Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Trip to Idaho

We just got back from a 6-day trip to visit family in Idaho. We had such a great time!

Holland, although just finishing up three sessions of swim lessons back-to-back, she did not want to swim when she saw her Kofoed Cousins' pool. After sitting on the patio for a while, watching the rest of us have fun, I asked her if she wanted to sit on this orange floatie. She did, but didn't want to put on her bathing suit. I told her she could just get in the pool in her clothes. She loved that idea! It only took a few minutes before she was changed into her bathing suit and LOVING the pool.

The morning of the Fourth, this lady right here, my lovely other mother, accidentally picked up our car keys, thinking they were hers, and put them in her purse. So, when Holland and I were ready to head to the parade in Middleton with the Kofoeds we ended up searching for our keys for a while...like 45 minutes. I finally, after pushing the thought out of my head several times, asked if maybe mom had put them in her purse on accident. Sure enough...there they were. We had missed the parade, but that didn't stop us from having a great Independence Day.

We went to the Kofoeds for a pool party with lots of Spencer and Erin's friends and family. The kids loved the pool, jumping on the trampoline, and sliding down the slide. They also ate pretty much nothing but Red Vines and watermelon the entire day..
When I asked Abey to snap a pic of us in the pool she said she needed to take a "selfie" first. Haha! Teens!

We spotted a caterpillar and the kids could have watched it crawl around the sidewalk forever.
After the kids were in bed, Tyler and I went back to Middleton and met up with the Kofoed's for fireworks. It was a small town celebration and I loved it!!!

We spent time on Grandma's patio everyday. Holland was in heaven when Grandma Maggie asked her if she wanted to help her water the flowers. She helped her everyday after that. Tagg got in on the action one morning as well...naked!


After church we snapped a family picture, and then both kids slept until dinner time! Sweet. During Sacrament Meeting Holland colored a picture and then excused herself from the row and took off. We had no idea where she was going. She quickly ran to the back and around to the other isle where Grandma Maggie was sitting at the end of the row we were sitting on. She handed the picture to Grandma and ran right back to us and sat down. So cute! She and Tagg, with only a little hesitation in the beginning, stayed in the nursery for the entire two hours. Nice job, kiddos.

I love these two like nothing else!!!

Sunday afternoon Holland and Daniel decided it would be fun to push each other around in this outdoor toy box. Holland literally squealed the entire time...yelling, "Faster. Faster. Faster." Holland also learned to play Rumikub with Aunt Erin.

Popsicles for dessert
 Holland got to have a very late night on Sunday. Tagg, however, was in bed. The cousins played soccer and ran around in the yard until almost 10 p.m.

Once Brandon and family arrived, Holland was glued to Rebecca's side the entire time. They were really cute together and Holland kept referring to her as "The girl."

The kids slept so well, even when they stayed up way past their bedtime every single night. And, I don't think Holland took a single nap the entire time. That will only happen on vacation!

Saying goodbye to Grandma Maggie. We had so much fun and can hardly wait for next summer when ALL the Pace's will be getting together! Come visit us soon, Grandma!

We rented a trailer to bring home a lot of boxes, pictures and the desk from Tyler's dad's old office. We're excited for our basement remodel to be finished so we can get the desk set up in our own office.

On the drive home Tyler turned on some of his own music, instead of kid music, while the kids were watching a movie. When I turned around this is what I saw...  They kill me!


It was real Idaho. See you again soon!

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