Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Goblin Valley

Last week we went to Goblin Valley with some friends.
We had never been there and it was even better than we had imagined.

Our campsite was so close to the rocks, the kids loved it!

Our first night there we saw people hiking up on top of the cliffs. I knew the kids would want to hike up there but I was thinking there was no way, it was just too dangerous. Little did I know that they would hike it the next morning!

Ethan and Julia both had a friend to hang out with and they had so much fun! Normally they would be fighting on a trip like this with so much free time, but they did great.

The Valley of the Goblins was soooo cool! Do you see those tiny people in top of the "goblins" in this picture?

It was tons of fun hiking around all the different rock formations. Our second night there everyone played a tag/hide and seek game and they had a blast!

Derek found a comfortable "armchair" to relax in while he waited for us to catch up.

The guys and kids went hiking on Tuesday morning, this is when they were up on top of the cliffs.

There was a large drop-off on each side-- super scary with kids! Brenda saw them taking one child at a time by the hand to get across a narrow part. I'm glad they were careful!!!

That afternoon we did another hike at Little Wild Horse Canyon.

I took Chase on only the very first part of the hike and then took him back to the car because it was windy and he wasn't loving it. Everyone else continued on to some slot canyons and said it was just amazing!

We got this great family picture right at sunset before everyone went over to play night games:

Our last day there we stopped at the Valley of the Goblins again before we left.
It was the middle of the day and it was SO hot, so Chase and I hung out in the car.

It was such a fun place to visit. We will definitely have to go back again.

On our way home we stopped at the dinosaur museum in Price.

It's much smaller than the Thanksgiving Point dinosaur museum but the kids still had a great time.

And thankfully Chase slept most of the way home!

Friday, July 2, 2010

3 months!

Chase is 3 months old today!

I can't believe how quickly it has gone by. We went to visit my sister Tamara with her brand new baby girl and Chase looks absolutely enormous compared to her.

He is still a very sweet and mellow little guy, and happy most of the time--though he has started being a bit more fussy lately and I wonder if he's started teething.

He finally likes bathtime now, and loves kicking in the water. No splashing with his hands quite yet.

Every once in a while he'll suck on one finger at a time, but usually he likes shoving his entire fist in his mouth. He does not like his binky at all!

My sweet kids!!