June 21, 2015

Father's Day Questionnaire 2015

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I found this questionnaire floating around Facebook that people have been having their spouses or children answer about them and I decided to ask Ava some of these questions about Devin for Father's Day. The rules are you have to write down exactly what they say, so I did.

1. What is something your dad always says to you? Don't run in the street

2. What makes dad happy? Don't run in the street

3. What makes dad sad? Cut his arm

4. How does your dad make you laugh? Play with him, chase the kitty, run around with the kitty (she seriously talks about the cat all the time still)

5. What was your dad like as a child? Markers

6. How old is your dad? 2 minutes

7. How tall is your dad? Burger, burger, burger

8. What is Dad's favorite thing to do? Play with playdough

9. What does your dad do when you're not around? cries

10. If your dad becomes famous what will it be for? (she danced...and totally didn't understand this question)

11. What is your dad really good at? Games

12. What is your dad not very good at? 

13. What does your dad do for work? no work, pack our backpacks and go to grandpa's house

14. What is your dad's favorite food? all of the food

15. What makes you proud of your dad?

16. If your Dad were on TV who would he be? a prophet!

17. What do you and dad do together? no work

18. How are you and your dad the same? 
19. How are you and your dad different? 
20. How do you know your dad loves you? 
21. Where is your dad's favorite place to go? 
22. How old was your dad when you were born? 
23. Is there anything else you want to say about your dad?

The unanswered ones were ones I didn't ask because I just wasn't sure she'd understand the question and because she was getting pretty burnt out by question 18 and started responding in jibberish (which is what she does when she's bored or wants you to stop talking to her, lol) but I want to keep all the questions on here for reference to next year when I ask her again :) Pin It

Jump Creek Falls 2015

Last Saturday we took advantage of the gorgeous weather and drove out to Marsing, ID to hike to Jump Creek Falls. Our friends the Ashbys and the Stokers came with us, we were even able to fit the Ashbys in our van with us (pictured below, behind Race and Emma!) - making 4 adults and 4 carseats and we didn't even feel super squished. Anyway, it was only about a 15 min hike, perfect for all the little girls :)















It was a pretty popular day, we couldn't grab a sunny spot for the kids to play in the sand but they braved the cold water pretty well and had fun splashing around.





How cute are these little polka-dot bums? And Devin made sure I got a pic of him with these springer spaniels for the sake of his family's first dog, Dodger!





This hike is too perfect and pretty not to do every year! Pin It

June 2, 2015

Spring at the Zoo









Goats make me laugh! They're pretty creepy but how can you resist them? (especially the babies!)




We came this year in April, which we'll probably do every year because it's right before a lot of the schools start doing their very end of the year field trips, the weather was perfect, and the price is right before they hike it up for summer attractions. This trip was one of those days I was feeling a mom win for tackling an outing like this by myself with both the kids and things went pretty smoothly as far as timing for feeding Owen, naps, Ava being a happy toddler vs a tired/hungry toddler. This was the first zoo trip that I think she really loved and understood what was around her, she kept asking all week to go! Pin It

May 17, 2015

Great Sunday

A couple weeks ago was just one of those Sundays where we didn't have anything pulling us away from home before or after church and the weather was beautiful. Our neighboring neighborhood has a grassy common area that was perfect for relaxing and playing with the kids.






This picture cracks me up because it was our best attempt at getting a "cute" pic of these two together. Ava is really mastering the fake under bite smile thing these days. And Owen's poor eczema has been worse with teething and wind and forgetting to be diligent about putting his cream on, whoops!


Our church doesn't start until 1:00 on Sundays so in an effort to keep Ava from going stir crazy, we thought it'd be nice to go walk around the Boise temple grounds. It was a beautiful day!



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April 8, 2015

Darrington Zoo




Ava had been asking to go to the zoo all week long but since we were in Declo we decided to show her some farm life instead. We actually thought we were just going to see the bunnies at the house of someone at Devin's parents' church. They also run a dairy and we happened to get there right in time for "chores" so we got to follow Val around the entire dairy and see all the animals!



He let Ava pick all the eggs out of the little boxes where the hens lay and they filled a perfect dozen container so he let us take them home! Here they are, fresh as they come:





Ava's pretty fearless around animals. Loved being in there with all those chickens (they could have cared less that we were in there with them), almost let the bunny nibble her finger off, and loved their huge friendly dog!



See that smiling face up there? First of all, this guy is so so nice. Second, I'm sure it made his day to see us girls walking through the milking house (yes I just made that up) all over a floor covered in manure in our cute shoes. I should have shoveled some up to bring home to our garden.



Then we got to follow him over to the pig stall. Luckiest pigs I ever did see - those buckets full of fresh milk were for them!







Making a fun stop like this on the way home from the movies is definitely a small farm town perk! Ava still talks about the pigs and the bunnies and the eggs :) Pin It