Malouf Family Labor Day Weekend 2012

After lots of deliberation, we decided to spend Labor Day weekend in Cache Valley. 

We enjoyed these awesome Grilled Carne Asada Tacos for dinner: 

Rachel was so excited with the kite-flying activity. It was her very first time getting a kite up by herself: 


These two girls dumped an entire bottle of shampoo in the bathtub and had fun with all of the bubbles: 

The next morning, we had a quick breakfast:

 And then we went to Grandpa Malouf's house to do some yard work:

Once we told the kids that they could earn a penny per weed, they eagerly pitched in to help: 

Adam and Kaleigh played on Grandpa's swing set: 

Rachel took pictures of every single flower in Grandpa's entire yard: 

These kids pulled a lot of weeds. I think Lucy was the highest paid, at twelve dollars.

We walked over to Adams Park while the men-folk and the older girls finished up Grandpa's yard:

And then we were off to Fredrico's for lunch: 

Nope. It's not fancy, just nostalgic. Steve and I ate lots and lots of lunch specials from Fredrico's during our college years.

India was super quiet during lunch. I'm pretty sure she was tired from working so hard. 

Sam told us stories about their recent trip to Italy. I wish I could remember what this one was about:

Because it certainly caught Rachel's attention:

We took the kids to The Island Market and let them spend their hard-earned money: 

The cost of penny-candy has inflated to two cents each: 

The kids were delighted with their purchases: 

Grandma Jean told the kids the story of when she was five-years-old and walked across Center Street without looking both ways. She got hit by a car and Grandma Milligan thought she was dead. Adam raised his hand, looked at me, and very seriously asked, "Is this a true story?"

Lucy loved playing with the neighbor's dog:

Lucy, India, and Rachel jumped in the back seat of the Ranger for a ride:

But if you look at these next two pictures, Kaleigh is clearly the most excited.

Millville Canyon was beautiful, but someone should have listened to me and turned around to get rain jackets:

India did not have fun: 

There was lots of crying and screaming with all of the rain, but not a peep out of Kaleigh. She just sat there and clung to Sam's arm:

Everyone was relieved when we were out of the canyon and back on the road, especially India: 

We swapped the girls for the boys (plus Lucy) and took them fishing in Newton:

I honestly don't remember the last time I had been fishing.

Fred was the first one to catch a fish (with Paul's help): 

Lucy was next:

 Then it was Finn's turn:

And then Adam finally caught his fish:

It was such a fun little fishing trip: 

This is my favorite picture from the whole weekend: 

That night, we hired the very best babysitter we could find and went to the very best restaurant in town:

It had been years since we had been to Le Nonne;  I honestly got giddy when I walked in. 

Everything was so good: Rigatoni All' Amatriciana, Gnocchi Quattro Formaggi, Gnocchi Pomodoro, Shrimp Ravioli, Pollo Le Nonne, and Trancio Di Tonna Alla Toscana. 

Yes, that is six entrees for five people. Steve couldn't decide between the Gnocchi Pomodoro and the Rigatoni, so he went ahead and ordered both. 

And Tiramisu for dessert. . . I'm already dying to go back. 

The next day we went to church, where Kaleigh fell asleep. And then we went back to Sam and Kacie's house, where Kacie, Sam, and Steve fell asleep. And then we drove home over Avon, where Rachel, Lucy, and Adam fell asleep. And that's how you know it was a good weekend!

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