If you get a chance to check out The Gardens at Thanksgiving Point it would be well worth your time. BEAUTIFUL. The kids all thought it was a magical garden and that the butterflies were really fairies in disguise. The only disgruntled member was Thomas who almost took a bullfrog home. His ability to sulk is impressive. He almost had me convinced that a pet bull frog was a logical idea.
Proper reverence was given to April Fool's. Nae pranked Mom and Dad. Robert dance dared Amber. Thomas and Nae fell for the ol' snap-its-on-the-toilet scheme. Classic.
Kangaroo Zoo was visited. Are we surprised? I didn't think so.
Then it was off to the great Northern lands of Logan to visit Rob's family (I do feel guilty having such a good time without him, especially with his own family). We met Annie and those cute little twins at the Baby Animal Days. They got to hold and touch so many animals, ride a train, ride ponies, watch a blacksmith, and feed the chickens some popcorn (shhhhh...don't tell). Plus balloons, hotdogs, and a REAL pioneer house (this was very interesting to Ella who has declared she is going to be an interior decorator).
Dee was our designated babysitter while us big girls went shopping and movie watching. One of the biggest blessings in my life will always be in the form of my in-laws. I love them and I love spending time with them which not everybody can say about their in-laws. It just isn't ever enough.
Let the Easter festivities begin. We did it all! Egg hunts, more egg hunts, then some more, and even more egg hunts. Eggs were decorated (Brooke's was my favorite because she worked on it long after the others had finished and made the cutest little egg-man). Eggs were thrown, hit, jumped on, raced, and smashed. The only thing that would have made this Easter better was if Rob was able to make it to Utah like planned. However, the Transportation Gods were smiting him sorely. Those nasty things. We didn't have our Easter dresses (darn Transportation Gods) but the girls still looked cute. But they pretty much look cute no matter what. Even when a certain three-year-old-going-on-sixteen doesn't want to take any pictures.
When we got home the girls were so surprised that Easter Bunny had left them a gift (or should I say 14 gifts!) that would not fit in their baskets...
To be continued...