Friday, July 29, 2011

Bridal Veil Falls 2011

The girls were looking through an old photo album and saw pictures of Bridal Veil Falls from when we visited 4 years ago and asked if we could go back.  I'm glad we did.

The Falls

Dinosaur Museum

Every time that we go to Provo it seems like the girls need to visit the Dinosaur Museum.  It has become a favorite of the kids, partly because dinosaurs was their favorite thing that they learned in school and partly because you get to touch just about everything.  Some of my favorite pictures from this trip.


Counting teeth

 Lydia and Emily

Almost Everybody

Madison in the face of danger

 Lydia, Matthew, and Ally



We climb everything!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Super Saturday

1.  Replace bow with vinyl.
9.  Family name on tiles
10.  Vinyl boards:  Variety of sayings.
11.  Variety of seasons and sayings

16.  Glass Blocks:  Lots of options of vinyl (3 wise-men, sayings)

23. Exploding box:  When you take the lid off the box, it unfolds to a mini-scrapbook album.
26.  Instead of tiles, would be done in blocks that could be turned for each season. Either done in stamps or vinyl.

30.  Options of sayings in vinyl (not finyl) :).
31.  Either Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter--done on each side of the block (turn around)

37.  Set of envelopes for each month to hold cards for the birthdays each month.
44. Dry Erase Quiet Books

45. Menu Board


Thursday, July 21, 2011

4th of July ... since it's almost August

 I may be a little slow, but I just took the pictures off my camera.  I love the 4th of July and we got some cute pictures.

Outside the Capital Building, waiting for the parade to start.

Excited for the Parade:

Charlie, Matthew, Chris, and Sarah E.


Matthew enjoying the candy being thrown:

In the Capital Building:

We ran into somebody we know who worked at the Capital Building and he showed us some of the hidden treasures.  This elevator was found when they were renovating (behind a wall).  Apparently, if something was useful, they just covered it up.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sometimes you know you are doing okay

Matthew has had a fever the past few days but he was doing really well last night so I was planning on going to church this morning. I got up, showered and put a dress on before Matthew had woken up.  I went in to check on him and I could tell that he wasn't feeling well.  He was hot so I gave him a cool bath, then took his temperature and it was over 104.  I asked Madison if she wanted me to take her and her sisters to just Primary today since it's a bit of a problem when I have to stay home and Charlie is on the stand.  She insisted that she really wanted to go to Sacrament Meeting, too.  What a good girl that she is!  Sometimes I wonder if I'm teaching them everything that I need to or if they are getting it and some days, you know that you are doing okay.

Sarah Egbert took them to church for me and hopefully they did okay.  I made Emily a new quiet book this week and she has been excited for it.  This is the picture from a blog that I got the idea from. I don't know why I didn't think if this sooner! I printed off activity pages from and then some alphabet preschool pages from online.  There is almost 100 pages (50 sheet protectors) to keep her entertained.  We are also trying some dry erase crayons today and I'm interested to see how they work compared to the dry erase markers.  Emily gets frustrated with the dry erase markers because the color comes off if you keep coloring in the same place.  

Friday, July 1, 2011


McCall is always a fun place to visit.  We had a lot of time to kill while Charlie was in meetings on Monday so we hit all of the top spots.  The fish hatchery is always a favorite.

Smores are yummy ... and messy.