Fall Break – Part 1

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Matt got back from his trip on Thursday, Friday he worked from home for a while and we played around at home- Jedi’s and lightsabers, building forts, Wii, some house stuff I’m sure, but relaxing most of all. Recovering might be the right word? I don’t mind Matt traveling at all. I’m glad for the homecoming when he gets back- that freshness when he walks in the door is magical! Still, being gone 2 of the last 3 weeks was not so fun.  He was worn out too.  A Friday without big plans was a good thing. 

Dylan’s teacher assigned the class an “I Wanna” project. It was a writing log where they were learning how to make convincing/logical arguments.  He had to think of something he wanted (“I Wanna”) and try to convince me to get it for him.  My job was to write a counter-argument back to him. Then Dylan would write in class and think of a way to solve my reasons- back and forth  for a month! The teacher sent home a note at the beginning saying “Whatever you do, DO NOT give your child this item until this project is over.” Most kids were writing about a toy they wanted. Dylan wrote about going to the University of Utah Natural History Museum again…. and this time with the whole family (Matt).  I had to think of so many reasons why we couldn’t go- soccer games are on Saturday (wait until soccer season’s over), dad’s out of town (go when he gets back), I don’t like to drive in the snow (buy snow tires), snow tires are expensive (I’ll pay for half). It was a good exercise, but I was glad that it ended before Fall break so we could go and Dylan could show Matt around!

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Megan enjoying a 2-year old sized chair

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The girls checking out the lizards.

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Dylan showing Matt around the dinosaur area

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We found out that you could dig for dinosaur bones outside!

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Alison enjoyed exploring more than digging

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I couldn’t resist one more 🙂

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Dylan helping Megan turn the crank.

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The tiles on the floor held “water” that you could move all over the place!

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I really enjoyed hanging out with Cayden. It seemed like we could saunter along and talk more than we usually can. 

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Jackson was “the man” at solving these pottery puzzles. He was the best of us all, and the fastest!

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Dylan’s photo of me. I love making it into posts!

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Cayden making an earthquake-proof building and testing it out.

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Damming things up left and right

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Relaxing on the roof……

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….. with a view like this.

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Cayden still loves rocks. They have a great collection here.

We played, brought a lunch and ate it there, and played some more. On the way home we stopped at Bruges and ordered a huge cone of fries with dipping sauces. We wore everyone right out.  We may or may not have turned on a show in the van to stop kids from fighting about water/space/touching/bumping the seat in front of them/locking someone else’s seat belt and making obnoxious noises.  It worked.

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