Friday, August 23, 2013

Enjoying the Last Week of Summer Vacation

We have been enjoying the last week of Summer.  School will begin this year for Vance and Tanner.  Porter will stay home with me and do preschool. 
I promised Vance we would do a scavenger hunt on temple square this Summer and we hadn't gotten to it yet so we went this week.
Porter was enjoying a fountain.
The boys admiring the Salt Lake City temple
Here they are finding items on their hunt.  I have no idea why Tanner was pulling this face, but it makes me chuckle.
 We also had some free tickets to the zoo so we went there yesterday.  We had a good time.  It wasn't even unbearably hot while we were there.
Here were are ready for the day.
Porter and Tanner enjoying the Gorilla statue.  Tanner said the monkeys were his favorite animal to see.
Porter was making friends with the sea otter statue.
Here is a cool Lego display of a polar bear.  Vance and Porter said the polar bear was their favorite animal to see.
The tiger was cool to watch because it decided to go for a swim while we were watching him and he came up right out of the water next to Vance.  Of course, all I caught was him swimming away, but it was fun.
 The kids had their back to school night last night so we are all ready to start next week.  At least I hope we are.  Technically Tanner and I will go his first day and then he'll go back another day for testing and won't start regular school until the next week.

We have a lot of changes coming up.  School is starting for the boys as well as Stephen who took a break this Summer.  We will be getting new neighbors soon which, when you share a wall and practically a drive way affects your life sometimes, one of the biggest changes is that Stephen will be starting a new job the first week of September.  It is closer to home and pays a little more than he has been making.  We are hopeful that it will be a good change for us.  I feel grateful to a loving Heavenly Father for blessing us.

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