Thursday, July 31, 2008

We went to the temple tonight and had a session. After the session we had ice cream at Farr Better Ice Cream just across the street from Ogden Temple. Russ had raspberry cheesecake and I had their sugar free vanilla. Their ice cream was really good. Here's some pictures.. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Russ and Andrew went fishing this afternoon while I hang around at Fe's house (I picked some vegetables in their garden) The boys had a hiking activity for their mutual. Russ came back with some fish and I fried them for dinner. Of course the boys and I enjoyed it except Andrew since he is allergic to fish.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Monday, July 28, 2008

It's a busy day for us! We do some cleaning in the house and in the backyard. In the afternoon, we all went outside to clean the backyard ( Russ is sick so he just stayed inside). JR was mowing the grass, Andrew was sweeping off the dirt in the patio and Johnathan was cooking. We had grilled pork chop, mushroom & onions, mashed potato and gravy. After eating dinner, we did our family home evening and since tomorrow Jessica is leaving for the girl's camp and their theme is "BOOT (Building Our Own Testimony) CAMP" we based our lesson on their theme to give her a head start on it and familiarize the scripture that goes with their theme.

(D & C 9:7-9)
7 Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it unto you, when you took no thought save it was to ask me.

8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right.

9 But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong; therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred save it be given you from me. ).

We had a great lesson and discussion!They had ice cream for treats and that made them happy especially Andrew :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The 3 kids are back form California today. After we picked them up at the airport and done with all their stuffs Russ gave them a haircut. JR didn't have his haircut done becuase he wanted to do it next week. Jessica wanted a bangs so I did it and after doing hers, I decided to do mine. I wasn't sure what I was doing but it's done already... :) It felt kinda weird because I haven't had a bangs for a long time and I mean a long long time. The last time I had a bangs was when I was 20 years old (11 years ago).

This was me 11 years ago...

Friday, July 25, 2008

We made a short trip to Evanston Wyoming. It's only about an hour and a half drive from where we are. Our friend Mel, Ofelia & her daughter came with us. We had fun though it was short. On our way there, we drove through the Echo Canyon & Road to Zion. The view is beautiful and was much enjoyed!

Once we arrived in Evanston, we stopped at the Uinta County Museum. They have a lot of old stuffs. Uinta County is the crossroads of the country's major cross-country routes-- from the pioneer trails of the 19th century, to the overland stage and Pony Express routes, to the transcontinental railroad, to the nation's first coast-to-coast auto route, the Lincoln Highway, in the early 20th century.

Our next stop was the Chinese Joss House Museum. The Chinese Joss House Museum tells the story of the Chinese immigrants who lived and worked in Uinta County from the 1870s through the 1930s.

The collection features a scale model of Evanston's Chinatown, archaeological discoveries from the location, historic photographs, and artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Historic Depot Square

The Union Pacific Passenger Depot was constructed in 1900, replacing a wooden structure just to the northwest. The building is architecturally unique among depots on the UP line in Wyoming. On the inside were separate waiting rooms for men and women. The Depot served passengers until Amtrak service was discontinued in Wyoming. This public building now is used for community events and parties.

Bear River Sate Park & Bear River Greenway

The Bear River Greenway is located off Interstate 80 and Bear River Drive, on the east end of Evanston, Wyoming. The main greenway trail extends over 2 miles along the banks of the Bear River connecting Evanston’s historic downtown, along a “Ribbon of Green” east, to the Bear River State Park.

All ages and abilities can walk, jog and bike the greenway trail starting at the main entryway off Bear River Drive, at the adjacent ”Bear Meadows” river access parking lot, or by continuing into the park to the BEAR Community Center next to the historic Ice Ponds. The Ice Ponds can be seen from I-80 and are the center of year round activity including summer fishing, boating and crawdad catching and Ice Skating in the winter on the Ice Ponds that were harvested by the Union Pacific Railroad for box car refrigeration in the early 1900’s.

