Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lots of Horses

Today was the annual horse drive that comes through Three Forks every year. Every spring they round up their horses (not sure how many... a couple hundred?) to move them from their winter pasture to their summer home, the Mantle Ranch. They bring the horses right down Three Forks main street. This was the first year we were able to make it. We have talked about going every year, but never made it out. We were running really behind today, but luckily got there about 4 mintues before the horses came through. It was really pretty to see all of those horses. There were so many different kinds, sizes and colors. It made me want to hop on a horse and ride off into the sunset.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Time Fun

This is what my girls have been doing during these HOT spring days.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Two Weekends

I meant to post this last week, but the week got away from me before I posted. Last weekend we went Geocaching! We haven't been in a long time. I'm not even sure if we went at all last year, so it may have been two years since we have been. If you don't know what Geocaching is... I will explain a little. Basically, it is a treasure hunt. Fellow Geocachers hide a box full of 'treasures'. Then they log the GPS coordinates of where they hid the box on a Geocache website. We (or other Geocachers) get the coordinates from the website and begin our hunt. Pretty much you follow your GPS until you get to the exact coordinates. Once you are there you look around until you find the hidden box. We usually bring a treasure to trade with a different treasure in the box. The girls LOVE hunting for treasures. It is a fun and free family activity. One thing I love about Geocaching is that it usually takes us to places we have never been before.

Found the first treasure!

Headwaters, Three Forks

Poor girl needs a real camera.

Maddie showing us her telescope.

Found another one!
Today we went fishing. I finally (how many years have I lived here now?) got my fishing license! We bought Maddie a new fishing pole (Sierra already had one) and went fishing. The fish weren't biting, and this spot was super crowded. Not really a peaceful fishing trip. But just as we were getting ready to head out Jake caught a fish! Yay! The girls were pretty excited to see it. Now that we are all legal to fish and have all the gear for the whole family, I'm sure we will be going fishing a lot more often.

Sierra caught a big stick.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pics by Sierra

Sierra got a hold of my camera today. Here are the two pictures that I kept out of about fifty. Most of the pictures she took were of her My Little Ponys and the carpet. I thought these were cute, so I decided to show them to you.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

New Easter dresses!

Dying eggs. I saw the cool whisk trick in a magazine. Works great!

So...much.... candy....

It was a chilly morning with a chilly breeze, but we still had fun finding the eggs.

Later that day we went to check out the fish spawning. We did the same thing last year, although this year we didn't fish. It was cold and windy. It was still fun to get out and watch the fish.

Megan and Nick spent the first half of the day with us. The girls LOVE it when they come over!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Zhu Zhu Pets

WARNING: Please keep toy away from hair.
It says that right on the toy when you get it out of the box. Maddie came up to me this morning, "Mom? I can't get this out of my hair." Oh man, it was a good laugh. I knew it was bound to happen with her. She had already had a few close calls. I couldn't get it out. I had to cut her hair. Oh well. These are actually pretty cute toys. My mom got them for the girls. I had never heard of them. You can check them out here if you have never heard of them either.