July 27: my birthday
Last year, I only got one picture of my birthday, which kind of sucked. So this year I took lots and lots of pictures.
In the morning, I took all my boys to get their hair cut. The boys were getting fluffy, and Pete had major beast neck. Look at Troy being all super important:
After that, Pete and I went to the temple and did a session. I hadn't gone since February, so it was really good to go. So refreshing!
And here I am with my sweet kids.
July 28: campfire night
Pete had been wanting to take the kids out and build a campfire somewhere. We aren't really the outdoorsy type of people: in fact, we have a total of one sleeping bag. But I think Pete's inner Boy Scout - or maybe it's his inner pyromaniac - wanted to come out and shine. So, no sleeping in a tent for us this night, but playing with fire was definitely part of our fun.
We went out to some camp sites just past a ski hill called Kelly Canyon that's not too far from home.
Here's Pete with three future Boy Scouts/pyros:
This was my "cooler" for the night. Because we did hot dogs and smores, and bought drinks on the way up, I didn't really need anything else.
My cute clan with our drinks:
Ivy and Troy. Notice Ivy's cheeks-absolutely stuffed with hot dog!
Besides eating and playing with the fire, my kids ran around and whacked down big weeds. And then they threw those in the fire.
We also played Hide and Seek. Mostly I helped the younger two hide while someone did the seeking, though everyone took their turn being the seeker. There were trees and grass and huge rocks to hide behind. It was way fun.
And, of course, there was dirt to play in. Lots and lots of dirt!
Okay, friends, this post is getting long already. So I'm going to have to make this a two-parter. So stay tuned for the rest of our birthday/vacation/wedding adventures!