We saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We saw a 360 degree movie on the symbols of liberty, walked around and enjoyed the architecture, spent some time in Reading Market (Hannah's favorite), walked to the book store, chatted with some very friendly and helpful police officers and had tons of fun.
Monday, March 30, 2015
First off I have to say that Jodie is the best friend ever. Not only is she babysitting our spoiled puppy but she took professional photos of her! I love it!!
After we got here we checked into our hotel, cleaned up and walked around a bit. We saw some interesting sites in Chinatown, then talked to a very nice Philadelphia police officer who recommended a restaurant. He was spot on! Dinner was very delicious!
Sunday, March 29, 2015
11pm and we are reluctantly going to bed. It's been such a great visit. I sure love these two. We went to church together and it was awesome meeting some of their friends. We drove to Palmyra in the afternoon which was very special. We made cookies, watched movies, played wii, and talked and ate yummy food Jenna made.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
After a late lunch we went to play laser qwest. Mr. Johnson won first place, and Otter Pop (Jenna) was second. It was super fun. All the family have played before but it was my first time and it was a lot more fun than I thought it would be.
The farm was also a living history museum and it was so interesting. We learned so much about maple syrup and maple trees and life back then:)
It's so fun to be here with Clayna.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Last night the scouts went to the Hendersons to work on their repelling merit badge. Ethan says it's been really fun. It was their second night and he even asked if he could invite John to come. I'm glad when they get to do neat things.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The kids had a 7/10th's day, as Grace likes to call early release days. We had been looking forward to seeing the new Cinderella movie and decided to take advantage of the extra time. Unfortunately for us a trip to the movie is a journey. We left at 3, got there in time to buy popcorn and go to the bathroom before the show and took our seats. I loved the movie, it was well done and entertaining. After we stopped by noodles for dinner and then got home by 8:30. Everything is far away in So. MD.
|waiting for the movie to start|
Darlaina and her kiddos came with us. We have a great time being neighbors and spending time together.
|noodles & co|
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Today we went to church and then this afternoon we went to our neighborhood Easter egg hunt.
Tonight we are going to Chris Trujillo's Eagle Scout court of honor.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Brrrr. Today was a rainy and cold day. Not quite freezing but a chilly 36 degrees. I came home from the museum frozen through. Our tour is outside, rain or shine. It was still fun.
Hannah had been working on personal progress. For one of her projects she decided to plan a dance. She did all of the planning and executing, with the help of many people in the ward. I think it turned out really well. It was held in conjunction with a special fireside by the SVU baseball team. The fireside was really nice. The dance was fun as well. I'm happy for her success!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
|Daniel, John and Ethan|
|Me and Hannah banana|
Tonight Grace has A days, Ethan is earning his repelling badge, well starting it anyway and Hannah has a theater meeting. 3 different places, 1 time. Of course.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Finally it's 8'pm and the family sits down to dinner. Corned beef and mashed potatoes and pistachio cake in a lovely Emerald Isle green.
Mom and Dad are on a little vaca. They spent a week in Az with Andrea and now they are in Ca with Anna. Anna has all the family photos and they must have been looking through them because mom was sending out images. It was fun to see. This is me and baby Dani in the spring of 88. I actually didn't remember the picture at all so that was a fun surprise.
Ethan's back to outdoor soccer. The first practice was last night.
We also went to Prince Frederick for an appointment for Rob to look at his hip. It's been hurting since November. We're not spring chicks any more. Now we are summer chickens...maybe August:)
Sunday, March 15, 2015
I taught Relief Society today, I think it went well. The topic was the atonement of Jesus Christ and I had a wonderful experience preparing this past week and thinking about Him. I prayed a lot that I would be able to share something that would be of benefit to the sisters. It's a sacred, personal topic and needs to be discussed with reverence. I love the Savior and all He has done for me and my family. I believe Him when He says he paid for my sins and that all I have to do is obey His commandments and keep my covenants. I am grateful He accepts my feeble offering. I didn't get to half the stuff I prepared, but that's better than running out of material before running out of time.
After church we changed our clothes and headed to a local park for an afternoon walk. We had a fun time enjoying the sights and sounds. The surf was loud, the sand was crunchy. We saw eagles and jellies (darn!) and skipped rocks, looked at shells, scrambled over driftwood and rocks and were so happy to be out in the sun. It was awesome!
When we got home Ethan went to play basketball until dinner and after dinner the boys played together:) It was a good day.
|Ethan is holding a giant horse shoe crab shell|
|Grace's pretty hair do|
Saturday, March 14, 2015
We got up at 6:30. Which is just wrong on a Saturday. Why? Because we had a stake young women volleyball tournament. It was a lot of fun and well attended. We had 8 teams and played double elimination. WP2 were the champions!
After that there was a pizza party then a dance. Colleen and I snuck over to Chipotle during the pizza party and ate yummy food instead. We were soon joined by Carol, Anne, Denise and Sarah from the Calvert and Bayside wards. It was nice.
Here's me and Jodie and Colleen so excited that it's time to drive home!
We got home before midnight! Yay! Everyone had a good day.
Meanwhile Ethan had a camp out. It rained. He reported that it went well and the tent was pretty dry.
Grace and dad went fishing.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
I've been training for my new job as museum teacher. It's been pretty fun. The people are really nice. Quirky in an I-love-history-reenactments kind of way.
Meanwhile: look how sweet these two are.
I talked with all the big girls today. Sierra is taking the GRE practice test on Saturday and looking at grad programs.
Jenna and Clayton flew to Georgia for Jenny's pi-day wedding. We are going to visit them in 2 weeks and stop in Philadelphia on the way back. I'm really excited for both.
Dani took Tate to get her kindergarten shots :( and tonight they are going to the library movie premier of the new Tinkerbelle movie.
Hannah had play practice ....again. And she made chocolate chip cookies.
Ethan is preparing for a camp out tomorrow night.
Grace is enjoying hours of homework.
Rob's been having hip pain.
Z needs a bath.