Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Grand Canyon

 We took a day trip from the cabin to the North rim of the Grand Canyon.  The drive was a little over 2 hours.  We had a great time hiking around enjoying the weather and taking pictures!











Navajo Lake and Cascade Falls October Cabin trip

Our first day at the cabin we drove down to Navajo Lake which is only about 10 minutes away.  The aspen trees were all changing colors reds, oranges, and yellows it was fun to get to experience the Fall colors.
 As you can see Alana has lost her 2 front teeth!  She had fun skipping rocks in Navajo Lake.
 Alydia had fun throwing rocks into the lake.  She is so much fun and makes us smile everyday.
 We had a nice picnic lunch by the lake.
 Marianna was a big help with the kids and we have enjoyed having her along.
 Alana and Adalynn loved hiking in front with Grandpa Pratt.  The Cascade Falls hike is beautiful with a big waterfall at the end and nice views.  The kids did great on the hike!
 Anden was a good sport and enjoyed the hike too.
 Dad carried Liddy on his back most of the way.
 View of the waterfall from the top.
 Adalynn had fun climbing up on rocks for her picture.
 We took a walk down to the little stream that runs through the meadow in front of the cabin. 


Anden is a happy little guy most of the time.  He is 4 months old now! 

Arizona Science Center

I took the kids to the Arizona Science Center and we had a blast.  They had a new display called all about me.  It had all things about the body, one display showed the digestive system and it even had a little slide you go through with a "tooting" sound effect as you come out.  The kids thought it was sooo funny!  There was a big nose you throw little balls into and then it sneezed really loud.  Alydia got really scared and started crying she didn't like the nose.  The kids got to look at a real sheep brain and all kinds of interesting things.  We also saw a presentation with fire that the kids enjoyed.  What a fun afternoon!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hiking Brcye Canyon in Utah

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We hiked to the bottom of Bryce Canyon with our family.  Alana was the first to the top and even Allden hiked the entire way!  We love hiking with the family and the weather was perfect.  I think this was Mariana's first hike too.  Our friends Aaron and Jeannette also joined us and we all had a great time!

The life of our children

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Alana had a lateover with Patsy and Rovie and they dressed up stuffed animals and had fun playing.  Alana got to take her class monkey home and had to write about her adventures over the weekend with him.

We have added a new person to our family.  Her name is Mariana Ferrer and she is 17 and from Venezuela.  She is a foreign exchange student and will be living with us for the next 10 months.  Her english is very good and she has been teaching us Spanish and cooking and helping out around the house.  She is going to Desert Hills high school and has joined the volleyball team.

Adalynn started taking piano lessons and is enjoying it and doing very well.

Anden is starting to sleep through the night!  Yeah!

Alydia is talking in complete sentences and is so much fun!

Alana is loving 2nd grade!

Allden is still taking swimming lessons and is in a playgroup once a week he is the oldest at home in the mornings and loves to be the little bully to Alydia.