I am, once again, behind on my blogging. I meant to get this post up a few weeks ago, but it never happened, but I did want to make sure and record it.
At the beginning of August, my three boys and I had a wonderful trip to the great metropolis of Caliente, Nevada. Where is that you ask? It is a very small town which consists of about 1,000 people which is where I grew up. On Wednesday, August 4, my amazing mom flew up to Boise. We picked her up from the airport and we began our drive to Caliente. Because it was lunch time, we had sandwiches packed which we ate as soon as we got in the van. Our drive went well and we arrived in Caliente around 10:30 that night.
Thursday morning, my Dad along with most of the guys in the family went on their annual Guys campout/Fishing trip. Andrew wasn't able to go this year because he wasn't able to get the time off. Because all the guys were camping, my sister Marie came over from Cedar City with her 4 girls Thursday afternoon. We had a lot of fun playing with them, here are some highlights:
On Friday, we helped my Mom get her classroom ready (she teaches 3rd grade), by putting up bulletin boards and a few other things. The kids had fun playing on the playground outside her window and drawing.
After that, we called our Sister-in-law, Melissa that also lives in Caliente and we all went swimming. My boys did not like that idea, but after talking, asking, begging and finally just dragging them in the water, they finally decided that it was OK. Keagan decided it was OK when my sister, Marie, took him and showed him how the scoop the water with his hands like a tractor digs the dirt. Deker decided he loved it after we started throwing him up and dipping his head in the water.
We enjoyed the nice cool evenings by on walks each night. One evening when we were headed out for a walk to the park, Marie and I thought that my Mom was inside, but when we looked out, we realized that she had already started walking with the grandkids. I thought this was too cute a picture to pass up.
Deker had fun crawling under Samantha.
And then trying to do it himself.
Bauer enjoyed sitting on his blanket and being outside.
Marie left on Saturday and my Dad, my grandpa, my brother Cory and his oldest boy got back that afternoon. We had a nice relaxing Sunday. On Monday, Andrew flew to Cedar City and drove my parents car to Caliente. We all enjoyed having him with us again.
That evening we had went to Kershaw Ryan State Park which is a beautiful park about 5 miles away. We had a cookout and enjoyed our last day in Caliente. My boys started by playing in the little wading pond with their Dad.
After that, they had fun digging and playing in a dirt hole and climbing around.
On Tuesday, we sadly said goodbye and started our long drive back home.
We all had such a wonderful time visiting with our family that week. Thank you Mom & Dad for such a wonderful time and for making this happen for us!