Sunday, June 30, 2013

Heather time

I brought three girls with me to Utah in June, one who was my oldest granddaughter.  When she is in Utah, we always visit the doll store at Gardner Village.  This year her cousins joined us on this shopping trip as they were in Utah for a week as well.

Heather is not old enough to participate in EFY, but she did attend a Writer's Workshop for 5th and 6th graders at BYU.  They ended their week with a performance of the play "A Wrinkle in Time."

I bought tickets for myself and the other two girls visiting with us. We very much enjoyed the performance.  They had participatory activities before the play began.

The play was performed on the stage of the de Jong Concert Hall but in a different manner.  The audience members were seated on the back and sides of the stage, a bit like theater in the round. The usual theater seats and balcony provided the backdrop for the set.  It worked beautifully.

Heather and other writers waiting for the play to begin.

On the way home from the fishing trip with grandpa for Father's Day, Heather and her cousins joined me in a side trip to check out the progress on the new Payson Temple.

We also took Heather to the top of Memorial Hill in Midway/  This was our view.  This trip included pizza at our favorite place to eat in Midway, Cafe Galleria and soft ice cream cones from Timpfreeze.

Grandpa took this great shot of Heather in the Conference Center next to a rainbow falling from the skylight above on the day we went to her the Tabernacle Choir perform Music and the Spoken Word.

Grandpa also enjoyed his annual ski lift ride up the mountain at Sundance with his favorite girls.  He says the the singing and conversation can not be beat.

Heather also helped me entertain Oscar while his parents were tied up with running races.  Color Me Rad Races and Dirty Dashes have been keeping them busy.

She was an attentive helper at the park and splash pad making Oscar's life more fun.

It was a happy accident that they were color coordinated.

We also worked on a project while the two other girls were at EFY.  We found this owl pillow pattern while on the Wasatch Quilt Shop Hop earlier in the month.  We made one for Heather and one for her to give her cousin on her birthday in July.  She brought her sewing machine along this trip and we kept both machines and the iron going.  Aren't they cute.  The wings are sewn down on the bottom edge so they also provided little pockets for treasures or lost teeth.

Heather has already sewed together all her free quilt shop charm squares of fabric into a little quilt top.

Grandpa took Heather to check out one of the many shaved ice stands in Provo.  Grandpa is a push over as you can see by the size.  I just like how it is all color coordinated.

When we returned to Arizona to exchange girls for boys, Heather refused to go along for the ride.  She spent a couple of days with her Aunt Nichelle and then a couple more with her Aunt Janae.  She knew that her parents would arrive in a week for their 4th of July week and she could just wait it out and go home with them.  We have very much enjoyed our June month with Heather.

**Many of these pictures were shared from Grandpa's smart phone.

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