After we finished our fun Yellowstone retreat, we had just a little longer in Utah before we left for California. Jeff left us soon after we returned, he headed to Houston, mostly for work and then his visa arrived and he flew out to Angola before we headed to Paris. It was nice not to have to change all his flights, but it would have been fun for him to come to California for a little bit before our trip.
Right when we came back we had some quality Sparky firework time! We only had a couple days to keep using fireworks before they stopped so we had a lot of poppers, smoke bombs and one night at the ball field with a Sparky spectacular!
My parents took the big girls and I to see The Little Mermaid at Hale Center Theater. It was great, and the girls loved it! Such a great theater, and such a fun show, especially for 2 little girls!
We ate a lot of lunches with Daisy and the kids! Hattie loved “BUBBA” and “BABY” which she always said as loud as possible! She had so much fun with her cousins!
We headed to another splash pad, at Gateway center, and of course, the sun disappeared as soon as we arrived, it was pretty chilly! We headed to the Pop Shop and picked up a bunch of delicious sodas afterwards.
The girls got to do a couple more gymnastics classes, and this time Sophie got to play too!
Sophie got to have a special day with Grandma and OGO because she turned 8. They spent a day at Lagoon, and she had a great time running the show, which included the rapids ride about 20 thousand times in a row… they were soaked when they left the park!
While Sophie was out on her special day we took the little girls to Jungle Jim’s with Andy and his kids. It was perfect as Sophie would have been bored, but Violet was able to ride everything and help Hattie out. They had a good time.
The night before Jeff left we had a BBQ, we were going to head up to the canyon, but rain looked like it might show up at anytime… so we headed to the Stake Ballpark, where we would have cover if the rain showed up. An added bonus- lots of room for the kids to run around like crazy people!
Kristy and Kylie treated us to lunch at a DDD taqueria, it was delicious!
After Jeff left we headed out to Boondocks for a day, where Sophie got to drive her own GoKart and Violet got to be a backseat driver as OGO and I tried to beat Andy around the track.
Other fun things… LOTS of family time, and Grandma Phillips came to stay at my parents house right before we left so we got some good visiting time with her. Our last night we headed to the frozen yogurt place near my mom as they had Dole Whips on tap… and had a fun last dessert before saying goodbye to Andy and his family for at least a year. Super sad, it is always so hard to say goodbye, especially to those littles who will not be so little next time we see them.
Until next time Utah!