Friday, August 5, 2011

on the way home

On the way home we stopped in Roy to visit with Brooksey and her kids.  She is one of my favorite people and it is alway delightful to be with her.  The kids play so well too.  I wish we could be together more often.

Then we continued on our journey to Rupert to stay with Grandma and Grandad.  It is a perfect spot to stop because it makes the last leg of our drive bearable at only 7 or so hours.  We had a fun time visiting and playing and seeing our great grandparents that we love so much!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Grandma's house

While in UT we decided to go to Thanksgiving Point and enjoy $2 Tuesday.  We did the dinos last year, so this year we did the farm.   Dawn and the girls came with us which just makes it that much better!

We got to feed animals, ride a horse drawn wagon, and ride the ponies, among all the other fun sights.

We bought a pool to play in with Mads and AV and it was great to jump on the tramp too.

And even though the 3 boys had a queen bed to share, somehow this is how they chose to sleep, on the floor.

Grandpa took us fishing at a fishing pond up the street and we had a wonderful time catching blue gills.  Uncle J came after work and they were snagging this little fish as fast as the kids could reel them in and release them.  I didn't have my camera, so I took pics with Grandpa's, but I don't have them at this second.  We had such a fun time and probably caught over 50 fishes in the hour or so we were there.

We had a fun 5 or so days in PG.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Island Park Week

Island Park Week:
Sunday was church and recouperating. Then for the fun!
These guys walked past while I was napping in the hammock.  Scared me to death.  It was fun to see them so close!  We also saw their mom and baby sister during the week at various locations on the island.
Monday the Taylors joined us for fun on the water.

Tuesday we went to Mesa Falls because it was a windy morning.

Wednesday Cami and Uncle J and his family got there, and Daddy drove home. That night the adults went to Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Color Dream Coat in West Yellowstone at Playmill. J and Dawn stayed home with the kids.

Thursday we went to Yellowstone.  We each made a shirt the day before with sprayed on fabric paint, and grandma was so excited for us to all wear them in Yellowstone.  We had many people comment on our shirts.  The girls were horrified that we had become "that" family.  We saw lots of cool stuff, but sadly only saw a few Elk and a coyote.  Not even a single buffalo - I was so disappointed!

Friday and Saturday we played hard.

Sunday we drove to Pleasant Grove.  We stopped in Pocatello and met up with Janel and her kids that were headed home from UT.  It was fun to say hi and catch up real quick.