We all had a pretty long/busy week and by the time Friday rolled around, it was nice to be able to take a deep breath and make some plans for family time. Tim ended up not having any showings this weekend, which is rare, and the sun was shining, so we definitely took full advantage. We had so much fun, the kids are getting old enough that it's fun to take them to see and explore. Tonight after I tucked Luke into bed he called out, "mama, you are my best mama". Pretty much perfect way to end the weekend.
To be fair it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows...Friday morning I went to physical therapy and then picked up the kids for an evaluation with the ENT. The appointment was no fun (more on that later), but at least they have a great waiting room for my little monkeys.
After we finished with the doctor, we headed up to Thanksgiving Point to spend the afternoon. We started out with lunch at the deli. It's quickly become one of our favorite places to eat - and clearly Ruby liked the cookies.
After lunch we headed over to the Dinosaur Museum. We have been to Thanksgiving Point several times over the last six months and every time we are there, Luke asks if we can go to the Dinosaur Museum. I think he is totally obsessed with the enormous dinosaur that appears to be coming out of the building. When I told him that was where we were headed, he was beyond excited. He's so easily pleased though, we could have just seen the robot movie that was advertised, or colored Easter eggs and he would have probably been equally happy.
I'm not sure the last time we were at this museum, but it was amazing to see how differently the kids experienced it this time. They were so interested and wanted to know the details of every exhibit. They constantly amaze me with all of their knowledge. For the last two days they have been telling everyone who will listen about the dinosaurs, especially the dinosaur poop that they saw.
They designed some pretty amazing dinosaurs.
No visit to the museum would be complete without
Some pictures in front of the enormous shark.
Saturday morning Tim and Taylor headed out to hike to the hot pots. This was their first trip since the snow melted but they made it a quick trip because the trail was so crowded. Apparently they were not the only ones inspired by the blue skies.
Saturday night Gradpa and Grandma Whitesides stopped by on their way home from Phoenix. We were lucky to have them here for a few hours to visit and play with the kids. Luke and Ruby were especially excited because they both had items that needed mending. They have been telling me for awhile that they need grandma because she knows how to fix things. By the time she left she had mended two princess dresses, Luke's blankie and at least one stuffed animal.
Sunday afternoon the sun was shining and it seemed like a perfect time to go exploring at Bridal Veil Falls. After an hour or two with my people in the sunshine, everything in life seemed pretty darn great.
Ruby told me she was taking pictures like Jami.
Some days it feels like there is barely any baby left,
But this little man equally melts my heart.
We spent about a half hour letting the kids throw rocks
I think they would have stayed all day.
Luke told me this was his dinosaur tooth.
I'm pretty sure this is the only time we have every unintentionally matched.
The kids are fascinated with the story of the Billy Goats Gruff
Tim had them convinced that this was the troll's house
Since he wasn't at home,
Luke was pretty sure they would find the troll under the bridge.