Monday, July 19, 2010

Living Planet Aquarium

We had so much fun at the aquarium this week. The penguins are great. They are so active and fun to watch. I love all the new changes they have made there. Sidney has decided she wants to be a zoologist. We just need to get her to touch the animals. LOL.

Steel Days Weekend

Eric and I are both from American Fork. His mom and dad still live there, so it is tradition to go over and celebrate Steel Days with them.
We always attend the AF band breakfast. After that we head over to our corner for the parade. This year the parade was terrible the gaps and the parade itself were awful. We usually head down to the car show but this year the kids were anxious to get up the canyon out of the heat.
The kids had a blast playing at the amphitheater and on the side of the mountain in the dirt. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows for dinner. It was pretty relaxing.

4th of July weekend

This year for the 4th of July I wanted to take a more historical approach. I wanted my kids to learn the real meaning of why we celebrate the 4th. We started off the week with the patriotic service at the Marriott Center at BYU. Steve Young was the keynote speaker (which is partly why I wanted to go) but the meeting itself was amazing. I had tears in my eyes for a good portion of the meeting. It was great to hear some uplifting music by some very talented artists. All of the speakers were great too.
On Friday we attended Ellis Island in the park. We were able to go through a fake Citizenship test, we had our knowledge tested about many facts. We also attended a wonderful play called Cries of Freedom. I learned so much from this play. It started with the revolution in Europe and why the people wanted to get away to find religious freedom, and then ended with Francis Scott Key and the Declaration.

There was also a little village to visit with many colonial activities. We were there for almost 5 hours and could have stayed longer.

Friday evening we went participated in the great American pastime, baseball. The Owlz won and put on a great fireworks show.

The next morning we were up bright and early to attended the balloon fest in Provo. Due to the wind they were only able to launch 3 balloons that morning but it ended up being so much fun because everyone left and we had a lot of space to wander around as they would put the balloons up and then pull them back down because of the wind.

Saturday we also had a family BBQ and watched PGs fireworks for Grandma Woffinden's yard. It is was a lot a fun spending time with everyone that day.

Sunday was spent with family as our little nephew Dreagon was blessed.

Monday was the grand parade where Sidney marched. That afternoon we saw how to train your dragon and then visited the rest of the evening.

Very busy but fun weekend. Only bad point is Sidney ended up getting sick. :(