Instead of me just babbling on and on, I show (lots and lots) pictures while I babble:
After that we headed off to explore Goblin Valley State Park.
So we finally got back to the car (Miles got extremely mad because he wanted to climb to the top of some goblin but wasn't able to. I mean, we told him he could try and he just couldn't do it. He blamed us for not helping him and he was very mad and sad . . . )
Anyways, we got back to camp and Jonas had a blast with the bow-and-arrow set.
We finally got all settled in and asleep by 10ish. It was hot and super windy. The kids slept well and Ben and I probably slept like normal when camping - waking up every couple of hours . . .
Morning came and we were all up by 6:30. The kids wasted no time in climbing!
We ate, broke down camp, and packed up our car and were headed out by 8am. We were the first people at Little Wild Horse trail-head.
We told the kids (the older 3) that they could go ahead and we'd meet them at the sand part where they could play and play until we caught up with them. They flew down the trail and we'd get lots of comments from other hikers coming up the trail. "Do you have 3 kids?" "Are those 3 kids your's? They are really far ahead!" We were glad to know that 1. They were all still alive and 2. They were all still together.
We got a picture of each kid jumping in to the sand pool: