So that Friday afternoon, Ben and I went to the temple. It was nice that Ben is my bishop seeing as I had forgotten my recommend . . . So it was pretty easy to get in. :) We had a nice time there. The kids had a lovely time at Grandma and Grandpa's - it's always especially fun when mom and dad aren't around. Lucy did some dance/gymnastics show while we were gone:
Then after dinner we had another dance/gymnastics show by Lucy. Plus, Emmy did a roller-blading show:
As well as Jonas:
On Saturday morning the boys all went to Ft. Logan cemetery - a veterans' cemetery. There are a bunch of boy scout troops that come and place flags at each grave. So the boys got to help out with that. Ben said they were there, did a few flags, and then all of sudden a swarm of troops came and all the flags were up! He said it was pretty impressive.
While the boys were doing that, we girls made and played with play-do. Leanne (sp?), one of Diana's friends (and ours!), came over and brought some delicious donuts (Ben ate 3 that day! 3!).
Later that afternoon we let out the squirrel that Jonas had caught in his trap, went to Chatfield Reservior, and to the bike jumps:
I don't know why I'm posting this picture, but here is Ben slicing up Francis' yummy pineapple-coconut cake. I don't think Ben has ever eaten as much as he did this past weekend (lucky him though - he won't even show his gluttony. So not fair!)
That night Ben and I went for a walk and then out to our favorite frozen yogurt place. Sunday was at church and then that afternoon we watched some fun slides of Ben and his family way long ago. After that was dinner and then Ben and I met up with some friends of ours that were there as well - we walked on the canal and visited. It was really nice. On Monday morning Ben and I got to get out again (thanks to our wonderful babysitters, Grandma and Grandpa) and go on a 30-mile bike ride. It was so beautiful and lovely and nice. Leanne came over again and that is just always a treat. She's just a fun, fun gal and my kids love her so! As soon as she walked in the back door (yep, she's that good of a friend that she can just enter through the back door!) Emmy ran over to her and gave her a hug. She was also invited to come to our house sometime. We hope so . . . :)
Anyways, another great trip to see family. Nobody really wanted to leave. But real-life always calls us back . . .