Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer 2014 - Week 5

Week 5

June 29
Visiting Aunt Annie's and Uncle Ben's house.



June 30
Hogle Zoo














Picnic at the Park (with Tasha)





July 1st and 2nd, unknown because of no pictures or written down events.

July 3
Logan, Utah and Preston, Idaho






July 4
Logan, Utah
(Side Note: After eating breakfast, I had to travel back to Salt Lake because I had to work a closing shift. So the girls stayed with my parents.)



July 5
Logan, Utah

July 6
Silver Lake (Brighton, Utah)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer 2014 - Week 4

Since I am way behind in posting blogs for last summer, I'm just going to post pictures of the fun stuff we did.

June 22
Crafts with grandma

June 23

Lunch on the front lawn

Fishing at Rockport Reservoir


June 24

Frozen treats for the dogs

June 25

Ice blocking

June 26
Children's Discovery Museum at The Gateway






June 27
Bowling with Tristyn's boys.

Chasing bugs.

June 28
Golden Spike National Park


Spiral Jetty

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer 2014 - Week 3

On June 15th, the girls, my mom and I got ready for church.

We went to church, then after, came home and got ready to head out to my grandparents house to have a BBQ with family.


On the 16th, I showed them what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar. 
Then one of the task was make a movie (using my phone, then edit and upload it to YouTube). We started, but after recording footage for more than 10+ minutes, I could tell the girls really did not know what to do. So I said, lets think of a short story...

On the 17th, we tried making a movie again. This time, we had a story line and knew what to do instead of doing an improv movie. The girls understood what goes into making a little movie and the hard work it takes. After filming, I edited and put it up on YouTube.

But it was a rainy day, so I ended up taking the girls to the library to get a few books and then to McDonald's for lunch.


After lunch, we went bowling since there were no outdoor activities to really do. After bowling, I took them to look at shoes... with shoe laces. They were going to learn how to tie shoes, no more velcro.

After picking out shoes, we ran over to Toys R Us to look at all the fun toys.

On the 18th, before I had to go to work, I let them play with cornstarch and water. They were intrigued.

On the 19th, we drove down to a store in American Fork that makes and sells candy. We had fun looking around.

On the way home, we stopped at Aunt Annie's house to pick up the dogs. They, with grandma, helped themselves to some peas in the garden.

Later that night, we blew bubbles out in the front yard before it got too dark.

On the 20th, I took the girls swimming. But we arrived a little too early, so they had to go swimming in the indoor pool. But shortly after, they opened the outside pool and the girls and I packed up our stuff and walked around. They played in the outside pool and then went over to the basic diving board. Then they got brave enough to jump from the next highest diving board.




Had lunch and then went home to take a nap. We were going to go to the drive-in later that night, but we needed to have a nap first.

The movie we picked was "How to Train Your Dragon 2" / "Maleficent". We had fun at the drive-in. Although it took a while for the girls to find the right spot to sit (in the car, back seat, in chairs in front of the car...).

But about 20 minutes into the second movie, they fell asleep. So I buckled them up and drove them home since it was now after midnight and they were tired.

On the 21st, my birthday, the 3 of us went bowling with TJ again, and then went to get our own personal pizzas for lunch.

Later in the afternoon, when grandma got home from work, the girls helped decorate the patio so we could have a luau with the family. The girls got dressed up in their grass hula skirts, and I dressed in my Hawaiian shirt.


Annie and Ben came over. We started barbecuing and eating delicious food.



I brought my laptop outside and had luau and Hawaiian music playing for a while. Then I turned on Radio Margaritaville. It was an actual live show and the girls and I played out in the back with the giant beach ball until it got dark.