Saturday, June 30, 2012

Living Planet Aquarium

After the firestation we went to the Aquarium that is just around the corner from Julie's fire station. The kids had so much fun. The aquarium is pretty small but it was very kid friendly.

Waiting in line.


Annie with her sticks from the parking lot.


Jaileigh hiding in the rocks.


This small canoe was a hit.



The penguins.



They had a small stuffed penguin that weighed 12-13 pounds, the same weight that a real penguin weighs. The kids could barely lift it.


An Anaconda.


They loved this frog.


They had stingrays to pet but they weren't very friendly. I guess they are really friendly at feeding time which was at 2:30 but you have to pay $6.00 to participate. I thought this was dumb. At the Longbeach Aquarium, the stingrays were very friendly and you didn't have to pay.

That was the only downfall in the whole aquarium. I really liked how they had a large mix of animals from all over.  It has 1250 animals and 267 species on display. There are 3 main sections; the  Discover Utah, Ocean Explorer, and Journey to South America! It was definitely worth the visit.

After our visit here we met Grandma and Rori at City Creek mall for lunch. The kids were so tired and worn out by this time that lunch was quick.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Visiting Julie At The FIRESTATION

Aunt Julie works as a paramedic firefighter for the Sandy Fire Department. She invited us down to take a tour of her station on Wednesday.


She greeted them with fire hats.



Jaileigh sitting in the drivers chair.


They got to go inside where the fire fighters sit.


The parade fire truck. This one was really cute.
Jakob and Michael


The view from the other side- Jaileigh, Anthony, Annie and Jakob


Anthony trying out the drivers seat.


Annie


Inside the paramedic part of the firetruck. Julie said that a couple of years ago the fire trucks transported patients to the hospitals. Now they don't, they have their own ambulances at the stations that go on calls with them.


Jake


Inside the ambulance. Anthony in the back was going through the garbage and pulling gloves out! GROSS!


Julie took us into their "house". This was their dayroom area. The kids got to watch an educational video on fire.


Annie wanted to sit with Julie.


Jaileigh and Michael


Anthony


Julie had her partner dress in his gear in front of the kids. She said that a lot of kids are afraid of fire fighters and will actually hide from them. They like to dress in front of the kids to show them that they aren't scary.





Giving high fives and fist bumps to Bryant the fireman.





 After being inside the station and seeing the real firefighter the kids were really excited and weren't shy anymore. They wanted to know what everything was. Julie was really nice and showed them all kinds of things.



Holding on to the fire hose.


Michael and Anthony


Annie


Ringing the bell.


She's ready to roll.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Moose And A BBQ

Tuesday my aunt Linda invited us over for dinner. On our way over we had a moose sighting. This mommy and baby moose we right outside of our clubhouse. They were actually in the neighbors yard eating their bushes.




Michael at Linda's. She has the most amazing yard. It was so much fun to be able to hang out at her house.



Jumping on the trampoline with cousin Tristan.




Rori, Aunt Julie, and Aunt Linda


Aunt Julie


Annie and Anthony playing with the toys.

 Sisters-Julie, Linda, Mitzi (Grandma) with Jakob and Nancy in the back. Just Aunt Brenda was missing.

 
Downstairs Linda had a pool table set up and she let the kids play. They loved it so much!






I love this picture of Annie and Rori.

Thanks Linda and the rest of the family for entertaining and putting up with us!