Saturday, July 16, 2016

Oh -It's Bridal, not Bridle!

Ben asked for marshmallows this morning.  I made hot chocolate to go with them.  Big hit.
Ben joined Kyle at the magnets.  I helped Ben build a little house.  Ben put a door on one side, drove a car in, and declared that the car was in the garage.
Lewis was as amazed as I was.
A walk was on the agenda.  We left the house, and Ben declared that he was going to ride in the stroller where Lewis was sitting.  Ben's feelings about strollers are well known, but to our amazement, Ben rode in the stroller all the way to our destination.
The kids spied half an egg on our walk. A discussion followed about why it was there.
I love bridges.
Nathan was pulling in his arms to stay warm.  The rest of us were fine.
This walk takes us underneath a bridge.
Jacob and I had a little fun before catching up with the others.
We had breakfast at Kneaders.  Ben was fine eating free samples.
A few of us left the restaurant before the others to see if we could keep the stroller free for Lewis.
Ben loved the river and the rocks.
However, every time a car drove over the bridge, he would ask, "What dat noise?"
That particular noise is a little unsettling.
We still had fun.
The others caught up, and we headed toward the other bridge.  Adele found treasures along the way.
Ben pushed Lewis most of the way home.
When he got a little tuckered, Papa Ben came to the rescue.
Nate picked a beautiful dandelion for me.
Melanie borrowed my camera and took a very artsy photo.
i borrowed it back when I saw these droplets caught in a web.
The rest of our morning was relatively quiet.
Ben enjoys playing with his cousins.
He did not realize that he was leaving in a few hours.
Nate found an ancient game on a shelf in the basement.  I struggled with this version.  Dave sat in for me to help out.
Nate stumped us both, except for the part where he got the letters mixed up.
After I retook my place, Dave joined us at the table.
Nate choose good words.
He was not happy when I won.
Once Nate guessed this word, we had to quit.
A hike filled our afternoon.
We made our way up to Bridal Veil Falls.  This was my first trip.
The day was beautiful.
Steve and the 3 oldest kids went off on an adventure.  We chose a meeting place, but not a time.
It was cool and beautiful at the falls.
The climb was a little hard for me, but way fun.
We stayed a long time, long enough for me to take a few pictures.
Camille waded in the water.
Carolyn kept a close eye on the kids.
Meanwhile, Steve's group reached the upper falls.
We headed down, with Dave keeping me on the straight and narrow.
We waited at the bottom of the falls just long enough for the kids to wade before Steve and the others joined us.
Meanwhile, Ben and his mommy flew home.
A trip to the pool was in order.  Papa Ben and I remained behind to create a little breathing room in the basement.
To conclude a wonderful day, we enjoyed Cafe Rio for dinner, BYU ice cream for dessert, followed by two Star Trek episodes.

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