Weekend warriors

Apr 2, 2015
Some of the pluses of our little town home are the non-existence of yard work and my ability to clean our limited living space during the week.  This usually leaves us lots of time to play on the weekends.  

This month I feel like we spent that free time very wisely.  


-We took the kids to the indoor city pool.



The highlights were waiting to get dumped on by the bucket and the big water slide.  

- We went to the zoo for the first time in over a year.  The kids couldn't of been more excited and it did not disappoint.
Trina and TJ met us there, which made for a pretty amazing adult:kid ratio.


We lucked out and a worker was feeding the giraffes right next to us.  Macey was in Giraffe heaven.  


Ruby's favorite part was the carousel.  She laughed and waved her arms in excitement the entire time.  In normal Crew fashion, he cried about how he was scared until it started and then he loved it.  



Ruby kept giving Crew hugs in the stroller and I tried not to die from the cuteness of it.  

And, like always, all 4 kids poised perfect for a picture to remember our trip by. :)


- We ventured to Antelope Island one Sunday after church.  I've mostly only heard horror stories of the gnats, so we wanted to get there before it got too warm and they all hatched.  


We even saw real bison, which was of course quite thrilling.  



We ended up with pretty good timing, as on the drive to the island, there were black tornados of gnats on both sides of the road.  But once we were on the island, we got to enjoy the awesome scenery nearly gnat free.  



Our kids happy place is climbing around on rocks, so Buffalo Point was like heaven to them.  


And notice Ruby's smile and arm flapping?  This is what she does the entire time, she's a born hiker.  

We've also been trying to get selfies of us at all the cool places we venture.  


We're obviously naturals. 


After about 45 min of climbing around, we had to pull them away to go check out the sand before it got dark.  


The sand was crazy.  While it wasn't technically "white sand" it was both white and sandy, so we will call it white sand, even though it was more like salt sand.  


I wish we had time to walk all the way to the water!


We then had to drag them away from playing in the sand prematurely too, as we had a long drive home and school in the morning.  


- As this March proved to have nearly perfect weather, we had to venture out hiking again.  This time to Little Cottonwood Canyon.


We ended up on Bells Canyon Trail by mistake, but lucky for us, it proved to be a good mistake to make.  


This was also Crew's first solo hiking day and he rocked it.  He would not let anyone help or hold his hand, he kept yelling "let go of me!  I do it myself!"  


We then found Lisa Falls a little further up the road and this proved to be the highlight of the day.  


A waterfall, blue skys, a creek, and lots of rocks to climb on.  Perfection.  


Crew and I spent most of our time throwing one rock into the creek.  I threw the rock, Crew would find it and bring it back to me... repeat 1,000 times.  


Can't wait to find a new (easy) place to hike this weekend.  





Tags: marchswimminghikingzooantelope islandlittle cottonwood canyon
angie
Ruby is so cute - I can't stand it! Hugs in the stroller, flapping arms while hiking. When can I just meet that chica?! I love the family selfies! What a great idea. Way easier than trying to get someone else to take a good family photo while you're out and about. And they're turning out! You're finding success in your family pictures after all!
Holly
Selfie sticks are $10 at Joann's I'm JUST SAYIN' ;)

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