Monday, March 23, 2009

Utah Weekend

Since this next week is Spring Break WOOHOO!! We decided to head to Utah for a fun weekend with Sissy and Nate. (We would have gone this week, but they are headed to Cancun...jealous) My kids were SOOO excited to see Sissy and Nate. Nothing is ever boring when they are with them--and the SPOIL my children ridiculously. We drove straight down as soon as Brevin was done with school on Friday and went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Then the boys headed back to the apartment for some racquetball, tennis, and hottubing. While the girls did a little shopping.

We were not the only ones who thought it looked like a perfect day to go to Hogle Zoo on Saturday. We had to park about a 1/2 mile away from the parking lot because it was so packed. It was such a perfect day, though. We all got a little sun (except for Brevin who insisted on wearing his jacket the entire day!) We have always gone to Hogle Zoo in the dead of summer when you sweat your guts out and the animals are all buried as deep in their caves as they can to get some shade, this was much more enjoyable. The animals were out and about like I have never seen before, and sweating was minimal :)

Brevin and Kesler's favorite stop was the monkeys. They were quiet entertaining. I almost felt like I was watching a rated R movie, though. The boys laughed and laughed, as did the adults.

After the Zoo we grabbed some lunch and Sissy and Nate took us to a nearby park, if you can call it that. It is HUGE! Sissy had bought two kites for the boys and the wind was just right. There were about 10 other kite fliers around us and besides a couple of mishaps, and laughs, everything went quite well.

Kesler was so excited to feed the ducks/seagulls, so Sissy and I took him across to street to find at least half of the Utah's seagull population.

It was so nice to get away and not have to think about all the crud going on around here. Last night Brevin asked if he could move in with Sissy and Nate. We are so lucky to have them in our lives. I keep praying they never decide to have children; my kids wont know what to do with themselves! Thanks for a much needed fun weekend guys, we love you!


Bo and Nell said...

How fun!!! We are thinking about going to the zoo next week during our spring break!!!!

M-n-M said...

The pictures look like the kids had tonz of fun. I absolutely cannot wait until I get to start doing things with Brex. This mom thing is the greatest.

How are you feeling. Is baby girl vaughan doing good? I only have 3 weeks of school left so if you want to make a blanket or need help getting things ready call me. I need you to go to Joannes to pick out some more fabric with me for Brex's future girfriend:)

Googs said...

It was a kite weekend all around. Looks like you guys had fun!

Kelsie said...

I am so glad you got to get away and have some fun! Cute pictures. Your boys are so adorable!! How are you feeling?

aironn said...

I love Hogle Zoo! I was thinking of going there this week but we missed the spring weather so I guess I'll just stay around Pocatello. Great pictures!

West Family said...

how fun! i've been out of the blogging world and it was fun to see what your family is up to? you look great by the way - i miss laughing with you! take care, valerie