Friday, June 24, 2011

Rock Collection

We went to American Stone a few days ago to pick up a few flagstones that we needed for the yard. The twins do not like running errands, so I had to be sneaky sneaky to get them excited about this trip. I told the twins that this place had a huge collection of rocks and if they can listen they would get to pick out a few for their own collections.
Josh and Jane have been collecting rocks for the past six months. Mostly they each have a large assortment of gravel and random rocks that I would love to chuck. There are a few interesting ones too, plus it's really fun to see them get so excited and curious about anything nature related.
I just finished my flagstone project and I love that I ended up with a place to plant some moss after all!

Our First Strawberries!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011


For some reason I have found myself in a graveyard three different times in the last two weeks. The kids and I visited the Provo City cemetery a few times, once with Grandpa Holmes and once coming home from taking Coco to the groomers. The kids and I wandered through the grave stones looking at the names and dates and wondering about the people who had died. Josh sounded out the names and Jane put a little clover flower on about fifty headstones. It was really peaceful making our way through the graveyard and the kids were surprisingly respectful of the graves and that we were in a sacred place. We had a few interesting conversations as we walked, and I am always surprised how much the twins understand. We met Grandpa in the graveyard while he was waiting to get his car fixed and he told the kids stories about the people buried there (all made up) and stories about his childhood.
I love getting to spend time with my Dad and I really love to hear his stories. The ones he makes up are always really good but my favorite are the stories about his childhood. My dad is really fascinating, he lived all over the country as a child and his stories about his childhood are from a different time.

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

We had the good fortune to visit Gilgal Sculpture Garden tonight with some friends in SLC. The park is located at 749 East 500 South in Salt Lake City. We only had a few minutes to take in the park's curiosities but I am so glad we had a chance to stop by. I am still not sure what to file the "Joseph Smith as a Sphinx" thingy under but it is amazing to behold. 
I am sure there was much more to discover in this small garden but we will have to make a return trip to take it all in.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Party Time!

The kids had a great time. We had pizza, decorated cookies, played pin the PAC Man on the Ghost and busted open a piñata! Hooray, it was awesome, double hooray, it's over!!!

Birthday Cakes

Party Prep

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Soccer Pics!

Are you a bear?

Nope, I'm a monkey!

The Hills are Alive!

I am so excited that I can look out my windows and see green everywhere! I didn't expect to have so many other colors in our yard so soon.

It's poop again!

"Dad, wook, there's poo poo right there!"

This was Elliott's first completely coherent sentence. It's in reference to CoCo's inability to consistently go where we want him to go, or maybe it's our inability to be consistent with him. Hmm.

Baby Chicks

I brought home baby chicks on Saturday from our local IFA store. I'm not sure why I do things like this, we don't really need an extra helping of crazy around here. Crazy or not, I am really excited to raise chickens! I debated just getting hens that will be ready to lay right away, but I thought that the kids would really enjoy seeing them grow.