Raising a Creative Child

My guest writer today is Ada, a stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious preschoolers. Ada enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading when she’s not playing Mommy and blogging about it at Ada Shot Me. Creativity is used every day, in every aspect of our lives. When we think of creativity, we usually think […]

I Love to See the Temple

Last week my granddaughters Aurora and Cassandra went to the wedding of their mother’s cousin Alyse. This photograph was taken in the grounds of the Salt Lake Temple while Alyse and Adam were getting their pictures taken. 1 I love to see the temple. I’m going there someday To feel the Holy Spirit, To listen […]

Father Christmas In Kaysville

Father Christmas came to visit
My grandchildren this year.
But when he loudly Ho Ho Hoed
They refused to go near.

So Father Christmas skillfully
Made candy canes appear.
And with this very tasty treat
He overcame their fear.

Dinosaurs at Hogle Zoo

Yesterday’s visit to Hogle Zoo with Jill, Adelaide, and my grandchildren found us encountering dinosaurs. Their heads and necks moved and they made noises so as to appear more life-like. The Dilophosaurus even spit water out of its mouth which scared my granddaughter Aurora and quite surprised me just as I was about to take […]

Model Railroad Festival

Today we visited the Ogden Union Station to attend The Hostlers Model Railroad 2011 Festival. There were HO, N, G, O and S scale layouts in several rooms. During the three day show over 8,000 people will visit (it seemed like all of them were there right at the time we arrived). The Hostlers Model […]

Sledding Near Miss

There was snow on the ground so Adelaide, Sarah, the grandchildren, Jill, and I went sledding. We picked a very small hill for the grandchildren and took our cameras. Click on the images to enlarge. The videos are usually not visible in a feed reader. In the screencap below I have circled a girl in […]

Grandpa Gets a Train Set

For Christmas I was given a train set by my wife. I suspect she got the idea from me mentioning that it was time I introduced Bryson to electric trains. On first seeing the train, Bryson was really excited. But first I had to bring in the groceries. So he waited patiently. Later Aurora came […]

Cassandra Now Playing on Ada Shot Me

Cassandra is now playing at Ada Shot Me. Cassandra is the youngest of my granddaughters. The movie plays for around four minutes and admission is free. But please pick up your dropped popcorn and candy wrappers on the way out. And do stop by again. For your convenience I tried to obtain the rights to […]

Our Grandchildren at Hogle Zoo

Last Wednesday, along with Adelaide and Jill, I took my three grandchildren to Hogle Zoo.