Friday, June 12, 2009

VikingMan and the Skandi Dag Festival

The four of us were able to spend this last weekend up in Idaho with my Dad, Mom, sister Mary and her husband Sam. And while Beth cut a tooth on the drive up (making it a very, VERY long drive), all in all it was a great trip.
This is a T-shirt quilt that Mary made for Mom out of some of her favorite race shirts. I know it looks cool but I wish I could show the quilting she did, it was amazing.
Mom was the race director for the VikingMan triathlon in Burley, ID. This is the trailer that they provided for her and my Dad on the race course. Eric loved it! This is him peeking out the door. I was very glad to see that even though the kids don't see their grandparents as much as we like, they still remembered them. Eric had a great time with Grandpa...
... and Grandma.
The one draw back to the trip was that the weather was rainy most of the time. Thank goodness for the huge stroller we have. Affectionately known as The Battle Wagon. We were able to cover it with a blanket and the kids stayed warm and dry while inside. These are some pictures of "the stroller". (Yes, that is a DVD player set up for Eric.)
Beth was not as happy as Eric to stay in the stroller, so while we were helping with the race, she was content to sit and smile and wave at anyone who would look at her.
During the race they had a Scandinavian Festival known as the Skandi Dag Festival. They had dancers, singers, trolls driving golf carts, train rides, bounce houses... you get the idea. Eric LOVED the train ride more than anything else and by the end of the day had ridden on it more then 7 times.
One of the only ways to get him out of the train was to put him into the bounce house.
Beth also loved the train. Thanks Grandma for the tickets!
We stayed at a hotel close to the race site and it was an adventure to have both kids in the same room. Eric did great but Beth had a hard time sleeping. But no complaints, we all made it through alive. This is Beth one morning right after waking up.
The hotel had a pool and Eric thought he was in heaven. He would live in the water if he could. Beth, on the other hand, was not impressed with a huge, cold, over-crowded, over-sized bathtub.
It was a great weekend and it passed too quickly. Thank you Dad and Mom, Mary and Sam for all your help with the kids and making it a wonderful time. We miss you.


Nikki said...

That looks like it was such a fun trip! Glad that you're back... and thanks for pointing me to those hair websites- I've been having SO much fun with them!

Stephanie said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! I'm so glad you had the chance to visit.

Mike and Judy said...

I'm glad you and the children got to spend time with your folks. It was good of you to brave the weather and teething to go. The children look like they had fun!