Friday, May 25, 2012

go fly a kite

a couple of months ago, amber and i put together a small list of all the potential fun summer activities we wanted to do. whenever we have a free day this summer, our hope is to try to check one off the list. it's kind of like the 25 days of Christmas thing we did back in december. we have recently blogged about some of the activities we've already done this summer, including our trip to the aquarium, miniature golf, and our annual trip to the tulip festival. some of our smaller fun activities that we've had a chance already to do include sidewalk chalk, feeding the ducks, and hitting up the spanish fork splash pad. our most recent checkmark was kite flying, which is a first for us as a family.

we first went over to walmart to get a kite. the choices were pretty slim, but we eventually found a cute pink cinderella kite. we then headed over to rock canyon park, had a picnic, played at the park for a moment, then went out to the big field so claire could fly her very first kite. :)

it wasn't quite as windy as we were hoping for, but claire got her kite up and soaring. she seemed to have a good time flying the kite, but she seemed to have a lot more fun just playing with the little pink kite tail. well, we definitely had a lot of fun watching her run around. it was quite the enjoyable day. we hope the rest of the summer will be nearly as fun with lots more checkmarks to come.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tulip Festival

Still trying to catch up on blog posts...

A few weeks ago, we made a trip to Thanksgiving Point to see the Tulip Festival. We took Claire last year and even though Scott and I really enjoyed it, I don't think she appreciated it as much as we did. This time was a lot more fun. Claire enjoyed walking around and she would point out the butterflies and birds to us. At the beginning of our trip she would reply "pitty" in response to us pointing out the pretty flowers.

She really liked the Secret Garden. There was a fountain inside, and Claire loved touching the water and splashing. :)

Lunch time! :)

I'm sure the best part for Claire was the Children's Discovery Garden. It had music areas with toys to bang around on and an area specifically for playing in the water. We were a little disappointed that the splash pad part wasn't on, but Claire didn't seem to mind. :)

This year was so much fun and I'm sure the next times we go it will just keep getting better and better. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Heidi's Farewell

Our April family get together was extra fun with more family visiting for Heidi's farewell. We had family come earlier in the week, but on Saturday we had Mom and Dad, Lindy, Lia, Heather, April and their families, and also Heidi and Daniel. It was a big group. We went to the park nearby for lunch and then we fed the ducks and played a game of tag. It was a lot of fun.

The next day at church, Heidi gave her talk, we all sang a musical number "Dare To Do Right", an arrangement that Lindy wrote, and we then had a nice lunch all together after church. On Tuesday Heidi was set apart as a missionary for the church and we then had to say goodbye to Heidi on Wednesday when she was dropped off at the MTC. I'm so excited for Heidi and I know she'll make a great missionary! :)