Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Break

Yay for spring break! I really needed a break from the routine of early mornings and homework and laundry and dishes etc, etc, etc. Our family stayed in Fruita, CO, and took day trips from there. We went to Arches, Colorado National monument and the Dinosaur Museum. We had a lot of fun, and I got very sore from hiking. And, to add icing to the cake we missed a nasty spring blizzard here in Colorado Springs. There is nothing quite like the great outdoors to help bring some balance to your life.

Monday, March 1, 2010

this, that, the other

We recently found a New York style pizza place near our house. My youngest begged to eat there the other day.( I think she just likes to eat pizza that is bigger than her head!)

I am the cub scout leader in my ward. So for our activity before valentines day I saw this cute idea of making love bugs. They were a lot of fun to make. Then my other children said, "hey, we want to make some of these too, to give to our school friends." I made a bunch. They are easy to make. All you need is some plaster of paris, some plastic spoons, some paint and some acrylic spray. The original idea was to make them pins, but I found it easier to make them into magnets. (And really, how many elementary age children do you know who wear pins?) The kids painted them and came up with a lot of cute little bugs. (In the second picture I haven't sprayed them with the acrylic spray yet, so they aren't as shiny.)

My oldest got to go to the Cave of the Winds on a special field trip a couple weeks ago. She had a lot of fun. They went to the caves that aren't on the tour. They had to squeeze through some pretty tight spaces and got to get all muddy. Their guide told my daughter that she is a natural caver because she didn't have any problems going to some of the more squeezy areas. Here's a picture of her after the experience. (She already changed into some clean clothes, but hadn't washed yet)