Kelly's Birthday was fun to celebrate. The children had a great time picking out gifts for him. Tic-Tac's, suckers, and a music book. We ate the traditional blueberry pie and later had dinner with the Mayos.
For a while Margaret has enviously watched Clara and John have a great time climbing trees. About a month a go, before I knew it she was up the horse chestnut tree with no help. Today I gave her a boost to climbed both the Canadian cherry and snow crabapple. She was so proud of herself.
Nearly every time we have driven south Kelly has talked about going to this museum. We were excited to make it happen but were sad that we missed Mary Ella. We had a great time and everyone was excited. Kelly and John loved the planes and Clara loved thinking about WWII. After we were done we ate at KFC and then had plenty of time to drive home, unpack, and get the children to bed on time. Fun times.
Once again we found ourselves in Zion the Saturday of Easter weekend. The weather was really nice and the company was better. We were pleased that the park rangers were uncharacteristically accommodating. We ate taco salad, baked beans, applesauce cake, and bunny cookies. Kelly's idea of bringing San Pellegrino was a hit as well. We lost John for a little bit and he missed the egg hunt but he got a lot of exercise climbing up to touch the cliff. Watching the children wade in a little pond by a waterfall was a big highlight. The pathway to the narrows was packed but we had a great time throwing rocks in the Virgin River.
I love Zion. I love this tradition. But mostly I love my family.
Butterflies are known for their unusual life cycle that includes a spectacular metamorphosis from caterpillar to a colorful winged adult. They have an erratic yet graceful flight pattern that attracts attention when they pass. The Ancient Greek word for butterfly is psȳchē, which means soul. I particularly admire their symmetry and kaleidoscope of colors.