Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blistering Hot Boise

A couple of weeks ago, we drove to Boise to visit my sister, Natalie, and her husband, Richard, and daughter, Breelle. We've been trying to get up there all summer and knew this was the last weekend we could go before Breelle started school. It only took us 4 hrs. and 15 minutes to get there:) Sweet! It went by quickly. The kids slept half the way. I read to Chris articles from the Ensign. When the kids woke up, I crawled in the back and we sang song, read books and were silly.

The first day we were there, we attended the Idaho State Fair. Breelle and Natalie enter photos and crafts and sometimes flowers or grown things in the fair. It was HOT, almost 100 degrees, but we still had fun! Cadence actually PET and FED the animals. Miracle!!!

Cooper pet the animals too! He's never been afraid of them. He even let some of them lick his face. Look how cute he looks in SHOES!!!

There was a large variety of animals that the kids were in awe over! Aren't these cute?

There were lots of activities we participated in at the fair. The girls painted ceramics. Cadence's was a kitty that turned out VERY COLORFUL!!! Blue, purple, green. So creative!!!

Cadence and Cooper LOVED the alligator show. Three weeks later, Cadence is still talking about the alligator and the guy that wrestled with it and put his hand in their mouth! She was amazed.

We watched a guy paint pictures with spray paint. It was so unique and cool. He created a picture of the Salt Lake Temple in the clouds while we watched...with spray paint!!! The kids also met a clown. She gave them stickers. Cadence doesn't like sticker on her skin because she says they hurt.
We watched Splash Dogs, dogs that jump horizontally upto 20 feet. We were dying of the heat!!!

Breelle won a special prize for a cross stitch she did. She won several other first, second and third place prizes for her work. Natalie got third place for a photo she took in Alaska. We really enjoyed the fair, except for the blistering heat!!!! The kids drank a lot of water! Cooper was a wild man. If we didn't keep him in the stroller, he was everywhere attempting to touch everything!!! I love this crazy kid!!!
Back at the house, we goofed off and played dress up. Breelle is a great cousin for Cadence. She plays well with her and shares all her treasures!

We played at multiple parks around their house. Cadence is loving playing "Little Girl." I am the little girl and she is my mommy and Cooper is her husband. We played this and pirates and magic show at the parks. We also made washer necklaces that you can find at my other blog.
The Hannah Montana Girl Talk game we gave Breelle for her birthday was a hit!
Chris went fishing with Richard and caught a dozen or so croppy. We ate them for dinner!
Cooper enjoyed playing with Jack. Cadence didn't. She still is disliking dogs!
After church, Natalie had some friends from work over for a potluck salmon dinner which they caught while in Alaska. So tasty! We left for home. It only took us 4 hrs. 23 min. Yahoo!!!
Thanks for letting us come visit! We will be back next year!

1 comment:

Tara Bergsjo said...

Sounds like a great time! That fair sounds awesome!! I wish logan's fair was that cool!!