Saturday, August 7, 2010

A picnic at the Great Salt Lake

Jon has been working a lot and the kids start school again soon. So I planned a little family picnic at the Salt Air. The kids nor I had ever been to the G.S.L. We had driven past it but never stopped. So on this hot Saturday we hit the road to have a little picnic and dip our feet in the water.
Below are Preston and Riley at the side of the Salt Air.
The Lake is behind us. The water was very low.
Riley is my little poser.
Just inside the Great Salt Lake. They were setting up for a show tonight.
We were heading to the water. I made the kids stop for a quick picture.
Preston was fascinated by the salt crystals.
There was a big dead fish for us to look at. Preston said, "Where are the fish's eye balls?" I guessed a bird ate them. He then said, "I wish I could have seen them dead in his head."

Jon thought the water was gross. I think he thought the whole thing was gross. This is me with the kids looking back to the shore at Jon.
A quote from Riley as we were walking back, "That was cool but gross." It was a LONG, HOT walk back to the Trail Blazer.
So, we had to stop for a cool treat to make us feel better!

A Thursday around the Palmer House

Alanna and Pyper enjoyed lunch together.
So did Preston and Cooper.
We added three fish to our family. Riley's fish is Lizzy. Preston's fish is Lego and Pyper's fish is Fishy.
Riley was at a sleepover and Jon was working late. I asked Preston what we should eat for dinner. He said, "Let's have waffles for dinner!" Here are my two helpers.

Heaps Cabin Camping

Holly invited us up to her family cabin to camp on their property along with the other Hendricksons. Jon dropped us off with the trailer on Thursday and went back down the mountain to work. He came back up Friday night and took us back home Saturday. We really enjoy the beauty and fun we have while there. It’s nice to get out of the heat. We went hiking at Mirror Lake this trip. It was gorgeous! Lots of flowers. We played lots of games, ate smores and just enjoyed each others food and company.
Glenn and Preston rowing on the pond.
Riley and James in the boat.
Pyper posed for Holly with her flowers.
On the trail at Mirror Lake.
Lots of kids to keep track of.
Zoe, Glenn, Haily, Hunter, James, Grayson, Riley, Preston, Pyper and Joesph.
For a while now Pyper has been putting her hands up by her face when I ask her to smile. Just as she is doing below. I did not know why she was doing this for my pictures. I went to part of her nursery class in primary last Sunday. They sang the turn the frown upside down song. As the teacher said "smile" she would put her hands up to her face like this. So, now I understand, Pyper is just copying her teacher.
Paige's little boy Grayson came up to me just like this and asked me for some candy. Paige had promised him if he posed for some pictures she would give him candy. "Do you have candy Meann?"
Group shot. Don took the picture. Greg, Jon, and Josh were all working.
This was a little walk we took on Saturday. Pyper and Jon are waving.