Birthdays

Posted by Adam on September 29, 2014
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We celebrated Henry’s and Caroline’s birthdays (they’re a day apart).  Hnery didn’t get to go out to eat, but he was mollified with ice cream and lots of toppings.

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Henry picked out a rainbow cake because he’d decided that the rainbow design had the most frosting.  We vetoed that and got him a dinosaur.  Still met his requirements of “really big” and “tons of frosting”.

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Henry digging for gold (it was a kit that he got as a gift with a big chunk of clay with fool’s gold in it).  He made a mess.

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We gave Caroline options as to what she could do for her birthday and she chose the zoo.  First time ever that we’ve gone to the zoo on a Saturday afternoon (packed full of people).  Caroline was happy.

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Went to the park across the street for cake and presents.

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Opening more presents at home from the grandmas!

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Fishing

Posted by Adam on September 21, 2014
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We’ve been fishing a few times at local lakes since the kids like it (depending on the day) and it gets us out of the house.  Caroline is the most intense about it, yelling “I do it!” and refusing to let you touch her fishing pole.  When she gets it reeled in and I take it to cast it back out, she usually ends up on the ground screaming “no, no, no” (or something similar).  The first set of pictures are at Farmington Pond.

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Becca and Henry probably would have been just as happy if I’d bought them each a tub of worms to play with.

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We did manage to catch a few eatin-sized trout.  For Becca the picky eater, we told her it was “lake chicken”.  She’s starting to figure out the joke (she generally won’t eat fish, but has no problem if she thinks it’s chicken).

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We also tried fishing at Kaysville Ponds.  Caroline was a little too grouchy (and still just as stubborn) so she and Jen went and watched movies in the car for a while.  All we caught was a few little sunfish,  but caching fish=success!

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Riding Trax (finally!)

Posted by Adam on September 18, 2014
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The kids have wanted to ride Trax (Utah’s light rail system) basically since they realized that Trax existed.  The downtown area is a “fare free” zone, so we plotted a course from the Trax station by my office over to the planetarium a few blocks away (like 4-5 stops).  The whole 10 minute ride was the kids yelling across the train car “is this our stop!?!” to me (standing by the door with Caroline and the stroller.

Looking at the schedule.

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Made it to the planetarium.

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Here the kids were all watching this big marble works type display.  I was trying to take a picture and told Caroline to turn around.  She is a good listener (the best out of all the kids) and immediately did a full 360 degree turn around.  This picture if about halfway through her rotation.  I about fell over laughing.

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Got back on the train after waiting for a few minutes at the station with a variety of crazy people.  The kids, of course, thought the whole experience was amazing.

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Ogden Temple

Posted by Jennifer on September 14, 2014
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We went with my friend Eli and her kids up to the Ogden Temple open house before it was rededicated.

Bin full of shoe covers.  They were really excited about the shoe booties.

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A few days later we made our own temples out of sugar cubes.  Used hot glue to (1) make it go faster and (2) to discourage later eating of our creations.

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Neighborhood Party

Posted by Adam on August 29, 2014
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We went to a neighborhood party (but not in our neighborhood) with Jen’s friend Eli.  Pretty festive with dinner, dessert, games, band, bounce house and dunk tank.

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Caroline kept trying to take off her clothes so she could get dunked too.  She really wants to be a big kid.

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