Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Painting with Chocolate Pudding

To curb the guilt from letting Noah watch Pokemon movies over and over again I decided to do something educational and fun. So we practiced writing words with chocolate pudding. Noah loved it! Ella Joy was hesitant at first and wouldn't touch it. I think it looked a little too much like something she makes on her own daily. But Noah let her taste some pudding and then she loved playing with it! Fun and very messy!

Monday, June 18, 2007

California-Utah Trip

After the wedding Papa Dean (David's dad) and I packed up all five kids and headed for Utah. It was quite an adventure driving 13 hours across the desert. On the way we stopped at Six Flags then drove to Reno where we stayed at a Casino Hotel. Dean couldn't pass up the opportunity to teach the kids about the evils of gambling. The kids were amazed by the pool on the 4th floor of the hotel. Once we were in Utah we had a great time going to Seven Peaks, visiting Grandma, and seeing and photographing every animal in the Bean Museum at BYU (courtesy of Noah). Thanks Papa Dean for a great trip!

At Six Flags!

Ella Joy with her boyfriend Luigi.
This is one of the many stuffed toys Krista won out of
the claw machines that she is obsessed with. Every time
Ella Joy saw Luigi she would kiss him and laugh. They also had
their share of love spats as we traveled across the desert.

Here is the gang in front of our traveling vehicle.
Note the excellent job Papa Dean did on tying all the luggage
to the roof rack. Quite impressive!

Whose teeth are bigger?

Ella Joy giving her Uncle Chase some love.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Alice and Jared's Wedding

On June 16, 2007 Alice and Jared were married in the
Oakland California Temple. It was a beautiful day!
We are so excited for the two of them! And we are so
happy to have Alice in our family.

Alice and Jared have their first dance.