Sunday, July 31, 2011

~Mirror Lake~

Dave was overdue for a much needed vacation, so we decided to spend the week up at Mirror Lake. It was a lot of fun and very relaxing. Mirror Lake is beautiful! We really enjoyed our week out in the great outdoors.

Lexi wasn't interested in fishing, lol, so Hunter and I took her on a hike around the lake. It was beautiful!
The next morning we started the day off with a hike. It was a lot of fun and I was really impressed that Lexi did so well. We went past 4 or 5 little lakes, and the kids loved playing in the water, shooting guns, and collecting flowers, pinecones, and feathers.

Mckell with the feathers she collected. (They are in her hair)

It started raining a bit while we were on our hike, but it didn't last long. That's the Uintahs! On our hike we stopped at one of the lakes and had a little lunch, then headed back to camp to do a little fishing.
We stopped at a river and saw loads of fish. We didn't have the poles with us, so Dave thought he'd catch the fish with his hands. Hunter and Mckell thought this was so cool. He caught 2.

Looking for fish!
Lexi got board again with the fishing, so she and I went for a little walk to pick flowers. She was so proud of herself and kept saying "Mommy, I get married".
The next day, Jeff and Becky and their girls headed up to spend a few days with us. The kids had fun tubing in the lake, playing in the waterfall, and just being together.
Lexi and Jocelyn got a little board playing in the water so Lexi, Jocelyn, and I went on a hike around the lake. Although we only made it halfway because Lexi was being so independent and wanted to walk all by herself, not holding my hand, and she ended up tripping over a rock and skinning up her elbow. She was a tough little cookie though. Even though she was bleeding, she walked all the way back without crying. Way to go Lexi!
Since the kids were already in their wet clothes, we decided to go visit the waterfall. Hunter was in heaven! He LOVED playing in the water.

Everyone had crossed the river/bottom of waterfall. I know if Darinda were here she would have not liked watching the little ones cross the watterfall :) They thought it was great though. :)
Dave, Hunter, and Mckell standing on the edge of the cliff.

Dave talked Hunter into climbing into the waterfall and doing the polar bear. Hunter thought this was great.

The kids and I played a lot of Uno.

I think this trip was just what Dave needed to get recharged for work.

Monday, July 25, 2011

~Hunter in New York~

So last Wednesday, at about 6:30 in the morning I got a call from Darinda asking if Hunter could go to New York with her in a few hours. Darinda was flying out there to meet up with Jerry and I know she wasn't very excited about going alone. It was probably a good thing she called so short notice because I didn't have a whole lot of time to really think about it. Hunter has NEVER been anywhere far without either me or Dave with him. I told Darinda yes and a few hours later Hunter was off to visit New York. A few hours after he had gone, I was really missing him. I think it was more me who was not ready for Hunter to go on vacation without me, than it was him :). He was so excited to go and to get to spend some time with Dave (who was still out there for work after 3 weeks). Hunter lucked out and got to ride first class to and from New York. He thought that was great!After arriving in New York, they met up with Dave and Jerry for dinner. Hunter's favorite place to eat in New York was the Hot dog stands on every corner :)

Then they headed up to the Toys R Us in Times Square. Hunter was in toy heaven, and Grandma spoiled him with Legos.
The next day Hunter and Darinda headed to the Harry Potter exhibit. Hunter LOVED seeing all of the things that they used in the Harry Potter movies. And Darinda couldn't resist taking a picture of Hunter in a chair in Hagrid's house, even though photography was not aloud, hahaha. She almost got kicked out for doing it :)

After the exhibit and some shopping, they headed back to the hotel to get out of the heat. New York had record breaking heat while they were there. I think it got up to 103 degrees but with the humidity it felt like 116 degrees. Hunter and Darinda said they were melting. That evening they met up with Jerry and Dave for a company party. Hunter didn't think the party was very fun, so he and Dave didn't stay long. They headed back to the hotel for room service and a movie :)The next day they headed up to Central Park to look around. They didn't stay long though because it was so hot. They also went to more toy stores, then that evening hit a Yankee's game. I think Hunter was spoiled on this trip :)
Hunter had a fun time in New York with his Grandma and Grandpa. I think it was good for him to get some one on one time with them. They spoiled him rotten :) He is not going to like coming back to reality where I make him work for the toys he gets, hahaha.