On Friday, June 16th we went to check out the new splash pad in Bluffdale. We went with Scott's parents and Andrew and it was nice to have more people to help watch our kids. It's a large splash pad with a large playground connected to it. Both areas are super impressive. Jordan loved playing in the water and then swinging in the swings. Kylie loved the little sand area and playing on the playground portion more than the splash pad. There's a fun zip-line that she enjoyed going down a couple of times. The slides are super tall and she wasn't one bit afraid to go down them. We stayed for about 3 hours and even then, the kids didn't want to leave. We are excited that there is this fun splash pad close to us to enjoy.
Monday, August 14, 2017
On June 14th, we took the kids to their first rodeo! We're partial to the strawberry days rodeo and so we took them there. The rodeo didn't start until 8 and so we didn't end up staying the whole time, but we saw enough. The kids did pretty well, but it's always hard for them to sit still for long periods of time. Rodeos are such a big thing here in Utah and I'm glad that our kids were able to see one.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
On June 8th, there was a free day at This Is the Place Heritage Park. It's a park that commemorates the pioneers settling and founding Utah. I texted some friends to see if they wanted to join and we had a fun couple of hours there. It was crowded and there are a lot of aspects to the park that we weren't able to see, so it would be fun to visit another time. There was free ice cream and train rides. One thing about the train ride is that it makes stops throughout the park and since it was so busy, they made us get off at one and we were no where near our strollers. So, we had to get on another train to take us back to the front of the park. We found the little petting zoo and the kids had fun playing there with the animals. I stayed longer with the kids, while our friends took off and we hit up the splash pad. We then checked out the monument and then headed home.
We were fortunate to be able to take a trip up to Bear Lake over memorial day weekend. Scott's parents were kind to pay for our glamping experience and we are so grateful for it. Originally, we weren't going to be able to be up there until Sunday morning since Scott had to work on Saturday. However, he was able to get off early and I'm glad that we were able to spend an extra night there. The drive went great and the kids were so good. Kylie fell asleep for most of the drive and Jordan played with his little piano and read books. We arrived at Bear Lake by 6:45 and met up with the Peirce family. They slept in a tent while we and Scott's parents and brother slept in a tent. The tents were so spacious!! I couldn't believe how much room we had, it was amazing. We cooked up some hot dogs and s'mores for dinner. We then just talked the rest of the night and went to our own places by 8:30 since it started to get really cold. We put both kids in the pack n play so they could be warmer and they were having too much fun. I put a movie on the iPad and they eventually fell asleep to a movie. It was super cold throughout the night though, so it was a restless sleep. I did have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and I loved seeing all the stars in the sky. It had been a while since I've seen the sky so full of stars.