Friday, June 26, 2015

ellison park splash pad.

With Paul working more in Northern Utah we decided to explore some places we have never been to.
Our first adventure was Ellison Park, because we had heard all about the splash pad there. Let me just tell you, it did not disappoint. I like to say it is the smaller, FREE version of Cowabunga Bay. 

My kids didn't ever want to leave, and begged to go back every time they heard Paul was going up North. The big hit for the older kids was the slide, and big bucket that dumps every so often.
If you ever wonder what is a must to pack in your beach bag, it is random tupperware containers! My kids love being able to fill them up with water to have water fights, or fill up water guns. Trust me, they always get stolen when we go to splash pads. So Momma's start packing some for your kids.

The only negative to this park, is there is minimal shade. You either need to go early, or bring your canopy.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Chalk Art Festival.

We had never been to the Chalk Art Festival held at the Gateway. We had no idea what to expect, and were pleasantly surprised at how fun this festival is. So many talented people participate, and the kids loved seeing some of their favorite characters in chalk.
I loved that they had food trucks, and we couldn't pass up a big snow cone.
And we didn't forget to let the kids wear swim gear so that they could run through the water before heading home. 
It was the perfect little adventure. Definitely will repeat it in 2016. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

adventure a day kick off 2015

I have had plans for the first few days of Summer for weeks. It hasn't all gone as planned, but even the bumps were pretty smooth.
So, Wednesday was our early out, kick off to Summer. Savannah's school has a carnival, and what better way to say goodbye to school. We went and ate ourselves silly. They do a really great job making it fun and crazy affordable. I think the kids did about everything. They had bounce houses, magic show, volley ball, face painters, hoola hooping, and tons of running around and laughing with friends. We came home tired and sticky after quite a few hours.
But when we got home Sabrina started to complain her stomach hurt again. She had swallowed a magnet the night before, and had complained a few times during the day about it. We went about our business, until she decided to start throwing up. Her and I got back in the car for a quick ER visit. Sabrina was such a good girl for everyone, and was only slightly terrified. She decided to puke on me, and all of our belongings during our visit. I have a rather weak stomach, and that Dr was a total hero and undressed Sabrina and wrapped her in a clean blanket for me. I was given a list of things to watch for, and was sent on our way.

We decided our plans for today would need to be scratched, and plan a much more low key day. I was disappointed last night as I canceled plans, but it all worked out today.
We did manicures when we woke up, worked on perler beads projects {more on that later}, took epic naps, watched a movie, and then decided we were a little stir crazy. The big kids hopped on bikes, and Sabrina got a stroller ride to the gas station and park. We got home in time for more perler bead projects, bath, and bedtime.

I say it was a pretty action packed first day of Summer. Can't wait for the rest!