Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer 2014 - Week 2

#1 - Field Trip - Liberty Park & Banbury Cross Doughnuts

#2 - Science Project - Growing Crystals (chemical properties)

#3 - Hike - Utah Lake (yeah... skipped the hike in favor of going boating on Utah Lake with some close friends - it was amazing!  This is Dallin, Nathan and Erin - all best friends with my children - and all fall exactly in the right ages/school classes)

I have to confess that Pretty Girl was my personal highlight.  Her fierce, daunting courage made a rare appearance and she was unstoppable!   Wish the same thing would happen when it's time to weed the yard...

#4 - And then we did a little of this... (Annual Super Friends reunion!  Continuing our tradition of evening bike rides with the kids, weekly baseball game for Our Sweetie and Boy Scout camp - our Big Guy was gone most of the week.  I got daily updates about his enthusiasm for cooking, his placement in archery skills and the "Wipe-Out" obstacle course they had to complete THREE times!  He told me later the water was freezing.)


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Little Red Ridding Hood - On Top of the World!

These pictures are best viewed while listening to my theme song for this race... (also My Big Guy's favorite band).

Little Red Ridding Hood... AT LAST!!!

Years and years of waiting to do this... (because Bubbs didn't want to be carried in-utero over 100 miles of northern Utah and southern Idaho).
My theme song was especially poignant at Mile 56 - the point where I climbed to the highest altitude of the race and stretched below me was the entire landscape of Cache Valley.  It was extremely cool!  It was so awesome!!  And there was a killer victory ride down the other side.
Yeah... I was kind of doing a little happy dance on my bike.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer 2014 - Week 1 1/2

School got out this year on a Wednesday, which gave us a few extra days of play.  Of course, playtime always comes after the daily, morning summer essentials...

#1 - Field Trip - Hill Aerospace Museum & lunch at Maddox

#2 - Science Project - Soap Clouds & Making Individual Soaps (plus one of my old Harvard business cases on Procter and Gamble)

The soap clouds are perfect on their own - brittle on the outside and squishy underneath.  Our Bubbs opted to take a bath with his.  The older three kids decided to finish the experiment and make their own soaps.


#3 - Hike - Temple Quarry Trail (warm up)

#4 - And then we did a little of this... (Cub Scout camp for Our Sweetie, signed up for the summer library reading program and we made these and these.)