Thursday morning Glenn and Melidee watched the kids while the rest of the grownups went to the temple, much less eventful then the time my water broke there. Then we all went into Salt Lake. We ate lunch at the cafe in the Joseph Smith Building and then toured Temple Square. If you ever go to Utah, I definitely recommend seeing Temple Square.
Not only are the grounds so beautiful, but there is the visitors center with beautiful artwork, the statue of the Savior, interactive videos and so much more.
Right across the street is the Church history museum and on the top floor there is an awesome FREE kids museum. It is pretty small but they kids love it.
That evening my in-laws neighborhood was having a walk-about. Basically you could go around and meet your neighbors and people would be sitting in their driveways with treats to share. Throughout the week, Melidee helped the kids each make their own giant puppet that they then wore for the walk about. It was quite the thing to see and they were definitely the hit of the event.
We ended the night with the family games. Melidee sent each family a game/riddle type thing that each family learned and then shared it with the group.
During the trip we also had tastings this year. We had a fudge tasting, an exotic fruit trusting,
a root beer tasting (think wine tasting), and a blind-carmel tasting.
|Raelynn spilled some of her root beer and couldn't waste it|
Friday we took our annual trip to the Miller Motor Speedway for some awesome go-kart racing. Lucas was actually old enough to drive this year but opted not too, as these go-karts go fast and you can crash (happened to me a few years back).
|Lined up in birth order|