Monday, March 9, 2009

A little break!

Last week we spent away in Prescott. It was a much needed break from the normal schedule! Jon and I had to laugh when the boys would ask in the afternoon if Dad had to go to church that night. When we said "no" they wondered why there was no church in the mountains. We had to do a little explaining about how there was "church", just Dad didn't work at them. Maybe our break was a little long overdue?!?!

It was good to do ordinary and simple things together. Time really passed quite slowly, which was a great change. Here are some of the things that made us smile! Some of the pictures have Connor's artwork along with them . . . he spent quite a bit of time drawing. So fun!

The weather was especially windy the first couple days. So, on a trip to Walmart to get the toothpaste I forgot, Jon picked up a couple kites. Well worth the dollar! All three boys had so much fun!! Kyndall and I giggled at them and worked at keeping warm.

We found several letterboxes! Our family has had so much fun exploring different trails and finding the stamps on the path. Of course, it is much better when we actually find the "treasure" since there have been a couple times when the box was missing or we weren't smart enough to figure out the location. Our next goal is to leave our own box for others to find. Notice Connor's walking stick and "X" to mark the spot. Fun!

The boys loved feeding the ducks at the lakes we visited. However, we had to remind them that the bread was for the ducks and not to eat themselves! We caught Connor snacking on the old, dry bread pieces several times. Really, we do feed him! He has been on a serious feeding frenzy the last couple weeks . . . oh no! Here comes the next size of clothes! In Connor's picture, I am the one with strange pigtail like things coming out of the side of my head. He calls them beautiful, so we will go with that! :)

It was good to be together!


Alli said...

What a great trip! I love the drawings, that dude is an artist :) You have such a sweet family!

The Saunders Family said...

Ahhhh the mountains. Your trip sounded just lovely. I bet those pine trees smelled wonderful!