Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Break 2010

We made a rainy day craft inside in the morning and then went and saw How to Train Your Dragon with our friends, the Lewis family, in the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed it, except the man in front of McCoy who was the sad recipient of McCoy's sippy cup flying through the air and into his head. Luckily, he had kids with him and didn't seem to mind that much.

We woke up to 8.5 inches of snow on Tuesday and decided to make the best of it and go sledding.

Goblin Valley State Park
We left early Wednesday morning to head southeast. Our first stop was Goblin Valley - a boys paradise!

Indian Ruins and Natural Bridges National Monument

We hiked to see the cliff dwellings that we at a random stop on the side of the road and then at Natural Bridges we took this hike that literally went down the side of a cliff. The path was steps that were chiseled out of the side of the cliff face. Needless to say, I was quite a bit weary of the whole idea, but it was definitely worth the hike!

Canyonlands National Park
Beautiful park with a lot of fun hiking trails. The boys especially enjoyed Whale Rock, which is basically this giant rock that looks like a whale and you get to hike up the back up of it. That night we stayed in Moab and it was warm enough for us all to swim in the hotel's outdoor pool.

On the way to Moab, we turned on a quick byway and were able to see some petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks.

Arches National Park
This place is breathtaking! The boys made it on hikes to quite a few arches, but they enjoyed the Sand Dunes Arch the best where they were able to play in really fine sand. After we were done here, we headed back north.

Easter 2010

We celebrated Easter here at home with Chad's brother, Kelby. His family moved to Missouri and he will be following in a few weeks. We were able to dye eggs, and then the Easter Bunny came and delivered baskets.

The easter bunny brought Kayden and Boston new Bionicles, McCoy a couple fun books like "There's a party in my tummy!" from Yo Gabba Gabba and Azure a new baby carrier.

The easter bunny hid chocolate eggs inside and our dyed eggs outside. It was fun for everyone to find the eggs!

The 3 older boys each got new church clothes and when the time came to take their pictures, they were not the most thrilled to show them off.