Sunday, January 6, 2013

A new year at Church!

I love 9am church.  I don't think I ever said that before having kids!  But - it's the best time with kids!  9am church doesn't interfere with naps (or at least only with the beginning of nap time), it's easy to just get the kids up and dressed for church - no messing around trying to keep them busy before it's time to get ready for church, and you have the entire afternoon for kids to nap or take a walk or do something fun as a family!  This year, we have 9am church.   Scott has meetings every Sunday morning, so it's just me and the kiddos.  (But 9am church also means that Scott gets to spend most of the afternoon with us too!!)
So - here the kiddos are the first Sunday of 2013.  Adam moved up into senior Primary - into CTR 7 (our ward Primary is huge!  so they put the CTR 7 class into Sr. Primary).  Jackson is a sunbeam!!  And Kate still has 5 months before she can go into nursery!  Aren't they a cute bunch of kids?
Believe me - these are the best two pictures of Jackson!  He just can't seem to make a regular smiley face for pictures lately.  Goofy boy!!
Jackson had a bit of a hard time going into sunbeams today, but once I bribed him with his own big chocolate bar, he decided he could go.  And the primary president was nice enough to come over and ask him to help her collect the signs from the chairs.  I think he'll do just fine. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Museum of Flight

We went to the Museum of Flight with some friends a couple of days before school started up again.  Everyone at our house had been sick most of the Christmas break, and the kids were feeling better.  My head was still in a bit of a fog, but we really needed to get out of the house and do something fun.  So, we went.  It really is a fun place - lots of cool things to see.
Like space suits!!
The museum had tried to get one of the Space Shuttles when NASA shut down that part of their space program, but unfortunatley, they were not chosen.  They do have the "trainer" which is what the astronauts did all their training in.  It was huge and fun to walk through - although, I didn't take any pictures.  We also walked through one of the old Air Force One planes, which was fun to see.  Again, no pictures.
In one part of the museum, they have tons of planes!  They have several that you can climb into and pretend to fly.  The boys had to do that, of course! 

 Then we headed over to a play area.  They have a hand gliding game, where you have to try and steer the hang glider.  It was really hard to do - but everyone had fun trying!
 Before we left, we walked quickly through the WW2 room.  They had these really cool planes that the wings would fold up so they could fit a bunch of them on an aircraft carrier.  Here's Adam and his buddy standing in front of one.
It was a really fun afternoon.  I want to go back and explore some more - without the foggy head!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Celebrating the New Year!

We stuck without tradition of celebrating the New Year at home with yummy fondue and good friends!  The Terry family joined us and everyone enjoyed the fondue - especially the chocolate fondue!  Chubby Bunny - anyone??

 We celebrated a bit early with party hats, and poppers.  Then sent the kids off to bed!

 I don't think anyone made it up to midnight.  We were all tired, and still nursing a bit of cold/flu stuff.  But, we had a fun, quiet night!
Jackson like the hat so much, he wore it for several days afterwards!!
Bring on 2013!!