Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Museum Of Natural Histoy

I had the best opportunity to help out with Shantel's class and go on a field trip to The Museum of Natural History. I couldn't let her go on a bus and her first field trip by herself and miss all the fun! I was in a group with two other little girls Isabelle and Helen.

Shantel's first bus ride!

Crazy girls!

The had a frog exhibit that was really cool. The girls got to see a bunch of tiny as well as HUGE frogs, and learn about there habitat.

We almost knocked the Tee Pee over!

Helen and Isabelle cooking up Shantel for lunch!

I had a great time hanging out with Shantel and her friends. The best part of the trip..besides the 90 degree bus ride and the blizzard we has to walk in, was the Indian exhibit. As we all know back in the day there weren't a whole lot of clothes worn by the Indians, every time the girls saw a naked butt they laughed their heads off. I had to explain that they didn't have a lot of clothes back then and they had to make their own...didn't help. I guess bare butts are just funny!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Gary took a few days off work and we decided to go to the Dinosaur Museum down at Thanksgiving Point on Wednesday. We have been wanting to do this for a while and decided this would be a good time and a great Family activity out of the house.

Here we are digging up our own dino bones!

Climbing on a dino just their size!
This is the erosion table where you can build canyons out of sand and water and create little dino villages then demolish it with a "flash flood". What kid doesn't like to play in the mud??

In this exhibit the kids got to find out where dinosaurs lived. There was a giant map of the world and you could push a button to find out where certain dinosaurs lived. Shantel got a kick out of the ones that were right here in Utah. She thought that was very cool that dinosaurs walked in her backyard. She also got to see where Australia is..there is a little boy in her class from there. And Keegan just liked pushing buttons.

This shark broke out of the tank and was about to eat us!
It was an adventure!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


As some of you may have heard, we have been dealing with Kallie and her "spots" since Christmas. Some of you might be asking "what spots?". Here is the story: Around Christmas we notices a little rash on Kallie's arms and back of legs. Well instead of getting better, it got a whole lot worse. HUGE welts all over her body and face. Our pediatrician told us it was indeed hives and just to keep giving Benadryl and Zyrtec, since there was NO known trigger, and it could be viral. Well, after more than a month, she still had these hives that would NOT go away. So we take her to an allergist and the same thing, they can't seem to see what she would be allergic to, so the diagnosis...Chronic Hives. What is that seriously? How can that be a real diagnosis? So after a week and a half, she still has hives covering her body...face, fingers, ears...she looked hideous. (When people started doing a double take looking at her..that was it!) So I take her in again and still "Chronic Hives", but this time we tried a different medication, and BY-George it worked! She has been spot free for almost 2 weeks!
This picture was taken on a normal day of spots. Some days they are just light spots on her arms and some days big HUGE welts all over. She is such a trooper and takes her 2 antihistamines twice a day like it is no big deal. I just hope we wean her off and be SPOT FREE!