Friday, July 24, 2009

Chillin' on Pioneer Day

My mom works for the State of Utah, which a while back changed its office hours to be closed every Friday. During the summer, Mom is taking my brother Michael each Friday to a different temple in Utah until they have visited them all. I don't know for sure all that they have visited thus far, but I know they've been to Salt Lake, Jordan River, Bountiful, Manti, Provo, Ogden, St. George...I know there's more but I can't remember which. Anyway, today was their day to visit the Logan temple. Jane and I went with them.

The temple grounds are currently under construction (the temple is closed for the entire month of July). It appears that they are rebuilding all the fountains out front, so the sidewalks and parking lot were completely blocked off. The back entrance, though, was open, so we snuck in for a quick visit. The hill is a little steep, so Michael had to help Jane up.

Then Michael decided it was more fun to roll down the hill instead of walking,

but Jane didn't agree.

She found the slope rather intimidating on the return journey, so Grandma had to go help.

After our temple excursion, we went to Merlin Olsen park to play for a while. Britta! This is the park in the island. ;)

I like the equipment at this park because it's not as tall as a lot of playgrounds, so I don't worry as much about Jane running around on it.

Michael enjoyed the miniature climbing wall...

...or at least the hole on the bottom.

He also liked the tire swing...

...although he needed a break after all the spinning.

Grandma even joined in on all the fun with the swings.

Logan River goes straight through the middle of the park. It's fun because it's really shallow and slow-moving, so Jane can play in the water as much as she wants and I'm not worried about her being carried away or anything. I guess this park is the place to go if you want to avoid worrying.

Jane could walk all the way across and the water never got higher than her knees--and she's pretty short. That's shallow.

Jane didn't want to leave!

Aren't they cute?

It was a very pleasant day. Thanks, Mom, for coming to visit and entertaining us this morning! I think we need to go back to this park again.


Jared and Delia said...

What a fun day. Those were cute pictures...kind of like a picture journal. I liked it.

Britta said...

Michael and Jane look so much alike. Jane definately has a lot of your family in her. Where's Chris's family? (You should post pics of Chris as a kid with Jane as a kid so we can see any similarities, if there are any!)