Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hyrum's Birthday

Hyrum is now 7 years old, and excited about it.  He is so full of energy and loves to cuddle.  He has a mouth full of empty spaces, as his teeth have decided it is time to fall out.  He loves people and being social.  He likes school and excels in math.  He is getting better at reading and has a very creative streak in his writing.  He has a great smile and laugh and likes to play with his siblings.  He is a climber, jumper, runner, and overall active little boy.  He recently learned to ride a bike and is very pleased with that accomplishment.

His birthday fell on a Monday, so we had friends come over after school for a party.  It was fun.  then we waited until Dad came home to open family presents and have another party.  It was an exciting enjoyable day for Hyrum.
Hyrum's party guests

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Southward Car Museum

We made a stop on the way home from Whanganui, the Southward Car Museum.  It had a lot of cars!  Kyle enjoyed himself and knew about the different types.  The kids and I liked finding the more unique ones.  It was a good stop.

 The wavy mirror was a hit with the kids they spent quite a bit of time making themselves look change proportions.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Bridge to Nowhere

Our adventure to get to The Bridge to Nowhere

On the boat ready for a ride.

The boat ride took about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  It was some beautiful country and we stopped a few times for some history and pictures.

The Jet Boat could go pretty fast and it got very windy.  Here are the boys protecting themselves from the wind.


Sunday, April 1, 2018


 The playground right outside our cabin was covered in spiderwebs.  Hyrum was the brave soul that played there anyway.

 There was a super fun bounce mat.  Kyle and I even got in on the action.
 The birds at the campground.   I loved seeing all the colors and hearing all the songs.

 Kowhia Park was a short stop, but a fun one.  They had all sorts of play equipment built around nursery rhymes.  

 Durie Hill Elevator was a fun little trip we parked at the bottom and walked through the 213 meter pedestrian tunnel to the elevator.  The tunnel had great acoustics for yodeling. The tunnel and elevator were built in 1919 to provide access to the neighborhood on the hill.  It was a bumpy elevator ride, but fun.  At the top is a spiral staircase to a platform to see the city.  It is a nice view.  There is also a World War I memorial that Zachary and Hyrum chose to climb the 176 steps to the top.

We drove to the beach, but didn't really play as there was a lot of driftwood, we instead spent time at the nearby park.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Amesbury Playground

Wendy and Hyrum had a half day of school, so Sabrina and I walked and we spent some time at the playground.  We had fun.  Sabrina climbed the ropes for the first time, and even I got into the fun.