Sunday, July 17, 2011


Earlier this summer when the kids and I hung out in Mt P we visited the Fairview Museum of History and Art. A few years back they discovered a wooly mammoth fossil in their little town. It's really the only reason worth going to this little museum, other than the really cheap gift shop. Sadly, this is not the original fossil. Payson stole it. So this is a replica but still really cool. When we took the kids a few years ago they were too scared to stand by it. haha. It is really huge. In addition to this guy there are a bunch of other artifacts, some art, a gift shop and some old and broken pioneer wagons and such.

Uncle Levi with the kiddos in front of the wooly mammoth.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Snow Cones

Snow Cones at the Park

We were able to visit one of the many snow cone shacks/huts around town. This is one is right across the street from my alma mater and makes me smile every time I pass by this colorful little booth. I'm glad I was finally able to try it out. Aunt Emily joined us too! I accidentally shared mine with Cecily's even though I'm on a 10 day special diet to drop a size. So far I do feel better....just hungrier....which is probably a good thing....until I gain it all back after the 10 days. Really, it's just a way to teach me how to be on track, health wise, again. Anyway, I digress.
The kids loved my watermelon cone the best. Samuel did not like it when his rainbow cone melted and the colors were mixed together. Now we know not to try that mix again! Sadly by the time we got to the park it was over 90 degrees out and way too hot to be safely playing outside before becoming sunburnt and dehydrated so we went home early. Fun memories were created still!

Look, how sweet, they're sharing. They loved the special straws with spoons at the end :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Chalk Art

Jennie, we're finally using the chalk you gave us! Thank you!

I've been busy busy this summer which has been great! We just returned from a trip to Colorado, just the kids and I, last week. And I still haven't posted about the 4th yet! But I wanted to share this post first because it's fast!

Summer Fun Idea #37

Chalk Fun

We had fun coloring outside today. And then we topped it with a little hopscotch. The kids suggested using a rock. I don't really the get the purpose of throwing the rock. Maybe you're supposed to stop at the number it lands on? And then what? I think they got the idea from Curious George.

Then I found their pet rocks and we used those...until Cecily started throwing them like balls and got lost in the shrubs.

Fun times!