We recently took a couple of trips to nearby museums. The kids really enjoyed themselves and it helped make a couple of cold winter days quickly go by. Here are a just a few photos of the many exhibits we enjoyed.
This contraption apparently measures brain activity but we think it wasn't working as the same side always had more brain activity.
Mike and I did our own little experiment in the light room. If you stand still for several seconds in front of a special light then your shadow will stay on the wall.
Enjoying the 150 year old carousel at the New York State Museum.
Abby enjoying the bird exhibit.
This was my favorite 'New York in Bloom' Exhibit
Alex's favorite...the mastodon skeleton.
Our kids were very concerned about how they got the mammoth into the exhibit.
Uh-oh...Abby already likes shiny rocks:)
This sums up what Anne thinks about experiencing the museum in a stroller.
We've been enjoying fall with its cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage. Here are a few things we've been up to.
We went apple picking at a nearby orchard. The apples were damaged by hail and therefore were very cheap. I was amazed at how much damage a hail storm only lasting a few minutes can have on an entire orchard. No apple went unharmed and each one had some sort of damage. I felt kind of bad for the apples, but we made good use of them in some yummy apple crisp and apple pie. Alex waving through the apple trees. Mike was nice and carried Anne the whole time. The kids liked the pond next to the apple orchard. The kids enjoying some backyard leaves. Typical picture - Anne can't sit still, Alex is being silly and Abby is distracted. Taking a rest in the leaves. Painting pumpkins. The kids did a great job. Notice the John Deere shirt. Abby still wears it night and day.
Here is our attempt to makeover our living room. It didn't go quite as planned. It took A LOT longer than we thought it would and the paint color wasn't exactly what I had envisioned. It is a nice change though and as soon as we can muster up the courage we'll attempt a few other rooms.
We are loving BYU's football season this year. Mike has taught the kids the cougar fight song and the kids love to yell "First down!" after Mike says "That's another cougar..." Keep up the winning streak BYU!
The kids are in their "BYU pajamas" for the Oklahoma game last weekend.
Alex had his first day of school today and he did great! He loved riding the bus, going to gym class, checking out his own library book, drinking from a juice pack and playing with the toys. His favorite part he told me was seeing his good friend Carter. We are happy that his first day went so well.
Moments before the bus came. Mom and Dad are so proud. Poppy came to see Alex off on his big day. Finally...Alex has been dying to ride the bus for years! We were happy to see that a nice man from our church is his bus driver. Bye...take good care of him.