Having breakfast with my squinty eyed bunch
My gifts - Gorgeous roses from Philip, a card and painted pot from Moriah (she made it at my friend, Lindsay's house a couple days before our trip), and a beautiful necklace from Mom E!
They all gave me this card later, right before we headed out to dinner
(It plays "How Sweet It Is")
Moriah and Caleb's messages
Keenan and Philip =)
Another shot of the roses - the colors are Amazing!!
After breakfast we got dressed and headed out into another beautiful day!
We played a few holes of disc golf at a gorgeous, hilly, wooded course!
Look how pretty that is!
Unknown, pretty flower
I love this =)
My three precious kids
Lily of the Valley! Almost never do I see the flower of my birth month, and here it is, In my birth month! =)
Caleb insisted on carrying the (pretty heavy) disc/snack bag at one point ;)
A selfie of just the two of us in the pretty flowers
We heated up chili and ate lunch in the room and then Philip and the kids went to the pool...
While I walked across the street to a huge Antique and Mercantile store by myself! It actually was nothing like I was expecting and had a pretty high level of creepy, but it was a unique experience and was great to have some time by myself....
I saw Shaquille O'Neal...
...and (in the old fashioned candy store) even some lollipops with Real bugs in them!
I found this candy and Had to buy it for Philip ;)
For dinner we went to the Twisted Fork! It's in a great little downtown area and we got to sit outside... it was wonderful and delicious!
Just the two of us
All of us with our food
After dinner, we walked around downtown for a bit...
Family photo by the river
Keenan took this one of us on a stepping block path across the water
Then we let the kids try out these SUPER fast slides that we had seen the day before...
They are so slick!
If you don't plan your exit well...
...it ends up like this!
Look at her face!
Good job getting your feet down, Riah!
I Had to try it (and Caleb came along)...
Haha! I look kind of scared here!
Coming up to the end...
Wondering if we're going to fly right off...
Quick, plant your feet!
"Oh my goodness, that was SO FAST!!!"
I love the reflection on the slide
Then we walked back to the hotel and drove to where we had seen some amazing covered wagon sculptures:
I think there were five of them and the detail was just amazing!!
Moriah with a little girl
This little girl has a little doll =)
These poor folks got stuck in the mud
Not a detail was overlooked
Event the eyes looked so real with eyelashes and everything!
These oxen were pulling the wagon out of the mud (this guy must have really been exerting himself) =)
We found out that it was a series of sculptures that told a story...the wagon train startled a herd of bison, which started to stampede...
Here's the first one we saw, and then we just followed them as they wreaked havoc for several blocks
Each of these large bulls weighs 1,400 pounds!
Moriah with a calf
This one was especially cool!!
...and as they ran, they stirred up a flock of Canadian geese!
It was really cool how they created this fountain to spray under their wings so it looks like they are skimming the water. The whole series, called, "Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness", took 400, 000 man hours to create and set up!
Before bed, I read the kids a 1950's book I had purchased at the antique store, called "The Dancing Goat". =)
Such a fun filled Mother's Day, I am so grateful! Thank you, Philip, Keenan, Moriah and Caleb!