Saturday, August 29, 2009

One Last Hoorah!

Well, once again the hills were calling our name. We just had to squeeeeeeze every last little drop of fun out of summer, before school starts. So, we decided to drive to Yellowstone Park. We drove to Yellowstone, dropped our things off at the hotel, and headed into Yellowstone Park. Once again, we were blessed with beautiful warm weather for the outing.

John and the kids checking out some animals.

Old Faithful.

These next two pictures show how amazed and thrilled Jace and Haley were with Old Faithful. Maybe when they are older they will appreciate it more.

Haley at the gift shop.

Riley and Brynn...crossing the rocks.

Haley enjoyed getting her feet wet and cool. I don't have any pictures of Jace because he fell and hurt his tushy on the way down to the water. He was taking a break in the van.

Trying something new...Here is a picture from the side mirror on the van. (Okay so I am easily entertained with my camera.)

John is enjoying some time out of the car and away from the noise.

My four beautiful kids.

Riley (I'm still having a heart attack that she is going into Junior High).

Beautiful stretch of road.

We were excited to see a bison up ahead. He was RIGHT next to our car.

We opened the back sliding door so that Haley could get the ENTIRE view. My older kids didn't like it when we did that. They were afraid for Haley.

After spending several hours in Yellowstone Park, we decided to go back to the Hotel where we could let our hair down. The hotel that we stayed at had a pool with a waterslide. The kids were so very excited when they found out. They are huge fans of waterslides. The waterslide was very kid friendly. It emptied into 4 feet deep water. We had the entire pool to ourselves for quite awhile. Later that evening more families joined in. We loved everything about the waterslide except all the chlorine. Let's just say that the hotel will not be accused of NOT having enough chlorine in their pool.

Haley at the top of the slide. She started off by going down on my lap. By the end of the night, she was going down on her own and John was catching her at the bottom. Because there was no life guard on duty, my kids (and other kids) felt like all the rules did not apply to them. They were going down in trains, and face forward.

We had a blast and can't wait to do it again!


Janice said...

I'm glad I checked your blog again. You do such a great job. You are so good with your camera and your kids are great subjects. I'm glad your having some fun with you family before school starts, you deserve it. My younger kids were totally bored waiting for Old Faithful on our last trip to Yellowstone, after it "blew" they couldn't wait to more on.
Take care, janice
see ya Monday am with our cameras in tow

Tai said...

Oh those pictures make me wish I would have taken my kids to Yellowstone again this year. We had so much fun the last time we went. They would have a blast with that water slide too. Maybe next spring... Maybe next week!! Mike is taking off and we don't have any plans, maybe we should just get away!! Your kids are beautiful!!

Erin said...

Remember all the great summers we had in Island Park and Yellowstone. I remember one trip through the park that you sang some silly song the entire time we were in the car. You always made me laugh so hard. Looks like you had a great time!