We decided to plan a "Stay-Cation" this summer. So when Dave found out he got the 24th and 25th off work, we decided to make a LONG weekend out of it and took the following Monday and Tuesday off too! So 6 days off. It was such a nice break, and quite possibly more relaxing for us all. I mean, we slept in our own beds (which means we actually slept well). There was minimal packing, unpacking and laundry (ok, some since we went camping).
On the 24th (Thursday) we woke up bright and early to go watch Dave run his first 1/2 marathon! My mom picked us up so we could drive home with Dave. When Logan saw Dave all dressed up, he insisted he got some numbers for the race too! So we made him some.
Dave's parents came too, and we all waited for Dave to run by!
This face says it all "what are you doing following me?"
He finished the race (13.1 miles) in 2 hours and 19 minutes! It's about average, which is fabulous for his first race. The sky was overcast and a little rainy for most of his race, which was perfect weather.
He finished, got some snacks, a massage, and iced his calves. After that we slowly walked back to my mom's car while watching the Days of 47 Parade. We saw horses, motorcycles, a few floats, and even the Prophet.
That night we got to see most of Dave's siblings (and the cousins) at a family BBQ. The kids had fun time playing in the pool, and we also got to enjoy some peach frozen yogurt and raspberry sherbet. It was a very relaxing evening.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all a blur! We went to the splash pad every day (and Wednesday night too). Logan LOVES the splash pad, and by the end of our week, Dustin was having fun too.
The best way to describe Logan is to imagine him dancing around the splash pad. He jumps into the water, waits for it to shoot up (in his face), and begs for Dave or myself to join him!
At first Dustin would cry every time he even got a little water on him (he hates the cold), but he got a little acclimated at a time. By the end of Sunday we had him reaching for it and splashing in it.
We also got ice cream a few times in there and made a trip to FYE to get Logan a new movie. We got the Lego's Star Wars Trilogy. They're 20 minutes a piece so throughout the day Saturday we watched all three. They're actually quite funny for those familiar with Star Wars, but also kid friendly.
We moved to the car out of desperation (and need for Cheetoes). We hung out there for about a half hour before the rain calmed down to a little sprinkle!
So we hiked to the bathroom and saw three moose on our way back! The park ranger joined us and commented that he had never seen three together at once. By then it had started raining harder again so we went back to our tent. We decided to call it a trip and packed up our tent.
But by the time we were done packing the tent the rain had practically stopped. So we decided to hike until the rain started again.
The mountains looked really cool covered in clouds, and the alpine flowers that are always there were beautiful!
We ate rice cakes, granola bars, and fruit leather while enjoying the scenery. I tried to teach Logan how to play i-spy. Our version goes like this "I spy something purple, it's a flower!" he doesn't quite get you let the other person guess, but it's cute anyway.
We loved touching and smelling the flowers, and playing in the mud!
Dave decided to climb this boulder, and of course needed a picture at the top
When we got back to our site, it was 7pm and the rain hadn't come back (well, no more than a drizzle anyway). So I unpacked our tent and Dave cooked our foil dinners. We were glad we decided to stay, even if it rained all night. Logan kept telling us it was an adventure. But by Tuesday morning we were all ready to eat and head home.
That evening we ate at In-n-out for dinner and stopped by the library to get some books. It was casual, but just what we needed to unwind.
As for today, it looks like rain outside (although it hasn't actually rained yet). Logan, Dustin and I have been cleaning up the house, washing dishes, and doing laundry. Nothing major, but after so much fun, it was time for a down day.