Tuesday, May 19, 2009

family vacation

Our little family took a little vacation over the weekend to good ol' Utah! We stayed with Weston's wonderful aunt Melissa and staying at her house was half the fun of the trip. She's always very hospitable even though my children think her toy poodles are actually ferocious monsters in disguise.

On Saturday we spent the day at Thanksgiving Point. We went to the Dinosaur Museum and looked at huge dinosaur bones, watched a 3-D movie with popcorn, and then actually discovered real dinosaur bones in the "Dig For Dinosaur Bones Here" area! The kids were enamored with everything at the Museum, although I think the popcorn part at the movie was their favorite.



Then we hit Farm Country, because being from Idaho we thought our kids could use some farm animal exposure, and they were even able to ride a pony! (Where can you do that in Rigby, I ask you?) I have to say the mini-goats were quite impressive.

After lunch, we strolled through the 60-some acre themed gardens. Actually, the adults strolled, Brooklyn danced, and the boys dozed, which made for a very peaceful walk. Overall, the trip was a huge succcess and well worth the three hours of "are we there yet?" getting there.



7 comments:

Little Farmer Family said...

Fun!! I've always wanted to go there!!! Is it pretty affordable too?

I like Westy said...

It costs a family of four $100 to get into all the attractions, including a couple of extras like free ice cream, pony ride, and popcorn. I'd say it's a pretty good deal for a vacation.

sportyrls said...

What a fun vacation! I love the pics of the kids in the glasses- so cute : ).

The Huffmans said...

You have such adorable children! Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for the update. It's so nice to "peek" in on you and your family! Miss you.

Bingham Family said...

Souns like fun... I love Thanksgiving Point!

Lee Family said...

Your kids are adorable. I can't believe you're prego with numero quatro,
I love Thanksgiving Point. My kids' favorite part was the water/dinosaur land area. I bet you loved the gardens.
So, what are you doing nowadays to make some moula you lil' entrepreneur?

Mama_Miles said...

Fun fun, gotta love farm country! We had a pass there last year, getting one for the whole Point so we're not going stir-crazy over the summer. I love the baby pygmy goats!!