Sunday, March 29, 2009

What should we do this weekend?

Brady got off work a little early Friday afternoon and we drove around for a while pondering what we could do for fun. On the spur of the moment we decided to book a hotel room and drive to Salt Lake for the weekend. We found a great deal on a hotel with a pool and free breakfast in West Valley and never looked back. Saturday morning we went to Hogle Zoo. It was a little chilly in the morning but by noon it was perfect. After the zoo we had lunch in a park downtown, then went back to the hotel for swimming. Then dinner at the Training Table (one of Brady's favorite Utah restaurants), and that night we found a drive-in movie theater close to the hotel so we watched Monsters vs. Aliens. It was the kids' first experience with the drive-in and they loved it! We chose the right day because we drove home in an nasty smowstorm on Sunday. But it was a great weekend and a great way to blow a portion of our tax return!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jonas' first sucker

I promised Eli a bath and a sucker if he let me cut his hair. He was a good sport and earned his reward. After Jonas' haircut, Eli insisted that his brother deserved the same.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day by making sugar cookies. Unfortunately, we do not own any festive cookie cutters for this "holiday". We have at least a hundred cookie cutters, but I guess this is the forgotten holiday. Anyway, Hannah and Eli were more than happy to chose other designs including a bear, heart, flower, train, truck, star, and the letters H and E. A fun time was had by all.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Eli's deep thoughts

Lately Eli has been asking interesting questions. Sometimes you can see the wheels turning in his head and we are amazed at the questions he comes up with. So we have added a special section to our blog entitled "Eli's deep thoughts" so we can share some of his thought provoking ideas.