Sunday, July 31, 2016

DAY 1599... Ahlstrom Family Reunion

Typically we love spending days on end in Utah.
The weekend of our fmaily reunion,
we just weren't feeling the need to pack up and take that much time away,
so we drove down in the morning,
and back that evening.
We had just had check outs at the apartment we manage and this is our busiest time of the year!
Hence my lack of blogging...

We left a littler earlier than we had expected so that we could go to the Dinosaur park in Ogden.
We invited our boy cousins who had been spending time in Utah when they left our house,
and it was a big hit!

More hand holding!

Ani and Jacob were being just like the dinosaur's here.

It was really fun,
but it was also really really hot!
Two thumbs up though!

Lucky for us,
our family reunion was about 10 minutes away from the dino park.

Everyone from Spencer's family was there except for his brother and his family.

The slip and slide was a HUGE hit!
Ani and Beni had never played on one before and now I'm thinking it might be a good investment.

My kids learned a lot about patience and taking turns.

Please take a moment to appreciate my father in laws shirt.

I love that Benson and Aniston have the opportunity to know and spend time with both sets of grandparents!
I love that he remembers them even after a few weeks!

DAYS 1592-1595... Visitors

We are able to have Spencer's sister Tami and her husband and their 3 boys come and stay with us for 4 days from southern Arizona.
Aniston had a BLAST!
She loves playing with her cousins!
I probably need to set up more play dates with her and other kids for sure!
We just did so much while they were here I don't even know where to start.

We hit up Bear World...

The bears were so awake and right up next to the car.
It was GREAT!

So much hand holding this week.

This boy LOVES stuffed animals!
He loves to hug them!
It's probably the cutest thing ever.

Benson's reaction to the baby bears.

Hands in your mouth after touching all the animals...
Parenting fail.

The baby deer was a HUGE hit!


The rides are always fun,
but several of them were shut down for maintenance and that didn't go over well.

 Benson was not ready for the rides to end...

Growing up I read every single Sweet Valley High book and I always wanted to be 5 foot 6 just like the twins.
According to Bear World I am!!!!

We went to several parks...

Everyone wanted a chance to give Beni a camel ride.


 On Sunday night we visited the BYU-Idaho Gardens and the Nature Park,
making our way through the throngs of Pokemon Go players.

My kids weren't really wanting to share the bread with the ducks...

 Spencer introduced them to disc golf of course.

Monday night we had FHE at my parents house,
complete with a bon fire,
and some archery.

I may or may not have shot my parents hose...
I'm just that good of a shot!

We lost an arrow,
so my Dad brought out his metal detector and it was a HUGE hit with the kids!

They found the arrow!

When the cousins left on Tuesday morning,
my children lost it!
They weren't ready for the fun to end!

Thank you for coming and visit us!!!!