I have taken a lot of pictures this summer but not taken time to blog. We just returned from our little summer vacation to Star Valley, Wyoming and we have about a week before we finally get into our house. Which means we have some crazy weeks in our very near future as we paint, prepare and finally move ourselves over to Sage Cottage. We are now packing and shopping for some things we will need right away when we move in. This week is the calm before the storm for us. I know there will be no blogging for a little while so I’m catching up now with some things we have been doing this summer.
We been having some outings around town. One was up to Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon. Both Mike and I were surprised at how much our kids loved being up there. They played in the water at the bottom of the falls, wanted to hike the trail, and the most loved feeding and petting the fish. Yeah- I said petting. There is a small pond stocked with fish that you can feed. The kids could put their hands in the water and touch the fish. They found this fascinating.
Another outing was to Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake. I haven’t been there for decades so I had no idea what to expect but we got in for $1 each on Tuesday with our Pass of All Passes. Can’t beat that deal. Tracy Aviary is much bigger than I remember. The kids had a good time we liked the bird shows. There are plenty of places for kids to play too. I highly recommend it for a day trip.
Sam finished up his Little League season. Mike really worked a lot with him and Sam became a good player. He could always hit the ball when he was up to bat. It gave him some confidence and he wants to keep playing next year.
Abby decided that it was time for Kaitlyn to take the training wheels off her bike so she taught Kaitlyn to ride without them. It only took Kaitlyn a short time to figure out how to ride a 2 wheeler. She loves riding her bike now that she realizes how much faster she can go without training wheels.
Finally we had Grandma and Grandpa return from their mission in South Africa and we had cousins come visit over the 4th of July. We decided to try out the Provo Parade. We got there early and learned that although the parade officially started at 9:00, the party started much earlier. People camp out for this parade so the street was already lined by 7:00 when we got there. We still managed to get a great spot and enjoy the hot air balloons, a dancing contest, a “pre-parade”, and free pancakes before the real parade started. Now we know.
That evening we went to Thanksgiving Point to see fireworks. It was a good show and we liked the park where we could spread out and enjoy the fireworks.