Bean Museum

When it rains, it pours. Today I took approximately one millions pictures, and I finally downloaded pictures from our trip that I didn’t download before. I’ll add those pictures to past posts because I have so many from today.

Chelsea and I took the kids to the Bean Museum at BYU. I was so happy Chelsea introduced me to it. It’s a natural history museum that is very kid friendly–and free! Also, ever since we went to the Natural History Museum in New York, I have had a thing for taxidermy, especially when the animals are posed.

As an added bonus, there was a huge Boyd K. Packer exhibit! I knew that he was an artist, but his works filled two big rooms, and his attention to detail was exquisite. I was blown away.

So first, just a couple pictures from the Boyd K. Packer exhibit. Just look at that detail! There were walls upon walls filled with works just like these:

IMG_0125 IMG_0126 IMG_0127 IMG_0128Then, my favorite–high drama in the animal world:

IMG_0162 IMG_0137 IMG_0135 IMG_0134 IMG_0131(1)Then the pretty stuff:

IMG_0160 IMG_0161 IMG_0163 IMG_0164Then photos of the kids having fun:

IMG_0170 IMG_0139 IMG_0142 IMG_0146Chelsea is the greatest and invited us over to dinner. She made deeeelicious tostadas. We heart her food. This next one is a picture of the kids’ post-dinner snack. In the meantime, Derek, who served his mission in the Philippines, gave us much-appreciated travel tips. We are planning a trip this December, and his advice helped clarify our thinking on several points.

IMG_0178Then we came home and assembled trbags for Lydia’s preschool tomorrow. They’re going to celebrate her birthday in class.