Thursday, July 29, 2010

All Fall Down

As Lizzy and I were watching a movie she was also bouncing on the bed. This is quite typical in our house, so I didn't think much about it. Suddenly I noticed that the bouncing was BIGGER. I looked at her and she was using my massage table(which serves as a head board when it's folded up) as a launching pad for her new exploits. I quickly told her to get down and not to use my table like that. She just as quickly pointed at the television and said, "Watch Vie" Which means, watch the movie Mom don't watch me. Ha! Like I was going to fall for that one. She was quite insistent for a few minutes until she realized that not listening to me was going to get her in time out, at which point she relented. I just had to laugh at her audacity though. She is so my daughter.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This past weekend we drove up to Nauvoo IL. For the Nauvoo Pageant. Never try to eat QFC chicken on the road. What a mess! Lizzy got the corn everywhere.
From 2010-07-11 Nauvoo

We met up with Denise and Jason and their boys, who graciously saved a camping spot for us. We set up camp and then drove over to the Pageant. It was a nice evening and we had good seats. The cast moves around the audience a bit so we got to see them up close. My favorite part was the instant temple.
From 2010-07-11 Nauvoo
Who knew it was so easy? After pageant we went back to camp and Lizzy experienced her first night in a tent. It took her a long time to adapt. I mean, there are BUGS there! She has a great fear of bugs. She fell asleep finally looking at the stars. It was a fine night, we left all the windows open and didn't put on the rain fly, because it was warm up until about 4 AM. Saturday morning, Denise and Jason kindly watched Lizzy so Daniel and I could go to the temple. We squeezed into the 8 AM session and had a great time. I wished I could stay in the Celestial room longer, but nature called and the bathrooms are a flight down and hidden from the casual observer. I finally asked for directions. Boy was I relieved! Then we joined the Blacks and went to the Wainwright and blacksmiths workshop where Ephraim got the horseshoe and then on an Oxcart ride. It was a wonderful day.
From 2010-07-11 Nauvoo

Later we tried to go to the museum there at the Nauvoo State Park where we camped, but I got overheated and had to leave. Getting out of Keokuk took some doing we went around it twice before finding the alternate route. The main road was out. When we got home I was exhausted, but glad we went.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


From 2010-07-01 Transportation Museum

We took a trip out to the transportation museum in St. Louis. It was fun seeing all the trains and old cars. One train is a snow blower!
From 2010-07-01 Transportation Museum
There were a lot of amazing things there. One steam powered car from the early 1900s.
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And a schoolbus that had been converted to a train!
From 2010-07-01 Transportation Museum
It was a fun day. More pics here:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fly Catcher

We sent Lizzy on a fly hunt. She was terrified the whole time, but it was pretty funny to watch.
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From 2010-07-01 Transportation Museum

Now What?

School is over! Yay, we even had some sunshine so I put the sprinkler on and let the kids play. Little did I know how disastrous this would ...