Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring Break 2009

Spring Break was a really nice break. I had to work the first two days of the break since Provo still was in school for those days, but then got to have 3 days off!!! wooo hoo... really nice. We got to do lots of activities including sleepin in late and getting 6 inches of snow- not really my fave part of the break. But one of the days we went with the Jessop cousins to the dinosaur museum, the kids had lots of fun, exploring on the dinosaurs, playing in the sand pits, and or course the dinosaur sand dig.
The next day, after the lovely snow that came in, we headed out with the Jessop boys to go to the museum exhibit at BYU Art Museum. They had the Walter Wick exhibit going, the creator of I Spy and just was totally fascinated by the art work there and then loved reading how he set up all the details and what you could find hidden, and how long each one takes from start to finish. Very interesting. Then we headed over to the Bean Museum and got the scavenger hunt papers to see what we needed to "find" in the museum. The kids loved seeing all the animals, and Austin was very curious in the "stuffing" of the animals process and that fact that they are dead. Later on, we met up with Katelin and had a yummy lunch at stars and got some ice cream at Sub Zero, which is really cool to watch how they actually make the ice cream, totally fascinating.
The next day, we did something that I have been putting off and exposing the kids to, trying to keep it a secret, something that I have always been totally against, the whole overpriced, you need to get an outfit- spend more money, and whole get the parents while they are down and out and total suckers. But I broke down and decided to go take the kids for a special treat. The kids didn't even pick out a bear, Austin picked out a puppy and named him Brownie and then Sydney picked out a bunny and called her Sparkles- yes sooo girlie. The kids had a blast and really enjoyed their new friends.
Saturday, was such a relaxing day, we slept in and started the day kinda late. Kinda had a horrible run in at the movie theatre, been waiting to take the kids to see Monsters vs Aliens in 3D well after 20 minutes they came back and said the projector for the 3D was broken and we were stranded, so we got lunch. Then missed the next show at another theatre by about 15 minutes.. So we headed over to the dinosaur museum and had some fun playing there and caught the 3D dinosaur movie, which the kids just loved. Such a great week, and lots of family fun time.

The kids at The Dinosaur Museum:
Sydney and Ryder playing in the sand: Bailey, Austin and Jordan getting dirty:Austin & Sydney quick pic at the museum:
Monte Bean Museum:
Walter Wick, I spy exhibit at BYU Art Museum:
At the museum art store they had these adorable monster friends that I let each of the kids get, they were drawn and created by children and then made and turned into stuffed animals, they are really cool:
Build a Bear, Austin's new puppy friend Brownie, Sydney's new bunny friend, Sparkles:

3D movie with Flat Stanley, proof he went where we did:
Daddy getting down and dirty with Austin:
Sydney playing house with the dinosaurs in the sand:
Jeremy and me getting ready for the 3D dinosaur movie:


Alecia Castro said...

What super fun pics & outings, love reading about y'alls little adventures!!

Micah and Kristine said...

Good times...