July on TV

Summer is in full swing and here are some fun things to do with your kids this month.

Watch the segment below!

June on TV

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Adventures with Theo – School’s Out edition! Today was Theo’s last day of school (which was a half day) so he got to come with me to the studio for the segment. It was a fun way to kick off the summer!

Here are the topics that I mentioned on the show today:

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You can watch the video here:

August on TV

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Here are the topics I mentioned on the show today:

  • Saturday, August 11
    Science of Invention Festival, Utah Museum of Natural History
  • 9am-12pm, Saturday, August 18
    Model Train Rides, Utah Railroad Historical Society in Saratoga Springs
  • 6pm, Friday, August 24
    Park City Institute’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series РThe Wallflowers
    • Use special code for Adventures with Theo readers: Theo5 to get a two-for-one ticket discount!

You can watch the video here!

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Here are the topics I mentioned on the segment today:

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the video of the segment is not available due to technical issues on the KSL side. They have assured me that the problem has been fixed so we should be all set for the August segment!

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Red Butte Gardens Campout

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Once again, we went on our annual Red Butte Gardens camping night in June. It seems to get easier every year that Theo gets older, and we have a nice tradition of going with our dear family friends. This was our 7th year and it was great!

This year, the Gardens have an exhibition called LEGO Connects, which places large structures of LEGOs among the nature in the garden. We took a scavenger hunt walk through the gardens and found them all. They were clever and intricate and we loved finding them amongst nature!

One of the activities was to create your family’s camp flag, and Theo designed a “B-i” that are the first letters of our last name, while also being the outline of the mountains and sky that we can see from our campsite.

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This year I was determined to be as comfortable as possible and insisted on bringing a queen-sized double-height Aerobed. I even packed an extension cord so we could pump it up inside the tent. It was definitely much more comfortable than sleeping on our old cots and pads, but nothing beats home. Glad we could appreciate the outdoors as well as appreciate what we have indoors when we go home!

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Gershwin at the Deer Valley Music Festival

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Earlier this spring, we attended the Utah Symphony’s Family Concert of Gershwin’s Magic Key. It was a musical biography of the composer George Gershwin and introduced us to many of his most famous works. When we saw that one of the events for the Deer Valley Music Festival this summer was a performance of Gershwin hits, we decided to go hear the full pieces in this wonderful atmosphere.

We have gone to concerts at the Deer Valley Music Festival before, and have always enjoyed getting a chilly break from the summer heat. We experienced a short cloud burst and afterwards it was the perfect conditions for a rainbow! This concert was great because one of the preeminent Gershwin pianists in the world was performing. The camera did close-ups of his hands while he was playing and showed it on the big screens to either side of the stage. It was mesmerizing!

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It isn’t always an easy trip to drive up to Park City and back to Salt Lake in the concert traffic at night, but we had a great time together as a family. On our way to the concert, we stopped for take-out dinner from Freshie’s Lobster Co. which was recently voted as having the best lobster rolls. They were delicious and tasted even better accompanied by the beautiful music and surroundings.

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