When we go canyoneering it usually means the kids hang at camp with an adult or two while the rest of the adults go adventuring. We wanted to shift that focus towards a kid centered trip. We thought it would just be us but quite a few of our friends thought it was a great idea too.
Seneca, Calvin & Jeremiah, Serisa, and Juliana (and all their parents) joined us for spring break in Escalante. Day 1 they scrambled around the Devil’s Playground. Day two was Peekaboo and Spooky, and some hiked up into Brimstone. Day three was a partial decent of Egypt III – with a fun rappel lesson for most. Then the last day everyone was there we all hiked down Upper Calf Creek and waded in the stream for the afternoon. Superfun.
Then it was just our family for a few more days of exploring down the Hole in the Rock road. We’d never been all the way to the end and thought it would be nice to explore, relax, and go slow. Turns out the ‘Hole in the Rock’ isn’t an arch or a bridge as I’d always just assumed… it’s an actual canyon that goes to Lake Powell. Mormon pioneers blasted a path and lowered wagons and livestock and 250 souls down it. It’s almost unfathomable what they accomplished.
Easter was early this year (I think) but thankfully the weather was warm and sunny. We spent the day relaxing in the back yard while the kids hunted down elusive eggs and treats.
Tory was awarded a certificate of excellence along with some of his friends and neighbors. Our neighbors Calvin and Luke were also awarded. Good on you kiddos!
Tory said he wanted to ski the terrain park. I didn’t think he’d hit any of the tricks… pardon the poor camera work, I wasn’t prepared to keep up apparently.
The birthday crew
Their birthdays being 5 days apart, celebrations overlap and get shared. This year we had a party at our house, with sledding, games, and a special box of doom with brains and goo and treats hidden inside. It was a ton of fun. The adults had an evening soup fest later on too.
On Tegan’s birthday night we planned on going to the Kamas pool for a swim. Unfortunately it was closed when we got there so decided to head back to PC and try a swim at Silver Mtn. The pool there was way to cold so we decided to go bowling at Jupiter Bowl instead. There was a two hour wait there so we decided to go to Maxwell’s for pizza. There was an hour wait there too so we just went home. After picking up pizza and shoe-shi (kids pronunciation) at Whole Foods.
Tory spent his birthday night at Jupiter Bowl with Sophia, as is becoming the tradition. There was no wait.
I resolve to keep this site updated, on time this year.
Christmas season pics and stuff.
Kindergarten Christmas program.
The kindergarten through second graders put on a Christmas carol show, including such hits as Nuttin’ for Christmas, and a bunch of others sung at scream level. It was fantastic.
Sarah and Jeff!
Thanksgiving in Minnesota – A quick trip overall but we got a few days in with my folks, saw Sarah and Jeff, Kari’s folks, Jarrett and Mel flew in, and finished it off with a party at Bridget and Tim’s. Whirlwind.