Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Circus!

This past Saturday Jessi invited us to attend the Jordan World Circus with them.
It has been forever since I'd been to a circus and we thought Linkie might really like it, so we went.

We drove up to Ogden and met these guys at the Golden Spike Arena.



While we were waiting for the show to start, Lincoln decided he wanted to get his face painted.
Usually this means a little something on the cheek, right?  Not here!  It was a full-face thing!



Lincoln chose the Panda Bear.  (Not sure why.)  But he made for a pretty cute panda.

Also while we waited Allie was able to ride on an elephant.  She was SO happy up there!



Then it was time to settle back in our seats.  Of course Linkie saw the guy peddling cotton candy and just HAD to have some.


Unfortunately, cotton candy makes you sticky, and sticky leads to wiping your face.  Pretty soon the face-paint didn't cover as much.  So we started to take off what we could...


Then it was time for the show!

There were tiger acts:



And a motorcycle cage-of-death:


Trapeze Artists: 

And High-Wire Acts:


Plus the elephants performed.


There were lots of other little acts as well.  Performing dogs, clowns, horses, and all that.

The show wasn't the best I've seen.  The motorcycle cage was definitely the best act.  But it was still fun to get out of the house and spend time with the family!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

No More Allen's Grocery



As of Tuesday night Allen's has permanently closed.  This place was a landmark and staple of my childhood.  We lived just over a block away from the store and we would walk down there all the time.  This is also where we did the majority of our family's grocery shopping.

Once the building is gone it will be missed, but hopefully something new and exciting will take it's place.

More Time in the Snow

The snow was still there for Sunday, so Linkie was begging to go out and play.

I was alright with it.  It was a beautiful day, although it was quite chilly with the wind blowing.



Always eating it...




He thinks he's hiding behind that tree...




Lincoln is one cute kid!  I love watching him interact with things and play.

Jazz Game with the Sister

On Saturday night I invited Jessi to attend a Utah Jazz game with me.

She agreed.
We have a great time going together, even if Jessi isn't a big sports fan.

The weather was kind of crappy for driving, but we made it there safely.


Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Clippers



The Jazz ended up winning so that was a big plus for us!

Playing in the Snow

We got a little more snow this past weekend, so of course Lincoln had to go out and play in it.
This kid LOVES playing in the snow.
(I think he mostly likes eating it.)

While Andy shoveled the walks and driveway, we played around.




He ate some snow, we threw some snowballs, and basically just tromped around in the stuff.






It was fun watching this kid play!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Visit to the Museum of Ancient Life

This past Saturday we decided to take Lincoln to the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point.


We weren't sure if Lincoln would really be into dinosaur bones and things, but he has shown some interest in the shows he watches so we thought we'd give it a try.



Lincoln seemed to just want to walk through the place, until he saw this little cave.
Of course he wanted to play in that thing for a while.




Lincoln also really like these giant puzzles.  He spent quite a while trying to put the dinosaur skeletons together.








And of course the VERY favorite part of the trip was the digging pit.  Lincoln didn't care about digging for the bones there, he just wanted to dig randomly in the sand.


He also liked burying some of the tools and then digging those up.


We wrapped up the trip with a little bit of lunch in the cafe there and of course Lincoln had to get something from the gift shop.  He chose some little toy dinosaurs which I feel was a good choice.