Continuing east along the main trail visitors can take the Debbie Smith Bridge to Hamblin City Park, the Uinta County Fairgrounds, or stop on the bridge and overlook the recently completed Bear River Rehabilitation Project that has resulted in a new White Water Park and improved fishing along the River. The main trail continues past a still water slough area that connects with interpretative nature trails and areas to view a variety of bird species and wildlife, including resident Moose and Deer.

The “Bear Tales” Fire Circle is next up along the trail with amphitheater seating for outdoor classes and community programs. The main trail then crosses the Bear River at Historic Red Bridge where more white water structures can be viewed along a stretch of river channel improvements as you look upstream to the Uinta Mountains. The trail passes under I-80 to Duncomb Hollow where you enter the Bear River State Park that offers more nature trails, picnic areas, live Elk and Buffalo exhibits and a State of Wyoming Travel and Information Center.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I lied down with Andrew in the couch to put him to nap and I fell asleep right away but he did not. I didn't know what's going on of course until Andrew tried to wake me up and told me he drew a mountain and train track. I was just ignoring him at first because I was really tired a few minutes after he came back and pulled my hands so I would get out of the couch. Yes I was surprised looking at him and he said "Mommy I'm a cat like Kuya!" I remember a few months ago when JR came home with his cat make up for their school performance and I thought Andrew remember that and he was trying to do the same. When I looked at the wall, I found the mess he made. I talked to him and let him understand he's not supposed to do what he did and if he needed to draw something he has to asked for paper and pen and not get into my stuff and daddy's stuff. We always see to it that we put everything 'dangerous" out of Andrew's reach but he always finds a way to get what he wants. He would get a chair and use it wherever and whatever he wanted to get. Anyway, I did a research right away in the internet how to get rid of these marks. Andrew used a sharpie pen and this is what I found. For Andrew's face this is the instruction I followed;

Take the child into a warm soapy bath and gently stroke the area. Never rub as this just buries it deeper into the skin.. The best soap to use is Gerber Giggles and Grins. Apply it to the area and gently wash away. If that doesn’t do it, gently stroke the area with rubbing alcohol (rinse well and put the rubbing alcohol up high right afterwards of course).

For the wall, these are the stuffs they suggested that would help;

  1. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (also works for crayons, but don’t use it on skin, of course)
  2. WD-40
  3. Anti-bacterial hand gel
  4. Hairspray
  5. Cooking spray
  6. Nail polish remover
  7. Bleach (depending on the surface)
  8. Goof Off

I tried what I have first (bleach, nail polish remover, hand gel) unluckily, they didn't seem to work so I went to Walmart and bought a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.. And yes it did work. I'm glad there's a product like Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It's safe and doesn't stink (unlike the bleach, nail polish remover and hair spray) and most important of all it didn't damged the paint.

Andrew used the curio mirror as he was writing on his face that's why he saw himself as the "cat"
I let Andrew do some scrubbing too and he didn't mind doing it, he actually loved it!

Thanks to this Magic Eraser.. The wall is clean again! I would highly reccoment this product.






Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I was doing laundry all day today and as usual Andrew loves to do whatever I'm doing. He always wanted to help so I told him he would have his turn when it's time to load his clothes. He was always following me when I go to the laundry room and asked if it was his turn yet. I let him do his turn and he did a pretty good job loading his clothes in the washer. I told him I would put the laundry soap for him since he could not reach it, but he said "No Mommy it's my turn". So he took his potty chair from the bathroom and stand on it to put the laundry soap on. Here's some pictures of Andrew doing his own laundry... :) Thanks for looking!

Andrew has always loved book. We read a few books everyday. He wouldn’t go to sleep at night without reading a book. Even if we come home late and he would fall asleep in the car, he wakes up for his story then goes back to sleep. Russ and I take turn reading stories to him every night. Andrew’s routine at night is this; he brushes his teeth, puts his pajamas on, reads a book or 2, say our prayer and then he goes to sleep on his own.

Some of Andrew's favorite books...