For the first time we visited the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork Utah to celebrate the coming of spring. "Holi" is an India tradition celebrating the beginning of spring, the festival includes wonderful traditional dishes from India to eat, music all day, tours of the temple, and of course the trowing of color. The bright color is made from a chalk like substance and is available for purchase on site. While attending the festival attendees are encouraged to hug one and other is permission is given and spread color around, then every 2 hours they count down and throw the color in the air. It was a crazy experience and will be a festival we will attend yearly. The kids had a blast and being able to experience this with their cousins. However the only down fall to attending this festival is the cleanup. Enjoy the pics and defiantly check out the video, it is amazing.
Friday, March 25, 2011
So Laurissa has turned 12 and her wish was to have a late night "Duct Tape Party" and along with it she begged to have a wide variety of delicious fruit on hand. We caved to her wishes and let the kids make there own edible fruit arrangement. They started right after school and began the decorating, then they went crazy with the duct tape 11 rolls (3 large grey, and 6 designer patterns). Not to mention the rolls her friends brought and the rolls she got in her presents, that's allot of duct tape. After they made beautiful fruit arrangements and partook in allot of fruit. they then had cupcakes, opened presents and then we let them tear up the house until 1:30am (because we are such awesome parents). Other than someone getting shot in the eye by a party popper, it seemed to go off with out a hitch. Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Yes I turned 35 years old and I don't feel a day over 20(okay, i do, who are we kidding). I came home from work to a beautifully decorated house and presents and cards just yearning to be opened. Had a little pie and then headed off to the Bayou for some Cajun eatin'. Yum!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Jon and Sarah ventured out on their weekly much needed "Date Night" and left Laurissa in charge. Laurissa always does a great job babysitting, doing activities to keep the kiddos happy and entertained. Tonight was face painting, and Kason was so happy with his Spiderman face that he refused to take it off for bed. Sleep tight Spidey!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Well needless to say the kids were excited to fine that they were going to Disney On Ice. Laurissa and Alison had a great time and enjoyed the entire show, Laurissa insisted on buy her own Disney cup and paid only 4 times more than it's actual value. Poor Kason was beside himself and couldn't understand why the Toy Story segment took so long, all he wanted to do was see Buzz and Woody, poor guy.. All in all they had a great time and Mom and Dad caved in and got them some silly light up Mickey ears but Kason's head was to big and he stretched the ears to the point that it shorted out the wiring. Oh well, can't win them all...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
So Mom and Kason ventured off to the Zoo with some neighborhood friends and yes us Utahans do go to the Zoo in the snow cause we is crazy folk... The kids had a blast playing and seeing all the animals. We can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can experience the zoo with all the crowds and hot stinky dung.