Thursday, July 12, 2007

Busy Days

The past couple of days have been pretty busy:

Tuesday: We went to the park for about an hour. Tuesday is actually neighborhood park day, but only one other family showed up, but it was still fun. My kids were a little unhappy because I wouldn't let them got to the other side of the park to swing. Mostly because of my laziness, but I was also really enjoying sitting on the blanket talking with Amber. Since we were only there for an hour it worked out.

Then, we went to Cherry Hill! Can you believe it? I had an appointment to get my nails done at 4:00, so we only stayed for about an hour and a half, but it was still really fun.

My nails are yellow, yes, yellow. I promised Piper that if Jennifer had "sparkly yellow" I would get it, and she had it. So, I have yellow tips. It's actually not that bad. Oh, the things we do for our kids.

Wednesday: Aaron came home from work at 9:20 (he gets to work at 6:00a.m.) and watched the kids while I went with my relief society to "This is the Place" Heritage Park I am so glad I went, we had so much fun! Again, small numbers, there was suppose to be 12 of us, but only five ended up going, but really it was so much fun. I loved the Brigham Young Farm House. If we ever end up building, this is the floor plan that I want. Seriously. I loved reading about all of the cabins and learning about the pioneers that crossed the planes. I learned about how they made lambs wool into yarn, did you know that they used different leaves and flowers from their gardens to die the yarn? There was one cabin that was one room, it housed a husband, two wives and thirteen children. I really do take a lot for granted. I really am blessed.

Here is a picture of the wool being spun:









Here is a picture of the one room cabin:









Here is a picture of the relief society hall. (the women had their very own building to meet in!:))
Here is a picture of the Brigham Young farm house:


And...the famous monument:
At the top of the park there is a picture perfect view of the Salt Lake Valley, but unfortunately, the fires here in Utah prevented me from getting a great picture, but here is an okay one.

While we were in the Brigham Young farm house I notice a picture of Truman O. Angell on one of the wall along with some pictures of some of the buildings that he was the Architect for, since he is my Great Great Great Grandfather, I thought I would take a picture.

While we were eating lunch(which by the way was delicious), Aaron called and said that Grammie (his mom) wanted us to go swimming with her at the new Rec Center. I told Aaron to gather my suit and stuff and I would meet them there. I did. We actually went to the Rec Center on Saturday too, so the kids were very excited to go again so soon. We stayed for about three hours. Both kids were swimming in the deep end with the help of Aaron and me. Teague is a little fish with absolutely no fear. Piper was very excited, because she saw her best friend from school, Samantha, so they swam together for awhile before we finally left.












Then.....We went out to dinner at Applebee's not my favorite place, but cheap and okay tasting, better than cooking myself.

Today: I promised the kids on Tuesday that if they cleaned the playroom I would take them to Cherry Hill and we would stay for a long time. So since we went swimming on Tuesday and Wednesday I did a load of laundry with all the towels and suits. Then I hear that it was suppose to be stormy, so I called time/temp, and they told me thunderstorms. So we had to come up with a different plan - RATATOUILLE - The kids were very excited, and they loved the movie, and so did I. I would definitely recommend it, especially for the little ones. It sort of weirds me out that I got so excited for a RAT! Oh, that cute little Remy!

So, guess what? If there is no storming tomorrow.....Cherry Hill.

3 comments:

Aaron said...

Who is that buff guy!

Valerie said...

I think the buff guy is Aaron... or Teague???
The lazy days of summer seem to be quite busy for your family - which is a good thing. You are creating lots of fun memories!

Corinne said...

I'd love to take my kids to This is the Place State Park. If I ever get out west again...the rec center looks awesome too!