Sunday, March 31, 2013

No more babysitting

It's been over a week since I babysat Keenan. It was too much. I had him for 9+ hours a day and I am homeschooling. Thankfully, his parents were able to find someone else from church to babysit him. I told his mom I don't mind occasionally babysitting, but I can't do it every day.


Happy Easter 2013!

On Saturday, the kids were super surprised that Nibbles came to live with us! They had no clue. Though I had rabbits when I was a kid, I am researching raising rabbits, because that was sooo long ago. I fully realize that though Nibbles is a family pet, he is my responsibility.

The kids were thrilled with their Easter "baskets." Instead of baskets I get something they can actually use. Last year I got them a pail and shovel. This year I got them flower pots and when we go to the store they can choose what they want to grow.

I taught Sabrina's class about Jesus' resurrection. Each child got a Bible story book as an Easter present. Tonight we had Communion. It has been a good Easter.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pahranagat Wildlife Preserve

For Family day we drove to Pahranagat Wildlife Preserve. We have been there a couple of times. It is far enough off the beaten path that we don't see many people there. It is so peaceful!

We hiked part way around the lake stopping several times to listen to birds, the wind, and the water lapping. We also pointed out a frog, bugs, birds, and lizards.

Fish kept splashing all over this pond. We stopped to watch for a while.

Frank became a hero to a little girl when he hiked almost double to retrieve her Strawberry Shortcake doll that fell out of her pack.

We love hiking as a family! It's a great way to spend time together and get some exercise.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Red Rock Canyon- Visitor Center

Today we visited Red Rock Canyon's Visitor Center.


Alex got his Jr. Ranger Badge, (last time they were out of books, but still gave him a badge). Sabrina was very upset because she wanted one too, so the kind ranger gave her one too. He said he didn't want that to be the difference between her having a good day and a bad day.

Before leaving we took some group pics.

Annette and the girls just left us a few minutes ago. We enjoyed their visit and hope they did too.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fremont St. Experience

Tonight was the first time I took the kids to Fremont St. while Frank street preached. It isn't a place for kids, though there were lots of kids there. There were also mostly naked women dancing on stage and walking through the crowd to pose for pictures. We did what we could to distract the kids from most of that, though Sabrina did point out a "princess" (showgirl). When they got bored, I took the kids to Denny's.


The fun part for kids was the characters they got to pose with for a tip. (That's pretty much the only part for kids that I saw.)

I love this pic because at first the girls didn't realize the man was adding his weight to the scale!

Alex liked the totem pole.

Of course, the whole reason Frank and the group from church go to Fremont Street is to witness to people.


Pump It Up

After lunch we went to Pump-It-Up. It is Spring Break and it was super crowded!


The pictures I took of the teen girls were too blurry, but they were there too.



Hoover Dam

We are thrilled that Annette, LeAnn, and Laura have come to visit! Yesterday Frank had to work so they got to be tourists during the day without us.

Today, we visited Hoover Dam. It was super crowded! So we only stayed a few minutes for a photo-op.


Lewis Family Park


On Saturday we briefly stopped at Lewis Family Park- very briefly because Frank's allergies were in overdrive!


Thursday, March 21, 2013


As if going to the Clark County Museum and Morrel Park weren't enough we also went to McDonalds.


Morrel Park

After visiting the Clark County Museum we stopped at Morrel Park. It was such a nice day to be outside. We stayed for a long time. The kids played so well together and with the other boy that was there.


Alex's shoe accedently came off. After that all the kids' shoes came off almost every time they went down the slide. It was hilarious!


Clark County Museum

Today I took the three kids to the Clark County Museum. We got there a few minutes before they opened so it wouldn't be so hot.

Keenan had never been and he loved seeing the rabbits.


We walked the trails first. It was good exercise, but the kids complained it was sooo far!

Alex got to do some of the hands-on things. He loves this kind of thing.

A school was doing a field trip and after watching them stand in line in the parking lot for about 5-10 minutes, Alex decided he was very glad to be homeschooled.

As we walked through the period houses Alex hid in a linen closet and scared a group of girls from the field trip. It was so funny! They all screamed, "He's real!" I guess they thought he was one of the mannequins. His plan worked even better than he expected.

After that we walked another shorter trail. Alex is very good with Keenan, it's very sweet to watch them interact.


Lewis Family Park

On Saturday, I took the kids to Lewis Family Park. They have been couped up at the house and Frank has bad allergies... The kids had a real good time.