Thursday, April 1, 2010

My day with the fam

So this week I had a wonderful opportunity to spend time with my sister and her family. It was the kids' spring break so they came to Salt Lake for a couple of days. I was able to take Tuesday off to spend with them. We had a lovely day, as you'll see below, even if my camera died so I wasn't able to photograph most of it. :( That's what I get for forgetting to charge my battery I suppose. Dang it!

Anyway, here's a pictographic (I think I might have just made that word up) journal of our time together. Enjoy!

It started Monday afternoon when I met the family shortly after they arrived in Salt Lake City. I didn't get to tour the Beehive House with them because, alas, I was held up at work, but I met them shortly afterwards. Then I got to take the boys on TRAX (which they thought was super cool) to see "How to Train Your Dragon" which is delightful!!! I loved it and would highly recommend it! We had a sleepover at my house and everything. It was grand. This is the picture taken just after they got to Salt Lake. What a great-looking family. :)

I must secretly be the evil taskmaster aunt or something because A was so tired that he curled up in the chair, literally, and fell asleep. (Or I learned that he'd stayed up super late the night before which is why he was so tired.) I did have to wake him up to get him downstairs though because he's just a little too heavy for me to carry.

S was quite tired too, although he didn't fall asleep in the chair.

P just wanted to avoid my camera, hence the sassy look on his face, but I'm so nice that I took his picture anyway. :)

The next day we took the kids to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. It was lots of fun! They have done a great job with building it up. Here's A by the jellyfish, although you can't see them.

Here's Mommy with P and S, but I can't remember what was in this cage. Sorry! And I apologize for not having nicknames for them already, but it's late, and I'm tired so the initials will have to do.
Here's our cousin with his sister's little boy and of course my sister and her kids by the sting ray touch pool. Don't worry--the stings have been removed so it's okay to touch them. A loved it! I wish I had gotten a picture of him petting them, but, alas, I did not.

Here's P at the touching station. I can't remember which critter this was, just that it felt like a pencil when you touched it.

Here's N with his C and A by our P and S looking into the shark tank. It has three different types of sharks. I was hoping I caught the leopard shark swimming by, but I did not.

Oh my word! That penguin is so big that it's almost as tall as S!

Not sure what was so funny but something J's dad said made them both laugh. This is during our lunch at Chuck-a-Rama, which was Ashley's favorite place. We went there in honor of her.

As you can see, it was a full but fun two days. I'm so grateful that C and J decided to come down here and even more grateful that I had the chance to hang out with them. G'night everyone!

1 comment:

gag01001 said...

What great pictures! So fun to see the boys in action.