Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I knew I didn't like strawberries for a reason...


Here are the firstfruits of our garden. I never really liked strawberries much but these were already here and they looked so pretty I had to eat them even if it was dipped in sugar. Well as they would ripen I would eat one or two a day. On Monday I came down with a serious case of hives. I took some benadryl and in the morning went to the dermatalogist. His conclusion was the same as mine. I am allergic to strawberries. Well at least now I will have a good excuse not to have to eat them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Idaho City Adventure







We were headed for Mcall and saw a turn for Idaho City, a place we hadn't been yet. We took the turn and then were on dirt roads for 37 miles. When we got to Idaho City I was pleasantly surprised. It is a very small town but ironically used to be the biggest city other than on the coasts due to a mining boom. They had some cute stores and museums. We had wanted to picnic but again it was raining. We ate in the car at a recreation area and wouldn't you know it it cleared up and the sun was out the rest of the day. Here are some nature shots I took along with a picture of a scary lizard. The first picture is funny. I was pushing Aspen. We were going along trying to catch up to Daren,Jude and Lily. I ran over something and after the lizard sighting I was a little nervous to look at what it was. Luckily it was just her shoe. I looked at her and both her shoes were missing. Luckily it was not too far back. It was like Hansel and Gretel's trail of bread crumbs.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Swinging at the Park



videoThere is a really great park here called Settler's Park and they have a splash park and lots of play equipment, musical instruments and lots of swings. We love it. It is always crowded but we usually can find some shade. We are in the 70's this week so we are trying to take advantage of the great weather. Here are the kids on the swings. They all had a great time.
videoSorry the videos are sideways. I didn't know how to fix them. If anyone knows please comment.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Water Fun




This is the babies first trip to the pool and Aspen's first trip to the pool without tubes in her ears. Yea! This was actually part of our Memorial Day festivities but I forgot to include these.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another funny sign etc.






This was the trip we took on Memorial Day weekend to Hagerman and Bliss Idaho. We saw many interesting things including roadkill and this funny sign. We saw the pretty waterfall of 1000 Springs. We were in the storm with all the dust blowing from the farmers fields and ended up eating in the car instead of the picnic we had planned. Daren had picked up snacks at Walmart including spray cheese. I haven't had spray cheese in over a decade. That brings back memories and makes me feel old. It was an interesting trip to say the least but it was better than just sitting at home doing nothing. The kids were good but I am sure they were bored. You win some you lose some I guess.