Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rhett's parents came to visit two weekends ago. It was General Conference weekend, so we spent Saturday and Sunday watching and listening to our Church leaders. Rhett and his dad went to Priesthood Session Saturday night, and the boys, me and Grandma Hunt stayed home and played. The boys went out with the neighbors and took turns riding down the driveway on their skateboards. They did all sorts of "tricks"; going down on their stomachs, while playing air guitar, going down with friends, while sitting, under their friend's legs - it was quite the show. Even Andrew took a turn or two going down with the kids. (I don't know if you can tell, but in the picture of the boys going down on their stomachs, Zach's eyes are closed. He pretended to be a transformer most of the time).

Sunday, of course, was spent at home and the boys spent some time outside playing "boxing". To insure they had the ultimate experience, they donned bare chests and had "tatoos" (thank goodness for washable markers). However, that fun had to be put to an end after Zach came in complaining his chest hurt (Aparantly, Porter was doing some real boxing).

Monday we got up and took a drive down to the the Quarai ruins in Central New Mexico. The pueblo indians lived here from about 1400-1600 when a Spanish mission was then created to convert and save the indians. It took about 100 years for the Spaniards to use up all the resources and the indians either died of famine or war with the Apaches or left the area. The boys had a great time climbing all over and walking through the mazes of ruins. We had a picnic at Quarai , then went to Abo to see more ruins. Abo is about 20 miles west of Quarai. Abo was the center of the Spanish missions in New Mexico in the 1600's. We walked through all the ruins again and did some more climbing. We headed home to feed the missionaries, then afterwards took a walk down to the Rio Grande river to throw sticks.

Tuesday, we spent the morning hiking along the Petroglyphs. The boys, grandpa, and Rhett climbed all over the rocks to find all the different pettoglyphs. After, we went to Blake's Lotaburger to treat Grandpa to an authentic Green chili cheeseburger. It was sure a great weekend and we sure enjoyed having Grandma and Grandpa Hunt here.

5 comments:

The Perkins Family said...

Great pics. I can't believe how big your boys are.

Okay, so there are cool things down in NM. That's good to know since I might end up there. Thanks for posting.

Katie said...

awesome pictures!! That looks like a fun place to visit! I'm glad you are back to your blog :). I've missed seeing your boys! They sure are cute.

Darrell and Alissa said...

Holy Cow! How fun for you guys!!

Deon said...

Isn't it great to have family visit so you go to fun places!! Your boys are getting so big and cuter every day!~ Love keeping in touch threw blogs

Bryan & Janelle Guymon said...

I love those pictures of the boys on the skate boards! I was never brave enough to ride them like that when I was little. Looks like you guys had a fun time with the grandparents!!