I never got a picture of the pelicans. There were so many. But they would scatter when they heard us coming.
Eli was a good sport to play lots of games with Tommy.
Looking for fish at Big Springs. So close we could almost touch them.
Kitchen and stove
Sun room, Tommy exploring the stairs, and adorable Annie.
Since our van was in the shop, we had this loaner Cadillac SUV. It was crowded. We didn't like it. The only plus was that Tommy could help feed Joey on long drives - don't worry we weren't driving in this picture, I was filling up the car with gas, that's why Bubba isn't strapped in.
Two pronghorn came through our "yard" the first night. I've never seen them up close. It was pretty exciting.
Day two started early with a drive into Yellowstone National Park. Tommy geared himself up for all the walking with half a bag of Cheetos.
Our little redheads all ready for adventure!
We stopped for lunch at Old Faithful. We almost missed the eruption because Lily had to go potty.We made it just in time to catch the tail end.
Look at all those red headed cuties! They love being together.
Day three was in Yellowstone again. We had a jam-packed day visiting a couple more spots that were new to us and some familiar ones too. The girls loved climbing rocks at Gibbon Falls.
Isaac was Tommy's exploring buddy again for the day. Tommy loved having someone all to himself. We remember playing with Ike just like this when he was three and we didn't have any kids yet.
Cute little buffalo babies!
We hiked the path around Artist Paint Pots. Not very exciting or pretty. I don't think we'll ever stop there again. This was near the top of the boardwalk looking down on some of the bigger mud pots and geysers. A few of the Hall men did a big no-no and wandered off the boardwalks to go potty. We're just thankful no rangers were near to fine them and even more grateful that they didn't fall through any weak spots in the ground.
Joey and Grammy
Leaving Lower Falls we spotted these handsome guys. Their antlers were still fuzzy.
The next morning some of the older kids hiked to Sawtelle Peak. WE knew our kids wouldn't be able to handle an 8 mile trip so Daddy went without us and we played in the water.
Violet, Jasmine, Madilyn, Sofie, Annie, Lily, Graham
Our little adventurers!
I love this picture of Annie - so carefree in the water.
Giggles and fun all around!
Tommy loved my sun hat.
We sure love tall these crazy kids!
Madilyn got lots of kisses from this doe.
I think we wore out Grampy!
Once Bear World was done, we said goodbye to everyone. Justin and Julie stayed with us for a couple more days. We loved having one on one time with them. We took them to our favorite pizza place - Stoplight Pizza. But we were so disappointed in the food and the service. It just wasn't the same quality. At least the pieces were still huge, but it was not as yummy as in times past. Oh well!