I spent most of September attempting to potty train little man. He wants to wear underwear and he will pee on the potty but he will also pee in his underwear 5-10 times a day. Sooo…at the end of the month I sort of gave up. We will revisit that idea later.
We went on a hike up to Battle creek falls after school one day.
Jonah found nature’s velcro. And so did Kate. They were much harder to get off of Kate.
We went to seven peaks to go swimming on labor day.
This is how Jonah’s hair looked when he left for school for picture day. It did not stay like this for pictures, but it was worth a try.
I was caller number 8 for a radio giveaway and won tickets to the Utah state fair and to a concert. I took the kids to the fair and Nick to the concert. We saw an alligator show and there was an albino alligator, Jonah was sooo excited, he loves albino anything.
They had this cute little activity for kids to do that was run by the FFA. They had to put on an apron and do all these fake farm chores and then they got paid and could buy a little treat at the country store. The boys did it twice.
Of course they loved all of the animals. And especially all the baby animals.
Declan figured out how to do a front roll while we were at the park one day. And did it about fifty times for anyone that would watch him.
And Jonah’s class went on a field trip to the Hogle zoo. I was a chaperone and got to take this awesome little group around the zoo. They had a fun dinosaur display going on in the zoo with these really realistic and sometimes moving and blinking (or even spitting (spraying water at you)) dinosaurs.
Jonah has been obsessed with Volcanoes for awhile now (a few years really). He did a report of volcanoes for his “expert research” for kindergarten this past year. For his report he learned about Yellowstone, the super volcano, and REALLY wanted to go see it. So, since Disneyland just is not in our budget at this point with Nick in school, we decided Yellowstone could still make a dream come true. Jonah and Declan LOVED it. Jonah was a little nervous at first, knowing that Yellowstone is a super volcano and all. But once we got there and got the campfire going and rolled out the sleeping bags, he was over the moon.
We almost cancelled our trip due to a recent bear attack very near the campsite we reserved, but we decided to be brave and went anyways. We didn’t see a single bear. And the day we rolled in they caught the culprit and euthanized her and sent her cubs to a zoo somewhere. I will never look at bears in the zoo the same.
We were actually in more danger from the bison than bears. We were surrounded at one point on a trail and had to wait for them to pass. Very scary actually. Otherwise, we had a great time.
So Beehive geyser went off right as we started our geyser stroll. It only goes off once a day and they don’t have any idea when it will be until a smaller “indicator” geyser next to it goes off a few minutes before. It is taller and wider than old faithful. It was our favorite.