Thursday, November 25, 2010

yellowstone II

We spent Thursday night in Utah at Cynthia's house. The next day we met up with Kristin and her small friends and went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point, which was EXCELLENT. So much fun!

The skeleton exhibits were amazing, but the interactive stuff for the kids was even better. They created their own dinosaur out of giant stuffed parts; there were plenty of creations to touch; they built dams and rivers in the 'flood area;' and they could dig for dinosaur bones in the huge sandboxes near the end. Oh - and they had fun with their cousins. :)

Friday evening was Grandma Kathy's birthday party. Man, there are a lot of Reeses and their derivatives! I was too tired to be very social and neglected to even get a picture of the birthday girl. Luckily my other family members aren't so socially inept and so I got to at least hear second hand what everyone is up to.

Saturday we went to the SLC Zoo - thank you Jordan - and Opa. And thank you Lizard for all the tie dye.

Highlights were the baby elephant, and of course the train - which is a really great train. Having ridden the Denver Zoo train over a dozen times, I'm qualified to rate it. (The two blond hippie boys got hair cuts shortly after we got home.)

Alex still can't get enough of baby Summer.
Saturday night we celebrated Max's 2nd birthday out at Amy's house. Oma and the Angels arranged all the food and Princess Kat just showed up with the birthday boy. Our baby's not a baby anymore! Poor Alex - many tear were shed over those construction vehicles from the cake . . .

Alex and Katie provided a lot of assistance with the presents, but then Max started getting into it.
Goodbye trucks, hello baby tigers!
This pretty well sums up how we all felt on the drive home. Totally exhausted from a crazy fun week. There's never enough time to play with everyone as much as I'd like. Next summer we'll have to figure out how to stay longer on our visits. That pesky job of Roger's just gets in the way of fun sometimes . . .

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