Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day at the Living Planet Aquarium

This kid loves to be in the eye of the camera. He literally stood there and posed for my sister for at least 10 min. He even went so far as to sit down right in front of the camera, just to make it easier for her to capture his good side:)

Okay, so we went to The Living Planet Aquarium a week ago, but blogging about it now is better than never right? This place actually a lot better than we expected it to be. Outside it looks like an old grocery store (because it is), but they've done some amazing things inside. They've got a pool full of stingrays that kids can pet, a shark tank, a penguin tank, tropical fish, etc. Apparently, this is a pilot location of sorts. They are building an even bigger and better aquarium in the near future. Seriously though, if you're up north with nothing to do for an hour, go check it out. You'll be pleasantly surprised! My sister Marci brought her camera along (I did too, but I left it in the car and really didn't want to walk all the way back out to get it. Plus, her camera is awesome), so I have her to thank for the pics, thanks sis!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Every time I go home to visit, my mom insists on doing a "craft," which is okay with me because I love doing these kinds of things. For this craft, I suggested we spell "Easter" on wood blocks and add the 3D Easter decals to really make it interesting. It was super easy and so fun for those of you who like to do this kind of stuff. We used the Cricut to cut out the vinyl lettering and Easter shapes. We modge podged the heck out of everything just to make sure everything stayed in place. I'm considering doing something like this for spring.

I didn't think Taj would be in to the Easter basket thing just yet, but he attacked it as soon as I put it in front of him. Next year will be even better I'm sure:) Never mind the pink binkie, it was the only color they had left! I just tell people it's his sister's:)

I made these blankets while I was in Monticello too. I had a lot of time on my hands obviously, so I thought I'd make blankets for Brannon and Taj. I actually had to use a sewing machine, which is a huge accomplishment for me, considering I barely passed sewing in Home Ec.
This is the main reason I made the blankets. The blanket he is seen laying on here is actually my sister's. He freaked out if anyone else touched it, including my sister.

When I was in Monticello, I got to be there for my youngest sister's Jr. Prom. I love her dress! Not only is the color fantastic, but I love the mermaid shape. She looked so pretty:)Going to watch promenade was the first date Brannon and I have been on in a long time, but it was fun to relive the glory days for the evening.

This is my dad's hat. Taj absolutely adores his grandpa. I don't think anyone's ever been so excited to see my dad come home from work than Taj.

So I've been bragging to everyone who lives down south that it's been spring in Kaysville for like two months now. This is what we woke up to this morning....are you kidding me?! The power went out in the middle of the night too, not even the street lights were on. It was freezing! I'm hoping it melts off quick, so we can go outside again! I guess this is April coming in like a lion.
I just had to put up a picture of the front of Brannon's man pad. I came home to find a buffalo skull wired to our shed. Brannon said it adds to the southwestern decor he's chosen for his shed (which includes a native american inspired lamp with arrows and leather woven on the lamp shade and a clock with leather tassles and feathers hanging off the corners and a tiny buffalo skull in the middle that anchors the hands of the clock) I can't help but laugh when I look outside and see that skull and think of Brannon out thre decorating his "man pad."