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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Gucks

Well, our girls have discovered a new favorite thing to do. They love to go to the Skate Park here in Rexburg and feed the "gucks" as Ashley calls them. The last time we went we took the camera and we also ran into a very friendly-tame squirrel. We had it eating right out of our hands. It also would come right up to the girls and sit at their feet until they would squeal and start clapping their hands with excitement. This obviously scared her. It was definitely a momma squirrel.

We had also taken Kenzie's bike to try to help her learn to ride it. She has a really hard time pedaling and steering at the same time. It's either one or the other. When she pedals, she's watching her feet, when she looks up so she can watch where she's going and steer, she quite pedaling. We're working on it. We have been for 2 years now. She must just be very blond or extremely uncoordinated. Time will tell. Hehehe.

5 Years!

Well April 26Th we almost celebrated our 5 year anniversary. We had planned to go out but our babysitter had surgery and we had a sick baby we didn't want to leave her with anyone else who had kids. So we just ordered Applebees to go, brought it home and ate with the girls. When they went to bed we watched Harry Potter. Here's to another 5 years.

1st Yellowstone Trip

We went to Yellowstone on opening day this year. There was still quite a bit of snow, but it was fun to be there with out the summer crowds. We went to Old Faithful and Mammoth. That's all that's open until May. The girls loved it! Kenzie was excited about Old Faithful, Ashley loved that we let her run around a bit and didn't have to be in the stroller the whole time. We stayed at my uncle's cabin in Island Park the night before and then drove from there Friday morning. Kenzie's favorite part was we saw a brand new baby buffalo with it's mom. It couldn't have been more than 3 days old. So cute! These pictures are from our trip last year, but still fun. We forgot our camera this time, so weren't able to get new pictures of the snow covered attractions. We did get a season pass though so we'll be going back hopefully with the camera next time.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Star Valley

We got up Sunday morning and decided, hey, Ashley's been sick this week, coughing all last night, and we just have stake conference today, let's go to Star Valley for the day. So we did. The girls had a blast! Kenzie calls her Aunt Jill her other mommy and loves to go visit her and her aunt Jan along with her uncle Bryan and cousins. Recently her favorite person to go see is her grandma Izatt, because she's been letting her help wash the dishes (without the aid of a dishwasher) and water the plants. Apparently these things are great fun to a 3 year old. She also loves helping her "other mommy" feed the dog (a Dalmatian named Patch). It was a really warm day and there was still a fair amount of snow next to the house, so of course the girls couldn't play outside without throwing the snow. Grandma Izatt stayed in the house and watched from the window so Kenzie tried to throw snow balls at the window, most of them going backwards. Ashley just loved that she had a yard to play in and kept eating the snow. Ashley also got brave enough this time to go into the pen with Patch. He's as big as her, but she did good and wasn't afraid. The bad part was Patch got a drink from his water bowl and then Ashley got down on her stomach and drank from the dog's water bowl also. Blake started gaging, but everyone else was laughing. On the way home we stopped in on my parents for a minute, and then got home late, at least for the girls. It was a fun trip, even if it was just for the day.

Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm a big girl now!

Today was Ashley’s first day in nursery. This face sums up her reaction to her first day. Luckily our neighbor is her teacher so at least there was a familiar face for her. She made it about half way through before breaking down and having to be brought to Blake and me.

Spring Break

Blake had a week break from school before he heads into his last semester, so we tried to spend some time as a family before he disappears back into the library for the next 14 weeks. We decided to take the girls to the sand dunes for the one day it was actually nice and not snowing. It was a bit breezy but about 55 degrees. The girls loved it. Kenzie sat down and right away tried to make a sand castle, but was upset when it didn’t work. She then proceeded to go around finding any and all garbage she could that she thought would make a great collection, including an old-rusty bed spring wire that she used to turn herself into a helicopter and in the process cut her head pretty good. I think her favorite part was throwing the sand and watching the wind blow it away (or into Ashley’s face, which ever was more convenient). Ashley loved to just run. She wouldn’t let go of her sippy though. She carried it all over the dunes, would sit down put it in the sand and gross me out when the top became covered in sand and she didn’t care and drank it anyway.