Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Park City

Brandon's dad booked a week at the Westgate Resort in Park City. Most of the family came up and went at different times. We were SO overdue for a vacation. Like I don't think we had taken our kids on a real trip for over two years since we went to Disneyland. So seriously we were way excited to be able to do this again. The kids were so excited and counting down for weeks till we could go. It was one of our favorite trips yet. So relaxing and so fun.

Trying to eat cereal in our tiny room with no table. :) Mostly we ate in the main room somewhere else.

We went swimming every single day we were there. Seven days in a row. Mckinley made leaps and bounds in her swimming progress. The pool was so perfect because she could reach everywhere in it so after a couple days she took her floaties off and got lots of good swimming practice.

Kallie was our most timid swimmer this year and wouldn't jump in the water and go under. She did put her face in the water a few times but mostly she liked to play on the steps and do ballerina moves in the water and just float around.


We enjoyed an awesome family nap one day. All except for Kallie who just entertained herself in the hotel room for two hours while the rest of us slept.


Tyler and Kallie got pretty worn out a lot of the days and just ended up crashing wherever. Like always.

This is how we got our kids situated in the pull out bed. It worked quite nicely and the kids stayed in their bed all night pretty much every night. Now that we are back home they come into our bed again. Grrrr.


Tyler ate a bowl of cereal for dinner, or maybe lunch one day, and then laid down and was asleep immediately.

Cute twins!

Brandon and I played half a game of chess while the kids were doing a painting contest.




Our kids really were so well behaved and didn't fight much with each other at all. It was so fun to spend so much time together and to spend so much time with cousins.

 Lots of swimming pictures. And I'm not even going to apologize.



We went and found a couple geocaches that were within walking distance. One of them was in such a beautiful location that I walked there again with the kids while Brandon went to work one day and we took some pictures. So pretty and so fun.





Kallie fell asleep on Mckinley's shoulder. So sweet!


The last day we were there Ross took us to a park he found during his bike ride. It was such an amazing park. And so nice to enjoy cooler temperatures than we would have had back home.





Here's the guy who made the whole trip happen. He is such an amazing grandpa and we are so grateful for him! We had such a good time.

June Fun

On Memorial Day Brandon and Mckinley hiked the Y with a bunch of Brandon's family. Last year Mckinley whined the whole way and we carried the twins the entire way. This year Brandon said she was amazing. She was the first one to the top out of the whole group and was running the last leg!

They had so much fun together.

Every June we go to Concert in the Park on Sundays. I don't think we've missed a year in 10 years, and Brandon has been going with his family for much longer than that. I love traditions!

The kids love the song where they get to march around the park holding flags.

I don't know how long I have been taking and posting pictures of Tyler and Kallie randomly crashing. I'm pretty sure it's been at least a year. I would give anything to have them be done taking naps! They go to bed at night so well when they don't take a nap and they come out of their rooms for hours at night when they do nap.


We have had such a fun summer. We've spent quite a few days at my friend Christina's house playing in her fun backyard.

She bought this big blow up water slide this year and it's just perfect for my kids. They love it!

This cute little thing melts my heart every day.

Mckinley has been playing school with Tyler and Kallie all summer. I thought she would just do it once but no, she does it every single day and comes up with fun lessons to teach them and they have snack time and recess and it's just so cute!!!

I saw this great idea online for chores. Each child has their own color of popsicle stick with a chore written on each one. The kids have been so good at doing them every day. It has been amazing!

We have gone to the Provo splash pad a couple of times. I love sitting in the shade while my kids run and get wet. It's so nice that they are old enough to go and play on their own.




We took our first trip yesterday to Manila Pond. So fun to play at a "beach" so close to home.