Monday, June 30, 2008

Bear Lake

This was our first trip up to Bear Lake this summer. Tim's family has a cabin at Bear Lake and we always love spending time up there with his family. We decided to go up since this was our last time we would be able to be up there this summer with Cam, Mary and Hudson, as they will be moving soon. Saturday afternoon we decided to go down to the beach. We didn't last too long down there because Addison didn't like the sand on her feet. The minute we put her down she would start to cry because the sand would get on her feet and stuck in her toes. This was the only picture that I was able to get down at the beach.

We decided to leave the beach and take Addison to the pool where we knew she would have a blast. She absolutely loved playing at the pool.

Addison with her Grandma Marlene

There is a playground right by the pool. After we were done swimming Addison wanted to go on the swings.

We always love going to Bear Lake, and we had so much fun even though it was a short stay. We ended the weekend by going to Hudson's baby blessing. Cam did a wonderful job and Hudson looked adorable in his cute blessing outfit. We are so sad that Cam and Mary are going to be moving to St. Louis, but at the same time we are excited for them and know that they will have a great experience there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Children's Discovery Garden

Tim and I have a pass to Thanksgiving Point and I keep saying how we need to take Addison over to the Children's Discovery Garden. We didn't go last year because we thought Addison was still a little to small to enjoy it. Since we didn't go last year, we weren't exactly sure what to expect. All we knew was that there is a big Noah's Ark and water to play in. So last Friday we finally took Addison. She absolutely loved it!! It was so much fun watching her splash and play in the water. Her favorite part was playing around all the water that shoots up in the air. We were both so surprised at how brave she was. She would go right up to it and put her hand over the water and start smiling. It looks like we will definitely be spending a lot of time there this summer.

Besides the water to play in, they also have other things to see that will keep the kids entertained. Mixed in with gardens and ponds, they have a bear cave, a light house for the kids to go into, some water with looking glass to see the fish, a tall maze to navigate through, and a few other things.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wild Outdoors Festival

This past weekend Tim and I, along with our friends Amy and Chad, attended the Wild Outdoors Festival and STIHL Timbersports Series over at Thanksgiving Point. If you know Tim and I at all, you know that we aren't your typical outdoorsmen, but we thought it would be fun to go to. Since we have a membership at Thanksgiving Point we were able to get free tickets to the dinner on Thursday where they previewed the events that would take place on Friday and Saturday.

We went back on Saturday, and really had a good time. We especially enjoyed watching the speed climbers, and the boom run. They had all sorts of activities going on as well. My favorite activity was watching Tim and Chad drive a dirt track in a dune buggy. (Amy and I found this to be very entertaining.)

There were 9 events but we didn't stay for all of them. Here are some of the pictures of the events we did see.

Speed Climbing

Boom Run

Again these two events were are favorite to watch. The Speed Climb is when two climbers race up a 60 foot pole. Once they reach the top they free-fall to the ground but have to make sure they touch the pole at least once every 20 feet. The Boom Run is where they run across floating logs, circle a stanchion, and run back across the floating logs. When we were there on Thursday Tim was able to catch these shots of the girl falling in.


Hot Saw

Amy and Chad

We had a really fun time, and would definitely recommend it to anyone if they come back next year. It was especially nice not to have to take Addison. Not because we didn't want her to come, but she is just at that age where she won't sit still. I will say that I was a little worried about how Addison was going to do at my parents house for so long and right when she usually takes her nap. Addison did really well, she didn't even cry when I left and Tim and I were especially surprised that when we went to pick her up she didn't even seem to care that we were even there. I'm glad Addison had fun and was able to spend the day with her Grandparents.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Our Sunday in Logan

On Sunday at 11:30 a.m. we received the good news that Tim's little sister, Mary, was at the hospital to deliver her baby. We decided to drive up to Logan after we taught our lesson at church. We were hoping that she would deliver the baby while we were there, but if not, we wanted to show our support to Mary and Cam. Plus we thought it would be fun to see and visit with the rest of Tim's family.

When we were pulling in to Logan, we called Tim's sister, Keri Beth, and she told us that they just broke Mary's water and she was dialated to a 6. Since we knew Mary wouldn't be having the baby too quickly, we decided to meet everyone at Willow Park in Logan.

Addison loves going to any and all Parks. Her favorite part is going down the slides. She is getting to be such a big girl. She climbed all the stairs and went down the little slide all by herself.

Here are some pictures of Addison and her cute little cousin Marlie on the swings. Addison used to hate swinging on the swings, It was just a few weeks ago that she has started to enjoy the swings.

Mckayla, Madison, Marlie, Mason and Addison

While at the park, we also walked around and looked at the different animals, which brings me to a funny story. A few weeks ago, Tim and I were talking about going to Hogle Zoo, when Tim mentioned that he had never been there before. He said that he only remembers going to the zoo in Logan(except for a family trip to the San Diego Zoo). Since I had lived in Logan for 3 years going to school, I knew that they didn't have a zoo there. Tim said, "they have monkeys, coyote's and bobcats, that's a zoo." Well sure enough, when we walked around, Tim had to point out every sign that said zoo on it. I'm still not sold though. When I think of a zoo, I think of giraffes, hippos, elephants, and bears, not coyotes, turtles, and ducks. In any case, Addison loved looking at the monkeys and the other small animals at the "zoo".

After the park and the "zoo" we headed to the hospital to go and visit Mary and Cam. While we were there Mary hadn't progressed anymore. We tried to stay as long as we could but it was getting late, and since we had a little drive ahead of us, we decided that we should start to head home. On our way home Tim's mom called to tell us that Mary was going to have a C-section. We were really sad that we missed seeing the baby, but we are happy to know that everything went well and that Mary and baby Hudson are doing great. Once Mary is out of the hospital and updates her blog I will post some pictures of our handsome little nephew.