Friday, October 22, 2010

Emergency preparedness drill

Our kids school took part in an emergency preparedness drill. The tosh hospital and 2 fire departments were involved. Parents had to come to the school and find their children out in the playground/field and sign the children out. Just like if there was a disaster. They filled part of the school with smoke to give the fire men a chance to work in real live conditions. Some of the kids were given fake wounds and have to be triaged and actually were taken by ambulance to the hospital. My kids weren't chosen for any of these escapades, to their dismay. It was a crazy sight to see though.
Fire men are so cool!

The array of ambulances and firetrucks.

The poor people driving by that didn't know that this was a drill! There were kids on gurnies everywhere covered in sheets! Just crazy!

Utah in the fall....

The two little ones and I took a drive up the canyon to see the fall leaves. The higher we went the brighter the colors. These pictures can't do it justice. The leaves were so bright yellow the mountains looked like they were on fire. It was breath taking.


Now that it's just me and Carson some days, I like to treat him to some special one on one time. This day I asked him if he wanted to go to lunch. I offered to go somewhere healthy and he responded with "Is orange chicken healthy?" I assured him it's healthier when he shares it with me. So we drove over to Panda Express to share some orange chicken. As we're walking into the store he looks up and me and says, "this in Panda-rific!" Oh how I love this little guy.

Craft time!

For a slow afternoon craft, me and the kids decided to make our own crayons. At first the kids thought I was crazy. But in the end they were so excited with their multi colored crayons, they walked away thinking I'm a genius.

We started by finding all the old broken crayons and removing all the paper. Then we broke the crayons up into small pieces.

The kids then picked out the array of colors for their new crayons and we placed them in a mini cupcake tin. I turned the oven on low and placed the tin inside. We baked them for about 10 minutes until they were all melted down. We took them out and put them in the fridge to set.

..............and waaa laaa, we have new mulit colored crayons.

And happy kids!