My Aunt Amanda (or Triple A for "Almost Aunt Amanda," coined prior to her and Uncle Tom marrying) and her kids visited us in Provo on Pioneer Day. Amanda wanted to celebrate the Utah holiday in style so we went to the Pioneer Day festival at Provo Pioneer Village. There were animals to pet, pioneer games to play, booths with "pioneer" wares and shaved ice (so we can remember why we are grateful the pioneers crossed the plains and made it to the dessert and even began irrigating it and everything). In reality, I am really grateful for the Mormon pioneers who settled Utah and other pioneers and adventurers who traveled to the U.S., across the U.S. and began settling in the west. I love California and Utah and owe a lot to pioneers.
Hazel had a ton of fun with my cousins, Amanda's kids. She has one Hazel's age and the others a little older, so Hazel had fun tagging along.
A little nervous and in love with the sheep.
Every time Hazel sees this picture, she laughs and laughs and asks for her cousins. She calls all four of the kids "Miles" when she talks about them.
Playing pioneer games.
We were looking for shade every chance we had. It was a hot day.
A lollipop given to Hazel and a duck stolen by Hazel.
Hazel loved trying to play with Little P's crossbow.