On Wednesday we got the kids out and they got to go straw down the cattle as we call it. Gabby was too chicken at first but overcame it and joined us and had a great time. After that we went on a short drive and hike to see a natural arch. After lunch we went and took a drive and a short hike to see some Indian paintings. The weather was so beautiful. It was so great to be able to spend some time outdoors. After that Trisha headed back home.
I thought my kids would be pretty high maintenance after their cousins left but they were pretty chill the rest of the time, it was nice. Corbin found my brother's old Kinex toys and played with those for hours and I found an old jewelry kit and Gabby made necklaces and bracelets for hours and hours. Piper just did whatever and Ryan didn't get into too much mischief and only fell down the stairs once. Scott, Keaton, and I played a round of Settlers of Catan that night and Keaton totally killed us.
Thanksgiving day was pretty chill. My mom has everything down to a science and has the dinner ready by 9:00 in the morning but we hold off until about 11:30 to eat. The great thing about an early Thanksgiving dinner is you get to eat leftovers on Thanksgiving day. It's pretty sweet! Scott took the kids on a short 4 wheeler ride and to a little park by our house. My parents headed back to Idaho Falls around 4:30 that day to avoid driving in the dark and to stay in IF that night for their early morning temple assignment. Scott, Keaton, and I played another round of Catan that night and Scott killed us. Then we watched Badlands. That movie is based on a true story and it's pretty crazy.
Friday morning we got up and packed and headed home. It was a really fun break. My kids had a great time playing with their Rigby cousins and going on hiking adventures. We all LOVED granny's Thanksgiving dinner and good times were had by all. Thanks for all your work mom! We sure loved it.
|Strawing down the cattle|
|Too adorable! My puff coat cuties. The thought of hiking tuckered poor Ryan right out.|
|I love little Pipes walking next to the sage brush. She's so tiny.|
|Cuddles with Gramps.|