Saturday, July 10, 2010

Planet Utah

I can tell that both of my kids think they have landed on a new planet.  It feels like there is a TV and a computer in every room.  They are also having a blast in the yard, the kiddie pool, the nice playgrounds, and the mountains.  All these things are very new to them, and I love watching them experience it all.

Joni has been relearning some "new" words.  Her two new words today, that she had no idea what they were when she climbed out of bed this morning: basement and toaster.

Jackson's biggest fascination at the moment are all the horses on the drive to my parents', and the ski boat out in the pond behind the house.  He can't get enough of them.

I also keep feeling really weird when I think about it being Saturday today and I didn't go to church. 

Thrilled over candy collected at the 4th of July parade

Cucumber boat races.  The kids and their cousins would put their cucumbers in the stream and then race them down the water.  Joni seemed to be getting a kick out of it, but feeling a little stressed at the same time.  Finally she looked up at everyone and said, "Why are we doing this???"  It cracked us up.  

The boys taunting the ducks and geese.

Comparing dirty bums.

Watching the water from the bridge.  He kept yelling, "Is water mama! Is water!"

I just keep picturing Jackson's brain thinking all the time, "What the heck is going on around here? Where did these mountains, stores, toys, playgrounds, and new foods come from?"


Just US said...

Hi! My name is Melissa and I have stumbled onto your blog. We are LDS and headed to Jerusalem in less than a month. I would love to ask you a few questions or hear more about your time there. My e-mail address is:

Megan G said...

Ooh I can't WAIT to see those kiddos! I never thought about how it would be weird for them to see things I think are "normal" here in the states!

benandnatty said...

Amy! This is Natalie Newcomb...I have been reading your blog for quite some time now, and I ABSOLUTELY love it! It is crazy how many things that I have and take for granted. I am glad you are back in the States, but it sure was fun reading all of your experiences in Jerusalem!