Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Utah State Fair

Last week Jack and I went to the Utah State Fair with HopeKids.  We had the best time. Who knew the fair could be so fun?   He kept asking to ride the cows and goats and thought they were really fun to pet (note the huge grin on his face below).   We also got ride passes and boy did we have fun. I wasn't sure if he would after his so-so performance at Lagoon. Well, he's a big boy now because he had a blast. He loved the fun house with the crazy fast slide at the end. He loved spinning in these weird dragons (kind of like tilt-a-whirl), and his favorite was a speedy little car ride that he kept asking to go on but I thought he would hate. Once we got on he refused to get off.   We even ran into our buddy Daxton. We run into them everywhere. :)  And thanks grandma for coming and taking photos.

I also had to throw in these cute pics of Jack and his girlfriend Caroline dancing at our Stake party the other night.  They were SO adorable.

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Catching up - September

A few more pictures to get all caught up. At the end of August we went with a group of friends to the zoo. We always have fun there. The kids of course loved the big water ball near the entrance. Owen kept trying to climb in and got all wet and Jack kept trying to drink it. Gross!

For Labor Day Weekend we went to my parents cabin in Heber. Jack loves to feed the squirrels, but he gets a little too friendly when they get close and starts to wave and say "Hi squirrel!" Not the best technique, but super cute. He was also a big help moving wood inside for the winter and was fascinated watching grandpa chop wood. But the highlight as always was the four-wheeling. We always go slow and careful with Jack on board. In these photos he was just playing on the machine hence the lack of a helmet. On Monday morning we decided to go for a ride before lunch and were going to leave shortly after. Well, Jack fell asleep on the ride so we decided to just go home. I ever so gently transferred him into his carseat once we were all loaded and his head jerked up and he exclaimed "four wheeder?" Well, sweetheart. You missed it. My other favorite story was at night after Jack was fast asleep. Hardy and I were just climbing into bed and chatting when someone passed a little gas. Jack started giggling so hard in his sleep. It was hilarious. I guess farts are inherently funny, even in your sleep.

This past Saturday was the Intermountain Healing Hearts Walk. We loved meeting new people and seeing our Heart friends. Jack and Teagan were too focused on their apples at the end of the walk to pose, but they at least looked up when Paul came over to say hello.

We left the Heart Walk just a little early to head up to the U for the big pre-game tailgate. Is this a proud papa or what? I love these boys so much. Jack is well trained and will give a big "Go Utes!" on cue or sometimes just randomly throughout the day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

August Catch up

Hardy's work Lagoon Day happened to fall on Jack's birthday this year so we had a fun way to celebrate his special day. He likes the boats and playing in the water, HATED the airplanes and the cars, made us take him on the Merry-Go-Round about 50 times, then discovered the joys of Bulgy the Whale and we just watched him go on that the rest of the night. It was a really fun day.

The next day Jack and I went with HopeKids to the Utah Museum of Natural History where he got to dig for bones and look at bugs. The highlight was the dinosaur show where they have the kids help recreate the time period when the dinosaur lived by making noise and dressing up as bugs and plants, then they brought out a very real looking dinosaur that walked around. This thing walked right past us and Jack jumped off my lap and ran toward it excitedly asking, "I ride it?" Hmm...I don't think the poor person in the costume would like that very much, but he did get to pet it and had a great time at the museum.

To celebrate the end of summer we hosted a little 'Homemade Ice Cream" party at our house and invited a bunch of our neighbors. I made my favorite Key Lime Pie Ice cream, my friend Shiloh made a fruit filled sherbet, and Heidi made a big batch of vanilla. We asked everyone else to bring toppings. It was lots of fun and we may make it a tradition.

Jack and his buddy Jenna loved their ice cream cones.