Saturday, July 25, 2015

World Record

Today was a long day.
But it was worth it.
Jeremy broke the world record for largest modelling balloon sculpture by an individual.  He made a huge long balloon dog out of thousands of balloons.
He worked on it all week.  15 hour days, Monday through Friday, and a few hours today before the measuring and official announcement of getting the record.
After it was all over, we went home and had our own long hot dogs for dinner.
And since July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, we also celebrated with hot fudge sundaes with homemade hot fudge sauce and sprinkles for the kids (I had walnuts on mine).
The kids deserved to be rewarded after the long day.
At one point, Jeremy called me into the kitchen saying, "Lucky has a huge pile of sprinkles in front of him and two spoons in his hand.  Bring the camera."  Ha Ha Ha Ha.
It was a good day.  I am so proud of my husband.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

World Record Attempt

Well, the world record attempt is coming along.  Jeremy's been building and building and building for three days.  He told me all the tubes he's built still look like a bunch of anemones.  It's amazing that they will come together to make a giant balloon dog.
This is a pretty exciting thing for our family.  Not everyone's dad goes for a world record.  It's pretty amazing.

I love my family and the talents we have.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Moon Day 2015

This is one of those activities we've been meaning to do for years and we finally got around to it.
The phases of the moon with Oreos for Moon Day, July 20.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Big News

You've seen the ancient wonders of the world. 
 Hanging Gardens of Babylon

 Temple of Artemis

 Zeus at Olympia

 Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Colossus of Rhodes

Great Pyramid of Giza

Now see my wonder-ful husband attempt to break a world record for largest modeling balloon sculpture by an individual.  All this coming week, he'll be building in the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point.
And on Saturday, July 25, there will be a Balloon Bash at the Show Barn from 10am-4pm.  Free admission.
The other balloon artists will be building the Thanksgiving Point water tower in the Museum of Ancient Life while the Great Pyramid of Giza is on display.  Then it's on to creating the rest of the modern wonders of the world (the Great Pyramid is considered both an ancient and modern wonder).
Wish us luck.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Yellow Pigs Day (Observed)

July 17 was Yellow Pigs Day.  We ran out of time to do what I had planned on the holiday so we did it today.  Pigs in a blanket with mustard.  Yellow pigs.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The KAT's Meow

Jr. Jr. (after seeing Mommy and Daddy kiss):  You guys spread germs a lot.

Jr. Jr. saw some lotion on my bureau and asked what it was for.
Mommy:  It's lotion.  You put it on your hands and rub it around to make it smooth.
Daddy (as the kids start rubbing lotion on their hands):  Yeah.  Kind of like glue.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Real Live Date

I'm so tired so this is going to be short.  Jeremy didn't have to stay all day at the Wonders today.  Heather was doing great on building today's part of the Great Pyramid of Giza.  Jeremy was able to come home from Thanksgiving Point, we took the kids to a friend's house, and he and I headed off for a date to... Thanksgiving Point. 
Yep.  He took me to the Tower Deli since I hadn't been there yet and he's eaten there several times and wanted to share it with me.  Then we headed over to the Museum of Ancient Life to say hi to Heather, then went next door to the theater to watch Jurassic World.  We knew we wanted to see that movie in the theater so this was our last chance because things are going to get busier for the rest of the summer with the modern wonders of the world out of balloons and a county fair and Jeremy's world record attempt for largest balloon sculpture done by an individual.  Next week at Thanksgiving Point's show barn as part of their Founder's Week celebration.  He's going to be building starting Monday and the final measuring and such will be done on Saturday.
But like I said, this was our last chance to go out on an actual date for a while, a real live date.  And it was so nice and the food was good and we notice that the napkin dispenser at the deli had an advertisement on it for the 7 Wonders of the World Balloon Art Exhibit.  It had a picture of the Temple of Artemis Jeremy built.  Fun.  And I absolutely loved the movie and it was so fun to watch it at the theater right next to the dinosaur museum.
Wow.  This post turned out to be longer than I was expecting.  I'm still tired but I had a great evening with my husband.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Eat Your Jello Day 2015

July 12 is Eat Your Jello Day.
I hadn't been watching the calendar (I've been busy) so I didn't realize it was Eat Your Jello Day today until after church when I was trying to decide what to fix to go along with our crockpot dinner.  I didn't even know if we had any jello.  But I looked at the top of the pantry and saw that we did indeed have a couple packages of jello.  Hooray!
So I mixed one up and stuck it in the fridge and told the kids they had to wait four hours.  They did. 
Then it was time to "Eat your jello."  This is how it was eaten:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mommy, Look

Look.  Ta-da.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The KAT's Meow

On the way up to Cascade Springs, these are a few of the things we heard in the van.

Nichole (speaking of the forest we were driving through):  And it has more carnivorous trees.
Daddy:  Oh, no.  I'm not getting out of the car.
Nichole:  I mean coniferous.

Nichole:  Once Dad made a squirrel scream.
Jr.:  Once he made an enderman scream, too.  But not in the same way.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cascade Springs

We've been wanting to visit Cascade Springs for years but have never gotten around to it.  Jeremy had a day off from the Wonders build, so he suggested we go up there for some family time today.  So off we went up American Fork Canyon, enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way.  It was fun to hear the kids in the back of the van saying, "Wow, it's so beautiful."

It was a nice drive up and after we were done walking around, we decided to drive down the other side toward Heber.  On the way down it was fun to see Deer Creek Reservoir from the other side.  I commented that we're in the hills I always look at from the other side of the reservoir.  That was fun.
Cascade Springs is a nice area.  
We got to see the water, several different types of vegetation, and some animals.  We heard and saw birds, someone walking along near us pointed out a snake, and Jr. Jr. even spotted a caterpillar.
It was nice family time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A 4-Year Old's Family Home Evening Lesson

My lesson is about "obedience brings blessings."
Obedience brings blessings because Heavenly Father blesses us when we're obedient.