Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Break 2009

So here I am finally getting around to writing, but it doesn't seem like anyone reads my blog anymore so I am the only who cares. I do it for our family history since I write more personal things in my journal. We had a fun week despite the poor weather but living here it is to be expected.

Monday we went to the zoo, the weather was perfect. We bought a family pass last spring break and so it expires the end of the month. I say we got our money's worth in 4 trips. Taran and Timo opted out, teenagers. Excuses, excuses, "I don't like the smell." "I don't want to walk around all the time." But they don't seem to mind walking to Wal-Mart and walking around Wal-Mart, with their friends. Priorities! Whatever, we won't let them ruin it for the little kids! We met Tim's sister Amy up there with her kids but her teenage daughter. We brought our neighbor friend with us since he wasn't going anywhere that day anyway. I enjoyed watching the elephants eat but I always enjoy seeing the little kids get excited about seeing the animals and what ever they do! Children make everything new again and I appreciate it. I will be sad when Gwen says, "I need to organize my nail polish so I can't go to the zoo." Maybe by then I will be a grandma, yikes!

Tuesday it started raining, we went to see Bedtime Stories at the dollar movies. Timo opted out but Taran came this time. We met Amy and her kids again. It was a cute movie that had a lot of potential to be better than it was. I went to my landscaping class not long after I got home from the movie.

Wednesday it snowed. We stayed home until the evening we the snow stopped and we went out to dinner with Tim. The kids picked the One Man Band so we went there. It was nice not to have to cook and hearing the complaints about the food I made! By bedtime the snow had started up again in full throttle! We got over a foot!

Thursday it started to clear up and by afternoon the snow had almost melted away. I took the kids to the Dinosaur Museum (where we also have a family pass) along with a couple of nephews. They all seem to have a fun time. Gwen and one of the cousins spent 15 minutes running up and down one of the ramps and laughing their heads off! I watched them to make sure they didn't run into anyone. The other kids were nearby playing in the erosion table and playing on one of the computers near there. I took the nephews home and headed home since we were having all the boy cousins sleep over. I ran to the store for some things and rented some movies. Emily went over to Amy's. She was going to sleepover but had started having a headache earlier in the day and it was still bad later so Amy brought her home after she was done hanging out there. She had that headache most of the rest of the week, I think I need to get her eyes checked. She has been reading the Percy Jackson books like crazy--her girl cousins love them and Timo likes them too. The boys seemed to have fun, they played basketball and with toys and then watched a movie when they were ready to settle down. They watched Nim's Island. It was a fun show. Unfortunately, they did not sleep in but they still had fun the next day playing and then watching Hook. My mom took my sister and I out to lunch so Tim handled the kids after I left. He met me at my parents later and helped Teresa with something on the computer. The kids and I helped my mom clean up some branches from bushes that they had trimmed. Then they played and watched movies. They played outside until the sun started going down, it was still chilly even though most of the snow was melted.

Saturday was a normal chore morning. Tim finished digging out the dirt for our path around the grass in the front. We are hoping to get cement there. That night Tim took Timo, Izak, Micah and Zane to a game for the Utah Valley Thunder, an arena football team--I don't know what league. He lucked out and only had to pay for one ticket! 2 guys gave him 2 vouchers each. The kids had a lot of fun. Taran hung with his friends.

We had a good break even though the weather was lacking but this week has been beautiful so far!

I was going to post some photos but something is wrong with the connection it times out and won't do it. Sorry, if you are reading this and you aren't me!


andrea said...

I read your blog!

It sounds like you had fun.....we are thinking about getting a pass to the Zoo, but I really am not sure how much I will use it...although it pays for itself by the 2nd or 3rd time, right? I'm also thinking about a Thanksgiving Point pass as well....now that the kids are getting older, I think they'd enjoy it. Of course, they love just going to the park and playing in the creek too, and that's free! :)

Isn't it great how we have GORGEOUS weather this week, when all the kids are back in school?! Murphy's Law? ;)

The Cranes said...

I read your blog, too! I just don't comment much--sorry. Thanks for helping our spring break be so much more fun! Was my youngest son the cousin that was running down the ramp with Gwen?

RAQ said...

yes it is ironic that we have beautiful weather now that the kids are back in school!

And yes your son was the cousin--I know you keep your names anonymous so I tried not to expose anyone's identity!

Thanks for reading my blog!

4boyzmdmom said...

I read your blog too! Just don't always comment.

And I have to say, I know you read mine (because you comment!) but most of the time it seems like you're the only one! I also do it for family history, though. (I would love to read a blog written by my grandparents!)

It seems like we always get cold weather for spring break and beautiful weather the week after, also!

Our Family said...

I love reading your blog!! In fact, you have inspired me many time. Plus, I love seeing what is going on with your family. I guess we are all just lurkers! : )

Shellie said...

I do read, sometimes I'm just pretty sporadic about it, but then I catch up. That was a fun long weekend. Thanks for braving having all those kids over.