James had two weeks off between his old job and his new job so we decided to make a vacation out of it. We drove from Utah to Washington, to visit my family, then from Washington to California, to visit James family, and back home again to Utah. Koby did well on the drives, thanks to Crystal for her DVD player and Elmo(and the fact we try to drive at night so he sleeps).
As we headed out of Utah we stopped by the Children's Museum in Salt Lake for some FREE fun. It was a good way to get the wiggles out of Koby before the trip.
Congratulations to my mom who found out she got into Bastyr University while we were there! What did we do in Washington? We had a picnic at the park, fed the ducks at the lake, played outside in the sun, went to a hockey game, visited friends and family, and Micah and James rocked out in the garage. Lucky for us our car sprang a leak at the world's best car-fixer's house. So, thanks to my dad, James had a few lessons on manly car repairs.
We were also able to visit Grandpa DeFreese's grave for the first time. Glad I know where he really is right now:)
One of the joys of being a grandma... While we were feeding the ducks, Ethan's Wolverine claws fell into the lake. My mom and I both looked at each other wondering what to do( it would be only a moment before Ethan would notice and start breaking down). So my mom, the wonderful grandma that she is, waded into the ice-cold lake to travel the 25 feet where it was to get it.
In CA we were able to rest and relax. We went to James' friend Nick's wedding, visited family, played at the park, and Darrell turned me from a not-so-good to a not-so-bad tennis player:) I also learned the skills to playing Hearts. And Koby loved playing with Cocoa - the family bird.
Now our vacation is over and we are all getting over colds, but it was worth it:)