One thing that I miss SOOOOO much in Miami is my Utah mountains. Hiking on them. Camping in them. Looking at them. Basking in their glory. Hiking on them more and more and more. So even though it was a hectic morning, I convinced my mom to check out a little walk I had looked up online. (still adjusting from college-day hikes to places to go with toddlers this trip, haha)
IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!
|I mean. You could just stare at that view all day.|
|There were lots of friendly fishermen. Surprisingly, they were even friendly after my kids threw all sorts of rocks in the water.|
|Morning sunshine is so pretty.|
For future reference, we parked at second dam in Logan Canyon and did a little walk and then turned left which led into River Trail. Now we need to try turning right because I think that is the kid friendly walkway.
|It is so cold in the canyon in the morning!|
|Will loved the bridges.|
|That mountain behind him, though.|
|The kids were pretty ecstatic watching this little duck with her ducklings.|
|The money shot. Oh, such a BEAUTIFUL morning! I am SOOO glad we went! I want to live in the mountains forever! It is just SO SO SO SO gorgeous! Those trees! That sparkling water! That SUN! That SKY! THOSE MOUNTAINS!!!!|
After a delicious breakfast of waffles and fresh strawberries, we headed out to the Logan Art Festival. Less exciting for the kids, but I absolutely loved it. I love the art. I love the atmosphere. I love the community feel. So fun.
|Molly and Tyson. Poor Tys, the first time Will saw him, Will cried. So he has spent the last couple of days working hard on getting Will and Molly to like him. He carried Molly for a good portion of the morning, and it was really, really sweet.|
|Ruthie and Ashlee.|
Grandma MAY have spoiled her grandkids. This picture epitomizes Ruth's happy place--PINK!
|We enjoyed our cotton candy, the country music, and the nice shade. I love those moments.|
The kids fought over whose turn it was to hold Molly. It's so weird to me, that in a family that seems to have seven babies a year, we are now dwindling down and only my babies are around! (Although, when Kami and Andrea come we have more!)
|Maloree and Molly.|
|Ashlee and Ruthie watching the singers. They danced a lot, too.|
The next picture is maybe my favorite picture of the entire day. A couple of teenage boys came down from Canada with my brother and his kids to go to a basketball camp with my nephew, Tyson. So for the past few days they have just been joining in on our family activities. This kid in the red, Billy, has also joined right in with helping hold and play with my babies. I am so impressed. But this picture. Two teenage boys helping two toddlers make sun catchers. It was just so sweet! They sat there with them for twenty minutes or more!
|Katelyn and Molly.|
|Ruth thought this was the greatest.|
|Ruth and Karlee making bracelets.|
Ruth had to name of EVERY. SINGLE. one of Derek's and Megan's kids tonight when she said she was thankful for her 'friends'. I keep trying to tell her they are her cousins, haha. She is just in 7th heaven with so many people to play with! I love that she has that! Will, ahem. He has been quite ornery about the whole thing. But Tyson has finally won him over and after an hour on a horse this afternoon he stayed in really great spirits. He played and play and played and PLAYED with anyone and everyone and was happy as could be. It has taken him a bit longer to adjust--but it was so fun watching him today. He just traipses along with the other kids. Poor Molly is getting passed around like CRAZY, but besides missing a nap and being a little cranky this afternoon, she doesn't seem to mind. Love these kids of mine, and love the big family they get to enjoy!