Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Break and Easter

After you see the number of pictures you'll cut me a break for not posting sooner, right? Highlight include: an afternoon to This Is The Place Monument in Salt Lake, our annual Easter Egg Hunt, a family baseball game, Easter dinner, going to church, and just hanging out and enjoying the Price cousins (Kess, 10; Kira, 6; and Natasha, 2).

1. The trip up. It was a million times better than our last trip. Bryce made a genius move in buying that DVD player. He also had little presents to hand out hourly. You'd think the kids would be easier to travel with as they got older, but not so.

Our trip up. The kids watching Les Miserables on our new DVD player.

Mary was especially annoyed that I took this picture during "the sad part" of the movie.

2. We love Grandma and Grandpa's house. They have an amazing back yard. This cousins built this fort and ate lunch there. We also had a fun time at This Is The Place Monument in SLC.

Kids and their lunches.

Mary, Kess, and Kira feeling brave and visionary, just like Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.

Natasha and Tyce.

The kids loved walking on stilts.

It was pretty hard to master.

Cam is up!

Tyce helped the girls.

Almost there, Kess!

We learned that 13 people lived in this cabin--the parents and 4 girls slept in the main room and all 7 boys climbed an outside ladder and slept in the crawl space of the roof. Mind-blowing.

Riding horses! Cam was not a fan.

Harrison loved it.

Kess looked like a pro.

How cute is that Kira?

Mary and Kess.

Kess was a good big sister and helped Natasha.

Petting baby chicks and bunnies. I absolutely love these pics of Harrison!

How cute is he?

Tyce made friends with a guy who worked there. They talked about riding horses.

He's a handsome young man.

Mary is a cute CHICK herself. Haha,

She and the other kids spent a long time loving those little animals.

Kira and a chick.

Harrison and a bunny.

He was very sweet to those creatures.

Some good-looking dudes.

I love Kess's pretty blue eyes.

Who knew that Grandpa Al had a soft spot for bunnies?

Showing off some of  their favorite babies.

Little Miss On-the-Go!

Sweet Kira.

The (Richard and Mary Goble) Pay Family cabin. This are Bryce's people. The cousins minus Harrison.

In typical Harrison fashion, he was off doing his own thing.

There were nearly a dozen people in the Pay family, living in a house the size of my living room.

Later the kids panned for gold.

Natasha held still long enough for me to snap this cute picture.

Kira was dedicated and her hard work payed off.

Tyce, Grandpa Al, and Bryce.

My love and I.

Riding the train back to the entrance.

Miss Kira.
3. Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday! The kids look forward to this every year.

Gathering together to get instructions. This year the kids had clues to follow.

Tyce helped Cam with his clues.

Natasha was ready to hunt.

Bryce and Grandma Judy helped Harrison figure out where to go next.

There were a ton of places to look!

Go Cam!

He would have done better not to follow Mary.

Kess cleaned up.

Pretty Mare.

Even Katie got a new toy, a dragon with 16 squeakers.

Since Tyce was too old to care about plastic bunny toys and jellybeans, he had a treasure hunt made just for him.

What did he get? iTunes gift cards. Thank you, Easter Bunny.

4. Post-Hunt baseball game. After enough sugar had been consumed we indulged in America's favorite past time. Tyce played Little League for several years but the other kids knew surprisingly little about the rules of the game. Luckily Grandpa Al, Andy, and Bryce were on hand to do some coaching.

Grandpa and Kess.

Mary rounding to first base.

When Harrison connects with the ball, it's out of the park.

Kess got some tips from her dad.

Harrison stealing 3rd.

It's a serious game when someone loses a shoe and the dog runs on to the field!

Cam up to bat.

Kira at Saturday's pre-Easter dinner.

Check out Natasha!

Pretty Kess.  

5. Easter Sunday we went to church with Bryce's parents. Wish we could have stayed another day but we had to leave that very afternoon.

Sharp-looking twins Harrison and Cameron.

Mary and our Easter dog.

The whole family take 1.

The whole family take 2. I think they both have their merits and issues but hey, there we are.
It was a great trip as always and so hard to leave. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed celebrating the joy of Easter with wonderful family.

1 comment:

SweetmamaK said...

i love that katie gets to come on every trip. I loved the pictures and I can't beleive how Mary gets even more beautiful with each post.