On an early Saturday morning, two weeks ago, Eliza and I made our way to Farmington station, hopped aboard the frontrunner train and took it to downtown Salt Lake City.
After having lunch at City Creek and a little bit of browsing at the Disney store, we made our way back to trax and came home. We were away from home for a big part of the day, thank you Andrew, but sharing that time with Eliza was well spent. We had some memorable chats and shared big laughs.
The week progressed and with it came a snow storm (separate post!). In addition to that storm, a real highlight was visiting the third grade's wax museum at Uintah Elementary. Eliza decided weeks ago that she wanted to research and "become" Albert Einstein. I was surprised by her choice but could see how it was appropriate for our brainy, fact-filled, child.
That week the kids and I also attended the annual Dr. Seuss breakfast. For the second year in a row, Eliza won the poetry contest for her grade! It was a surprise to us both when her name was called. They have not yet returned the poem, so until they do, I will wait with great anticipation to read it.
That same Dr. Seuss day, Henry had his first read-a-thon. That's an exciting milestone in my book!
As we look ahead to this week, our focus shifts to Henry who will be turning seven! I haven't processed this because it makes my heart sad to acknowledge that he's getting so big, so fast.
I will save my love letter to Henry for a different day but wanted to share these funny pictures from this past Saturday. I was washing the dishes at the kitchen sink when I noticed out the window that he was carrying Sweet Peep up the ladder to the slide. That chicken is sure patient with him as she lets him haul her all around the yard. He is very respectful and gentle when handling his chickens, I feel I should add.