For Fathers Day the actual day we went to church and Talmage and Laine got to sing with the primary children for their Dad. They did such a good job! After church and naps we went to Brandon's Dad and Moms house for dinner we barbecued and played croquet it was a lot of fun! Teona Ann came down and surprised her Dad for Fathers Day and Great Grandma Jensen was there for dinner. Later that evening I brought the kids home so I could call my Dad and wish him a happy Fathers Day and put the kids to bed. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful Dads in my life.
Can we get in yet? The beauty of this place (Capital Reef Freemont River-I think) is that it's not that deep so the kids love to play in it and I don't have to be in the water with them! Talmage is teaching Laine how to swim. Such a good brother. Do you think he'll be a plumber some day? We forgot his little swimmer so he was going commando an his shorts wouldn't stay up:) After playing in the water we took the kids down th the Gifford house and had pie and soda. Sawyer is such a happy little boy!
Fathers Day weekend started on Thursday for Brando we went four-wheeling on the east end of Boulder Mnt. We had a little picnic before our ride and then we took the Dark Valley Aquarius loop trail. I have to say it was one of the best and prettiest trails I have been on (and I've been on a lot)! Laine and Sawyer rode with Brando and Tal rode with me or should I say I rode with Tal since he wanted to drive almost the whole time! We came across a old Cat Track that was broken down on the side of the trail so we took a break by it-the kids had a blast playing on it. It was really cool. Friday Brando wanted to go up in the mountains and have a dutch oven dinner for his first of three Fathers Day meals so the kids and I decided to give him his Fathers Day gift then since I didn't know if they could keep a secret for that long and I wanted him to have a chance to try it out-only problem was I forgot the ammo! Minor Problem!!
Laine throwing rocks into the lake! Is it just my kids or does every kid love throwing rocks into water? Sawyers latest thing is he loves to point and grunt- So we do our own interpretation of the grunts it can be pretty amusing:)
We took a little ride over to Lower Bowns last week it was a lot of fun! We tried to go out and play by the water but the wind was blowing so bad that we got out of the truck for about five minutes and had to get back in because the wind was blowing the sand around so bad! But five minutes or five hours we had lots of fun.
Memorial Day Weekend was loads of fun!! All of my family came to stay the weekend to enjoy fishing and fourwheeling all that great holiday stuff. I don't know what the weather was like every where else but it was way cold down here. So we ended up watching movies and visiting. We tried to go fishing on Sat. but by the time we got to the lake it was snowing and too cold to enjoy being outside. The die hard fishermen got in about an hour of fishing the rest of us hung out in the trucks and had a chat! Brandon had to talk in church so it was fun having everyone there to listen-I don't know how fun he thought it was but we enjoyed it:) It was great getting together and just hanging out. We missed my Dad and Marcia but they're loving life on the mission so next year!
Great Grandpa came down to visit and stay a week with Richard and Teona. We got to spend a little time with him. We had a BBQ at our house and enjoyed one of the very few nice days we've had so far. After dinner the kids talked Grandpa into getting on the tramp with them. I don't know who had more fun us watching grandpa on the tramp or the kids attacking him!
We had fun with our friends from Logan! Jeni and Aaron swung by to see us on their way to California. We took them down to Capital Reef . It was great! The Gifford House celebrated 100 years since the last settlers left the area. They put on a play and had an ice cream, pie social. It was a lot of fun!