Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Our family participated in the Give a Day...Get a Day program through Disneyland. A couple months ago we helped in a service project that the entire family did together. It was a fun service project. We were very excited to use our FREE Disneyland passes, and as soon school was over we hopped in the car and took off to our favorite place on earth.
It was a very fun trip, they always are, but it was 2 day's of NEW stuff for us. We bought a book before hand that tel us where a ton of hidden Mickey's are located around the park. While we were waiting in line or walking over to anther ride, we'd also look in our book for clues. It was a lot of fun. We found over 50 new hidden Mickey's we'd never found before.
Other NEW stuff we did was rides for some of the boys. Gavin had a huge growth spurt and was able to go on several new rides this trip. Even Brig's went on a few newbies too. (The roller coaster in Toon Town...Picture above)
Scott and I took the younger kids to the Play House Disney Show. Brig's and Gavin were in heaven dancing and singing away...But Nathan was enthralled with everything too.
Brigham and I went on the rocket ride for the first time. Well, his first time. My 54th time. (or something like that!)
Gavin's first time on a family favorite ride, the trail ride. i totally forgot the name of it. Darn it! But anyhow, we had to go like 4 times in a row because Gavin loved it so much.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Please watch it and tell me what you think!
Posted by Lori Thompson at 9:58 PM
What a wonderful Father's day we celebrated last Sunday. All the boys had wrapped gifts the night before for Scott, one from each boy. In the morning the boys grabbed their gifts and dog piled Scott. Each child took turns handing their gift over to Scott. It was like Christmas, everyone was so excited. Later at church the boys also made Scott gifts and drew him pictures. For dinner we went to the beach for a fun BBQ. It was a fun day.
Monday, June 21, 2010
My cousin Michele (who goes by her nick name Bubbles) flew into the Santa Barbara airport last week and stayed with us for 5 wonderful days!! My mom didn't know about it and we surprised her. I met my mom at Costco and we were walking around and Bubbles was hiding from her. Then, my mom kept walking right past her. I was laughing so hard! Bubbles grabbed a huge plant and walked right into my mom and then showed her face as she was apologizing. My mom screamed so dang loud everyone stopped and stared at us! It was a great surprise! We went to the farmer's market, the beach, out to dinner, played out in the back yard, stayed up way too late playing games, help decorate afor a wedding, went for walks....and many other fun fun things.
Posted by Lori Thompson at 7:24 PM
The other afternoon were outside playing in with the sprinkler have a wonderful time and then Will had a funny idea. To place the sprinkler by the back door and call out for Nana to come see something! Of course Nana heard and say everything the boys were doing, she's so smart! While Will and the other boys are calling for Nana she runs to the back room and grabs...
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The word of the week this week is iron/metal for my photography project I am doing. This activity has been a lot of fun to participate in. Each week I am focused and looking differently at everyday objects and things I have seen a ton of times. Which picture do YOU like most?
#1 is of the beautiful Redlands California temple. The gate around the temple has the same design as the temple itself which I thought was very original.
#2 is a beautiful gate at one of the mansions around Santa Barbara I drive by almost daily.
#3 is a very, very old chain attached to rock boulders. It reminds me the old hitching posts from the 1800's. This is located at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History entrance.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
With all the wood working Bill and Scott have been ding for the past couple weeks, they're almost pros! In the garage at our new house in Utah there was room over the extension over the 3rd stall. So what do you think they did?
Build their own over head storage with no plans!
How cool is that?!