Monday, November 9, 2009

Mom, Where is my Crocheting?

The latest craze at our house involves a hook and yarn. The girls have been learning to crotch-it (as my mom calls it.) She was able to give them some pointers last week when we stayed with her and my dad at a condo in St. George.

Brynn made this twirly scarf which was supposed to be for her but ended up being a perfect fit for her Julie doll.

To me, St. George is a heaven for shopping (I hit the 3.99 rack at Children's Place Outlet.) And with a couple of National Parks, it is a great place to enjoy nature.
Some of the cool places we visited:

Snow Canyon This place was mountains of fun. We climbed and climbed until we were too hot and tired to climb anymore. Kate thought it would be pretty funny to hide in the bushes while me and Adrie were finding our way down the trail. She jumped out acting like a rabid dog to get a good scare out of us. I should have known...she tries to scare or play pranks on someone in the family at least once a day! I don't get that. Adrie and I don't like being scared so we have made a rule that Kate pays us a quarter each time she scares us. Win win!

Sand Dunes: I wish we could export some of this super-fine sand to our backyard. If we just filled our shoes enough times...

After the seniors and children went to bed, BD and I snuck out in the evenings for some late night ping pong tournaments. We had some good rallies but I still can't seem to win a game! Ever heard of pickle ball? Q and T joined us one night for a double date on the courts. Very fun sport whether you can get the rules down or not!

We had a whole lot of fun with Q/T family at this park where Scandinavia playground technology meets desert. Forget regular old swings and slides, these apparatuses were so much fun; I was just wishing the kids would get off them so I could give them a try. I was able to spin myself sick on the one Adrie is pictured in above. T and T were doing the same in the other photo.
Thanks for another fun visit St. George! See you in the Spring for Sister's Week!


Michelle said...

Sounds like you had an excellent time. Isn't it great to have a warm place to go, that is not too far away, to play when it gets cold. Next time you are in town, let us know and we will join you.

Megz said...

Is everyone going to be getting a mini-scarf for Christmas this year?
Fun times in the Big City in the South. Just about makes me want to make a road trip. Minus the driving part.

cold cocoa said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'm going to need some of that sun in a few months.

T said...

I think your photo of me was take right after I managed to right myself from my little oops... man is my hip bruised :)

Laura said...

There's no place like home. That settles it....I'm moving back. (If only Chad would agree.)

stephanie said...

Heading to St George tomorrow! I love the pics and I love the little twirly scarf. That is great