Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014


 We had a fun time visiting the fire station. We learned about fire alarms, practiced crawling, did stop drop and roll, and played a game called tools and toys. Fire men are all so nice but when the Cole got all dressed in his gear, Margaret said "bad guy." After squirting the fire hose Clara and Ashtyn jumped up and down for joy holding hands.
It seemed like everyone had a good time.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Margaret Write Up

She is two!! Wow!
 Margaret has been working on cute little things here and there, like matching baby and grown up animal cards.  Also, Clara put glue on paper for her to stick google eyes on.
Margaret is talking all the time. She says cute little phrases like, "I do it!" "I did it!" "Read to me!" "Turn it around." "Excuse me." "Thank you." "Help me." I know they don't seem to complicated but they are so darling. I also love it when she says do-tee-do-tee for R2D2. She likes to sing "Meet Me in Saint Louis", "Let it Go," "Froggy Went a Courting" and "Stodala Pumpa." Her favorite books are "Pete's a Pizza" and "Mother Goose."
She is friendly and sits on anybody's lap. She just plops right down.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Marble Egss and Wheat Grass

I am so excited for Easter!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

John listening to Magic Tree House, Ghost Town at Sundown.  Our friend Corrine says it is her favorite one, and we can see why. Red RiverValley is so fun.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mat Work

Margaret putting toothpicks in a salt shaker.
John matching animals to there continents.
Clara sorting and making designs.

Monday, March 24, 2014

City Creek Trails, Another Direction.

We went on another walk with the Mayos! They are always up for some fun. Margaret wanted the applesause that was in Jaime's pocket the whole time. Margaret was a good sport about not being able have it. It was really windy up on the ridge but very pleasant in the small canyon. The children got so far ahead but it was so nice because it was easy to keep an eye on them. We ate snacks then went to watch Jocie in her clogging competition.  

Sunday, March 23, 2014


At the Idaho Natural History Museum there is a cool shark exhibit. It features the Helicorpion. It means spiral saw. I think this kid love it because it is a little bit scary. Plus there are hidden cheeseburgers throughout the exhibit.
This is a link to the first time we went. It is always so fun.
I love this last photo the most because the footprints on the bottom are a reflection of the wall in a display case.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Line Up

I loved this cute effort to line up the stacking blocks.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Sparked by "The Magic Treehouse Vacation Under a Volcano" Clara, at the library, pulled a lot books about ancient Greece. She also has pulled a lot of dinosaur books. I thought it funny how she would plop down in the same sort of way.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Blossoms

When Clara noticed our first crocuses she exclaimed "Mom, you should take a picture, post it on the blog and title it Spring Blossoms!"  Done, done, and done!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


John found this dead bird in our flower bed. He was sweet and tender when he decided to bury it.
It reminded me of this and this.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stars and Stripes

I was picking up poplar sticks in the backyard and broke some apart. Then, I noticed the stars in the middle! I think they are so cool.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tumble Weed

See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free, I'll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds
Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go but I'll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumblin' tumbleweeds
I know when night is gone
That a new world's born at dawn
I'll keep rolling along deep in my heart as a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.
By Bob Nolan
We would sing this song at family reunions and at bed time.
Here is a article about the problem this year.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nature Walk

It was windy but lovely. The fresh air, exercise, and exploration were just what I was looking for. I was also glad that when we had to go home, it was 5 min away!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014