Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautiful Butterflies

Two weeks ago we went caterpillar hunting. We found 14 Monarch caterpillars on some big milkweed patches in Moroni. I took three to school, gave nine to other teachers and kept two at home. Jake wanted to hold the caterpillars, but got nervous as they started to tickle his hands, so we put them on the high chair tray and he watched and touched them carefully. All but two of them have spun into chrysalis'. Now they are starting to come out of their chrysalis and it is so awesome. I saw two of them change from a hanging J shape into their chrysalis, it was the most incredible thing to see that happen and it goes from a J shaped caterpillar to a chrysalis in about two or three minutes. It is really cool. One of our butterflies came out today and Jacob is so fascinated by it. He loves to hold the butterfly.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We Love Autumn!

We went to up to Southfork Canyon to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and take some fun pictures. Shelly was our photographer. She did a great job. We did catch a few pictures of her too.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another fun camping trip!

We went to the ward campout up Hobblecreek canyon on Sept. 5 - 7. The ward only stayed one night, but we stayed another. It was such a great fun and relaxing weekend. Mardi and the kids came and visited on Saturday afternoon and Gray stayed over with us on Saturday night. The kids had so much fun. It is amazing that sticks and rocks can keep kids entertained for over ten hours of play time. The kids were so great. They didn't even fight. Wow! We have had some great camp outs this summer.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sammi the amazing gardner!

Sammi got the start of a cabbage about four inches tall from school in May. They were having a cabbage growing contest. Here are her results. It weighed 19.5 lbs! We are hoping that she could be the state winner and receive a $1,000 scholarship. We'll keep you posted if she wins. Does anyone want some cabbage? I am the only one in my family who will eat cabbage, but I don't think that I can eat that much.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Jacob!

I can't believe that Jacob is already two years old! Kids grow up so fast. It seems weird to remember him in the NICU at Primary Children's Hospital and then to see how strong and energetic he is now.