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What I’ve Been Up to: March

by heather
What I've been up to: I helped my kids build Olafs for the snowman building contest at school. I finally got rid of all the girl scout cookies. Over spring break we visited the Las Vegas Children's Museum and Death Valley. We took a trip to Denver and stopped at Arches National Park along the way. I got an interview at the grad school program of my dreams. The drive there was stressful and I got little sleep the night before. The interview didn't go as magically as I hoped, but I Read more [...]

Death Valley National Park with Kids

by heather
Death Valley has always been a place that I've wanted to visit, but  we never seem to be passing by at a convenient time. When we've driven through California it was always for a funeral or in the summer, which is not a good time to visit Death Valley. March, however is a lovely time to visit Death Valley, so we made it a spring break destination. Death Valley National Park is in the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and "contains a diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: July 2013

by heather
What I’ve been doing: Visited the Grand Canyon My toddler has decided that she wants to be potty-trained. No actual success yet. But everyday she takes a few minutes to sit on the potty. Baby steps... School shopping for my kids In an attempt to keep the kids busy I enrolled them in some day camps. Painting for Thing 1 and World Traveling for Thing 2. Found a great bedroom set for Thing 2 on KSL for $200. Organized and de-cluttered his room. Perhaps it will be easier to keep clean. Read more [...]

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum & Dinosaur Garden

by heather
Last week we met some extended family in Vernal to run the Dino Half Marathon. While we were there we felt it was imperative to check out some dinosaurs at the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum and Dinosaur Garden. My kids loved it and if we were in the area I think we would go again (although I don't think I would drive seven hours again just for this). Admission is $6 for 12 and up, and $3 for 6-12. So my kids that are 1 & 5 got in free. (I couldn't find any coupons online, Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: April 2013

by heather
What I've been up to: Discovered that it gets hot enough in St George in April to melt those gel window decorations to the inside of your windows. True story. Took my parents and sister to Zion's National Park. We had a great time and the weather was very cooperative. Visited Pioneer Park while the weather was still nice. Volunteering for the St George Children's Museum. Since we moved here almost 4 years ago we've heard that this was going to open. It looks like it's finally going to happen, Read more [...]

Legoland California

by heather
 Last year I came across a free subscription for children to Lego Club Magazine. Thing 1 loves to get her own mail, so I signed her up. In one issue there was a coupon for a free child's admission to Legoland with the purchase of an adult admission. We agreed that it would be a good family vacation for 2011.  And I have to say that it was AWESOME. I believe that for my kids at their age (Under age 8), Legoland is better than Disneyland. Here are my reasons:Legoland is pretty much Lego Mecca, Read more [...]

Things to Do in Southern Utah: Coral Pink Sand Dunes

by heather
I have reached that stage in my life where my children are not interested in watching anything that isn't a cartoon. Nor are they very cooperative in letting my husband and I watch non-cartoons. Let's just say that watching General Conference on Saturday is a joke. (Not to mention that I can not watch that much TV without falling asleep.) The solution: strap the kids in the car and drive for two hours. Driving for two hours took us to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. (Ok, it's not quite two Read more [...]

Favorite Places to Visit in St George Part 1: Pioneer Park

by heather
I love living in St. George. It is beautiful and the weather is actually rather pleasant for nine months out of the year. However, as with many small communities, a little investigating must be done to find things to do with the kids, so here I'll share some my family's favorites and any available discounts that I have found.Pioneer Park- Red Hills Parkway-No admission chargePioneer Park is a must-see for anyone new to St. George. It provides a fantastic view of the city of St George, and parts of Read more [...]

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