And then we went to the zoo. Because we love the zoo.
I know it looks like Kate does NOT love the zoo... but she was mad because Ryan had the map.
PS... this next picture was taken almost exactly a year ago... I cannot believe how they grow!!
Friday, April 4, 2014
And then we went to the zoo. Because we love the zoo.
Posted by The Kidds at 9:35 PM
Spring is a happy time for me... things are getting warm and sunny. Green leaves are poking their tips out of the dirt and blossoms are covering the branches of the trees in my neighborhood. Love it. It's a sure sign that my favorite season of all is just around the corner.
But Spring Break is the universe's way of saying it has a sense of humor. It has snowed all week.
Not that it slowed us down too much. We headed to the University of Utah's Natural History Museum on Tuesday. I can't remember the last time I went... I vaguely remember going with my dad- he was wearing a white sweatshirt and we looked at a lot of fossils and Native American baskets. I think I was 7. It's since been re-done and it's AMAZING!!
The kids had a great time- it was 4 floors of everything you could want to look at. And probably some stuff they didn't. I told them they had to tell me one thing they learned at the end of the day or they had to go to bed early. They didn't disappoint. Ty took in all there was to see/ learn about dinosaurs. Ry loved the weather station and I couldn't pull Kate away from the dinosaur lab.
Here they got to "dig" for dinosaur bones...
And here, we were learning about erosion.
And here, the kids learned about magnets/ weights/ measures.
It was a super fun day- I'm kind of glad it snowed.
Posted by The Kidds at 9:32 PM
And this is Ryan's cat Skippy. He's old. Really old. And he's going bald. He's long been without his whiskers and I've glued his eyes back on more times than I can count. Ryan LOVES Skippy. Skippy joined our family one hot summer afternoon at a parade. One of the parade floats was throwing out stuffed animals and a little gray cat landed in Ryan's lap. Skippy was named after Ryan's favorite book: Skippy John Jones- a book about a cat that thinks he's a chihuahua. You can see the appeal to someone like Ryan... he beats to his own drum too. Ry rarely goes anywhere without Skippy tucked under his arm.
Or perched on Ryan's shoulder.
Ryan also has another favorite cat (too bad he's badly allergic to the real thing). This one is a stuffed snow leopard named, Spottsy. He picked him out from the zoo gift shop last year for his birthday. Spottsy gets his share of the love now that he's around, and sometimes Ryan has a hard time deciding who gets to go to grandma's with him... Skippy or Spottsy.
I guess the reality is that Ryan LOVES them both. A lot.
This is Kate.
These are Kate's toes. They are pink because right now, my toes are pink. When I change colors... so does she. I kind of love it. She's the cutest little shadow.
This is Kate looking deceptively sweet here.
I told Kate that I was going to follow her around one day and take pictures of all her funny faces. This is one of my favorites. I see it a lot when I ask her what she's doing.
This is baby Abby. Kate LOVES baby Abby. Abby joined our family on Kate's first Christmas- and has snuggled with our baby girl each night ever since.
Abby gets strapped into the car next to Kate, and has her own seat in the grocery cart. There isn't much that Kate wouldn't do for baby Abby.
This is Ty's hand. It's dirty. He literally showered ten minutes before this picture was taken. And he's already dirty. That's how we roll. He's also sporting his CTR ring (someone remind me to go and buy him a good one... his finger is turning green) that he got in Primary a few Sundays ago. He's been wearing it this week to remind him to Choose The Right... he's been having some problems at school- maybe the little reminder on his finger will help. I guess we'll just have to see. He's also wearing a rainbow loom bracelet. They are all the rage these days. In fact- I think it was his buddy Jake that made this one for him.
This is Ty. I'm pretty sure he's looking at braces in the next year.
This is the Ty that I see a lot of. He's kind of a stinker. But I love him anyway.
This is Yellow Baby Hoo Hoo. I have no idea why it's called a hoohoo. Ty used the name when he was 18 months old and it's kind of stuck. Yellow Baby is getting pretty old. I have to wash it in the gentle cycle now.
These are my babies. And I love them all.
Posted by The Kidds at 9:24 PM
"Grrrr. I'm ready. Show me the mountain."
Look how tiny her boots are!! The skis were to die for! And... she actually did really well for her first time out! That girl has legs of steel! She was so cute to watch- she would sit and chant leg movements to herself. "French fry. French fry. French fry." (straight skis) "Pizza. Pizza. Pizza." (snowpolow) "HAMBURGER" (that's code for fall on your butt).
At least I can always count on Ty for a goofy smile... he was excited too. He loves skiing, and after today- I have to admit he's getting pretty good. He can go just about anywhere. He loves going fast too. He left grandma behind in the trees on one run.
Love this bunch of skibums!
Posted by The Kidds at 3:01 AM
Who's hair is getting really long.
Seriously. Look at all that hair.
She and I decided it was getting to be TOO much hair. Too many knots. Too many tears. So we called our favorite stylist, Jamie who promised she could help us out.
Here she is... securing a ponytail...
Holy smokes! Look ma! No more hair!
Kate was a total stoner while Jamie styled her... I was getting worried that our chances for a complete melt down was close at hand and we were going to have to glue her ponytail back on...
See? She's even laughing.
She ended up cutting off about 10 inches, so we wrapped it up and sent it off to Locks of Love. Kate was so excited to tell her dad about her "helping kids who were sick." It was pretty darn sweet.
Posted by The Kidds at 2:50 AM
My little "Heart Breaker" hates having his picture taken right now. I had to bribe him with Skittles here- and I'm still not overly convinced it's a great shot.
And since Kate's school party was on a different day- we got to dress up in hearts AGAIN!
HA! I even got her to hold still for hearts in her hair! Love this kid! And I think it's super-cute!
Posted by The Kidds at 2:41 AM
Monday, January 6, 2014
Wish this kid would just stop growing. Not only do I lose my baby and end up chasing around a sassy little pre-schooler, but it just plain makes me feel old! All I can say is- it's a dang good thing all three are cute or I wouldn't put up with it!
Posted by The Kidds at 3:40 PM