Saturday, March 27, 2010

A day at the farm... and some dinosaurs.

I watch Danniqa's little sister Olivia while Jamie, Danni's mom, works right now. So Jamie pays me and then the sisters can be together. We went down to Thanksgiving point this week and went to the farm and to the dinosaur muesum. Here are a few highlights.

Sitting on a bench, looking at the animals and of course going on the horse merry-go-round. Oh what fun!

Went for a tractor ride/wagon ride

milk a cow and have water come out. Push the sister in the stroller at break neck speeds and get put into jail... how could it be a better day at the farm.

There are a few things that are must when we go to the dinosaur muesum, we have a season pass, they include playing dinosaur games on the computer, looking in the sharks mouth and running in and out of the little tunnels.

Danni loves digging in the sand to find the dinosaur bones. I tried several times to put Livie in but she wanted nothing to do with it.

Preschool project

So Danni came home from school and they were going to be having a rodeo. So she needed a stick horse. Now the instructions where simple and I could have taped a picture of a horse on a stick.... but oh no. I decided that I loved the stick horses we had as a kid and that I needed to make one for Danni. However, even with a week and a half notice I put it off til the night before. I could not find a pattern at any fabric store. So I randomly purchesed what I thought I would need. I then came home and took a pen to the fabric drawing a head of a horse. I tried sewing it on the sewing machine but I am not very good at sewing and the fabric was to thick and everything kept getting all stuck. So I stayed up and stitched it by hand.

However, as I finished I realized I hadn't purchased anything for the eyeballs. When I was taking Danni to school she was very distraught that her horse did not have eyes. So luckily Miss Teia, Danni's teacher saved the day and glued some buttons on for eyes. Here is a picture of the horse... without eyes of course.

I think I did ok for a first time little project :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

FREE Ideas
HIll Airforce Museum is a great place to spend the day (if you're as nerdy as my engineer husband) The museum is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM til 4:30 PM. Admission is FREE, but monetary donations are gratefully accepted. We are CLOSED on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day for more info, storytimes and special events
SWEETS CANDY: If you are interested in visiting our factory and store, Sweet’s offers a free 40-minute tour. Everyone must wear a hair net (I wouldn't recommend bringing anyone under 2years old--I did it with my Davis but it wasn't exactly fun)
Sweet Candy Company
3780 West Directors Row
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Hours of Operation (MST)
Monday - Thursday, 8am to 5pm
Friday, 8am to 12 noon.
Telephone Number
(801) 886-1444 X110
FREE Factory Tours
Tours are available Mondays through Thursdays. Tours start at the top of the hour beginning at 10:00 am, with the last tour leaving at 2:30 p.m. Tours are not available on weekends.
The tour lasts about 45 mins to an hour.
Special arrangements can be made for large groups (i.e. school, civic, or groups of more than 25).
Scheduled tours are reserved in the order reservations are received.
*I've been told they don't like anyone under 5 going on the tour, they will take them on the tour--but they don't necessarily enjoy it.
To schedule a tour call 801-677-8888.
The tour includes viewing areas of the candy kitchen and boxing areas. Also an up-close look of how our hand-dipped chocolates are made. Video presentations of "How Chocolate is Made" and the "History of Mrs. Cavanaughs Candies" are viewed in the theatre room. There are also plenty of delicious samples and treats throughout the tour.
There is a store/outlet in our lobby where you can purchase our delicious chocolate.
North Salt Lake, UT - Factory
835 W North Pointe Circle
(801) 677-8888
Some other fun ideas--call for details:
Tooele Valley Railroad Museum Open memorial to labor day. 35 N. broadway Tooele
435-882-2836 (this probably isn't as big and exciting as the ogden train museum)

Utah Firefighters museum: 435-843-4040

Benson Grist Mill is kind of fun also... 435-882-7678

General Conference

To this date we have only had Danni at church with us once. However, I am always looking ofr things to teach her about church topics. So I got an email today and it had some great links so i thought I would share. This is mostly how to make General Conference more meaningful with little kids. Also I have picked up file folder activities for church and Danni loves them. Anyway here are some of the links.

Also I have a packet of ideas for teaching the gospel in the home. If any of you want them leave your email in the comments and I will send it to you. Have fun!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The Ring is now on my finger! And it is gorgeous! I love it! And I love the cute man who gave it to me! He is a sweetheart! That is a lot of exclaimation points.

Friday, March 5, 2010


The ring has been



Picked up

and is currently........

sitting on top of the TV :)