Then we went to the fire station because it just so happens that a fire chief is in our ward. He and his team gave us a tour of the fire station. The boys loved it. Even the grown ones!
During Zander's nap we played some games and then we went to a neighborhood block party and BBQ. The boys had a blast with the bounce house. It was a first for Zander. He has always been too scared to go in the bounce house, so I was proud that he gave it a try anyway. We also saw Brayden's first and only friend there so he like that.
After driving through the mountains and accross the country, I think how much of a sacrifice the pioneers made. They had to leave everything behind and walk for months only to come to find a desert to try and live in. I can only imagine the feeling they had as they looked at the mountains they had to climb. And yet, somehow, I can also imagine the sweet comfort and the extreme anticipation of knowing they were going to have a fresh start on life. I can relate more to the pioneers this year. I am grateful for their faith and sacrifice.
|Brayden said "Mom I smiled SO hard." Haha. Yes you did buddy!|
|I thought they were so nice to let the kids get in all the trucks!|
|Zander couldn't get enough of the bell. It used to be used before sirens were invented. This was him sneaking over while we took pictures.|
|The Whole Brown bunch! Well, except Dan.|
|Again, how awesome that they allowed them to try it all out!|
|The oldest fire truck there.|
|Taking HUGE drinks of snow cone :)|
|figuring out tether ball.|