Saturday, September 19, 2009

Healthy Kids Fair

Aaron took a study break this afternoon and we made a quick trip down to Portland for the Healthy Kids Fair. It was put on by Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Kohls in Overlook Park. The kids had a really good time. There were a bunch of booths about nutrition and exercise, plus a lot of freebies (the kids ended up with water bottles, jump ropes, frisbees, pedometers, apples, milk, toothbrushes...). They also had free face painting. Tanner wanted to be a cheetah, and Dallin was only brave enough to get a dragon on his arm. I wish Brooke was a little older, I would have loved for her to have a giant sparkly butterfly on her face- maybe next year. Tanner was really excited because there was a rock climbing wall. He got to climb 5 or 6 times since it wasn't crowded (it rained a lot in the morning, so there was a pretty small turnout). He was quite the little climber. Dallin was too nervous to try, he played on the playground instead.
Isn't she the sweetest? And yes, those are little piggies in her hair- so exciting!
She loves walking around holding Aaron's hand, and he of course loves it too.

The dragon arm. He walked around like that for quite some time.

Check out that face! Are you scared? You should be.

The question is: Will it wash off in time for church in the morning? Hmm...

In the City

On Labor Day we went to Portland for the afternoon. There was an art festival in the Pearl District that I saw advertised, so we went to check that out. Maybe it would have been better if it was just Aaron and I- it wasn't the most family friendly thing to do- a little too crowded and the kids just aren't to the point of appreciating fine art I guess. Luckily, we got to ride the city train around, so that made our trip worth it. I think the boys could ride the MAX all day long and never get bored. There are definitely a lot of interesting characters on the train to check out. Waiting around for the train...

Brooke was there too, but it was during her nap, so all her pictures were scowling ones. So no Brookie pictures this time...

Friday, September 4, 2009

He's ready, but am I?

Today is Tanner's first day of kindergarten. I just dropped him off- my house is so quiet. Brooke is napping and Dallin is working on puzzles. Tanner was SO excited for today. He even had a hard time falling asleep last night. And this morning he was dressed and ready nice and early. I think he will love school. He's my little social boy- making friends easily where ever he goes. I am feeling a little sad though that I no longer have complete control of his little life and who he is exposed to. Time to let go a little I suppose...
Isn't he handsome?
I dropped him off and he didn't even look back- he's ready!