Sunday, February 21, 2010

St. George Trip

For President's Weekend we headed down to sunny St. George. Traffic was a bear leaving Salt Lake at 5 pm on Friday and it took us an extra hour to get to the Southern most corner of the state!
We got up Saturday morning and everyone headed out on a bike ride. I tore my mcl in December skiing and so I was unsure if I could ride. But that sunshine just was too tempting so Grant hung around while got my knee brace on and tested out my parents bikes to see if I could get around. Once we got the bike seat the right height we headed out.
We thought everyone was heading to the park, but we couldn't find them so we road around and then Grant called Troy and we met up. The pics of Grant are before the mud and after the mud. Then the pictures of us finding the rest of the gang. Please don't pay attention to the ill fitting helmets, it's a battle just to get them on their little heads.

We all made it to the part and the kids played some tag on the play ground.

We then took the boys to the mall and got hair cuts. Victor wanted to go really short, I think it looks really good on him and makes him look like he really might be 12 years old.

The kids in front of my parents place in St. George. My sister came down so we could hit some of the homes in the Parade of Homes, so her Grayce and Mason and in the pics too.

The next day Tricia and I toured some homes and Troy took all the kids for a hike in Snow Canyon. It sounded like quite the adventure. Here they walked up to look at the Pioneer graffiti.

The petrified sand dunes were the hit of the day. Troy just turned them all loose. They only had a couple incidents during the day. Tanya got up on a rock and had a little panic attack and couldn't get down and it took a bit to coax her back down. After that she was fine. When she told me about it she said she stood and cried. Which I hate to say in some ways was good, because she is starting to express more of her emotions and cry and talk about them.
The other incident was Ana jumping over a crevis, I guess it scared Victor and Troy pretty good. When she told me about it she said it was a lot of fun. I told her dad was afraid she wouldn't make it to the other side and get really hurt and she laughed and said Ana never get hurt. So there is some of the FAS showing through. She just doesn't know how to stop or really what is appropriate or safe/dangerous.

Are we getting tired?

Love Ana's outfits she puts together. Thank goodness for uniforms at school or we'd have more battles to fight.

Here was a cool arch they found to climb up too.

This was the fossil they found in the rocks. They would have brought it home except when they drove into the park the person in the booth said no taking rocks out of the park. It was probably a good thing or everyone of them would have had pockets full of the round marble like rocks that are formed from the wind blowing them around the canyon.

This was their last hike to the White Rock Ampitheater.

We met up for lunch at In and Out Burger and then headed over to see the temple grounds. The kids really liked watching the little movies where kids answer different questions about the church and gospel at the Visitors Center on the temple grounds.

Sorry Tricia we didn't get a picture with you in it or of you and your kids. What were we thinking.

Morgan organized everyone on the steps so we could get a picture on the steps of the St. George Temple.


Rita said...

What a great time you all had. Troy you are the best to take off with all the kids! We are so excited that you will want to come down more often, yeah! I need some of these pictures enlarged so we can frame them for the St. George house. xoxo

samsthree said...

That looks like so much fun. We will have to meet up soon. I'm crossing my fingers.