Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Today, we celebrated Earth Day by heading to our local mall. I heard from one of my good friends, about how the Disney store would give you a free reusable water bottle if you brought in three recyclable plastic bottles. I decided to make a date out of the adventure with my kids since Brandon is extremely busy studying for finals.

The kids are in heaven when we go into the Disney store. They can't get enough of it. When we first go into the store Hyrum heads straight over to the Lightening McQueen section. As you can see in the picture, he wanted to bring some money. I don't know what he thought he could buy with two quarters, but he really wanted to bring some money. I kept Ben and Emmy in the stroller for this trip and they would grab anything if the stroller got close enough. Emmy was even able to snab a shark, one of her favorite Nemo characters. Ben and Emmy just jabbered about everything they saw and oohed and aaahed.After we picked up our free water bottles we headed over to the food court and split a sandwich from subway. The kids loved their sandwich. They are big veggies eater and couldn't get enough of them.

Of course we couldn't leave the mall without stopping to see the neighs (aka, the Carousel). The kids love it, especially the twins! Emmy gets so excited when she hears the bell go off signaling that the carousel is about to start. I think she is the one who gets the most excited about the "neighs", but they all enjoyed themselves.Hyrum decided that he wanted to use his two quarters to use on a race car game in the arcade. I know it is a waste of money, but oh well, it made him happy. He still tells everyone he wants to be a race car driver when he gets older.

As we were leaving, I decided to splurge and let the kids ride the train they have been dying to ride for a very long time. The kids were so excited and had grins plastered on their face the whole time as they were riding the train. As soon as they got in the trains they didn't waste a moment shutting the doors. I think they were worried I would change my mind and also because they were so excited for their ride. All in all, it was a great break from the house. Oh, the water bottles, the main purpose of the trip, were later used to dump water on each other and make huge water spots on the floor.


Brian, Emily, & Charlie said...

Whoa Whoa WHOA! Are we seeing things or is your FIRST BORN sporting the enemy's robes? We would call him a traitor, but we love him too much. We will just say........well, nothing. We'll say NOTHING as our disappointment has left us completely and utterly shocked and speechless. you guys!

Brandon and Natalie said...

My dad received the t-shirt as a joke from the BYU ward he was serving in a few years ago. It is now Hyrum's size. It was clean and in his drawer yesterday.

mamasteph said...

I'm glad you guys made it to the mall! It looks like you had a great time! And it doesn't hurt that you were helping the planet at the same time! :) I love the Disney store almost as much as my kids!