We wait all summer for the California kids to come to Montana for their visit. Even though they get to stay for 2 weeks it always seems like it zips by and it is never long enough.
|First things first, a hair cut and do for Dayne. Some how she talked me into taking her to Clairs. That store and little girls, they just love it with all the jewelry and crap.|
|We love to stop in Livingston at Marks In and Out drive-in for the pork chops sandwiches and shakes. I think we take this picture every year.|
|We went to the Bozeman Dinosaur Museum, these were all found in Montana. It has been years since we were last there and it was pretty cool.|
|We ate dinner at this great place alongside the road, Gallitan Valley Grill. It was beautiful and the BBQ was outstanding.|
|The highlight of the park trip was the Fire Hole. It used to be kind of a secret but not anymore, tons of people. The river is feed by some of the warm geysers so it isn't cold. It was very fun, we all swam and Cp went up the river and got down the river very fast with only 2 fly strokes. The kids really liked all of it.|
|We took the big loop around Old Faithful and saw several geysers erupt.|
|Lots of people in the park but none as cute as this family. We didn't drive around a lot and we only saw one lonely buffalo. We usually see tons.|
|I Tom Sawyered the kids. Really they were happy to help and are good little workers. Crewe rode the riding mower several times but I think he really liked using the power washer. We cleaned and painted the patio. Dayne blew leaves and got to play with the power washer some too.|
|We got in a little swimming. I took Dane to Oasis swim park while Dane and CP went to the movies. We did get to Rose park but some kid pooped in the pool so that cut that swim time short.|
|It's always fun to go to lunch where they put on a show for you and you get to catch your food.|
|We have had a hot summer but just perfect for movies outside. The mosquitoes like the kids sweet California blood. I didn't think we had any.|
|We got to go to the Temple and do a few family names. |
He's a good boy he found the name all by himself.
|My very favorite thing we do with the kids is sleep in the tree house. They like it too and would like to sleep out more but I have to have at least one night in between in my own bed. I think I slept outside 4 nights, twice with each of the kids. We have lots of covers, a cots with foam pads, good pillows, internet and we like it. One night we had a little sprinkle but we just popped up the huge golf umbrellas and all was well.|
|Photo shoot on the Rims. |
I hate when these kids leave us. It's always so fun to have them come and it seems like the time just flies bye. We played hard, they wound down from their swim season, we enjoyed each other, we had lots of good eats, shopped, saw movies, and loved having them.