Monday, October 29, 2012

A River Runs Through It

I just can not get enough of the beauty of where I live.  This area is less than a five minute drive from my home.  How lucky am I?
 This time Sharese and I were joined by Karen and Deaman.  It was a great day!

"Then Sings My Soul"

Sharese and I took the five boys and two dogs on a walk along the Bridal Veil Falls pathway.  It was BEAUTIFUL!  As we were walking down the pathway I was overwhelmed at the beauty and felt the words "Then Sings My Soul" from the hymn "How Great Thou Art".  That is one of my favorite hymns.  I am truly in awe of the many wonderful creations of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  We truly live in a beautiful world.

It was a beautiful and very fun walk.  One of the things we love about visiting the falls is the pool just under the falls that you can throw rocks in and wade in.  It was perfect because there was a huge pile of rocks right next to it, so we would load up the stroller with rocks, throw them in the pool and repeat, a dream come true for little boys and mothers who love a free, beautiful, and peaceful activity.  But someone decided to stock the pool with fish - LOTS of fish, and they posted signs saying no throwing rocks, and no wading.  But if you happened to bring money you could pay to feed the fish.  I was disappointed, so were the boys.  I guess next time we will have to bring food, but feeding fish just isn't as fun as throwing rocks.  :(

 We were not however going to let this ruin our outing, so we continued on our walk and the boys had a great time climbing hills and rocks

Beautiful, happy children + beautiful peaceful nature = happy mom.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fire Station Field Trip

Brandon's preschool class went on a field trip to the local fire station.  In all my years as a preschool teacher I have never gone to a fire station, and I have always wanted to, so of course Grant and I had to tag along.  It was so much fun!  I realized that I had a lot of teaching to do about fire safety when the fireman asked the children what do you do when your cloths catch on fire and Brandon shouted "STAY PUT". :) Oh dear. :)

Touring the ambulance.

Investigating inside the trucks

And best of all, holding the hose and spraying the water all over. :)

 I LOVE Brandon's knew preschool and his class mates are wonderful too. :)

At the end of the field trip the kids each got a fire hat and a coloring book all about fire safety.  That night we reviewed what we learned during Family Home Evening.  It was a great day!

Provo River Restoration Project Walk #1

As fun as our walks around the neighborhood with bikes, strollers and dogs were, when the fall colors came we really wanted to get up close.  Well no more than five minutes from our home there are several little stops along the Provo River waiting to be explored.  This was the first one we visited.  It was stunning!!   As usual the boys had a great time throwing rocks, hunting for sticks and climbing over rocks.  I LOVE where I live!

I LOVE this picture!!!!  Super cute boys!!

See what I mean, stunning!!


Love the bright red leaves.