and finally the evening that the kids were waiting for! fireworks!
our new tradition...fireworks at huntsman springs, this was our second year, we missed the very first one with glenn beck. anyway this is the best fourth of july show ever! very impressive, and of course patriotic. next year we will be more prepared with food. we always think we are just going to eat there...but the lines are crazy long, and our kids are just hungry! and with a million people in town, eating out isn't much of an option. so next year for sure. i did luck out with the jamba juice line. so we loaded up. then anthony threw a tantrum at the top of the hill. that and carrying everyone's jamba juice, and no cell reception...was almost too much! but it's always worth it. we enjoyed the beach boys! days after it was over, gulianna would say "and the rockets red glare! ahem...I SAID and the rockets red glare!" she remembered from the announcer. coolest show ever, we are so lucky to have it in driggs!
my mom had the day off again so she took us to rexburg. we had lunch at sammy's. such a fun little sandwich shop! they have one in provo too, we just haven't stopped in. i love all the decor, colorful and retro and eclectic! the girls had fun singing and dancing on stage, they're favorite thing to do! afterward we went to the spray park and rode the carousel. i love being in rexburg!
we stayed another night with cherry, did the park lunch again, came back and let the kids play while we packed up. then we took off to drop a trailer off in firth. stopped at hidden treasures in shelley, and found out that they had a fire. so sad! they had such cool stuff. drove back to meet grandma and grandpa at green canyon. poor jeremy fell out on his face in the gravel when i opened the door. the kids had fun swimming!
jeremy looking so big!
on the road again!
waiting in the durango while levi unhooks the trailer...
today we went to stay with cherry! we went to the elementary school (our old high school) for free lunch at the playground, who can beat that? of course are kids are always more interested in playing than eating. definitely brings back memories walking through the halls.
we went to broulims to grab a few things, the essentials: chiz's ranch and milk! gosh i miss this stuff!
as soon as cherry noticed why her kids weren't fighting, she realized we left stephaney at the school! oops! she even tried to call but cherry's phone cut out on her. i ran back to find her mad and swinging on the swing by herself...poor girl!
madhouse with our kids in broulims...hurry and check us out!
we came back and let the kids play, while we took some photos of cherry's jewelry for her etsy shop!
then later that evening we went to see monsters university and the drive in with grandma and grandpa. our kids were super excited and really hyper!
the girls thought the bathroom was the coolest ever! "we can both pee at the same time!" ha ha!
we finally made it to bear world, after all these years of being so close, and now so far! thanks mom for taking us! it was neat to see all the bears, they have a lot! gulianna got a bit scared, she wanted to make sure we followed the rules. "no stopping grandma!" and "we can't open the windows!" we told her about the time RJ went on a field trip to bear world and some teacher/or chaperone can't remember, put the window down where he was sitting and a bear climbed up and broke the window. RJ ducked down and was scared for his life! he also got the blame for it...shame on that adult! so she was pretty scared. every time we camped at rigby lake we always joked about not having to put our food away, "there's no bears around here! oh wait, bear world is right across the river!"
the baby bear cubs were so cute and playful to watch!
and oh my gosh this kid! he was on this train before we were all out of the gift shop! where's anthony! and he did try to climb in with the baby bears...jumped over the fence and was almost in, i can't remember if i got a photo on my camera. (i'll upload those later)
then we went to see the deer and anthony escaped and i found him riding by himself on the rollercoaster! after that we let him ride whatever he wanted (well he already did!) by himself while we checked out the animals. i gave up keeping track of him!
leaving for idaho! first stop, big o tires for maintenance on the durango. anthony was so fascinated, we had to stand outside in the hot sun to watch the entire process! he loves anything with wheels.
made it to idaho...and i missed the idaho sign again! for the love!
stopped at the rest stop to play in the bathroom...
and made it to idaho falls to barely make it to cafe rio for dinner, everything was closing! we stayed the night at lorinda's, (thank you!) so that we didn't have to drive right back to idaho falls for the king family reunion.