*Visit Great Grandma and Great Grandpa
Still looking good
*Party at Aunt Karla and Uncle Richard's house. I didn't take many pictures. I was too busy eating and catching up while the kids were entertaining themselves...
on the trampoline
and lounging around after playing in the sprinklers.
*We happened to be in Utah during a record-setting heat wave. But, you know what they say about a "dry heat"? It's true! It really didn't feel so bad. However, our morning at the water park felt GREAT.
*Our annual visit to BYU was fun.
The kids' favorite spot is still the candy counter in the wilk.
We saw a couple of new (to us) sights.
The Cosmo bench
And the Kung Fu Panda statue.
Look closely and you can see the Y behind us.
*Picnic up the canyon
So fun to have a big picnic with Grandma, Grandpa,
and a bunch of cousins.
Andrew took the girls on a hike.
The big kids waded in the cool water.
These two have the exact same hair! So cute.
*Celebrated B's birthday!
The big 1-2.
For the past several weeks, Brandon has been
asking for a little cake to shove his face in.
He LOVED it.
And both girls are now asking for the same thing.
He got to go to a Real Salt Lake soccer game with
his Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa.
They LOVED it.
I hear it was about the most exciting tie game they've ever seen.
*Feeding the horses
*Fourth of July!
Grandma's big backyard slip 'n slide
Two cute five-year-olds
Andrew and Tony played a crazy frisbee game where
they tried to stand completely skill while the other got
a free shot at them. Sometimes they still seem like
In lieu of going to a parade, I told the kids we'd throw candy at them.
The girls dressed up.
They played so well together.
Overheard: I'll be the nice girl and you be the jealous girl. :)
We enjoyed the big fireworks that all the neighbors lit.
And we had a bunch of little ones of our own.
C got brave with her sparkler.
I love them!
Dancing to the strobe light fireworks.
And dancing even when they burned out.
*Quick trip to the temple
Love the five minute drive!
*Trafalga. Our water park pass also got us into this fun center in Lehi.
The girls gave VERY mixed reviews of the Hopper.
But they both liked the rock climbing.
W made it to the top. Twice.
And they had a blast on the bumper boats.
B and Drew also had fun playing
laser tag and driving go-karts
Then they have opening ceremonies.
And the games begin!
Slide and throw into laundry basket
I missed the medal ceremony.
And a big group hug for the Organizing Committee of Grandma.
*Picnic and frisbee dodgeball.
We planned on playing kickball and softball. But the weather wasn't cooperating.
We love cousins!!
We hadn't played this before.
It was SO fun.
Jane wins the award for MVP.
Then it was time to say good-bye to this side of the family.
*Brandon's ordination to the priesthood
We asked both of our families to meet somewhere in the middle of their homes so that we could all be together for this special day. It was wonderful!
We had family there from SIX states.
(Minus Mark, Taylor, and their boys, who were ready to play outside)
It was such a neat ending to our week.
So proud of Brandon and the way that he's growing up!