A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Monday

Mondays are early release days for Kate at school so we usually go to the library to check out books after school, this is what the girls look like as we leave, they are always excited to check out new books.

Monday, May 16, 2011

This Is The Place

This was a few weeks ago, we took the girls one Saturday to This Is The Place Heritage Park, it was so fun to see life as it was in pioneer times, we bought a pass and look forward to going back when they have more open, I guess they don't usually open everything until the summer, here are a few things we got to see.

Kate's absolute favorite was the baby chicks, she could have spent all day in the barn picking them up and holding them, even Sara got brave enough to pick them up herself. They also had bunnies and other farm animals to pet.

Sara's favorite was the pony ride, unlimited pony rides with the membership, yep they go around like 2 or 3 times but Sara loved it and would get right back in line to ride again.

The school was fun too, Kate liked trying to copy the fancy writing demonstrated on the blackboard and Sara loved just drawing pictures.

Sheep shearing demo, amazing to see the difference in manual shearing and using mechanical clippers. Cool street performers, these kids were amazing, seriously they had to be no more than 15 and they were all amazing.

Pioneer games, so cute. At this house they also had a lady in costume showing how the laundry was done using the washboard, the kids got to help and Sara loved this one even though they didn't use any water because it was a fairly cold day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

better late than never

I'm a little late on my Easter post, we had a good day, my plan was to do our egg hunt after church, the day began with these cute eggs from playmobil that had a toy inside.

Church isn't until 1pm and as the girls were completely ready and ancy to hunt for more eggs we ended up doing the Easter egg hunt before church, it was lots of fun.

This is not at all related, when I was primary president we gave a towel like this to each child turning 8. I lucked out because my super talented 2nd counselor made them all, I think she free handed the CTR and did a tight zigzag stitch around the letters, she made about 8 of them in an hour, its fairly inexpensive too because a plain white towel is only a few dollars and she used scrap fabric for the letters, they were super cute and so I wanted to make one for my friend in England (the one who introduced me to the gospel) who has a daughter turning 8 this month. I used this idea, I really need friends to sew with, I was having problems sewing mine, problems with the machine, needle, material who knows what, it took me about 3 hours. I'm pleased with how it turned out though, I just hope it arrives in time!