Thursday, March 5, 2020
They were so excited, and not the least bit nervous about flying out there alone. I was okay until I watched their plane take off and felt very oddly about the fact that two of my babies were in that metal tube launching itself into the sky, and headed far away without me.
My parents took them to Bryce Canyon for a few days for some hiking. It apparently was very bright there.
They got to see Great Grandma Adams
Meanwhile, I got to spend some time with just Krew and Everly doing some fun activities more geared to their age and interest level that can sometimes be hard to do when the teenagers are home. We had a great week too! One highlight was seeing this bird exhibit at the local museum. These two were in heaven. Plus, we were the only ones there, so they could spend as much time as they wanted looking at each display.
Bart took these two to a fun hot air balloon festival one day
We had fun at Bookworm Gardens playing around and seeing the pretty plants
Yep, they still love each other
Look at the fun fairy house they made together!
Meanwhile, Kade and Ky continued to have the best week. They got to go to the Provo City Center Temple
and eat at my favorite restaurant, Cafe Rio. Yes, they are making those faces to taunt me on purpose. It worked. I was very jealous.
They also got to hold chickens at our friends house.
That week, Everly also lost her first tooth. I was shocked when I found out that it was wiggly, because she was only 4 years old! She didn't know if she should be scared or excited, and I think this picture shows a little of both.
We stopped at the zoo and Krew loved this bird show we watched.
We were happy to see Ky and Kade after missing them for 9 days. I can't say they were particularly happy to see us and be back home though. They keep asking when they can do that again!
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
In July, we met up with some of our best friends for a fun long weekend in Chicago. I love getting away and spending a few days somewhere different than where we live. Chicago never disappoints.
Our first stop was the Shedd aquarium. We hadn't been there for years, so none of our kids remembered it. It was so much fun!
The dolphin show was a huge hit with everyone.
Everly adores Ellison, and even though we only see them a couple times a year at most, she talks about Ellison all the time. She even thinks that Ellison is her cousin. How sweet is that?!
Touching the sting rays is always fun!
How the dads felt after chasing 7 kids around a crowded museum for hours.
How the littlest kids felt after waking around the city for hours. Chicago is exhausting when you have little legs.
No kids can resist splashing in the fountain!
We recreated these pictures we took of the boys 7 years ago when we at the same fountain. I think they turned out awesome!
Fun pictures at The Bean
This park is so much fun, but we were all a little tired by the time we got to it. Next time we'll have to start there.
The next day we spent at this super fun water park!
We took a fun walk along the river
The girls put these pretty flowers in Everly's braid so she could feel like Rapunzel
We ended our trip with a stop at this fun butterfly garden. It was so much fun to visit with our friends, and make memories as a family!