Sunday, April 27, 2014
P.S. The getting up at 6:00am was a bad idea, I totally took a nap that day!!
4-19-2014 This years annual Easter get together was at Bob & Sheryl's! The kids colored eggs at Grandma & Grandpa Smith's in the morning before the BBQ! We set up tables in the garage and let the kids dye their dozen eggs, it's a good thing we were in the garage Dax & Braxton made a huge mess splashing and knocking a few of the cups over!! After the morning fun we headed over to the Hillstead's for an egg hunt, yummy food & family fun!!
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4-18-2014 The baby of the Spoerri family was in Cedar playing some water polo so the kids and I picked Grandma Smith up and cruised up there to watch Tristan play! I've only watched a handful of polo games so I don't quit get it but once again if somebody I know is playing it's exciting!! and Tristan did awesome scoring quit a few goals! Dax was annoying climbing on everything but it's a good thing he's cute because nobody seemed to mind getting kicked in the back or head!!
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
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After the BLM opened our roads back up Darin decided he wanted to go drive over the mesa just because he could!! On our way back home he let Dillon drive the expedition all by himself! (please don't call CPS) He did surprisingly well for barely being able to see over the steering wheel!! HaHa!
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|Dustin with his class! apparently him & Keith are good buddies this is how they walked around the fair!!|
Thursday: Degan & Dusty got in with their classes so that saved us $14! Darin & I helped with Dusty's class and the older boys went to the rides with their friends! Dillon buddied up with Zach and we didn't see him until it was time to go! Degan was with Canyon at first than with his crew later on. Darin had six boys he was in charge of at one point!! Dustin had a blast riding rides with Taiven, they went on a few rides I thought would scare them but they would get off and run right back on! Dax was a stinker and wanted to ride the rides so bad but he was to short for the rides, but I ran into a friend who told me to just carry him into the rides and put him on them and the carnies would never know! so that's what we did after LeAnn gave me Trig's bracelet when they left, so we ended up selling the ride pass we had bought for Dax!!
Friday: We went in time to take Degan to watch the break dancers perform, they have a section where they call a kid out of the audience and of course Degan got picked!! Degan totally rocked it, the guy was impressed with his moves and his handstand! Than at the end of the show they let all the kids go up on the stage and Dax wanted to go up but once he got up there he wouldn't do anything, so one of the guys stood behind him and moved his arms for him, it was so funny!! After that we met up with Granny & Papa and let the kids do the rock wall or the bungee jumpy thingy and ate! we didn't stay long the kids were complaining about being bored!
I was so glad he picked something fun & I was happy to get the note that said the parents shouldn't help out & to let the students do it all themselves blah blah blah....... Really do they expect a 5th grade BOY to do a science project by himself?? HaHa I don't think so and yes we were totally putting his board together the night before it was due!!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
P.S. Degan had me find out what color his uniform would be so he could get matching cleats!
Funny Story: The boys were going to work together and build just one trap but somehow they found two boxes so Dillon decided he wanted to do his own and than there wasn't another box for Degan and he was being onery and nasty so I may or may not have told him that leprechaun's weren't real and not to even bother building anything because there was nothing to catch!! (PMS maybe?) He insisted on calling his Dad at work and Darin fixed everything our the phone. (I don't know how he does it) And than he built the coolest trap of all with an oatmeal drum, stairs made out of legos that reach a rope to climb up to the top, and treats in the bottom of the drum to get the leprechaun to jump down!!
The average weight of a spider monkey is 12 - 20 pounds, the length from head and body is 19 - 20 inches and the length from head to tail is 27 - 30 inches.
Spider monkeys are social animals and stay in troops of up to two or three dozen during the day. However, they split up at night in small groups, each group consisting of half a dozen or fewer monkeys. They have black glossy hair that covers their entire bodies except the face. They do not have thumbs but they can still grip powerfully to tree branches. They also have a patch of skin at the end of their long tails. This patch works like a finger, it increases their gripping ability by using their tails to swing from tree branches leaving their long arms and legs free to grab food items from other branches. Spider Monkeys feast on 90% fruit and in the wild they eat nuts, seeds, leaves, insects and bird eggs. It is believed that spider monkeys play an important role in spreading seeds of plants throughout the rainforest.
Typically, female spider monkeys are somewhat larger than males and they give birth to a single baby every 2 or 5 years. Young monkeys depend completely on their mothers for about ten weeks. Mothers continue to care for their young for the first year and a half of their lives, and often move about with their babies clinging to their backs.
Sadly, man is the spider monkeys greatest enemy. Humans are destroying their habitats, hunting them down for meat, and are also responsible for dragging these beautiful animals into the pet trade business to make money.
One day I hope to be able to help these fascinating creatures and hear them make loud noises that can be heard up to 1000 meters on the ground and up to 2000 meters above the trees.
To my surprise he did great! The assistant showed him everything and he just laid there while she did her thing without a single peep!! I love it when things turn out better than I think they will!!