I love weekends because it usually means we get to spend some family time together after a long week of school and work or just the busyness that seems to happen. Even if it means running errands or such, having the family all together turns a boring chore into a fun outing. This weekend was no exception. I woke up with plans of Justin going to basketball but before he left I would take Brandon and Myka and go for a quick walk. We would watch the first session of conference then go to Arts in The Park with the kids. then go from there.....
None of this happened. At least not in that order. Instead, we all got into the car, even Myka and went up to Justin's work to do some last minute preparations before he leaves on a camping trip all next week for work.
One of the more fun errands was to take a short ride to the pumps
to make sure the boat had gas for the trip.
We soon learned that Myka loves the boat and was so calm and relaxed the entire time.
I am sure the nice cool breeze helped. It was another beautiful day!
After the work was all done in the office we went on a drive to record mileage. It's a beautiful drive through our state parks and let everyone out to stretch their legs for a bit and skip rocks across the water.
We then had a trip to Petco where we saw the kids usual favorites... turtles, fish, and various rodents....
We finally made it to Arts in the Park for the last little bit.
being so late we missed a lot of the days activities. They served lunch and desert, had all kinds of crafts to make, face painting, places to share your own talents, clowns making balloon animals for the kids, a fun little walk through maze, some hands on learning activities.
I think my kids favorites were the ponies, donkey's, alpacas, some small dogs
and rabbits that they could hold the leashes to (except the bunnies)
and walk around with and pet and hold.
Alyssa loved trying to have conversations with a pony in it's own language.
The best of it all is that it was all free! it was great. They held this to support families spending time together and build self esteem.
So, we missed most of the day of conference talks but, I am sure glad I could go home and listen to what I missed on the internet! I love being outdoors and being there with my family. It keeps everyone in a better mood being outside and wears off a lot of bottled up energy the kids would have otherwise.
I love my husband and all of my kids. I love having the time to be together.