Thursday, November 21, 2013

Veterans Day

"Mom! I don't have school on Monday!" Scarlet informed me last Friday.  You don't?  Oh yeah!  Veteran's Day!  I have been very behind on my holidays this year, they have all kind of jumped up on me.  I haven't taken my kids to school on a holiday yet, but I've come close.

Within hours of finding out both of my kids didn't have school, I had our day trip planned and ready to go.  I have been wanting to go to Zions for a long time, even more so since Courtney and Curtis moved to St. George.  Utah decided to be super unpatriotic and not take the day off so Curtis didn't get to join us but Courtney headed up the canyon and we went a hikin!

We took the Emerald Pools hike and it was gloriously beautiful.

The kids scurried up rocks, shimmied through caves, and even walked under waterfalls.

Jude was a dream baby.  He spent the entire hike in sleeping cozily in the sling
He woke up briefly at the final waterfall, ate, and then slept again for the rest of the hike back.

My kids picked their own hiking clothes, the neon colors came handy, they were very easy to spot at a distance.

I love this picture.  My brave adventurers taking on the world.

And we reached the upper pool!

"Okay guys, new pose!"  This is what they gave me without any further prompt.

The day really couldn't have been better.  We drove around a little bit more into the park and then ate a delicious dinner in St. George before heading home.  We pulled at 6 p.m. and had all of our kids absolutely zonked in their beds by 6:20.  A perfect day trip.


Mindy said...

I love Zions National Park. So pretty. I'd go hiking there in college. Great idea! We sat around and did nothing. ;D

Kristy said...

I want to go to there.

David Earl said...

I want to go there too! Beautiful scenery - beautiful family!!