Friday, October 14, 2016
Fall Has Fallen
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Sigh. Kids. I turn around for... well... I forgot that I was typing out a blog post and someone or someones got a hold of my post. So... let's start again... a long time after I started this post.
Time to catch up.
Tuesday, September 20, was National Punch Day. I blogged about that. What I didn't blog about was that it was also Pack Meeting for the Cub Scouts and Jr.'s den was putting on a carnival. Fun for the whole family.
Wednesday, September 21, we did Family Home Evening. We went for a drive around the lake. It was nice and we got to see some raptors (the bird variety, not dinosaurs)- mostly red-tailed hawks.
Thursday, September 22, was the first day of Fall and it was crazy. Rained off and on the whole day. There was even a tornado in Northern Utah. Crazy, right?
Saturday, September 24, I got to go to Super Saturday for Relief Society. It was great to socialize and I made some key fobs.
Monday, September 26, we had Family Home Evening at the new Light of the World Garden at Thanksgiving Point's Ashton Gardens. We'd been waiting years for this garden to be finished.
Angela Johnson wanted to share her testimony through sculpting these statues depicting the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. There used to be small versions of the statues so we knew what they'd look like when the full size statues were finished. We just waited and finally got to see the finished products.
There are 15 scenes including teaching and miracles, His time in the Garden of Gethsemane, carrying the cross, resurrection and appearance to his disciples. There were plaques at each of the scenes with scripture references on them so you could look up scriptures associated with what you see from the statues. At the end of the walk-through area, you walk down a path into a small grove where there is a scene of Joseph Smith's first vision. Beautiful.
While we were there, it also happened to be "dog days in the gardens" where people could bring their dogs to enjoy a walk in the gardens with them.
Some of our kids decided to pretend to be dogs. Nichole even put Jr. on a leash.
Later that week, Jeremy and I went birding on a date
October 1 and 2 was General Conference. Saturday between sessions we went to a friend's birthday party. They had a big yard the kids could run around and play in. There was also lots of yummy food.
On Sunday, we had our traditional Conference nachos.
October 4 was Taco Tuesday- National Taco Day and it fell on a Tuesday. Woohoo. We ate tacos for dinner and Lucky watched The LEGO Movie twice while the kids were at school. There was even a mention of "Taco Tuesday" on a TV show Jeremy and I were watching. Tee Hee.
That week, Jr. Jr., Lucky, and I also got to go out for some well needed playground time with friends.
Also, Jr. Jr. got to play on a trampoline for homework and the boys and I had "shadow wars."
Nichole is learning to sew for a project for school so she helped me make juggling balls for our primary class.
We got to visit my sister Saturday. The kids enjoyed playing with cousins and I loved getting to spend time with my sister. There was a family reunion in September we were both at, but Jr. was feeling sick so it was not as relaxing at that time.
Finally to this week.
Monday, October 10, was National Cake Decorating Day. For Family Home Evening, we decorated cupcakes. It was fun... and messy.
Earlier that day, Jeremy and I took the youngest boys to Highland Glen Park to feed the ducks and found some other waterfowl we hadn't seen there before- a Western Grebe and some Ring-necked ducks.
Wednesday, Jeremy, Lucky, and I got out for a drive in the Fall colors and some birding. That was nice and relaxing.
This morning after dropping the older kids off at school, the two littlest and I went for a walk and collected leaves. So many different colors. I LOVE Fall colors. I love how a tree can have different colors on the same tree, sometimes different colors on the same leaves. When we were out for our Fall color drive Wednesday, I noticed a tree that had green leaves in the middle and the outer leaves were yellow. This morning I saw up close leaves that were still green in the middle along the veins but the outer edges had turned yellow. So beautiful. Autumn is definitely my favorite season.
At some point during the last few weeks, Jr. carved soap for Scouts. I took this picture later so I don't remember when it was.
There. I'm done. Phew.