Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sioux Falls Fun

Back in May, my two little ones, my mom, and myself went down to spend the weekend in Sioux Falls. It was a great time for many reasons, but especially because Jeremy and his family drove up from Lincoln, so me and my 3 brothers and mom spent some time together. Haven't done that in quite awhile! On the Saturday night we were there, we went down to a small town south of Sioux Falls to an Old Thyme Dinner Theatre that had a play called 'The Movie Game' starring Paul's girlfriend Meghan. It was a special time for the adults to get out together, and Kacey was gracious enough to stay home with all the kiddos. Mom's birthday was the following week, so Meghan arranged for a cake with lots of candles to be brought out to her during the play intermission, which was very much a surprise to her. On Sunday, we spent most of the day at the Falls. Very beautiful! Here are a bazillion pictures of our trip:






Mom trying to keep track of all the grandkids...
















Erin & Susie


Paul & Stephen


Heather & Jeremy


Look at that blazing fire!










Braxon & Micah












We were eating at Sonic. Lots of rocks and a water pond are not a good mix when it's an eat outside family restaurant... After repeated "No throwing rocks" instructions to all the kids, Brannen decided to pick up a small rock and gently roll it down the big ones. Then was proud in saying "I not drowing it."







Waiting for lunch...




There were neat inspiring chalk writings all throughout the falls.




























Skipping rocks down on the water


Sam & Zarin








Chilling on the rocks




Heather & Jeremy


Mom was having a tough time on the rocks with her sandals, so Jeremy helped her out a little...




Mom & Sam


Treats from Uncle Sam


When Brannen saw this photo just now he said "That my friend Micah."


Leyton, Erin, Brannen, Paul, Micah, Zarin, & Stephen






Erin, Paul, & Stephen


Mom with her 4 kids


Micah & Zarin






We were there the weekend before the twins' 3rd birthday, so we brought them down their presents.


Fresh out of the bath Zarin


Braxon was most excited about the little basketball


And Zarin loved the Thomas the Train book we brought for him.




Afton decided she wanted the ball, notice the cute pouting in the background.


Kacey & Sam


Kyler exercising with Brannen's help


Meghan & Paul








A good 'ol fit because he wanted to be in the van... and no I wouldn't let him because it was waaayy too hot and we were not ready to leave yet.






Yes, Zarin is chalking his face