Monday, May 1, 2017

Wayne and Leann's Visit - Picnic at Whitney Mesa Park

Thankfully a child requested Whitney Mesa park for our picnic because when we got there we realized that we left the chicken! Whitney Mesa Park is about a five minute drive from home so I was able to retrieve it.


Wayne and Leann's Visit - Ethel M


The children requested visiting Ethel M for a stroll around the cactus garden and a tour, (free piece of chocolate).


Wayne and Leann's Visit - Rock Wall


Sabrina has been wanting to go back to the rock wall. So, we took Wayne and Leann during their visit. Nobody made it to the top this time, but all four climbers did get a workout.


Wayne and Leann's Visit- Sea Quest


This was the first time we took Wayne to Sea Quest. One of the perks of having a family membership is that guests are half off. We all enjoyed it.


Wayne and Leann's Visit - Bounce U

We were excited that Leann was able to come visit with Wayne this time.



I had a couple of free passes left for Bounce U. The kids love going there, (it isn't my favorite place so they haven't been there since Wayne's last visit).


Homeschool Group- Whitney Mesa Park

We joined our friends from the homeschool group at Whitney Mesa Park.


P.S. I have recently been named a Board Member for the homeschool group.

Bagging food for homeless

We gave away our last bag of food for the homeless. Therefore, we bought enough for six more bags.


Homeschool Group- Chess Club

Alex enjoys chess club very much. This time I dropped him off and took Sabrina to the park. Alex won three out of five games.


Homeschool Club -Armdor Park

Sabrina and I joined the homeschool club at Armdor Park. We did not get to stay the entire time because Alex was at chess club. It was fun, and I did not want to leave.


Dentist school

Least you think homeschoolers never leave the home....

Dentist office school! Yes, they worked on homeschool while waiting for me to finish my appointment.

Afterwards we went to Trader Joe's.


Girls' Night In

During girls' night in, Sabrina and I walked the dog. Sabrina enjoyed choosing our route.

We also played some games; such as Pengaloo, Mastermind Towers, and Ticket to Ride First Journey.


Co-op- end of semester party

Our semester of co-op has been a lot of fun and a lot of work. We celebrated with a party. Each teacher had a display of things the children learned in the classrooms. There was also a recognition of the teachers and those who planned it.

Someone brought a parachute, which was a big success.

There were also a handful of board games, which were also fun, though the kids mostly played outdoors.

The middle school and high students put on a play that they worked very hard on.

It has been a wonderful semester, but I am looking forward to the break.


Sunday, April 16, 2017


The kids were quite happy with their Easter baskets. They each got a Children's/Tween Bible, a What's in the Bible DVD, a big chocolate bar, and a couple of games.

They also had fun hunting plastic eggs. The eggs either had a small toy or a quarter in them. (I bought the big ones with candy in them, because they are sturdier, then reuse them every year.) 

We took some Easter pictures once we got to church. The weather was perfect.

We had a wonderful Resurrection Service and received Communion, which symbolizes the body and blood that Christ gave for us.

We went to Sunridge Park for a picnic. Frank grilled and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. It was really crowded near the playground, but we found a picnic area that was further away. We enjoyed the wonderful weather and got to see multiple types of birds and even a lizard.

The kids played on the playground once we finished eating and put everything back in the truck.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Dyeing Easter Eggs

Alex and Sabrina love to dye Easter eggs. We used food coloring and vinegar this time. They wanted to dye more than 2 dozen, but who would eat them?


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Peter Piper Pizza

We are quite happy that a Peter Piper Pizza recently opened near us. So, we went there after bowling. I like the set up of this one. The dining area is in the front and the play area is in a separate area in the back; which means it isn't so loud. The pizza is good too!


It was nice that during a lull, a worker played this game with Sabrina. He snagged the jellyfish, which gives 100 tickets. Sabrina hugged him when he gave them to her!