Finding calm in the chaos

Finding calm in the chaos

Sunday, April 04, 2010

a day in Salt Lake

We had a bad case of cabin fever in Idaho Falls, especially when it started to snow in April (April? Really? I'm SO over winter!!!), so we thought we'd escape with a day trip to Salt Lake City, where it was rumored spring weather abounds.

It didn't. It was cold and windy for most of the day, but at least it wasn't snowing. We took a trip to my all-time favorite store, IKEA, where Sam loved trying out all the toddler beds. We got some Easter goodies for our kids and the Eddy clan and then moved on to REI.

After picking up some long underwear for Andie, we decided to live life on the wild side and skip naptime. We visited the Museum of Natural History since it was too cold outside for the zoo. Sam had a great time looking at dinosaur skeletons and was especially enchanted by the woolly mammoth (he kept signing elephant) and a display of an allosaurus biting a stegosaurus. He repeatedly said, "Bite! Bite!" while looking at the display and then reminded us of the dinosaurs by saying "Bite! Bite!" all the way home.

We only got one picture of the day. Chasing one busy toddler while bouncing his newborn sister kept our hands full, but Joe managed to snap a shot of us just before we loaded up the car to go home.