Finley had a birthday and has officially left single digits in the dust. I love this kid through and through. We had a busy day with soccer games, symphony tickets, lunch at Siegfried's, checked out the Japanese festival downtown, and finished with presents at home.
Berlin was sweet and took her money to the book fair at school and bought him some birthday presents. They were some cute bookmarks and things. I was touched at how she did this all on her own as a surprise for him.
In 4th Grade, students learn all about Utah. To end a year full of Utah history, recreation, sports, culture, and more the 4th graders get to have a mountain man rendezvous. They kids all dress up as the character from their oral report and they get to play games, shop at the trading post, throw axes, make crafts, and eat dutch oven food. Finley's report was on Osborne Russell who was a trapper and mountain man who wrote about like in the Rocky Mountains. Here are some fun pictures from the day. Glad that I took work off to help out at the trading post and with cleanup. The best part of the day was when Finley ran up to me all excited because he was the only one in his group that threw the ax into the tree and it stuck. A true mountain man if you ask me.
This (above) to this (below) in 60 seconds. We need to work on arm strength.
He fell so hard his pants started coming off.
Finn was loving this guy below. He has a powder horn just like the one the mountain man had and was excited to show him.
This Easter was pretty fun with the kids. I really had to amp my clues that they use to find their basket. This year we also decided to get them some new hamsters. Penny and Lawn died last year after a long life of 2 years. However, the kids really wanted to get some new hamsters and I had repeatedly told them no. But it felt like the time was right so Ryan picked them up Saturday afternoon while I assembled their home once again.
The hamsters were hidden in the master bathtub. The clues took them everywhere in the house leading up to the last one that lead to the hamsters. Finley opened the shower curtain and just stared at them for a second. Then Berlin screamed and the reality sunk in. They were so excited. Meet Zelda and Hazel:
Spring break was a bit lackluster and it seemed really short this year. They only had a Friday and a Mon/Tuesday off. So not really a full week. They kicked off break by building a fort. A large one that lasted all week long. They camped out in it every night, played in it, read books in it, watched movies. It was fun.
Here is Berlin with her friends at the neighborhood egg hunt.