Right after our 4th of July festivities, all of my immediate family came into Rexburg. Although we have a fairly small family it seems rather difficult to get us all together. It had been years since we were all able to hang out. So, we gathered in Rexburg, (while Kaytlin still attended classes in the morning) for a grand time. We stayed in Steve’s parents house (his parents weren’t there!) and it was great for us to all stay under the same roof.
Being an active family, we planned for a lot of athletic/sport type activities. We played tennis, wiffle ball, dodge ball twice, some basketball, volleyball and shooting. After the first day we were all pretty sore. Arms were stiff, thighs were sore. We were exhausted, but we pushed through the pain! We watched a couple world cup soccer games, made multiple happy hour Sonic runs, had fireworks a couple times, played games at night, went to the lake, saw campus and visited the splash park and carousel.
I think my favorite activity was the dodge ball which sadly we have no pictures of. We brought all of our yellow foam discs from Wisconsin and introduced my family to “dodge disc”. We played in a gym church and boy was it fun, and yet utterly exhausting. My younger brother could chuck that disc so hard, I was always fearful of getting hit by his. We played so many different variations and in the end settled on classic jail dodge ball. It was fun. But our arms were mush by the end. I so badly wanted to play 5 more rounds of tennis, but nobody had it in them. But for the record, as it currently stands, Steve and I are the champions. All siblings will probably dispute this. But in the one day we played, Steve and I came out on top. It’s a good thing we were all too tired to play another day, the rankings might have drastically changed!!
We had a great time. Its nice to see your siblings as grown ups and not as the little kid that used to push your buttons. Of course there is still some button pushing, but all in good fun!
Of course with the carousel, there has to be more cotton candy. Hunter finally started to get the hang of it by the third day of eating it, and Hallie just expected more and more cotton candy. It might as well have it’s own food group with her!
We also took the opportunity to take some family photos. We had it done the last time we were all together almost 5 years ago when Hallie was blessed! We were definitely in need of an update!
Hallie and Hunter were once again in heaven with all their cousins. Oh, how we hope one day we’ll live closer and have all those little girls running around being the best of friends!
Hunter is going to start thinking every night before he goes to bed he needs to hold sparklers in his hands!