Josie and Blakes' family came up to the cabin in Island Park for Memorial day weekend. Victor Manwaring, Blakes dad came too. It was nice to have everyone there because they helped Ralph put up a rock wall behind the wood stove. I had no idea that Victor had experience in masonry but his help turned out to be invaluable. Hopefully the Manwaring Family was able to squeeze in a little fun too.
Grandpa (Ralph) bought some toys for grandkids to enjoy at the cabin. I think some adults will use them too. Josies kids enjoyed them as well as making their own cars with leftover boxes.
Most of the snow is melted in Island Park. There are lots of big puddles and ponds but the moisture this year is welcome. As we left Monday evening it was raining and snowing in some places again. We saw the first wildflowers. I can see three glacier lilies and two fritillary from my bedroom window. Josie's kids brought me a big bouquet of glacier lillies. They are everywhere. It is amazing how fast the leaves and flowers are growing both here in Rexburg and in Island Park. It is a welcome sight after such a long winter.
Josie and her two boys are staying a couple days while Ralph makes a trip to Boise to do some more research on his summer project. It is nice to have them here. Last night I enjoyed hearing Josie play the piano before going to bed.