This post has absolutely nothing to do with the kids except for the fact that Kari and I had a couple days alone, sans kids. We hiked Mt. Timpanogos to celebrate our 12th anniversary.
We went during the Republican Shutdown of the government. The campgrounds were closed but we got lucky. The trailhead was open and there were two sites available that they couldn’t cordon off. So we had the whole place to ourselves, including the peak the next day.
Tegan’s first year of soccer. They played ever Saturday – she started a bit slow, but really enjoyed it overall. Here’s her team, The Orange Tigers:
- Coach Andy
Tory’s 1st grade year of soccer concluded this week, and I was amazed at how much better the kids were this year. This is the first time they look like they’re playing the game rather than just mauling the ball. Here’s Tory’s Black Knights team:
- Coach Michelle
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Salt Lake and the kids somehow found out about it. So we went! My folks were in town at the time so they came too. The show was absolutely amazing – for the most part. I wasn’t too keen on the animal stuff – I’m not going to say they were treated badly but if I were an elephant I think I’d rather be roaming Africa. The acrobatics were off the charts though. Amazing the things humans can do.
Spent the weekend climbing with friends – at City of Rocks in Idaho. It was our first time up there and even though I didn’t get many pictures, we certainly had a good time. The kids were only sorta excited to be on rope climbing, but even sorta is a start.
I had fun as well, but let me state it here that there’s a reason I stopped climbing once canyoneering came into my life. Too much standing around…
Kari and Michelle teamed up with a few other girls to run the Dirty Dash – dressing up as bridesmaids and running thorough the muck. Sam and I brought the kids down to cheer them on, but unfortunately we never saw them! Turns out they ran it even slower than we could have guessed. The kids had fun playing in the mud themselves. Except for Tegan. Still prefers to stay clean!
We were lucky enough to go to a second SLC Bees game this summer, this time with our neighbors the Jacksons (Russ, Julie, and Luke). Luke is a year older than Tory and they ride the bus together. We sat in the outfield so the kids could ride the train. After the game was the running of the bases.
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Thank goodness!
I don’t know if I had to work or what, but Kari and the kids headed down Sundance way for a weekend near Mt. Timpanogos all by themselves. It looks like they had a ton of fun hiking, exploring, and even spelunking a bit. I’ll try to caption these the best I can.
At least one SLC Bees game a summer is becoming a tradition. This year we went with the counselors from the bible camp at our church, as well as Pastor Steve.
Later in the game we went and sat in the outfield, which is basically a big lawn where the kids can run crazy. Might be where we sit from now on.
Oh, and the Bees won the game.