The kids got to go to Bear World. Jake was very excited about the bears.
The rides at Bear World were a big hit. We saw the bears, ate lunch, fed the fish, petted the baby animals and rode the rides. A great way to spend a day. The big guys did their first mountain bike ride while we were at Bear World.
We had a snow cone machine for the weekend. This was our fist attempt at making snow cones. They were pretty good.
Jake, Fletcher and Charley were happy campers as long as we kept them fed.
Margot had fun at the petting zoo.
Kiddy rides kept them entertained for a long time.
Lots of tech time was included. Swapping ideas and iPhone apps.
Ella was so excited to see that Grandpa had glasses that were like her pretend glasses that she wears.
Lauren and Fletcher checking out the chaos that was ever present.
Lynne waiting to see Andy get brain freeze.
Rob got his wish for his birthday. We surprised him with a ride in an old war plane. All of the son-in-laws got to go along for the ride with Danny Summers. They got a thrill as he flew around the Grand Teton, did some barrel rolls and let Rob take a turn flying the plane by himself.
The Rexburg parade is a tradition. It was a chilly one this year.
Following the parade and plane ride we headed to Stephen and Cari Zollinger's for a picnic. The food was great and the fun non stop. They had a huge water slide. Fortunately the sun came out and warmed the day up. The kids nearly wore the slide out.
30 people means that you have to double up in the bathroom.
Have you ever seen so many good looking guys in one picture?
And how about these girls?
The final day we headed for Jackson Hole. It was a beautiful day.
There were so many great photo ops on this get together. It kept me busy.
We hiked at String Lake under the Tetons. The grand kids were such fun hikers.
Edie was excited to see a deer on the trail.
Super grand daughter hikers.
Floyd still to young to ride with the big guys so he found the next best thing.
After our hiking we headed straight to New York Sub Shop. Everyone found a spot in the shade and chilled. Shortly after this picture some of the guys drove up the Jackson Pass and rode their bikes down. Jack and Debbie and Blake and Nicole met up with us here. I think that put us at 34 people. Getting anything at all done is like moving the Titanic.
We had a a lot of fun. We did try to steer clear of politics. I couldn't resist adding this picture. We did have some chats about the events in Driggs. There was an option to go to see Glenn Beck in Driggs. It did not happen. Some were for it and some not. Same for a concert with Wide Spread Panic at the Spud drive-in. Rob and Lauren did make it to that.
There is nothing like a family get together under one roof. Sharing the kids, cooking, laughing, eating, cooking on the grill, watching TV together, cleaning, planning the next activity, root beer floats, snow cones, games, fairy school, kids sleeping out in the tent and Moms sneaking out all night to check on them, group time in the bathroom, sitting on the front porch chatting, taking lots of pictures. I am glad that it is over but can't wait to do it again. Here is to the 4th of July in Idaho!!!