Hillari had a class reunion June 12, so her and the kiddos came down for the weekend. Keith stayed home to work on the packing and preparing of their present home for a renter, since they have bought a new home and will be moving into it in July. It was nice to have some time with Sareny, Isaac and Finley, and HIllari of course. The kids love to come for visits, and they especially beg to go for "Wanger Wides." So Saturday morning we took them on the Wanger Wide to end all Wanger Wides! Seriously, it was so long that they even said they just wanted to go back to our house. They never do that! Jeff isn't known for short ranger rides, so they are used to some pretty good rides, but this one one super long. We took them out to Redrock, and by the time we hiked around a little and took some pictures, it was a pretty long time. And of course it didn't help the situation that Bampa was teasing them all the way home, pretending to take the wrong road at every turn and scaring them that we were lost, and were going to have to build a little rock house in the desert to live in. I think they mostly knew he was teasing, but weren't quite sure............
Sareny and Isaac posing by the hieroglyphics. The picture doesn't really do them justice. They are pretty cool. Isaac was totally scared. He doesn't like heights.
They were so cute sitting in this little cave.
Jeff and Finley. Redrock is so beautiful. And until we got the ranger, I had never seen it!
I love this picture, even though Finley doesn't look too happy. Isaac was trying to be a good brother, but I think Fin thought he was trying to hold her down, which he kind of was.
Finney is just so cute though. The spring flowers were still kind of blooming and it was quite pretty. At the end of this long ride we had three very tired kids. Sareny actually fell asleep on the couch later on.
Sareny finally got to open her birthday presents! She was very happy to get two Liv dolls, and some new Sunday shoes from Grammy and Bampa.
Liv dolls are Sareny's new favorite thing. They are pretty darn cute, and seem much funner than Barbie. They have different wigs you can put on them!
Finley found a "baby" to take care of, so she was happy.
Isaac got to open his presents a little early rather than late. His birthday isn't until the end of June, but we knew we wouldn't see him, so we let him open his too. I wish I could be there for every single Grandkid's birthday, but that is never going to happen as long as they are so scattered around the country. So we do the best we can!
Isaac spent most of the weekend begging (I'm not kidding!) to take a bath or shower. He loves my big jetted tub, and my big shower with a hand-held shower head that he can mess around with. Sadly, no one had time for him to have as many as he would have liked, (it's not like you can turn him loose. My bathroom would be flooded!) so I promised him next time he comes he can bathe and shower to his heart's content. We did manage to have a very nice weekend with them, and look forward to the next time they can visit!
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