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Monday, April 25, 2016

Staying Home with a Sick Kid

I'm home today with a sick kid.  He seems to be doing a lot better than yesterday, but since he had a low-grade fever last night and says his stomach is still bothering him, it's best to keep him here.

I'm not a fan of staying home, mainly because I don't want my kiddo to feel like crap.  I want him to be happy and healthy and bouncing off the walls, but such is life.  I'm sure by tomorrow he'll be back to his old self and doing all those things.

There are some perks to staying at home, though.  One of them is cuddle time.  If there's a bright side to the kids being sick, that has to be it.  I'll take it when I can!

I hope the rest of you have a fantastic Monday!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Just a Normal Spring

It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago the weather was in the 60s. We had gone down to Fort Collins to Fort Fun so my oldest could celebrate his birthday. We had such a great time. We rode go-karts, played laser tag, video games, bumper cars, and went down a giant slide. It was a great birthday celebration!

Then, two weeks later, we’re under a winter storm warning and get dumped on with snow. It was so bad on Sunday, we barely left the house. It was awesome. I didn’t change out of my pajamas all day.

Living in Wyoming, it’s to be expected. And thankfully, it doesn’t last for long. In fact, by the end of the week, it’s supposed to be back up in the 60s. The nice thing about the snow is that snowmobiling season has been extended for another weekend.

How was your weekend?

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Good Day on the Snow

Snowmobiling season is drawing to a close. While there’s always snow in the mountains we ride (the reason they’re called the Snowies), we can’t ride year round. For our final ride, the boys decided they wanted to build a jump.

My boys are much more adventurous than I am. They have no fear. As you can imagine, that often scares the crap out of me. But I don’t want to hold them back because of my fear, so I do what I can to make sure they are safe, then watch with my heart pounding in my chest as they chase after life.

The boys love snowmobiling. For them, there is nothing more amazing than getting on their sleds and zooming around on the snow. I enjoy snowmobiling too, but I’m much more conservative when I ride. The best part about it is being able to spend time with my kids.

The boys only went off their jump once—and that didn’t upset me at all. They said they weren’t scared, but I have to imagine that there was an element of fear in there. Even their dad says that once you get into the air, it’s fear-inducing. Still, I’m glad they got to experience it. And I have a feeling it won’t be the last time.

Getting the jump ready.

Packing down the snow on the jump.

The boys at the bottom of the hill after they had jumped.

My youngest jumping:

The oldest jumping:

Monday, April 4, 2016

We Went to the Zoo…Zoo…Zoo

In the middle of March, we got to go on vacation for Spring Break. We don’t normally get to do that, so this was a treat. We went to Arizona to visit the boys’ great-grandpa. We had a great time.

The weather was a huge change from Laramie. Instead of being cold and snowy, it was warm and sunny. We swam every day we were there, and we got to wear shorts. It was awesome!

We also helped Grandpa harvest fruit out of his trees. He has grapefruit, orange, and lemon trees in his yard, and he wanted us to help him get them down. There were sooooo many grapefruit. We put them on the curb so that other people could take them. There was no way we could eat them all.

This is only part of the grapefruit we got from his trees. There was so much more!

The lemons that came from his yard were HUGE! I couldn’t believe how big they were. We made fresh-squeezed lemonade from them, and it was delicious! He also had oranges, and they were so sweet and delicious. I ate one for snack one day.

Seriously, that's a lemon!

Grandpa also has rose bushes in his yard, which smell delicious, and all my boys picked me a beautiful flower. I felt so loved!

The boys and I also had the opportunity to go to the Phoenix Zoo. I have a love/hate relationship with zoos. I love going to them to see the animals, but I hate that the animals have to be penned up for us to see them. We got to feed a giraffe, ride a camel, and pet goats in the petting zoo. We saw some amazing animals, including about 10 species of rattlesnakes, a tiger, cheetahs, bald eagles, and so many more.

It was so freaking hot when we went. I think it was about 95 degrees, and I was melting. The animals were super hot too. Most of them were laying down in the shade. Thankfully, there was a stand with about eight different flavors of Icees right when we walked in, so we grabbed those. At the end, we got some incredibly delicious ice cream. I had bubblegum flavor. It was soooooo good!

We had an amazing Spring Break, and I had an awesome time hanging out with my family. Did you do anything exciting for Spring Break?