Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pioneer Day Fun

Brad and Jordan & Michelle took the day off so we could celebrate Pioneer Day.  We thought we might go to the Days of 47 parade in downtown SLC but decided that a parade is a parade.  We watched it on TV and felt pretty good about our decision. 

There was a celebration right down the street at Pioneer Park in downtown Provo so we stopped by for the festivities.  

The pictures are out of order and I don't know why. After the park we decided to go on a hike in Provo Canyon at Sundance.  Stewart Falls. 



The boys got crazy catching air.....

and so did the girls!

Michelle loved catching little frogs when she was little but decided not to get one as it is not the same at catching one yourself and besides, what do you do with a little frog? 

In Alberta we call them natives and in Utah they call them indians.  
Just an observation, that's all. They had a neat little museum in the park and I found pictures of very distant relatives on my side and on Mark's side.  
Lafayette Holbrook ( a past mayor of Provo), Nathaniel Leavitt and his wife, Mary Horrocks Leavitt. 

Michelle was the source of fun for Brad and Jordan.  They had the best time pushing her on this tree swing as she was squealing to get off.  

She quickly recovered. 

Brad knew a short cut to Stewart Falls so the hike was just right, especially since we got a late start and it was already pretty hot.  



Another fun day with the big kids minus Clark. and Neal and Mark and Laurel........

8 comments:

MLH said...

Ooooh oooh - I got in before Lou Lou!

What a great time you have of it with the kids - so happy for you - give them all a big hug from us in Va.

Marilou said...

What a fun day!

How random to have a swing right there by a public sidewalk for people like Michelle to enjoy!

Another fun post lee lee!

Dixie Dee said...

Wow, looks like so much fun! So glad that you are able to enjoy those kids! What camera are you using? Great pics as always! :)

Christie said...

Love the pics! I've hiked around Sundance a few times back in the day, and it' so pretty up there. Glad you shared these photos. You and Michelle look like sisters in that "catching air" photo. Glad you're having a good time!

mama jo said...

are you still in utah? i'm here this week also...

Jami and Rob said...

We were at Pioneer Park too! I remember seeing that little frog booth. We must have just missed you. So glad you had a great time. I'm so excited to see you all in a week or so. (Hope you'll be there)!

Kari said...

I thought the same thing about the swing...kind of 'random,' for anyone to swing, like it should be on candid camera or something. It's also funny to remember that Utah has these huge parades for the 24th of July. You get fireworks twice in July there! THanks for posting photos.

Kaylynn said...

Fun Pioneer Day!