Monday, May 16, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
In an effort to better keep the Sabbath day holy as a family we worked on this Sweet Sabbath poster. Each candy included a Sabbah-appropriate activity, including "listen to good music," "read to your brother," "play a family game," "visit someone," "write a thank you card," "say prayers," "think about Jesus during the sacrament," and many others. As the kids completed each task (and on Sunday's only), they colored in the candy picture. Once all the candies were colored in they earned a movie party with friends. The Sabbath is a special day!
While dad was out of town for work, mom and the kids went down to the Woodlands near Houston. We stayed at the lovely Embassy Suites where we gorged on free breakfast bacon, swam in the heated pool and relaxed to movies. We also visited the Houston Children's museum, hiked/crawled through the "woods" (where we saw snakes and petted horses), & had a few memorable pit stops.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Last-minute YOLO vacation to Disneyland! Short and sweet: 2 days at Disneyland with low crowds and mild weather, plus a day at California Adventure. Liam always wanted to "drive" (aka sit in the front). Bria was brave for most fast rides but she wouldn't ride Space Mountain. Cali was tickled to be able to ride by herself as a 7 yr old. She says her favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean. Bria's favorite was Alice in wonderland and Peter Pan, and Liam's was the Cars ride. They were terrified to death of Tower of Terror, Liam squeezing my hand so hard it hurt, then yelling at the ride conductor at the end: "you should never do that ride again!!" Almost on the verge of tears. The kids wore their Mickey ears every day, played and explored Toon Town (and all the lands) with wonder, sang along to Small World, loved the colorful parades, ate cotton candy every day, and waved to all the characters princesses. We had so much fun being together and snuggling on rides. It was magical.