I've always wanted to go to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. My friend Constance, from Singapore, moved here not too long ago and I know she likes to take photos so I asked her if she'd come along with me. It just so happened that our friend Teena, also from Singapore, was passing through Utah and had another friend from Singapore as well... so, we made a lunch date out of it and went to see the tulips. Grandma Veva and Aunt Jean were also here for the week and so they came along too! It was a really lovely day at the Tulip Festival. The weather this spring has been really cold and rainy. I was glad we were able to beat the bad weather that day.
The tulips were amazing and I couldn't believe how they transformed the entire property of gardens into a beautiful Spring display!
I went with a few friends on a mommy-field trip to the Spode Dish factory in Malaysia. We had the best time and it was an experience I won't soon forget. We met at Becky's in the morning and got our three car caravan ready to go. We said a prayer, did a cheer and were off at about 9 am. We crossed the border without any issues (except for toll top-up cards) and hit the road. In about an hour we arrived at this little side-of-the-road pottery market. It was typical of a third-world place. True Outlet shopping. There was a nice aluminum roof and some big fans to keep us cool. The plates were very dusty from being outside so long but there were so many lovely treasures. We all had a good time just wandering around searching for new dishes.
I was looking for a set of every-day dishes and anything else was a bonus in my mind. Spode is a European brand that outsources production to Malaysia. Their retail cost is pretty high but we got some amazing deals. After we had be…
The Elementary School at SAS celebrated Festival of Stories this week. They had several days and activities devoted to stories, writing, and illustrating. Evan was looking forward to dressing up for the culmination day: Character Dress Up Day. He decided he wanted to be a YOP from Dr. Seuss's One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. He chose the character and assembled the outfit entirely on his own (So Evan) and he was ready at least a week ahead of time. He asked me every single day (even weekends) how many days there were until Character dress-up day. He loved meeting the Author and Artist in Residence (as did Ryan: they had a different author and illustrator visit the older kids) and they even got a signed copy of Todd Parr's book!