We were able to go to St George for the weekend. It was the annual Utah Press Association Convention and my Dad invited us to go- thanks Dad! Everyone was excited to make the long drive in the new van. Yes, that's right- I'm now a mini-van driving Mom! We got a new (new to us, that is) Honda Odyssey and it is so nice to have extra room. The kids totally love it and it was great to be able to fit all the people plus all the STUFF that we have to take on vacation. And there is no hefting or contorting to get kids buckled into car seats! But, back to St George- it was a really fun weekend. We spent a few hours on Saturday at the sand dunes digging and crawling in the sand. Scotty let my Dad bury him a few times and that was funny. Collin loved crawling around and we had to watch him to make sure he didn't go tumbling down the hill! Grant wasn't quite sure about the sand at first, so he spent a lot of time sitting on Miles' lap knocking down sand castles. After the dunes we went swimming. Scotty learned to swim underwater and was so proud of himself. Grant had a blast squirting my Dad with his squirt toys. Collin loved splashing and riding in his little floater thing. I had to take Scotty to the bathroom and when I came back Collin was leaning forward with his head resting on the front of the little boat thing and he was almost asleep! Pretty cute. (My Dad was with him- I didn't leave him floating around the pool all alone!!) We couldn't find our camera on Saturday so we didn't get any pictures at the sand dunes or of swimming. I was so disappointed. Luckily we found it underneath the hotel bed before we left. On our way out of town we stopped at Dixie rock and did a little climbing and the kids loved that. Scotty and Grant LOVED playing with the cool telephones in the hotel room. And they did some obligatory jumping on the beds. As we were packing up to leave Scotty said that he wishes we could stay for 5 more days- don't we all feel that way at the end of vacation??
Here we are getting ready for the long drive home. It actually went pretty well. Collin had a couple of long crying spells, but he was the only one that wasn't really grumpy when we got home!