Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Science is for Girls

It's almost the end of the school year, and that means it's time for programs and field trips.  Lucia's class did a presentation of Aesop's Fables last week, and tomorrow Sophie's preschool has their end of the year singing performance.  Today I chaperoned the first grade field trip to the Utah Museum of Natural History.  I was in charge of these four little ladies, who are some of Lucia's best friends:

It was my first time at the Museum, and it was pretty awesome.  They have a fantastic dinosaur display and this interactive feature shows how the Salt Lake valley was once a giant lake.

They had to write a report in a field trip journal, and they took it quite seriously. Their minds are just like little sponges, soaking up all the information.  It was a treat to spend the day with these smart and fun girls.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Day for Mom

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmas in our lives! These girls were super excited about mother's day and were working secretively on projects for about a week in advance.  They put arrows up all over the house this morning directing me to my stash of presents.  They made me jewelry and a potpourri satchel, and many nice drawings and cards.  It was super sweet.  I'm so lucky and grateful to be their momma.

John took us out for a drive in the afternoon to have lunch a take a little hike.  It was a really lovely day, and I hope all the mommas out there had a nice day too.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

At the Farm

We had a play date with our former neighbors, Sawyer and Phoebe.  They moved to a new house last summer, so we don't see them very often anymore.  It was fun to hang out at the park and the farm.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Derby Girl

Grandpa Bob picked up these roller blades for Lucia at a garage sale in Arizona. She's been practicing all afternoon and soon she'll be ready for Roller Derby.  

Sophie is all smiles while practicing her "hulee-hoop".

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Triplets

Here's the last set up pictures from Arizona (promise!)  Our cousin Karen and her triplets drove up from Phoenix to visit for our last night.  From left to right -- David, Connor, and Drake.  The last time we saw them was they we were visiting Wisconsin at the same time in 2010.

Go Fish!

The neighbor chased down the ice cream truck and treated everyone to ice cream.

Sophie swinging at the beach with Grandpa Bob.
A rare photo of Sophie smiling.

There's a British phone booth by the London Bridge.

Lucia and Grandma Lauren


Monday, March 16, 2015

AZ Landscape

Vacation is over, and we're back to real life.
 Here's a few more from Havasu, taking in the local scenery.