Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What Happens When The Zoo Is Free?

My friends in Washington, D.C. will not understand the mass of people that hit the Hogle Zoo today for "Wild Wednesday" because the zoo in Washington, D.C. is always free.  But around here, it's a novelty and the masses swarmed to East Salt Lake.

My kids are off track right now, and so I decided to try it.  But I know how crazy Utahns get when something is free and so I got my kids out the door and to the zoo by 9:15, quite an accomplishment considering that they wanted to lounge around this morning and watch Sophia The First.

The weather was wonderful!  Walking the Hogle Zoo in February without a coat!  Woohoo!  And the crowds were manageable until around 11:00 when we were heading out.  Around that point it was impossible to move the stroller around.

Braden loved seeing the animals.  He wanted to see the elephants and the giraffes.  And he saw some monkeys at breakfast time and talked all day about their food: apples, cheese and broccoli -- some of his favorites as well! 

Miss Molly was all attitude, of course.  If I told her that the animal was a leopard, she informed me that it was a cheetah.  And so it went. . .

Emma loves, loves the Polar Bear and Macey loves the Grizzly Bears.  It was great to be back at the zoo!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Let's Talk About Schedules

My kids are off-track.  The days are full of play-dates, video games, trips to the gym and pool, library visits, etc., etc.

It can get a little busy but mostly we are just trying to have fun and not yell at one another too much.  It's hard for the girls because they are spending a lot of time together.

On Thursday we set out the schedule for the day.  Maybe a trip to the store?  The gym? McDonalds? Play dates?  Cupcakes?  We planned out our day. 

But then Braden put in his request.

"I need a nap," he said, considering the list.

Yes, a nap was definitely placed on this list for my little boy.  I love him.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Good Things Utah

On Tuesday, January 28th, I had the opportunity to go on Good Things Utah.  Preparing for the show was a lot of fun.  I was able to go to the store and pick out a shirt (okay, three shirts, none of which I ended up wearing), and I bought the books that I wanted to talk about on the show.

I woke up really early in the morning because I had to be at the studio by 8:30, and you just cannot be late for Live TV.  I was not the first one there.  The chef for the cooking segment beat me to the green room, which, by the way, is yellow.

The process was a little overwhelming.  I repeated myself a lot, spoke with my hands too many times, and I do not think that my hair was fabulous.

But, they asked me to come back, so maybe it is something that will go better with time and experience??

Here is a picture of the prop I took in.  I called it Happiness In A Basket because it truly is that.