Thursday, August 13, 2009

July 24th, Happy Pioneer Day!

Well the 24th was great day for us here. We took all the kids to a huge Scout pancake breakfast, big here in Vernal. And it was $2 per child good price and great fun because they had a bouncer slide(I think thats what it is called?) a buffalo bladder toss(balloon toss) sack races and coloring and then a park to boot to play on. The smaller kids loved the bouncer, all loved the balloons and almost everyone fell over in the sacks.

At the same park was The Moving Wall, a traveling veterans memorial, We walked through and observed, that part of the park was surprisingly quiet. A lot of names facts and pictures. If you have a chance I recommend seeing it.

After that was the parade, we didn't stay at the parade instead we went to Dinosaur National Monument. All the children became Jr. Paleantologists, they had to do book work and take the oath, the smaller ones loved it. Unfortunately the larger Quarry Visitor Center was closed, we did drive by it to do the hike and see the bones that have been left on a trail to see how they are found. The Quarry will be opened I believe they said in 2011.

Then of course we ate our picnic lunch we packed on the way home. Then we took 4 children over to the IFA and they where having a grand opening, new store, and the boys did the mutton busting they thought that was neat and received stick horses as prizes. L gets very nervous around animals so this surprised me a lot.

After that fun we took them all fishing, and PT pulled 4 or 5 fish out with the same 1/3 of a worm that we put on his hook. The fish didn't swallow the whole hook so O was able to get the worm back and about a minute after PT cast out he would pull in another one. L, KT, and S all where having fun the teenagers just hung out in the car. We did some great fishing that night.

I have posted the website links of places we went so if you are curious you can just link over.


Here is where I am going to Share those moments that just come whether it be night or day and we take the time to seize every opportunity-

Just a quick chuckle; I was putting my sons down for the night and little Bogan asked for another drink of water, and I said no you have already had a large glass and used the bathroom-he said oh yeah-so I chuckled and said haha your plans to stay awake have been foiled, and he said yeah Mom you folded my plans.

The other night my boys were playing with their legos and when I walked by, PT had made a pyramid and asked me where the little guy was that he had, I said I don't know? And then he showed me he had hidden it under the pyramid-I thought and then grabbed that moment- I went and got out the history book and opened up to the ancient Egypt era when pyramids were built and why it was similar to what he did. He was amazed at the significance. We read and read and learned about them for 2 days.