Saturday, August 2, 2008

August: Fun Extravaganza ~ Day Two

Hello! Welcome to day two of August summertime fun!

Today our Letter of the Day is B. So we went to the Beach at Pineview Reservoir just over the mountain from us. The kids have never been to a beach or lake for that matter so I thought it would be fun.

Mallory didn't like the sand, or the water. Alex didn't like the sand or the water and he certainly didn't like when Daddy took him swimming in the cold water. They both finally played in the sand a little bit and ate some grapes and goldfish crackers covered in sand.

The Albino Children

Bucket & cups from Wal-Mart because summer items are gone..........................$13
Day Use State Park Pass so we can go to the Beach...........................................$10
Gymboree Swimwear that hasn't touched water..............................................$45
Family Day at the Beach with kids that hate sand.......................................PRICELESS
There's some things money can't buy but for everything else there's MasterCard!

After we shook all the sand out of our clothes, we decided to go find some lunch. I, of course had previously researched our choices and entered the addresses into my Mac address book. This information was pushed through to my iPhone so that we would be able to find the restaurant of our choice with my built-in GPS.


The GPS couldn't find our current location and the address that goggle gave for Alpine Pizza in Eden Utah was wrong. So....thank god I had my iPhone so that I could look Alpine Pizza up on the 3G network and find the location of the restaurant. If you is right in front of the Red Moose Lodge. Look to the right when you in front of it and there it is.

Alex loves Pizza. He calls it Choocha. And since we love him so much we give him Choocha every chance we get. Alpine Pizza has won some awards and I had heard that it was good. It was pretty good. They do have a large selection of specialty pizzas. We got the Quattro Formaggi Pizza for the kids. That means FOUR CHEESE for those of you that don't speak italian. It contains fontina, gorgonzola, parmesan and mozzarella. It was very good and Alex ate two slices.

Hubby and I decided to be adventurous and ordered the Cajun Feast Pizza, they claim it is spicy. It is Mormon not so much. I did enjoy this pizza because of the blending of flavors from all of the ingredients. It has italian sausage, canadian bacon, baby shrimp, chicken, celery, bell pepper and onions. They season it with Louisiana spices and mozzarella cheese.

I gave Alpine Pizza 3 1/2 stars out of a possible 5. Calvin gave it 2 stars because they don't serve beer. Dude, get used to it!!! Amazingly enough, this place is open on Sundays.

On the way home, we took the North Ogden Canyon Road from Liberty to our home. It is an amazing winding mountain road with incredible views. We also discovered that Wolf Mountain Ski Slope is just on the other side of the mountain from us. And we found a hiking trail at the top of the road that is only about 10 minutes from us.

This is what happened on the way home.

They both completely passed out. Mallory didn't even wake up when I removed her from the car. But....Alex on the other hand, made a power nap out of it and is sitting in his room yelling for me to come get him. 10 more minutes baby....Mommy is blogging!


  1. I just got back from a week at the beach. My youngest son was not a fan. While Oliver and Eleanor rolled in the sand and splashed in the waves, George clung to me and screamed if I tried to put him down. Thankfully, he's a light weight - so I could do this for long periods of time without sustaining any injuries - but I did sort of feel like an orangutan mother...

  2. Oh my gosh - that last picture is priceless. Glad you had so much fun!


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