June 1, 2014 The kids and I picked up Alison and Elizabeth in Chubbuck on Sunday afternoon and drove to West Valley to spend the night with Alison's in-laws. It turned into a super late night since it took us 5 1/2 hours to get there! The kids didn't go to bed until 11. We drove the rest of the way to Enterprise to visit Heather, Blake, Nathan and Hannah Holt on Monday morning and the kids did better! We had so much fun together. We were able to all fit in one van which was so great! We played at a children's museum and splash pad in St. George on Tuesday and visited and toured the Holt farm with Uncle Blake on Wednesday where Emmitt learned how to drive 3 tractors and milk a cow! He wouldn't actually touch the udder, but Blake showed us how to do it! Thursday we went to some sand dunes to play. We ended up sitting in a more rocky area since it was shaded and the rest of the sand was already blazing hot and it was 10 in the morning! We went back to St. George for lunch at McDonald's and Heather, Alison and I got treats for ourselves while the kids all slept in the car. On Friday we hung around Enterprise. We went out to Blake's dads house where they've just made a splash pad. We played in the water and had a picnic lunch. We also got snow cones and the kids rode their bikes around Heather's house. It was such a great trip! We left Saturday morning and drove all the way home. It took us 10 hours which was an hour or more shorter than on the way down and the kids did really well! Here are some pics:
Emmitt and Bailey feeding horses!
Nathan Holt and Emmitt Batt playing in the castle at the children's museum I in St. George.
Bailey Batt and Elizabeth Nielson playing on the knights bed at the children's museum.
Emmitt hard at work mucking out a stall! He told us he wanted to be a farmer!
Emmitt was SO excited to go for a tractor ride!
And even more excited when Uncle Blake let him steer!
By the end of riding in/driving 3 different tractors, he was exhausted and fell asleep on aunt Heather's lap!
Playing in the sand dunes at the state park!