Day 1: Yellowstone
First Elk sighting, just on the other side of the river.
I told them to express themselves...
First buffalo sighting.
Grandma's 'Old Faithful'. ;)
Strike a pose, boys.
The three musketeers.
(And there's the babies...who were rarely photographed;)
My Mom's having fun!
Carrie's craft, tic tac toe boards.
Day 2: Fun And Games
Waiting for the fish...
Grandma's giant bubbles were a huge success!
Kelsi's water sports bought out Jarin's muscles.
Dip in the cold lake.
Even Kelsi got in. You go girl!
Day 3: Our Indoor Day
In the Beaver den relaxin'.
Too busy during the talent show to take photos...here's a couple Grandma took.
Tyler's family photos...missing Laurie. :(
Other things to remember: Shannon's fun scavenger hunt, badminton, adult volleyball, cold rainy weather, fishing, yummy group dinners & desserts, West Yellowstone, playing board games, campfires, collecting feathers for Grandpa to pay them, Grandma's glow stick balloons, kickball crochet, bingo, the world's hardest puzzle, Grandpa's thin pancake breakfast, and Kelsi's bat in her cabin! I'm sure I'm forgeting something because I have a terrible memory, but it was truly great!
I am so impressed with everyone's amazing contributions to the family talent show that I want to write them down so I'll never forget. Brady's jokes, Lucy's number as Glenda the Good Witch to 'Popular', Aaron & Wesley showing us how to eat a pie, Sydnie, Lainey, & Lucy's dance routine to 'Brave', Tyler & Carrie lip syncing to 'Love is an Open Door', Lila doing a cute little dance with Lainey's help, Sydnie & Lainey doing the shark skit with Ava & Holden, Jarin singing 'Book of Mormon Stories' dressed as a warrior, Danner writing a rap about every single member of our family with Kelsi & Holden as his hype dancers, Landon standing on his head, Lucy & I doing a dance routine to 'Boom Boom Pow', Grandma & Grandpa teaching a sing-a-long to songs they sang as kids 'Grandma's Feather Bed' & 'Little Arrows', and my Dad praising my mom for starting this family and singing the song played at their wedding, John Denver 'Annie's Song'. And then we did one of the things that Banks's do best...we rocked it out with a dance party!