Saturday, April 3, 2010

150th Anniversary of the Pony Express

This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express and since we live in one of the towns that it started in it's a nice big ol celebration. We went to the museum and a re-enactment of a train robbery. The kids absolutely loved it! The museum had a play room for the kids full of toys from the 1860's and clothes they could try on. It was fantastic. The re-enactment was great as well...especially if you have a son who loves trains like we do. :) We missed the stick horse races because of the rain but it was still a great day. There were horses and oxen, a tee pee and other booths of stuff. A nice little Friday morning history lesson. :)
Jeff and I spent most of the rest of the day cleaning out the basement. Got rid of some stuff (I will post totals to my 2010 list tomorrow..I am to tired to try to find the paper I wrote it down on.) and got it all organized. We are really trying to get the house in selling condition. Since the kids were so good while we cleaned we let them use the gift cards they got in the mail from Aunt Clover and go to McDonald's for dinner. I personally think McDonald's is gross but the kids love it and love the playland so it was a nice treat for them. We went to Border's afterward which they love so it was really just a nice fun family day. They love to look through all the books and be able to have whatever they want read to them.
I filled Easter eggs once the kids went to sleep. We have about 100 eggs for 6 kids. Completely unnecessary but oh well. The kids will enjoy it. Janice and I are taking the kids to the Agency Easter egg hunt tomorrow...hopefully it will give Lilly a glimpse into what she is supposed to do on Sunday as far as picking up the eggs goes.
I wish Brett understood a little more of the meaning behind Easter. The whole rising from the dead sounds more zombie like to him than anything and I think it confuses him a little. We are working on it though.

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