|Flag ceremony for Pioneer Day|
|Brynlie dancing to the music|
|Hanna creating cross-stitch patterns|
|Our flags: Utah and the USA|
|Andrea and Kamary playing cards on Alyssa's back|
|Diane and her puzzle book|
|Fireworks on the 3rd of July|
|Listening to the band - Andrea joined the band following this concert|
|The Alumni Band|
Kamary turned 14 this month. She was treated to tickets for the musical "Wicked" in Salt Lake. Since she spent her birthday away from Logan we decided we would go to Salt Lake a week earlier to see "Wicked" ourselves. We tried to find a room at the Shilo Inn close to the theater, but they were all booked up. We went outside the hotel and booked a room through the Internet and were able to stay there.
|Who is the Wicked one?|
|Window washers in Salt Lake|
|Family home in Ogden|
We took another trip to Salt Lake later in the month to make arrangements for our visas. It is good to get away now and then.
|A walk in the park|
|Say hello to the pond jumpers!|
We also got a call from Steve & Melissa who were visiting from California, but didn't have time to go all the way to Logan. We decided to meet them half way - Layton. We had lunch at the Olive Garden (yes, they were able to provide some gluten-free pasta) the went to Layton Commons Park where the kids could play while the parent's talked.
|Talking in the park|
Hanna and Kamary went to girl's camp this month. Andrea went with them. Paul decided to take the other 4 grandchildren to the park for playground time and a wade in the canal. They didn't play much at the playground and the water was too cold for wading, but they liked running up and sliding down the sandhill on the other side of the canal.
|Brynlie on the playground mountain|
|Hey, this water is cold!|
|Rolling down the hill|
|Sliding down the sandhill|
|Alyssa and Kamary|
|Andrea with Lauren, Brynlie and Kohler|
|The power truck|
|That's no 120V|
|Who's that stylish girl?|
|It's Super Alyssa|
With a family like ours we celebrate a lot of birthdays, but why do we celebrate Harry Potter's birthday. Kamary says "But, he's not even real". I hate to tell Kamary, "Neither is Sherlock Holmes".
The shepherd's pie, butter beer (butterscotch in cream soda), black caldron cupcakes, ton-tongue toffee, pretzel wands, and any-flavor beans (Jelly Belly Beans) were delicious, even if he doesn't really exist.
|Say that one more time and I'll zap you with my wand|