Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whirwind Memorial Day!

Whew! What a crazy fun day! We loaded the kids up in the car and headed to Pleasant Grove to have a Memorial Day breakfast with some friends, the Nelsons. Dan's parents lived across the street from them while living in Spring, Texas and they are the sweetest family. I seriously want Becky to write a book about parenting because her three boys are the most well mannered children I have EVER met.
Greg digging in!Graham is a happy boy when bacon is at a party.
LuLu discovered the trampoline. Too fun! The kids loved playing in the huge backyard and taking turns playing with the baby bunnies.
Afterward we were off to Midway! Dan and I both have grandparents who were born and grew up here. There have been major improvements to the property in the past year and here are my cuties by the new sign to the house.

Dan and the kids in front of the log cabin his great great grandfather was born in.
We went to see the new headstone for Papa Fitzgerald's grave - he passed away last summer and Greg looks a lot like he did when Papa was younger. I have a ghost on my camera, can you see it. (aka, wipe the lens off now and then Kris, duh.) We looked at all the Burgi and Fitzgerald graves and told the kids about them. On top of Memorial Hill in Midway. It's about 500 feet high and you get a great view of the valley. Gorgeous!

Oops - out of order - here is Greg playing with the bunny in PG...
Off to Heber Cemetary to visit my great-grandparents grave, Arbelia and Hugh Harvey. Do other states do this or is it a Utah thing? I KNOW California wasn't like this - it was literally a field of flowers, huge arrangements and sprays. People everywhere. You need to enlarge this to get the full effect!

We stopped for lunch at Dairy Keen, home of the train. Who needed the food (a HUGE crowd did!) But all my boys wanted were quarters to run the trains!

Cuties in a field of dandelions. This is where out of nowhere Greg tells me, "Mom, did you know that mothers are angels on earth?" HUH? Sweet boy. Not sure where that came from but I'd like to think it true!

Hoping those with allergies don't start sneezing looking at that field but OH! it was gorgeous in person!!!


Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Looks like a great day!

Melinda said...

I would have loved those baby bunnies too! So cute. The picture in the dandelion field was pretty!

kjtroxel said...

What a fun day!!!
So, is THAT where all of the dandelions are coming from? :)
The ones growing in my grass never look that beaUtiful!

Chris said...

Woah! Hello new background! I am MADLY in love with it. Seriously! It's gorgeous! Looks like you guys had a great holiday. Loved the low down on your date night, too!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Wow, it's been awhile since I've been to see you! I love the new blog design! And I really love that last photo of the kids with the dandelions. So cute!

NatRat said...

I love the ghost that traveled with you to all the fun places:) When I was in Midway this past weekend, I drove by the Burgi Homestead....How fun that you are related. I love the dandelion pic. Looks like a great Memorial day, and next year we will plan on you pulling up your lawn chair and having a chat.

April said...

Your kids are TOO CUTE!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day :)
I just wanted to let you know that they Zebra Bible Cover was my clients - I just monogrammed it for her - I will try to find out where she got it, though!