Monday, April 30, 2012

My adventure with a coconut

The other day while I was shopping I saw a sign that said coconut so I quickly grabbed one and finished up my shopping. When I got home I look at the the coconut and was a bit confused (why I didn't really notice the strangeness before, I don't know). It looked like the one in the bottom right of this picture.

See, weird right? I decided to try to get it open. After hacking for some time with the biggest knife I could find, I decided to check out youtube. It told me how to open this little sucker (and notified me that it was a YOUNG coconut) and after some chopping I was left with this weird coconut sack. I know that sounds gross, but that's really what it looked and felt like.

I made a little whole in the coconut (which is super thin and soft and tastes a bit different than the coconut I am used to eating) and a couple cups of juice came out of it. Crazy.  I tried a little juice and then gave the rest of it to my kids since it freaked me out a bit. The second they heard juice, my juice-deprived children pounced on it.

So now you know what a young coconut is if you didn't already. And you know that you can sneak stuff into my cart while I am shopping and I will probably not even notice.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

San Diego Trip April 2012

Our hotel balcony (which one of the kids almost fell off of within 30 seconds of getting into the hotel room!)

As we were watching, the polar bear crawled out onto this limb and fell right asleep!


Shamu time!

This was a difficult photo to get bc both the kids were horrified of big bird and elmo

Touching starfish. Both the kids were a little hesitant (followed by being a little too rough with the starfish)

The boys spent half the day balancing on the curb




I think I was more excited to do this than them because I remember how much fun it was to do when I was little.

One of their favorite parts of the trip

That is one chubby dude!

Petting a kangaroo (how cool is that?!)

The boys got soaked in the water and we took off their shirts to keep them warm

I caught him in the act of falling

Jacob and Mom

I got a BIG haircut!



 I am liking the new haircut. The bangs are a new experience for me. It takes more than 5 seconds to do which is a bit annoying, but I can still do it in a few minutes.
Sorry if this grosses you out. I had it put in a ponytail for Locks of Love.

My first attempt at styling my new hair. And I'm not wearing sweats in this photo!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter 2012

Orem Easter Egg Hunt



Checking out Grandpa  Bartlett's Chickens on Easter Sunday