Thursday, August 22, 2013

Summer Fun Pt. 1

We have had a crazy busy summer.  We had a lot of things we wanted to do and not a whole lot of time.  One thing we always love to do is the aquarium.  Its so nice because its close, and we have annual passes.  We are so excited for the new aquarium to open in draper.
The boys were a lot more brave than me and Brooklyn.  I don't ever dare touch anything.  We have had annual passes for 4 years and I still haven't ever touched the sting rays!

Shark Teeth!!

Row, Row, Row your Boat!

Brooklyn is a scaredy cat and wouldn't stand next to the penguin her size.  It freaked her out for some reason.

We also went downtown a couple times.  The kids loved taking the train.

On this day we went to the Gateway food court and each kid got to pick where they wanted to eat.

Right outside Energy Solutions Arena for Pioneer Day they had a fun reenactment thing.  They boys got to learn about how people did things a long time ago.  This guy is a blacksmith and was making horseshoes.

Learning about war guns.

Going on a fun wagon ride around downtown.

They also got to ride horses and grandma bought them both a fun bow and arrow to remember the day.  Brooklyn was there too, but she was too hot and tired to enjoy any of it.
We also went to the fountains that day to play.  The boys had lots of fun.  Brooklyn, not so much.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

July 3rd and 4th

We had a great 4th of July holiday.  It started out on the 3rd.  We went to Seven Peaks in the morning.  Unfortunately, that is the only time we have been this summer and I didn't even take any pictures.  After Seven Peaks we went to my grandparents house for the annual 3rd of July sleepover.
The kids had so much riding these atv's all night.

David setting up the sound system for the outside movie.  He is seriously amazing.  There isn't much he can't do.  I am so lucky to be able to spend eternity with someone so amazing!

Brooklyn's turn on the atv.  She LOVES riding these.

Ready for Despicable Me.

Nice and Cozy.

We ended up not sleeping at my grandparents because we didn't really want to do the whole tent thing.  So we had a sleepover in the living room instead and I am glad we did cause it poured rain!
The next morning we started our day at the Pollyanna Fair(I think my family are the only ones who still call it that.  It's really the Sandy Fair).  The first thing we did was wait in line to get Logan's face painted.  He decided to get a cool spider web.


The rest of the time Logan spent his time on the inflatables.

Brooklyn played a couple games and went in the bounce house once and then she was done.

So she spent her time eating a snow cone and making funny faces.

David decided to come join us to eat a turkey leg.

After the fair we went home and relaxed for a little bit.  Then we ended the night at Mike and Kate's house for swimming, bbq, and fireworks.  My highlight for the day was when Logan finally swam on his own.  He took lessons from my cousin Jenna for two years, but just acted so afraid to ever swim on his own without a life jacket.  Finally, we told him if he would just try we would take him to Chuck E. Cheese.  He did it.  And then he did it all night.  Now he loves swimming without his life jacket.  He will even jump off the diving board and go down the slide with nothing.  He is one brave kid!