Friday, July 6, 2018

4th of July

This 4th of July was epic! Annie came in to town on Monday and the entire week was jam packed full of fun.

Some more 4th of July crafts I did with the kids.

A fun fort the kids made under the pool table.

Tuesday morning we woke up early and went to see the balloons. Unfortunately they couldn't take off that day, but it was still fun to see them get blown up. It was way more crowded than previous years and we are thinking next year we might take a break from this tradition.

After the balloons Annie and I took the kids to a trampoline jump place called Airborne in Pleasant Grove. The kids had a great time but weren't sure if they liked this place or Hangtime better. Hangtime is geared more towards little kids where this place had a lot of areas with height restrictions that our kids didn't meet.

Home for naps and then off to go bowling with the whole family! Always an adventure.

After bowling we had dinner at Wendy's and then headed to Brandon's parents house to camp out in the backyard. Kristen let us borrow this luxury tent that made it a lot of fun.

On the morning of the 4th we skipped the parade for the first time in forever, and went on a little hike to Dripping Rock. Total disappointment, but at least now we know.

Back to Ross and Karen's for naps and then it was an afternoon of water fun in the backyard, dutch oven and smoked meat dinner, and lots of visiting. We had such a great time.

Ross took the grand kids outside to play baptism and was pretending to squirt them with the water gun instead of a spray bottle. We had a good laugh watching him from inside.

Fireworks in the church parking lot that night, and home to our own beds again! It was a fun filled 4th and very exhausting. In the best way.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


Concert in the Park is another of my favorite traditions. This year we had absolutely amazing weather. One week we were even a little bit chilly!

I took the kids to Coconut Cove for the first time. It was so awesome. We practically had the place to ourselves. Shannon and I sat and chatted while the kids played. It was perfect!

We did some fun 4th of July crafts at home. The kids painted Popsicle sticks and we turned them into flags. So cute!

Ava came and grabbed me one day in the family room and ran over to the kitchen. She was so proud to show me what she had done. Emptied all the ikea dishes out onto the floor and arranged them like this. So cute!

Cute sisters. Kallie set this all up for them.

Another craft at Michael's. We went with neighbors this time and had a blast.

Kallie asked me to match Ava's outfit and hair to her own, so of course I obliged.

Then Kinley and I discovered we were matching too, but on accident.

Lunch at Arctic Circle.

We went swimming at Scera with Brandon one evening after work for a couple hours before the pool closed and it was so much fun. Not crowded at all and we enjoyed every minute.

My sweet friend Kawehi invited us over one afternoon to enjoy her shaded backyard and we had so much fun visiting while the kids sang kareoke and ate snacks.

More park days!

Another friend Rebecca had us over for a fun water day in her backyard and fed us lunch. We had such a great time!

Jessica and Ryan invited us for a family swim party to celebrate Mady's birthday. Ava wasn't feeling well so I spent a lot of time sitting with her on the side but it was still a great day.

This pool had the most amazing view and the kids had a blast jumping off the diving board over and over.