Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Zoo with a Crew!!!

So on Thursday of the UEA break, My friend Heather and I decided to take our kids, with a few extra (her neice and nephew too), to the Zoo. Basically, we are crazy-as you can see with these pictures of 7 kids (ages 6, 5 1/2, 5, 3, 2 1/2, 2, and 2)! YEP-we had our hands full!!!

Even with our crew we rally had a good time. Animals are just so much fun to watch!! The Rhino was a favorite, as well as the Tiger which was totally pacing in front of the window, right in front of the kids. he also got in the water and swam around right in front of the kids. It was really cool.
(And why do i not have pictures of all this cool tiger stuff, you may ask...that would be because we were trying to locate the 2-year-old nephew who wandered off in the 2 seconds that we were gathering the kids...we went the wrong direction the first attempt to find him so when i went back from where we came from to get him, he was down the hill where someone saw me looking and probably my almost-frantic looked and pointed him out! PHEW!!!)

AJ and Julia were sportin their BYU gear because we were going to watch the game at "Ba-pa and Mah-Ma's" after the zoo. So i couldn't resist the BYU-gear-with-the-cougar picture!! (The cougar is above Julia's shoulder-kinda hard to see) And Aj took this great picture of the Cougar. He's pretty good huh?!?!

Another Higlight, of course, is the mural of the gorilla's arm span. All the kids wanted their turn to get a picture (except the youngest who didn't really know any differently!) Here's the gorilla-arm photo shoot!!!

And i just couldn't not put this one in-is that a happy kid or what!!! This was in the playground at the end of the day. -and let me tell you-Heather and i were not looking this chipper and energetic at this point! :)

Beside the trauma of the wondering child, it was a really fun time. The kids had a blast seeing the animals and just being together-it was a fun day!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good thing for "K" cousins!!!

So, AJ sits down to do his homework-a K page-and then he had to think of 3 things (or people) who start with K.

Luckily, he had 3 cousins that fit the are their pictures-pretty good replicas-huh?!?! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

CORNBELLY'S-finally a new post!

For Julia's preschool group field trip, we all took the kids to Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving point! Everyone split up so we pretty much just explored the place-just me and the kids, it was fun!

How Fun is this chair?!?!

My little piglets (This is what AJ looks like when he sounds like a pig!)

After our little photo shoot, the kids spotted this cool climbing hay structure thing and off they went. Julia, of course, following right behind AJ like she had been climbing these rope things for years.

They were really cute coming down the slide together. I think Julia was a little nervous about it so AJ was there-The big brother to save the day!!! They can get along so good sometimes...I just LOVE it!!!

We did the corn maze and were pretty successful the first time, in "phase 1" (we went in the entrance and came out the exit fairly quickly) but AJ was ambitious and wanted to do "phase 2" and we weren't quite as successfull (it took us twice as long and we went in and out the entrance!) but we had fun!!!

Julia would run ahead to where there was a turn, whip her head in both directions, turn and say "which way should we go" and then just take off in whatever direction she wanted to! She was so excited-it was really cute! AJ would force his way through every once in a while so he could lead the way!

Here we are on the hayride-so fun! (Doesn't AJ look like he is having a BLAST!! So, not his greates picture ever :)!!)

AJ was the brave one (that's a swap :) huh?) and went on the Cow train. Julia was ok with it until she found out i wasn't going and she bailed!

Julia opted for the stationary cow while AJ was on the go!

Before we went home the kids got to go to the pumpkin patch and pick ANY pumpkin they wanted! They found some good ones!

...and home we went and, OF COURSE, those pumpkins were decorated before Daddy even got home! Pretty goofy HUH?!?!?!

(Do you love the rocks for eyebrows that AJ added this morning!?!?)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ty and Jers, this ones for you!!!!!

I tried to upload this video, but I couldn't remember how to do it, so here is the link. ENJOY!!!!!