Danny and I have been wanting to get a bike hitch for about 2 months so a month or so ago he put a trailer hitch on the van. We were at the temple last week and it was closed for maintenance so we hung out on the temple ground and enjoyed the nice weather. Blake got a laser gun with chest pads and the kids had a blast playing laser tag on the temple grounds. It was so nice. I love hanging out there. It is so pretty with the beautiful flowers and the calm spirit that is there. After we went to the visitors center and listened to the plan of salvation walk through, little videos and missionary stories which was fun. The kids last about an hour and then Danny found a nice mount for sale about 30 minutes away so we decided to go and get it. I was pumped because I have been wanting one for a while. It was perfect. Even though Danny and I couldn't go in the temple, I told him it ended up being a great day. We were blessed for just trying to go. Holds 5 bikes and I was excited to try it out.
The next day we went to a bike park in Pleasanton. The kids had a great time. Scott and Tyler spent 2 hours on the bikes going up and down courses they made up. Kira was scared at first but then followed Scott and did a great job. Blake had fun keeping up with the brothers and only fell twice when he didn't peddle fast enough to get up steep hills. Parker had a great time throwing rocks and sticks into the puddles that the park accumulated form all the rain. We all got muddy and had a great time. It is a city park that is fenced in. Nobody was there except for people walking to the open space so the kids had it all to themselves. It was relaxing and fun for me knowing all the kids were entertained and couldn't escape. After the kids were done biking, they did parkour up and down the mounds. Fun day!