On the 24th, we decided to get up early and hike up to to Solitude Lake before our family BBQ at my parents house and I'm so glad we did because we had so much fun! Below are some of my favorite pictures.
Parker being tough and showing us his big muscles!
If you haven't noticed, Parker doesn't always stop and smile for the camera so we have to be creative in trying to get him to do so...this is him "blowing the camera."
This is actually Silver Lake. We went to both Silver and Solitude Lakes that day.
I love that Eric will let Parker "ride his head" anytime he wants to.
We see all kinds of animals when we are up there. Last time it was a moose. This time just a deer but Parker was thrilled.
Parker loves to jump over all the big rocks.
When we went hiking a few weeks ago to Twin Lakes, the views were incredible but the hike was pretty strenuous with a two year old. This hike was pretty easy and not nearly as beautiful. We were more impressed with the other one but not nearly as tired. :)
This hike runs along the Solitude ski lifts and there was a tractor there taking down some trees. Parker thought that was the coolest thing ever. He talked about the tractor the entire time. He was pretty excited he got to stand on the tire and have his picture taken with it.
These boys are my whole life.
Silver Lake is breath taking.
After going home and cleaning up, Parker and I headed up to my parents house. (Unfortnately, Eric wasn't feeling super well so he stayed home). We ate great food and played for hours and the kids asked about every half hour when it was going to be dark because they couldn't wait to do fireworks.
The kids waiting in anticipation to do fireworks! (We are missing a few kiddos because some were in Bear Lake and some didn't want their picture taken).
Doing pop its
It was such a great 24th! I sure do love my family and love this time of year!