Sunday, September 11, 2016

July Outings

I think I finally got my act together and figured out days that we could get out and do stuff and do stuff we did!!
I took the kids to Trafalga. We got there just in time to get a laser tag slot. So we had two hours to kill before their time. The kids were super excited to do the go-karts but they've changed their rules since the last time we were there and there is only a small window that they are tall enough or short enough to drive them. Sadie was the only one that fit the criteria. She was ecstatic! The older girls were bummed. And Easton just rode the planes.
She did great!
After that, Brinley took the kids indoor mini golfing and I hung out with Caden in the play area. I didn't want to haul the stroller up two flights and I didn't think he would like it much anyway. He just climbed in and out of it and didn't go up the steps.
Easton rode the boat while the girls waited in line and went on the water boats.
While the kids did laser tag, Caden and I went back to the play area. This time, he went up a little ways more and would get stuck. He thought he could get out of the little slot he could see me through. Haha!
We found a Saturday evening that we planned to have dinner up the canyon with the Dunns. We went up early to get a spot. It was a great spot where the kids played games and explored without going too far.
While we waited for the Dunns to come, Sadie made a fairy house.
Caden loved the little girly chairs.
Smores!!
Red light, Green light
The twins and Caden!
Easton freaked me out a little with how high and steep he went up.
Easton and Parker are buds!
Follow the Judge to Court
Hiking is always on my summer bucket list so we hiked Battlecreek Falls. It is not a hard or long hike but you can bet that the kids complained the whole way...well Cambree and Easton complained.
Throwing rocks in the pond on the way up.
A cave!
The falls!
A rainbow!
Caden loved it!

I had to get one of Brinley
He's so cute with his hat on
I've been wanting to go to Mrs. Cavannah's chocolate factory for a long time. We finally all went one Monday since Shawn has work off. The kids loved it and can't wait to go back!
We bought some yummy chocolates after the tour too. So good!

I found out that Moyle Park in Alpine does pioneer activities every Tuesday morning in the summer. I knew I wanted to check it out with the kids. The decedents of John Moyle arrange the activities.
Sadie and Cambree washed clothes on a washboard.
They also learned how to churn butter. We got to eat it on bread with a little sugar. It was yummy!
We went to another small house and learned about some of the things they used in there.
John Moyle built a tall building to hide out and protect his family from Indians in the area. There are holes where they would put their guns. The Indians moved before he actually finished it.
I haven't perfected the selfie with all the kids!
Easton was enthralled with the meat grinder.
Old sacrament trays for the bread and water
Caden was a good sport but they the end he wanted out!
Our ward had a campout near Heber Valley campground. Shawn took the older kids and I stayed home with Caden. Sleeping in a big tent with all the kids and a baby probably wouldn't work. My brother ended up moving in that weekend so I was busy cleaning and babysitting for them. I was thinking I would get so much editing done but it was nice to be able to be around for them.
Shawn had so much fun with the kids. They got up there about 4:00, set up the tents, had dinner and then canoed on the lake. Then, they went on an obstacle course where there was a rope swing. Sadie was the only one that did it. Easton REALLY wanted to do it but when he would about to do it then he would get scared. So he was crying that he wanted to do it and cried cuz he was scared. Oh boy.
The next morning was pretty much a repeat of the first day. They had lots of fun with friends in the ward. Hopefully they will do it again.
I think there are more pictures but I need to find them from Shawn! Ugh.

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