I wish I would get back on the picture bandwagon... I'm now remembering how if I want to get one good picture, I need to take 50. (or maybe just get some skills...) and that completely didn't happen while Jay's family was in town.
When you're holding a baby with grabby-hands, taking pictures is rather difficult.
Jay's little sister K did a report in school about the Anasazi, and she knew there were some in Utah (I didn't...) and wanted us to make a special trip to see where they lived. My mother-in-law found a couple of places in Utah we could go- the Anasazi State Park Museum and the Fremont Indian State Park. I called a guy at the latter to ask about each of them and he said the former was a small outdoor exhibit and the latter was a large indoor museum with a kids' area and a nearby short "hike" with a view of petroglyphs.
We opted for the second, because it sounded better for our young kids and it was only 2 hours away, vs. almost 4 hours.
It ended up being really cool, and a totally doable day-trip for the kids (surprisingly... I'm not usually so brave to travel that far with them) BUT I somehow didn't realize, until I got there, that the Fremont Indians are NOT Anasazi. (duh) However, a lot of commentary throughout the museum would compare the Fremont to the Anasazi, so I guess we did learn a bit about both afterall.
We ate lots of good food - including convincing the McCarthy's to deviate from their usual Chinese-food-on-New-Years' tradition by introducing K to the wonders of sushi. (turns out, she's not a fan) It's funny, they were surprised that we didn't have to order our food in the afternoon. Apparently, Chinese food on New Years' Eve is a "thing" back East, so you have to plan ahead, or get your food closer to midnight.
K also was begging to go try out the ropes course at Provo Beach Resort, and so I said I'd go with her.
|Peach jumping in!|
As I briefly mentioned a couple of posts ago, we got to spend a couple of extra days with his family because their flight was cancelled due to a major snowstorm in Boston. As annoying as it is to have a change of plans like that, we were all glad, especially the kids, for a bit more time with Nanie and Gampie :)
Will someone please please remind me to get a group shot of everyone next time we're together?!!