Saturday, April 30, 2011

Boys will be boys?

Dustin was watching the kids this afternoon. They were out on the back deck, and it was quiet so he decided to check up on them. This is what he found:

Yes, that would be Zach dumping grape juice on Logan's head....and Logan liking it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just when you thought it was dead...

Remember this ANNOYING song/music video.....

I am not sure how it became popular....or why it became popular...but just when we thought it was gone for good.....we saw this as we drove down SR-92 tonight:

I doubt the construction company changed this.....the sign didn't say this yesterday....and today isn't even FRIDAY! Love the last line though....."45 MMKAY". The whole point of having that construction sign at that particular point in the road was to remind drivers the speed limit is 45mph...and who ever did this still managed to keep that in the message :)

Easter Morning

The Easter bunny made a stop at our house late last night. The boys woke up to some full Easter baskets! They had with toys upstairs on the dining room table, and one with candy downstairs in the basement with an egg hunt.

Zach check out his stash....

Logan checking out his stash (he LOVED the kitty)...

At this point the kids new NOTHING about the candy stash downstairs. We made breakfast and ate it....then got the boys dressed...THEN headed downstairs.

Zach was running around finding the eggs and opening them and eating the candy in them, then off to find the next egg. In the end this is what his basket looked like:

Now Logan on the other hand wasn't interested in opening all the eggs like Zach, just finding his basket ended up being filled a bit more:

Logan eventually did figure out what was inside the eggs...

It turned out to be a beautiful morning, so we decided to head to the park next to let the kids play outside. We were the only ones around.

Then the clouds started to roll in and it got windy, so we headed back home....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eggstreme!

Thanksgiving Point does an Easter Egg hunt with a bunch of activities every year. We had never been, but would only hear horror stories from other people that had attended in the past that it was way over crowded and not worth the time or money. So we had planned on skipping it this year.

Jen was gone at a hair appointment and Dustin was playing with the kids out in front of our house. They could hear music and could hear kids screaming from fun....and Dustin started getting weak. He packed up the kids with intentions to go to Del Taco and let them run around the play area...but the car was magnetized to Thanksgiving Point....and that is where the car stopped. They arrived at 9:45am, paid the $19 to get in ($8 a kid, $3 an adult) - the 0 to 3 year old egg hunt wasn't until 11am. There was plenty of things to do to pass the time....

Now it was Egg hunt time! There were TONS of eggs...

Zach was pleased with is haul. Logan only took two eggs, one for each hand. Side note on Zach's Easter "basket"....remember, Dustin wasn't "planning" on going to the Thanksgiving Point Easter Eggstreme so he didn't pack any baskets to take. Lucky for them Jen (aka MOM) had put some extra large ziplock bags in the diaper bag from earlier in the week for a different reason. Also remember...Jen is getting her hair done at this time and DOESN'T KNOW that Dustin took the kids to the egg hunt.

Logan was ready for a nap, so he just wanted to be held and watch everyone else.

After the egg hunt Dustin decided to text Jen and tell her where they were at. It just happened to be at the same time Jen was leaving the hair salon to head home, so she joined them for the rest of the fun! We handed Zach a sack to do a race and he put it over his head - uh, we had to explain the point of a sack race....

but he ended up getting it!
Logan enjoyed stuffing carrots in the holes of the board games.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Idaho Falls Weekend

Dustin's youngest sister Sarah had her first baby this past week, a boy - Levi James Harris. Ironically they received the keys to their new "home" the same day! We decided to road trip it up to Idaho Falls for the weekend to help them get settled into the new place, see our new nephew and let our kids see Grandma and Grandpa Gray (also in Idaho Falls helping out).

Lehi to Idaho Falls is only a 3.5 hour drive...not too bad. We left right after lunch on Friday and luckily Logan fell asleep right at the beginning. Zach chilled and watched a movie on the drive. Zach was pretty excited to see Grandma and Grandpa Gray, Nick and Sarah. He liked the idea of going to a place called "Idaho"....and we told him we were staying at a place with a pool. We had stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn previously while in Idaho Falls and really liked it, so we decided to stay there again. The hotel is right along the river and across from the Idaho Falls LDS temple. Here was the view from our room:

Here is the actual "Idaho Falls" just down the street from our hotel:

Another reason we like staying at this hotel is the ducks. There are TONS of ducks, geese, squirrels, etc. that roam right along the river. We take a loaf of bread with us and let the kids feed them. Last time (1.5 years ago) Zach was a bit scared of the birds, but this time he LOVED it....Logan also showed no fear. He was quite interested in what they birds were doing and enjoyed eating the bread right along side with them! Every morning we would go out and feed them.

The boys took advantage of Grandma Gray time. She squeezed in the back seat with the boys during some of our in town errands. Logan fell asleep holding Grandma's hand and then Zach fell asleep on Grandma's shoulder!

Logan liked to read books with Grandma Gray and eat at the big table with Grandpa Gray.

Zach on the other hand was all about working on projects in the garage and wrestling with Grandpa Gray.

Our new nephew Levi was tiny - born at 6lbs 7oz. Logan seemed the most interested in him, he would get the closest to see what the tiny baby was doing.

Once Dustin started holding Levi - Logan started singing another tune....

Another MUST on this trip was visiting Dustin's 93 year old Grandma Simmons. She lives on some land in Rigby, Idaho.

Zach loved the open spaces at Great Grandma Simmons...and Dustin's Uncles "man toys". Lots of horses, tractors and trucks to "play" with...

We only were able to use the hotel pool once during our short Idaho falls trip. Dustin's parents came over and swam with us and the kids. Zach thought he was super cool with swim goggles - he would NOT take them off.

Logan turned into a splash-oholic. He is even more of a water baby than Zach was/is! Splash, splash, SPLASH!

Once Logan was worn out, Jen took him back to the room to get ready for bed...and apparently that is when the night began for Zach. A group of young volleyball players (early high school?) showed up and they all went gaga for Zach. He ate it UP! The kid was a total ham...we kept hearing, "girls, lets go in the little hot pool"...."girls let me jump to you"...."girls lets go back to the cold pool". Those three girls followed Zach around and did what ever he asked them to do! Dustin, Grandma and Grandpa Gray just sat back and watched Zach work the situation. They stayed at the pool until it closed at 10PM!

Obviously Dustin is proud....Jen is worried. We have a ladies man at the age of THREE?

One of the last things we were able to do before heading back to Lehi was an Easter egg hunt in Sarah and Nick's new place. The kids were pretty good about finding the eggs (the last ones standing were in the blinds!).

Zach wanted the candy inside...Logan just wanted to play with the eggs.

The drive back to Lehi wasn't as "smooth" as the drive to Idaho Falls. Our engine emissions light came on right as we were getting ready to leave town (after filling up at a gas station). We decided to stop at a McDonald's and let the kids play for a bit while we figured out what to do. We hit up an auto parts store and they determined our gas cap seal wasn't working properly and so we were getting too much air into the tank. The fix? Vaseline around the cap threads. Sure enough that did the trick - they cleared the error code and we had no problems the rest of the trip. The kids were pretty restless for the next 3.5 hours. We ate lots of junk food, stopped for dinner at Denny's and arrived in Lehi just about in tears.