Things we get to do at home: Work outside. Or partly outside. Have a lot of fun while making really huge messes. Learn about photography and take pictures. Make elephant toothpaste (yeast and hydrogen peroxide).
Sometimes I am a boring adult and I want to do boring adult things. And my kids ask to do something and I get lazy and tired and I don't want to. But it's usually better if I say yes and I remember how to play again. I'm usually happier when I do.
We gave my mother-in-law some flowers and a packet or two of flower seeds. The seeds grew. And grew. All of the taller flowers are from the seeds. The kids loved painting. And here is some other things.
Sometimes I take photos on my phone and they sit there for a while.
My sister came and visited with us. We had a water balloon fight and we went on a full moon hike. And we visited Canyonlands. Here are some pictures. Life is fun.
This was sort of the third day of school, but the first two days didn't go so well, so this was the first good day of school. Homeschooling is odd sometimes, since you can do what you want, but we try to have some structure. I didn't think I would be homeschooling again. The kids… Continue reading First Day of School
Day 2 of our trip was quite exciting. We drove from Black Canyon to Ouray, Colorado, a town that I had visited with my mom eleven years ago. We went to Box Canyon Falls, which were so loud and misty since the water gets forced through the rocks and is going quite fast. There are… Continue reading Camping Trip Day 2
We went on a short camping trip. It was supposed to be a three-day trip, but it turned out to be a two-day trip (more on that in the next post). We started out by going to a dinosaur museum. I usually enjoy museums more than my children and make them stay longer than they… Continue reading Camping Trip Day 1
Thursday: SR throws up. Leave anyway. Drive to Dinosaur National Monument. Picnic. Drive to Flaming Gorge and set up camp. Go swimming at Flaming Gorge. Camping/fire/s'mores. Friday: See elk on the drive in the morning. Visit my sister Emily and her family. Hike to a waterfall. Picnic at the park. Drive to my brother William's… Continue reading Vacation
We love the mountains. We drove up out of the desert to enjoy some trees. The boys went fishing and the girls went on a hike to a field of wild irises. I didn't know there were fields of wild irises, but we found one and it was beautiful. And then we came back and… Continue reading Fishing