Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beautiful Bloomington

This all happened almost a week ago. I'm a little slow. I have some catching up to do. There was a Findlay Family Reunion (for Bobby's mom's side of the family). So, we packed up and headed up the canyon to Bloomington, Idaho. We spent a few hours there.

The kids had fun playing with a bubble blowing toy Grandma and Grandpa brought up for them.

We had lunch and hung out with family. It was a lot of fun.

David's favorite thing to play with was Sprite. He soaked himself with every can he could get his hands on.

When the reunion wrapped up we headed further up the canyon to Bloomington Lake. As we loaded in the van I saw all of the kids faces and had to take pictures. They all had some Cake Bites that I had brought up to the reunion. So, they had chocolate all over their faces. So, this is cleanest to messiest.

Evan managed to be the cleanest. That's expected since he's the oldest.

Megan came in second place. This is also another given. She's younger than Dallin but. . .

we're talking about Dallin here. He's actually surprisingly clean.

And lastly is David. He really enjoyed his chocolate.

It was about a mile hike to the lake and then we played and hiked around the lake. The kids had a blast.

On the hike in, David had to get down on the ground and play in the trail. He saw a big sandbox and couldn't help himself.

When we got to the top of the trail, we took a little family picture. The scenery up there at Bloomington Lake is so beautiful.

The water was pretty cold. The kids didn't venture out very far. Dallin didn't get in at all. He sat on the bank and threw twigs and rocks and leaves into the water playing sink or float.

David spent the most time in the water. He loved it. Even cold.

The kids splashed around a bit and then we climbed around the rocks and cliffs for a little while. We went as far as I was comfortable taking the kids. Then we stopped for a few pictures and went back.

These are the rocks we had to climb over to get to the cliffs. Dallin "helped" me across them since he was too tough to let me help him.

Back at the start, Bobby took a few flips off of the rope swing. If you follow the picture of Bobby up the cliff about halfway, that's where we climbed to.

And while he did that, the kids played in the dirt some more. I'd say David won hands down with the messy this time with Dallin a close second. (No David is not wearing pants. That's all dirt.)

Along the trail we saw some creatures.

The local wildlife. . .

Overall it was a really fun day. The kids loved the hike and the water and they especially liked playing on the rocks.


Jason & D'On Marx said...

You have such a beautiful family. Those are some gorgeous pictures!

Cox Family said...

Ahh, Bloomington Lake. One of my favorite spots on this earth! I'm so glad you were able to go to the reunion and have a good time!

mae said...

I'm so glad you posted these!! Obviously I missed the reunion and I haven't seen the lake in ages! But more importantly, your kids are SO CUTE! David is so squishable! It looks like you all had a great time! Great pictures! Are you a photographer too?