Sandi and I decides to take the kids up to Lagoon and the Zoo before school started. I don't really like roller coaster rides but I love the zoo. It was our first time going to Highland/Alpine area. This is where my friend, Sandi grew up. It is beautiful! First we took the kids to Lagoon. The lines weren't too long and there were plenty of little ride that the little girls liked.
Sorry Sandi it would be easier to push you if you didn't weigh.......
**disclaimer**this may not be Sandi's actual weight!
Look at Clay's legs. I think this was his last year to fit in the little kids rids.
1 week old baby Giraffe!
African Elephant, she was due to have a baby in 1 week! Her name is Kristina, Liv loved her.
The kids and I went to church in Salt Lake. We went to the Genesis Branch. The Genesis Group was established in October 1971 by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a dependent branch to serve the needs of African-American Latter-day Saints. You can check out their website at http://www.ldsgenesisgroup.org. It was a great experience for the kids and I. My favorite part was the PRAISE HYMN, everybody had to stand while clapping and singing! It was amazing. Then the kids went to a primary lesson and Q went with the YM/YW. After meetings, everybody meet in the cultural center and had yummy treats, which was Clay's favorite part. On the ride back to Sandi's house I asked the kids how did they like it. Clay said mom I was the only white kid in my class. I said how did that make you feel? He said it was a little intimidating. Q on the other hand said, "Mom, I felt so at home. I was relaxed and started making friends right away."
We ended our trip with a hike up Mount Tempanogas. It was gorgeous! I never realized all the beauty Utah had to offer. (The hike was steep! It about killed me.)
What a great way to end our Summer Vacation! The kids are ready to start school!