Friday, March 27, 2009

Sleepovers, anyone?

Sydney is having her (almost) first sleep over at a friends house, and I am missing her.  She is with a great family and I know she is fine, but I still worry.  Some people don't do sleep  overs at all and others have certain restrictions.  What do you do with your kids?

We love the Hogle Zoo!  I am so glad that we have something like this that isn't too far away.  My kids love to go in the winter  and early spring when the animals are really acitve.  We have seen some crazy stuff over the years and have some good stories to share.

Tyler is done.  Well not officially, but close enough for me.  His exhibition and reception went well and it was fun to see so many friends and family.  Thanks for all the support!  We are planning out the next couple of years until I am done. It'll be an adventure to be sure, but I think we are up for another challenge. 

The next evening Ty's parental units took us out to a nice dinner at Hamiltons to celebrate and to say thanks to all those who helped.  That crab was the best that I think I have ever had!  THANK YOU for everything.

One last thought, we have not really been a "video game family" per say.  Until now.  Ty got this as a gift from Glenn (thank you, I think...?) at his reception last Friday and now we are completely hooked.  Imagine that - my kids hooked on video games.  We have had to implement Wii minutes as rewards and it seems to be working for now.  It is possible that our entire family will turn into Wii zombies.  Do you Wii?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Swimming with Grandma Lucie

Everywhere we go she loves to play the piano!  She's my tame rock star.  =)
Over the weekend Ty's parents came up and helped a TON with the installation of his art exhibit  and the kids got to take a break and go swimming with Grandma Lucie.   They are coming up again this weekend and we are hoping to do it again. 

Ty's show is up and I am having way too much fun with the food for the reception this Friday at 6:30 p.m..  See ya'll then. 

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Day the Earthquake Hit

Bravo, bravo, bravo!  Encore...encore!

Sydney and her class wrote and performed in their own opera.  It was the funniest thing I have ever seen!  They had the lyrics projected on the wall so we could read the hilarious words.  They sung about an earthquake, strict science teachers and an experiment gone awry, and stinky Gorgonzola cheese. What a night!  
The battery on our video camera died, wouldn't you know, and so I am hoping to bum a copy of this amazing production off of Lorie (hint, hint).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Recipes Anyone...?

Tyler's thesis exhibition is getting so close.  His show goes up Monday the 16th and his closing reception is on Friday the 20th on USU campus.   For all of you that are interested in going, consider this your official invite (yes, I do mean you).  Click on this link for more info
  I am having so much fun trying out new recipes and planning the menu for his reception.  I just had to post this one.  It is a funky dessert and so much fun to make, click here for the recipe. 
What else should I make?  I would love to hear your ideas and get your recipes for other fun, earthy type foods.  I am going for a more organic rather than processed feel for the refreshments.   Any ideas would help, so give 'em to me!  =)

Weird Science

It has been a bit since I have posted and I have got some catching up to do.  The kids decided to they wanted to make an entry for the science fair at school.  I think I always forget how much time the parents end up helping the children with this, from typing out titles, helping to glue, etc. it definitely adds up!  We all learned a lot and had a great time doing it.
Royce and Ty carving his volcano for his science project. (You didn't think Ty would let Royce have a normal play dough one, did you...?)
Royce loved learning about volcanos and had so much fun putting this project together.  He was so proud of winning his gold medal that he wanted to wear it everywhere we went.
Sydney wanted to do her experiment on water, more specifically hydrogen bonds.  She loved demonstrating how water molecules are attracted to other water molecules.  She said it is like they want to hold hands with their friends.  She was a little bit more relaxed about the gold medal that she won.   Maybe it is an age thing. =)