Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fourth of July post #2

I was so bad at taking pictures while we were in Boise. I must have been busy enjoying my family. We had lots of fun with picnics and family BBQ's, parades, watching fireworks, going to the pool, and teasing my newly wed brother. I just wish I had whipped the camera out a bit more. I did however get some pictures of our trip to watch the parade. In Middleton they have a community carnival type thing with snow cones, bouncy houses, shooting ranges, face painting and eating contests. Its all free and so much fun!

Halfway through our trip we continued on over to Utah to see Dan's brother. We hadn't ever been to his house before and they had recently had a new baby so it was fun to see them and catch up. The kids were so excited to see their cousins.  They just played and played and played the entire stay. They got along so well and only had a few little spouts that dealt with sharing. I was impressed.

The weather was great! I was happy to see real summer weather!
The kids played on the slip n' slide and in the kiddiepool. 
It made for a great opportunity for some candid shots!

And here's the newest Glenn family addition! Luke is 2 weeks old.
 Later in the day Dan's brother got off work for an extra long lunch break. We went out for a picnic lunch at Bridal Veil Falls Park and went for a walk up to the falls to play in the water. It was a HOT day! The water felt so nice.
It was so nice to hang out at the house too. 
Here's the boys and Michelle enjoying a puzzle after breakfast.
The next day we had fun at the water park. At first we weren't sure if we were going to pull it off since it looked like a summer thunderstorm was on its way. Luckily the storm just missed us. It was so much fun! There was a splash park, kiddie pool with a little slide, a lazy river, and the kids had their first experience going down a big water slide with mom and dad. Emma even got her feet wet.

Ethan was a little unsure at first. Whenever he is nervous he has the habit of putting his fingers in his mouth while assessing the situation. It didn't take him too long to warm up to the idea though.

Don't really know what was going on in this picture. I think Emma had been crying and Dan put her hat on to block the sun out of her eyes when the wind picked up. Either way I think it is adorable!

After we all had a bit too much sun (for which my shoulders are still paying the price) we headed back to the house to change. Then we were off again on a new adventure. We went to The Mayan in Sandy, UT. If you've never been I highly recommend it. It reminds me of the Indiana Jones ride at Disney Land. While you eat they have divers jumping off cliffs and putting on a show every 30 mins. There is background music and jungle ambiance. It it really cool.


Glenn Family said...

We LOVED having you guys. Thanks for making the LONG journey! Cute pictures.

For the Love of Naps - Sarah said...

Looks like you had a blast! WOO HOO!