Monday, November 29, 2010

Back in Utah!

Dinosaur Museum @ Thanksgiving Point
The perks of Tim's new job afforded us to spend two and half weeks back in Utah over the Thanksgiving break. While back in Utah we played with lots of friends and visited the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum (of which I have no photos-- it was an impromptu visit) and the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point. I wasn't sure how Miles would react to the large statuesque bones, but as you can see in the photos below he was rather enthralled with the museum.
They have this great erosion table with water, sand and miniature plastic dinosaurs and I believe had we left the kids in that room by themselves they would have been entertained for hours upon hours.

Side note: the day after we arrived in Utah Tim and some friends went to the Bouncing Souls concert and he came home with matching t-shirts for the boys. As seen in the photos above and below.
Graham loves snugglin' with his aunt Meggy and Nana!
Another area the kids kept entertained in was the sand pit where they could dig and dust away dirt to discover bones hidden below.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this lady and her darling family.
The ever growing chubbalicious cheeks!

Sledding after "the great blizzard"
The night before this day of sledding it was believed to be one of the biggest blizzards in years. The University of Utah and a bunch of other businesses shut down early due to the warnings, but it ended up being just another typical Utah snow storm.

We left Graham inside with Nana to stay warm while we kicked around and threw snowballs at each other. Snow that sticks on the ground and stays there is not common in NM so this was a real treat for us.

1st time skiing
This day ranks up there with the birth of my two kids. Seriously the funnest day of skiing I've ever had-- and I didn't even ski-- I just watched.
Miles is a natural born skier-- there's no other way to put it! He LOVED every minute of it and still talks about it today-- 4 days later.

Happy as can be-- he never stopped smiling, talking and giggling.

This kid can rip and he's just about 22 month old. By far the littlest tike on the hill.

1 comment:

Dan and Laura said...

What an awesome skiier indeed! How cute! I love that they make things like that so tiny for the little ones to try! That dinosaur museum is pretty cool too. They only time I took McKenna was on a really crowded day and we pretty much by-passed the erosion table and digging thing. Maybe next time.