Monday, August 24, 2009

1st Day of School!

Well, we almost missed the bus for the first day of school so we were off to a good start. It wasn't a "tear filled" day for mom as it has been in past years. I think tears are for kindie 1st days but not so much for 2nd and 4th grade 1st days. Landon and Dayton were excited to go so I was excited for them. Reece was sad he couldn't get on the bus but adjusted after playing a bit at the park. Here are some 1st day pictures.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Timpanogos Cave

While we were in Utah we decided to hike up to Timp Cave.  I haven't been there in years and Travis hasn't ever been there.  We loaded up the kids and off we went.

It seemed like a repeat of the Diamond Head hike earlier this summer with my hot buff husband Travis carrying both Reece and Sadie up the mountain.  I was enough behind Travis with Landon and Dayton that people coming down didn't realize we were "with" them and they kept saying things like, "I can't believe that guy is carrying two kids up the mountain".  I must have heard that 10 times going up.  One lady even gave him a thumbs up with a "Your the man" comment.  I'm not much of a hiker but it was interesting to see the difference of hiking in Hawaii at sea level and then hiking in Utah at higher elevation.  Needless to say I prefer Hawaii, the altitude does make a difference.
The kids took a few breaks along the way but did awesome.
In the cave it is pretty chilly so we had our sweatshirts on hand.

On the way down I volunteered to take Sadie (mainly because I didn't want to deal with Reece, he wants up, he wants down, he wants this and that) and this way I could set the pace and leave the other kids to dad, aren't I nice :).
It was a fun family excursion although the cave is smaller than I remember or else I'm just bigger.  The kids thought it was great.  After the hike we went to Los Hermanos (one of our favorite Utah places) for lunch.  It turned out to be a great day together.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Car Wash $5

I wanted to post a picture of this because I thought it was so cute.  Landon and Dayton along with a neighbor friend decided to start their own business so they found some scrap wood, nailed it together, wrote their sign "Car Wash $5" and then pounded the sign into our front lawn.  They got their first customer right away (dad) but after that car was finished they weren't getting much business so after about 10 minutes they lost interest and found something else to do.  I think it took them longer to make the sign and put it in the lawn then they spent as a business.  Oh well, blame it on the economy, maybe they can lobby for a bailout.  :)