Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Thursday, June 26, 2008

our wonderful life


Today was filled with friendship and fun, water and mud, rocks and "golden" fish from the planet "Bark Bark" , mermaids in the lagoon and monster mama's who find them ;)


It was a wonderful, magical day..........

First we had Dungeons and Dragons Club...........I heard tales of dark forests, mountains to climb, deer for dinner, and teamwork to complete the quest. They are so imaginative and amazing.

Then it was off to the park for a fun day for Willow and her friends Ari and Mina (and of course my friend Melissia ;) ) They created this amazing world in the stream that runs through the park.
In this park there is a Boy's and Girls Club that would bring groups of kids over to play off and on. I cannot tell you how many kids said to us "you know there are leeches in that water!" We just smiled and said cool! Leeches ;)
We pretty much decided that was what the Boy's and Girl's club directors were telling all the kids there so they would stay out of the water :)
We have been playing in this water for ever. It is the same mountain stream that runs through Tanner Park where we swim and our dogs swim....Never a leech to be found. It is just funny to me that these kids (pre -teens and teens) have not thought to themselves what would actually happen if you got a leech on you? Hmmm, the result of public school sucking away critical thinking skills....maybe? Who knows....for now we shall enjoy our mountain streams, leeches and all ;)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gymnastics,Swimming,parks, and reptiles

Willow started her gymnastics class tonight at the pool :) She has taken it before and LOVES it. Josh and Mara brought Cody and Lexi along for a swim during the class. They had a great time too! The girls kept turning their backs on me when they saw the camera ;)





After gym and swimming we walked over to the park to kill some time before Daddy could meet us for dinner at Chipoltle, our new favorite place!


We tried to look for fish, but none were to be found........



There was playing on the teeter totter.........



The swinging of our "5th child" :) The one that Willow tells our server at the restaurant that "she needs her OWN chair!":) And they oblige... ;)




Get that camera out of my face!............




Monkeying around..............



melting teenagers.........



Then it was off to the library for a presentation by Scales and Tales Utah. It was so great!!! This guy was hilarious. He had David and I cracking up more than the kids :) We got all signed up for the summer reading program and checked out a few must haves....Dragon Rider, Inkspell, InkHeart and The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (Mara's new passion) and Corneila and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M.Blume for our mother daughter book club June selection :) Can't wait to get into that one!


There were scorpions, millipedes, and tarantulas.........






Alligator sculls.........



Lizards..............





This was Jub Jub...a HUGE chameleon!he was my favorite!




A HUGE Tortoise.....






And a not so huge tortoise......... ;)






And of course snakes...........





And then REALLY BIG SNAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








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It was a great day..................

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!