Monday, July 19, 2010

Coeur d'Alene 2010

Since Adobe gives employees a full week off during the 4th of July, we decided to head up to see Trav's family. This post will be loaded with photos. And it's only some of what I took...
It was a long drive. Loooong. We left Friday night and spent the night at Uncle Percy and Aunt Jozette's in Shelley. Then Saturday we drove to Caldwell area and spend a night out at Granny and Papa's. Then on the 4th we went to the Wallace Branch for church because John had to be out there on assignment. Sort of bummed we didn't get to go to John and Barb's home ward.

Travis listening to one of the Harry Potter books.
Sunday night we did some little fireworks at John and Barb's house. Here is Adam showing Jack a sparkler. Fascinated much? so cute!

The girls with Grandma Barb. Watching some fireworks
While up there I went with Travis, Darcy, and Randee to see Eclipse (even though I went to the midnight release, too).
And Tuesday we went to the Valley and took the girls to Chuck E. Cheese. It was seriously a blast. And after that we went to River Front Park where the girls got to play on a massive Radio Flyer wagon slide (I wish I had my camera on me for it!). They loved it and just went down and up and down again several times. Then we walked over and they rode the carousel there and grandma bought us ice cream. What a fun day!
Wednesday afternoon we went out on the boat. Here is Uncle Adam water skiing
And Travis water skiing

I put the girls in the water with Travis. Izzy was SO scared. It was freezing. She was climbing up Travis to get out of the water.
Riley didn't like it either, but she smiled for a couple pics before jumping back on the boat.

A view from Hayden Lake
Wednesday evening the girls got to ride horses!! John and Barb have some great property by their house and so someone keeps their horses there. The girls were so into the horses and the owner offered to let them ride! They had never done this before, but it was a hit!

They even got to help feed the horses!

On our last full day in town we went to Silverwood which is an amusement park. There are rides and an awesome water park. We spent the morning doing rides then the afternoon at the water park. The girls LOVED it.

We sat the kids in the wrong spots on this kiddie roller coaster. They should have been on the outside...oops. So you can't really see Izzy but she LOVED it!
Riley went on the log ride with Grandpa and Grandma
And Izzy rode with daddy and Aunt Randee
Travis and Randee on the panic plunge. They did it twice....crazy people!

It was seriously one of the most fun trips we have had up there! And I am sort of thinking it might be a good time for us to go up every year. Especially because we may not keep alternating our Christmas up there. It is so hard to travel such a long way in the snow and to have to bring up all the stuff that goes along with Christmas.

The girls loved the trip and so did we because we got to spend so much time with Trav's parents and his sisters along with Darcy's family. We had beautiful weather all week and the kids weren't ready to leave Grandma Barb's!

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