Archive for the ‘The Kids’ Category

Andrew’s First time Shooting

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Since Andrew turned 8 he was able to go shooting. In our family this is the predetermined age where you get to first accompany Dad to go shooting. Andrew says that he had fun, though I am pretty sure the beebee guns were preferred over the real ones and Andrew liked the Handguns over the 10-22.OF course I think that has a lot to do with how heavy the 10-22 seemed to him and the size of it was awkward for him to hold correctly.

BEFORE they went out, Andrew learned about the sites on each gun, how to line it up correctly and about the rules of guns. Here they are as stated by Andrew.

1 A Gun is always loaded and because of that you should check it by checking the barrel.

2 Don’t aim at anything unless you intend to hurt or destroy it.

Here are some pics, we are up the canyon right behind Farmington.

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We all still exist!

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

IMG_7146Well, so much for my goal of keeping up on the blog all year, but I am getting back into it, so here we are! This is what I got done this morning before the kids got off to school. Andrew had gotten glasses right after his birthday last month since he struggled on the ‘quick eye exam’ that they always do in the well checks. So I finally got around to getting his name and a Dragon as requested on the case to make it look cool. I used the cricut and the SCAL program for the dragon and Pooh Font for the name.IMG_7145

Our trip to the aquarium

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

So we went on one of our field trips to the aquarium in South Salt Lake a few weeks ago and the kids had a blast and were well behaved and we got some really great shots of the animals there. Evelyn was desperate to pet something since she isn’t big enough to get the rays that Matt and Andrew did. Rora was thrilled to see the fish and just watch them through the glass. This summer we have discovered that she is OK with animals in general but ducks, some birds and fish REALLY capture her attention.

Totally Happy with her fish :)

Totally Happy with her fish ๐Ÿ™‚

Can I pet him Mom???

Can I pet him Mom???

All four- one shot!!!

All four- one shot!!!

"Yook mom, fishies!"

"Yook mom, fishies!"

The all important Moray Eel

The all important Moray Eel

Yes this is a real shot of these Jellies!!!

Yes this is a real shot of these Jellies!!!

The OCTOPUS

The OCTOPUS

Rora and Evelyn admiring the Octopus- at their eye level :)

Rora and Evelyn admiring the Octopus- at their eye level ๐Ÿ™‚

Matt petting the sea stars

Matt petting the sea stars

The Tiger Shark

The Tiger Shark

What Cute Kids!!!

What Cute Kids!!!

"Mommy, me Fishy"

"Mommy, me Fishy"

Rora Loves these brightly colored fish!

Rora Loves these brightly colored fish!

Andrew is our photographer, what do you think?

Andrew is our photographer, what do you think?

Matt’s Birthday Party

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Well I pulled it off (with TONS of help) ! MAtt had his party today (his real bday is tomorrow) and he had fun and I think so did all of the other kids. All of the moms commented on it how great it was and how we went all out etc. It is kind of nice to hear since I have been working on it for a week straight with nothing else able to happen but preparations for the party. This year’s them was superheroes. More specifically, Spiderman, Batman, and Superman. We had lots of games and three cakes and Matt got a lot of fun toys. We played Pin the S on Superman, Superhero Tag, a ball game where the two teams pass the ball under then over and back until one team wins, climbing the spider web, using a zipline like Batman, practiced throwing our batarangs into holes (like a beanbag toss but with batarangs), and a game similar to hot potato except with a glow stick (kryptonite). The web and the zipline were by far the favorites of the day. Matt had eleven friends attend and with siblings that participated we had 24 kids not including any babies or their moms. It was a zoo, but a fun one. The kids that were Matt’s friends all got a party favor in a spiderman bag of a reversible batman/superman cape-which was quite popular.
The homemade Spiderman bagthe storebought Spiderman Bagthe BatarangThe over under ball gameThe over under ball game again- new teamsHot Potato Kryptonite gameThe WebEvelyn on the WebMatt playing 'Pin the S on Superman'Superhero Tag- Zoe, Fox, MattMatt speeding down the ziplineMatt’s three cakesBlow out the candlesMatt's favoriteBrotherly Love and sacrifice