Thursday, March 11, 2010

A little Va-cay-shun

My kids have been on track break for a few weeks, so I get very little computer time. Here I am trying to play a little catch-up. At the beginning of the break we tagged along (or invited ourselves) with my brother and his family and headed up to Brian Head for some snow tubing fun. The weather was beautiful and warm enough that we all ended up taking off our coats. Kaylee and Ashton each took a spill in the hill, but they were tough and we all came home with ll our bones in tact.

Ashton seems very excited, Kaylee not so much.

Uncle Brian helping Dalin off the slope
Snow angels
On the way up the mountain Dalin was making a snowman plan. He told me he needed a carrot and some rocks to make a face. I told him that sounded like a good idea, but I didn't have any carrots or rocks.

D: "That's okay, I'll just ask the rabbits for some carrots and the birds can get the rocks for me and I'll go to the button store and ask the button man for some buttons."

Pretty smart, but I didn't want him to be disappointed when none of those things happened so I posed a question to him.

"Well what if the rabbit doesn't want to share his carrots and the birds can't find any rocks and the button store is closed for the day?"

D: (after a thoughtful pause) "Well, I better go see the button man first."
I guess everything else was easier to deal with than hours of operation.

Pirates Cove in St. George. The kids menus turn into pirate hats. CLEVER!

Like I said it was sunny and warm on the mountain. I meant to bring sunblock, but I forgot. The best intentions equal sunburned faces.

We decided to stay in St. George where we could get a less expensive room. We booked our hotel through priceline for $48 a night. We completely scored! We got a suite with a fridge and microwave and two separate rooms. Yes Chris and I got our own room. I thought maybe all the rooms were suites, but I looked into the rooms that were being cleaned as we were on our way down for the free hot breakfast (free breakfast!) and they were regular rooms. Dalin like the room so much that he decided we shouldn't go home. I told him we didn't have any more money to pay for the room, and if he stayed the hotel people would make him clean rooms and make beds. He had no problem with that and made the bed he had been sleeping on as quick as he could. He's too entertaining to leave behind so we crushed his dream and brought him home anyway.

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