylan fell and hit his head in the closet and it busted open and bled everywhere. It was at night and we really didn't want to go to the hospital. Instead we super glued it together and it has healed fine.
two yolks from the small eggs from the store. Our chickens haven't been laying much and so I had to start buying eggs again.
Because of the good weather we have done a lot outside. We went on a hike up a random canyon.
I did a 500 piece puzzle and the next morning Josie took a few pieces out then put them back. She then would take apart more and do it again. She probably spent 3 hours in one day working on it and put it together. She is really good at puzzles.
While they were here we took my dad and cami and went to nine mile canyon to look at all the petroglyphsThere are soo many. It was a blast. We would look from the truck at some of them and brave the cold and look at others up close. It is a long drive but we had fun.
The great hunt panel that looks awful lot like the story of Ammon
I am doing an ART party for Josie's birthday with friends. Here are the invitations. I will posts pictures once we have the party. Dylan is in a Gymnastics class, and loves it. He follows directions really well and has a blasts having something that only he goes to.
Dylan fell asleep watching show with Josie.
The kids are impossible to keep out of the kitchen. They are always hungry and wanting to snack. This is what I found in the kitchen one day. I am not quite sure they had any success with the cheese. The kids love getting the mail. I watch from the porch as they hold hands down to the mail box.
We have definitely taken advantage of the good weather. We went Geocaching up Spring Canyon and went and looked at the ghost town. The kids had a blast finding the caches, and we put our own signature treasure in each one we find. It is the perfect family activity.
I am working on the stairs going down into the basement. I chiseled off the laminate and glue and we sanded them down. They are not quite finished, but here the the before images. The black is what all the stairs had on them. It has ended up being a huge pain, but they will look nice when they are done.