Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hee Haw Farms

For those of you who read Nickell's blog, this will probably look familiar. Jeny and Mark met us at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove last night for a very fun evening. There are a lot of pictures, but there was a lot to see!
Here are my cute girls posing in one of the many picture things they had there.We started off by feeding the goats. Shannon was a little hesitant at first, but finally figured out that they just lick the food out of your hands.Then we headed over to the "train." These were just old metal barrels decorated like animals being pulled by a tractor. Shannon said, "Mom, this is a good bumpy!" She is at the age where she loves going over bumps in the car, so this ride was her idea of heaven. Leah also thought it was a lot of fun.
After that we went over to the swing. I think Shannon liked this the best. She would have stayed on it all night if we had let her. Leah had a really good time watching Shannon.
While Uncle Mark stood in line for Shannon to go on a pony ride we went to see all of the animals. They had this GIANT pig (there is no picture I could have taken that would do it justice), cows, donkeys, normal-sized pigs, chickens, sheep, rabbits, ducks, and turkeys. The kids were even allowed to go into a pen to run around with the chickens and pigs. Shannon just kept waving and saying "hi" to all of the animals.
Then came the big slide. We climbed up the hill, and it was steeper than I thought it would be, so I thought Shannon would chicken out, but she wanted to go! It was another bumpy ride, so she loved it.I thought this was a fantastic idea. They filled a pen with dried corn for the kids to play in. I had to drag her out of this to go to the pumpkin patch. Somehow I neglected to take a picture of the pumpkin patch, but it was very neat. It was a field of very tall sunflowers (dried up, of course) where we found two perfect pumpkins. Shannon stopped at all of the broken pumpkins to look at them. I think she would have taken one of them home if I had let her. Gross.This last picture is really for my mom. The sunset was very pretty, and this is her favorite mountain, Mt. Timpanogos.
Thank you, Aunt Jeny and Uncle Mark! It was a REALLY fun evening!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Favorite Room

Before:After: This was one of the easiest rooms to fix so far. All we did was replace the carpet, scrub the gross walls, and paint. I still haven't painted the trim, but it will just be white instead of the off-white it is right now. I absolutely love the color! It's the sunniest room in the house, so I have all of my orchids in there.