Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bear Lake

Karl had a work thing at Bear Lake. We decided to tag along.  While he worked, the boys and I played.
We had hoped all three boys would sleep in the same bed but once we turned the lights out Drake would have nothing to do with it and ended up sleeping with Karl and I.
 The first morning we were there we stopped at this Crepes and Coffee place.  On the drive up Karl's coworker had mentioned this Crepes place and said it was a must try.  I LOVE crepes so this was a must for me.  It was really good.  The boys enjoyed all the different options and I was in Crepe heaven.
 After breakfast I took the boys to a go-kart raceway place.  I wasn't really sure they would let the kids ride/drive but they were awesome. I had called ahead to ask so I wouldn't have to deal with any meltdowns or upset kids there but they were more then accommodating.  They let Fischer drive his own and got him rigged up with pillows so he could reach the peddles comfortably while Griffin, Drake, and I drove the side by side.  The boys LOVED the race track.
 Afterwords we drove around a bit and found this fun local park.

 For lunch we stopped at Merlin's. They also had an outside playplace that the kids had fun playing at.
 That night we met up with Karl and his coworkers for dinner and to go to Shrek the Musical.  Utahna, the coworker that arranged the getaway meeting, was nice enough to give me the ticket information so that I could get the boys tickets close to everyone.  We were all able to sit together which was nice and fun.
The boys loved watching Shreck.  There favorite part was when Shreck and Fiona got into an all out burping and farting war to see who could do it better.  They laughed and giggled non-stop. 
On Friday Utahna had rented boats for everyone to enjoy.  So we spent the day out on the lake.
The boys didn't take any time at all getting comfortable

Our boat gang.  There was another boat as well

 Karl and Fischer were the first to go out on the tube.

Daddy was trying to show off his tricks to Fischer

Fischer showed off his tricks with the help of dad
 Next It was Griffin's turn.

Drake didn't want to go with Daddy so he and I went instead.  The boat kept a slow pace and he actually ended up falling asleep during his tube ride.
 Karl even let all the boys have their turn at driving the boat.

 We stopped back at the dock for a quick potty break and it was surrounded by fish.  The boys enjoyed watching them swim around and eat the food we were throwing to them.

 Griffin had taken a liking to coworker Jen.  He sat by her and talked her ear off the entire boat ride.
 We decided Daddy should have a turn on the tube himself.

 Fischer was on flag duty.

Afterwords we stopped at La Beau's for their famous shakes.
 On the way out we spotted this beautiful butterfly on the fence.

For dinner we met up with the ladies at their cabin for dinner and smores.  

 They had a great view from their place.
It was fun getting to know some of the people Karl works with on a daily bases and they were super nice to let us tag along.  The boys loved all the attention of so many ladies and was always putting on some show for them.  We're so glad he works with such great people who happily welcomed us.  I wasn't planning on doing much with them as I didn't want to impose.  I had planned on doing our own thing with the boys as the other people's family weren't in attendance but they wouldn't have any of it and insisted we come along. It was a short but fun trip and I hope we can come back again soon.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fun at the museum

Had some fun with the Utah Christensen cousins at the Dinosour Museum. Love that we can get together and do these things from time to time. 

Piano Recital

Early this spring Fischer started taking piano lessons. On Monday he had his first recital. He was a bit nervous but pulled through. I was so proud of him. He had started with  2 different songs but when the piano teacher realized she gave two students the same songs she had him switch. He only had 5 days to learn his new pieces and he did great.

Fischer Fishing

For Father's Day Karl wanted to take Fischer and start teaching him how to fly fish.  We've taken the boys before but now that Fischer is older Karl wanted to start working with him a bit one on one.  Fischer was beyond thrilled and really needed that one on one time with "dad."  Karl has been gone so much with work Fischer has REALLY been missing him so this was a much needed outing for both of them.  They managed to hook a few but didn't get any in.
Either way, this future flyfishing man is sure looking good in his waders.

Fischer holding a Salmon Fly.  

Drake and His big boy bike

Drake has decided he can ride a big boy bike just like his brothers.

Griffin's Staples

Last week we got together with family to hang out.  Unfortunately Griffin ended up getting hurt falling out of a hammock, split his head open and we had to rush him to the E.R. Seven staples later and he was released to go home.  He really was a trooper through the whole thing.  Even with the big gouge in his head he didn't let it slow him down.  (WARNING: Some of the pictures are a bit graphic.)

Afterwards, everywhere we would go he would ask anyone and everyone if they wanted to see his staples.  Then he would lean his head and point to where they were.  I think he liked the attention and retelling the story.  On Monday he got them out.  He was a bit worried about it hurting but he sat super still and didn't make a peep.  Now he goes around saying, "I'm all better now, cause I don't have staples anymore."  Sure love this tough boy of mine.

Saratoga Splash Days

Our City had it's City celebration so we took the kids to the carnival at the park next to the house.  The boys all loved riding the rides.  

 Fischer and Karl went on this ride

Griffin and Karl went on this one.