Here are a bunch of things we did during the first half of our stay:
|Reading the safety card on our flight out.
|The first morning there we woke up extra early (with the time change) and watched the sun rise over the dry earth.
|Morning walks with Grandma.
|We were only able to go out on Folsom Lake a couple of times before it got so low (because of the drought) the lake was closed off.
|More morning walks with Grandma.
|Isabella enjoyed having little girl cousins to play "big sister" to.
|Rope swing at Grandma's.
|A favorite photo!!! Isn't it gorgeous?! Picking wild blackberries.
|I was so impressed with my brave girl for trying this. We were at a church picnic where she didn't know anyone, but she was so willing to hop right in and get involved.
|This splash pad was very fun!
|Drying off in the intense sunshine at the splash pad.
|Isabella and Kate helped me make a simple baby quilt for Mary's baby. Or, I guess I helped them! I love how involved they got.
|Kate helped by deciding where to put certain pieces.
|I know I'm the one that *looks* pregnant, but this is at Mary's baby shower.
|Isabella adores babies and loved helping with Claire.
|Despite the intense heat we tried to get out and run around as much as possible.
|And catch baby lizards.
|I love that Isabella got to spend time with her big girl cousins.
|Aunt Annie working her magic massage fingers. I couldn't believe how long Isabella just sat there, completely relaxed.
|Picking Tokay grapes with cousins outside the Folsom Zoo.
|My cousin, Tori, and her cute kids on a little steam engine outside the Folsom Zoo.
|This was at a Relief Society (church) get together for the women. I didn't have anyone to watch my kids so I brought them. Isabella got permission to swim in the host's pool, but she didn't have her swimsuit...that didn't stop her!
|We got to spend a day at my Aunt Evelyn's home in the Bay Area. My kids brought a lot of crazy to her home, but she loved them/us anyway and treated us so well! I love my Aunties!!!