Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fun at the Park

There is a park at the ball field which kept Brooklyn entertained. She thinks she's so big, riding the horse. If you look close enough you can see a very tiny attempt at a ponytail. It's slowly getting there!

Caden is Traveling to Salt Lake in a Submarine!

Everyday he takes all of the pillows off our bed and makes a submarine. He gets Sasha and makes her be his traveling mate. Today we were in the Great Salt Lake, headed to Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was amazing how many sharks and octopi we saw there! I had no idea!

Logan's 1st T-Ball Game

We were getting a kick out of watching the kids. They're still trying to figure out how the game works...when and where to run, stay in place, throw, bat, etc. Logan made a great hit, ran fast, and even got two people out. He was so excited! It's fun to watch him develop this talent.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Our Trip

We went to Las Vegas a few weeks ago to celebrate our 8th anniversary. This was the first time we left Brooklyn. The kids all stayed with Grandma & Grandpa Stott. We had a lot of fun on our trip. It was the getting there that was the challenge. The day before we left we were running errands. As we pulled into the garage Logan told me that his tongue hurt. He showed me the chocolate he had just eaten and, sure enough, it had cashews (which he is allergic to). Only a few seconds later he was throwing up in the car. Yuck! He spent the rest of the day recovering.

The next day we were in the car, ready to leave, and wouldn't you know it...the battery was dead, for no apparent reason. We jump started the car and were on our way. We drove to Salt Lake, where my parents live, and spent the night there before Brandon and I flew out the next morning. About an hour before leaving for the airport I couldn't find my keys anywhere. I searched everywhere. In desperation I finally called a locksmith to unlock the car so I could get my things out. Right after he left I found the keys (of course!) burried in the diaper bag. Brooklyn had hidden them in there!

Once we finally got to Vegas we had a great time. We stayed in Mandalay Bay, which has a sandy beach and a wave pool. We spent a lot of time basking in the sun. We also went to some fun shows--Danny Gans, who is an impersonator, and "O" Cirque del Soilel. Both shows were amazing! We went on a gondola ride and toured the M&M store, ate crepes and gelato, and had fun just walking around. We were sure glad we didn't have the kids there, though. We couldn't look anywhere without seeing scantilly clad people on billboards or walking around. It made us appreciate our sheltered little corner of the world. We were excited to get back to the kids after a few days. We spent some time with the family at a condo in Park City, then headed back home.