Anyway, I'm just glad we got to enjoy the sun.
So, to start off the weekend, Thursday night Ben's brother and sister (Nicole and Danny) came down from BYU-I to stay with us.
Friday was a pretty normal day, Ben was working and had the car, so we were kind of stuck at home. We did spend some time at the park, and we made home-made cold stone and just enjoyed the day.
Saturday was our fun day. We first decided to go up the canyon and do a little hiking. I hurt my foot earlier in the week, and it happens that Ben also did something to his foot and it was bothering him, so we really took more of a short walk than a hike. We went to Bridal Veil Falls and just enjoyed the view, the sun, and the fresh mountain air.
Ellie was full of cute and silly faces
Sweetest face ever!
The boys, being boys, decided to launch a grass fight
from which no one was left unscathed......
...not even Ellie. Oh boys.
Just enjoying life to the fullest :)
We decided to stop at the Riverwoods on the way home to play in the splash pad, but Ellie decided promptly she didn't like it. So quickly that this is the only picture we got.
So then we just decided to wander around the shops, and ended up in this really cool toy store, complete with:
an Ellie sized chair
A sweet book nook
and a strange bike. You alternate pushing your feet against the bar and it moves you around.
Ellie got to try it out too
We also got to help with the world's largest crossword puzzle. It was about three times as wide as you can see here, and about 6 1/2 feet tall.
On the way home, we stopped and got a redbox, and some ingredients and went home and made tin-foil dinners and s'mores. We were in a we-wish-we-had-a-campfire mood. Instead, we had to settle for the oven for the tinfoil dinners, and we ended up saving the s'mores for another day. We finished off the night just relaxing with our redbox.
Monday ended up the most boring of all the days. Ben, Danny and Nicole all had lots of homework to finish before Tuesday, so most of the day Ellie and I just played while they worked, worked, worked. I have to say, all day I was thinking how nice it is to not have homework anymore, especially on holiday weekends! Why professors, WHY? I'm pretty sure most students would be willing to cram in extra work/material in the weeks before and after the holiday weekend just to keep their holiday weekends homework free!
It was still nice to have a fun weekend though, even if the homework did show it's face to steal a day of it.