Thursday, August 8, 2013

April 4, 2012 - Arizona Trip - Phoenix Zoo

We started our morning off at Grandma Bonnie's.
 Abbie loved talking to Grandma.
 James decided to rest with the singing bear.
 Then it was off to the Phoenix Zoo. It was hot but quite enjoyable!
 Abbie wasn't too sure about the heat.

 Love brushing the goats!
 Happy baby! Two baby teeth!
 Running heavy machinery is James' forte!
 Momma's Pearls!
 Have you ever seen a two-headed turtle?
 Wrestling aligators!
 Monkeying Around!
We had a great time! It doesn't matter where we are, if there is a zoo, you betcha we'll love it!

April 3, 2012- Arizona Trip - Easter Pageant

 We spent the morning with Grandpa Cucumber and Grandma Penny at a pizza place.
 James and Clara both won a ton of tickets.
 James enjoyed riding the rides!
 They had so much fun!
Next, we went to visit the construction site for the Gilbert, AZ Temple.
 The construction workers were placing the stones that formed the windows.
 It was really neat to see! There was a little visitor center/trailer that had displays of the stained glass windows and other detailed designs of the temple. The children each received a "piece" of the temple (broken stones).
 We met up with Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Norm to eat the traditional fried chicken before the evening's event: The Easter Pageant.
 Time to say goodbye to Grandpa Cucumber.

 After such a fun day, it was hard for some of us to let go.

 We had to get a picture of Grandpa, Dad, and son.

 Some cast members came out into the audience before the program. These guys looked familiar. Oh, wait! That's Aaron and Parker.
 The view of the Mesa Temple at night is beautiful!

April 3, 2012 Busy Day in Arizona

We had an opportunity to go the Mesa Family History Center, where Grandpa Norm volunteers. James was really tired!
 Abbie was comfy in her stroller.

April 2, 2012 - Trip to Arizona - Visit from the Cousins

In April, we visited Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Norm in Arizona. The cousins came over to visit.
Sophie and James are only a few days apart.
 Great Grandma with her grandbabies.
 Clara having fun with her cousins.
Jenna and Abbie are also a couple days apart.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

March 30, 2012 - Preparing for Spring

We are getting ready for Spring. These two girls are getting their perching practice.
The Pop-Up Green House is up.

March 24, 2012- James Birthday Party

ALL ABOARD! James is 3!!!

 We decorated everything in trains.

 I'm not the best cake decorator. The ducky engineer makes it cute!
 Our local bakery made the train cookies! They turned out awesome!
 James' favorite train books.
 James' favorite new train hat he got from Grandpa Choo-Choo!
 Saw this on Pinterest: Making a railroad track out of black duct tape, leading up to the door. This stayed up for several months afterwards. James LOVED it!
 Bubble lawn mower! We love bubbles!

Grandpa Choo-Choo and Memee came, of course.
James had a GREAT birthday party. We don't usually do big parties for the kids, but once in awhile, we pull one together and the kids enjoy it.