Our fam enjoyed the annual Lagoon trip courtesy of Hub's work. Ike is big enough to actually go on some fun rides like the infamous white roller coaster and he loved bragging about it. Noelle is big enough to go on all the little kid rides, but she despised being strapped in and would cry when she couldn't get out of her own free will. The first pic is of waiting in line for the Merry-Go-Round in the hopes that Noelle would be happy and stay in place. And she did for about three minutes.
My favorite was to watch the three boys in the Bumper Cars trying to crash into each other. Good aggressive fun and nobody cried. Can't beat it.
The next day we went to the Treehouse Museum in Ogden. This was a very fun place and it makes me wonder why there were no kid-friendly museums when I was young. Ethan especially loved it and could have stayed twice as long as his older brothers. This is Hub and Noelle having a jam session in the music room:
We then went to HAFB (this was very similar to a certain C Reunion we had several years ago LC!) But it's better than the last time we went since they added a children's learning center with dressup clothes and a cockpit to play in. The boys loved this place and you can't beat free admission.
Mitch and Ike testing out their pilot skills with Ethan below in official attire.
We returned home in time for the first day of school. In spite of my previous post and being 'giddy' to send them back, I actually had a sad dropoff. It's hard letting your kids be indoctrinated half of their waking hours by other people. Ethan did his best to cheer me up by telling me that I could go home and fly paper airplanes with him and 'maybe we could go to the park?' Needless to say, he actually wasn't sad to be the king of the castle for a few hours of the day.
Above is Ike and Mitch before the send off. And yes, Ike did get some new school clothes, but for those of you who see him regularly you will know he prefers to wear this athletic outfit about 6 out of 7 days of the week. Since the school dress code prohibits sleeveless tops, he was lucky that his baseball shirt was a perfect match for underneath (who knew that bright orange Orioles shirt that he's had for two teams now would come in handy?)