On Saturday morning Oscar drove up north to play a game that his brother Phillip had created. He was there gaming for around 8 hours. The kids and I hung out at the house with dad while Ethan, Emma, and Sophie made Gummy bear slime. It was actually pretty tasty. Tyler then made his own concoction - water gummy bear taffy milk, which he even tasted (to his immense disatisfaction). He also spilled it and made a huge mess, which was a bit challenging to clean up since I could not find a mop and didn't want their floor to smell like rotten milk.
We were in our swimsuits ready to go over to swim at dad's apartment pool when the neighbor kids came to invite us over. They had rented a big inflatable for a family party, which had arrived 3 hours early. We opted for that instead.
Oscar met up with us at the Draper Leatherby's for dinner and ice cream that evening. Tyler laid down on Ethan's lap for a nap, though he didn't actually sleep.
|Allison and Bonnie cousin bonding over Bubble Guppies.|
Camille got the cake while William blew out candles over his favorite dessert - tapioca pudding. Camile had requested her favorite ice cream, birthday party ice cream (it has blue frosting ribbons throughout it), which Martha made sure to get for her. A couple days earlier Martha got a phone call from Smith's saying they'd gotten it in stock, and she rushed out to buy it as soon as possible.
Ice Cream Cones!
|Hunt Family Picture|
|Hunt grandchildren. Three more will join the family in September, November, and January|
Baby James started crying during the pictures, so Tyler came over and hugged him to help him calm down. He's such a sweetie! I love this little video of Allison clapping when the picture taking was over. It's how she responded when everyone cheered "hooray. It's all done." Jane even started clapping too.
The next morning the kids played with water while we started packing up for our drive the next day. Oscar's uncle Dale and sons came up and went kayaking with Marcus and Oscar while I finished up our last loads of laundry. Tyler immediately took to Uncle Dale. We think it's because he looks like a combination of grandpa Hunt and Uncle Mike.
Oscar went off to play Phillip's game again while I took Allison back to the Hunt house for nap. Ty wasn't sleepy since he'd slept on the car ride there and back. Then, of course, he crashed on the couch at 6:00pm, so I had to wake him up to see his cousins.
Mike and family drove up to meet us for some fun at Boondocks. Ty was still pretty grumpy at the beginning, so we kept both kids in the stroller while we mini-golfed. After about 6 holes he decided to play too and was happy to be with his cousins again.
And Shannon entertained the kids too by letting them play with Snapchat on her phone
Indoor fun at the arcade and play area.
Allison was not into the little carousel at first, but came around to it in the end.That evening we went out to dinner at Olive Garden. There was a little wait for them to put our table together, so the kids hung out on the rocks. I let Allison walk around the restaurant for a bit, where she found our table and tried to climb up into her own high chair. She somehow knew it was for her.
The next day we headed out around 9 and made our first stop at the Burger King in Jerome, ID. Allison slept most of the drive until then and Tyler was pretty well behaved in the car too.
link). You pull up a huge bubble just as if you were pulling up a window shade and then blow to pop it. There was no way for me to hold the thing and get a picture before it popped with a line of kids behind us.
Ty enjoyed putting the balls into the tubes while they fall onto Allison and/or into the pit.Just outside the museum is a fun playground that was perfectly age appropriate for my kids. Allison happily ran across the bridge (she loves bridges) and learned some new climbing skills on the structure. She'd never done this sort of rounded ladder before.
Tyler joined her after using the bathroom and they burned some energy before getting back in the car. They slept fairly well and we were able to drive the remaining time to Cambria's house in Richland non-stop. We had a fun time visiting with her and her family, slept nicely, and got home about noon the next day.