Sunday, September 30, 2007

Hoogle Zoo

What a wonderful time we had at the Zoo.
As soon as we walked through the gates Marcus spotted the train and so of course we had to take a ride!
So we piled on board and took a very fast trip around the zoo.
Marcus loved seeing all the animals his favorites were the Elephants & Monkeys (orangutans). We actually had a really cool experience with the mom & baby orangutans (not caught on camera because Jon was outside with Seth). Marcus and I were standing looking in the window at them searching for food in the hay on the floor. The room started to get really crowded so we knelt down so others behind us could see. The mom orangutan started scooting towards us so we put our faces closer to the glass and then next thing we knew she was giving us a kiss on the glass! She came right up to our faces! I put my hand up on the glass and (yes, just like in the movie Return To Me) she put her hand up right on mine! WOW! How often does that happen. Marcus thought it was the greatest thing and so he wanted to stay. Good thing we did because a few minutes later the baby came over and also gave us a kiss! Double WOW! Everyone in the room was freaking out saying "look, look" and oohing (I even heard one person say, "Where's the camera?") Well, when we got up to leave one man said to us that that was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I definitely will not forget it, Marcus might so hopefully one day he can read this and maybe remember...

American Fork Canyon

We took a family outing up American Fork Canyon to enjoy what was left of our "nice" weather and spend some quality family time together. All around we had a really enjoyable time being together as a family and out in nature.

We couldn't believe that the leaves had started to change. It was absolutely beautiful. There was every color from read to purple on the side of the mountain.

Yes, let me address this then you can enjoy the rest of the pictures. Mom wasn't too prepared for the windy fall weather. Luckily she had brought an extra shirt for herself that was transformed into a tuque for Marcus. Hey, it kept his ears and head warm! Unfortunately it was bright pink...

Unfortunately, I didn't have anything for the hands. But Marcus thought he was pretty cool putting them in his pockets.

On the trail...

The boys were much happier to be back in the car. It got colder and more windy on our way back to the car. We had to have the heater on high and defrost for a few minutes.

So being too cold outside we decided to drive the alpine loop. It takes you through the canyon past Sundance and you end up in Orem. If anyone has ever driven with Jon you know he is fast and crazy and this was no exception. Especially on the curvy roads he thinks he is on the hills of France in his Maserati! Well, halfway into our drive Marcus started telling us his tummy hurt.. So for the next half hour I kept asking him if he was hungry (you know Marcus, he hadn't eaten anything all day...) Just as we were coming out of the canyon he started screaming and threw-up all over himself... ( luckily I guess he had only had milk in the last few hours...) Of course after that he felt much better! But...

Thank goodness we had the PINK SHIRT!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Who's Who???

Can you guess which one is Marcus and which is Seth?
These pictures are of the boys at 6 months!
(don't scroll down!)


I've been doing a lot of post dating just because I'm using the blog as a kind of scrapbook and want the pictures to be posted on the date or very close to the date they were taken. So, you might need to scroll down a bit to see any new posts!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Seth Eating A Pickle!

This is a video of Seth eating his first pickle. I think he actually likes it!
Oh the things we do to our kids...

Seth found his thumb!!

Well out of the blue at about 5 months Seth found his thumb and as they say the rest is history... At this point I think it is a miracle. If he's hungry he starts to suck his thumb, if he's tired he starts to suck his thumb then I feed him and then put him in bed and he rolls over and starts to suck his thumb. I know, when he's 8 it won't be the greatest thing, and when I have to fork over the dough to get him braces because he has pushed his teeth out I won't like it very much, but right now we all think it is the greatest thing in the world. Seth has been a wonderful baby. He is eating baby food with great fervor, he sleeps 12 hours straight at night, and loves playing on the floor with Marcus. Of course we have our days when he just wants to be held and won't take a decent nap which makes for a very long day. But for the most part Seth is a wonderful baby and we feel so blessed to have him in our family! We love you Sethy-pooh!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's Bath Time!

Marcus loves to take baths! So much so that right after he gets dressed in the morning he says "Mom, I want to take a bath!" So he gets undressed and I put him in the bath and he plays for at least an hour! It also helps to get some food down him since he is in one place and can't run away from me.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Marcus!

Marcus had a wonderful 3rd birthday! We had a Go, Diego. Go! Birthday Party with all his friends, it was a blast. I had so much fun putting it together, It only took me 5 days to put it together and it lasted an hour and a half (and that was stretching it out!). I have a ton more pictures I want to post but need to doctor them a bit. So here is the Birthday Boy!!

He also had a party at preschool. We made and decorated cupcakes and took them to share with his class. We his friends spinning tops for a prize. Notice the sticker on his shirt Missy, his teacher, gave it to him.

Marcus wants to say:
"Happy Birthday to my friends"

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day 2007

Jon's Photo

Luke, Marcus, Elly, Abby & Elle

Luke & Marcus are great friends. They first met in nursery and we have Luke over to play every now and them!

Nice Photo Shot Jon!

We went with our friends up the American Fork Canyon Labor Day morning for breakfast. The men woke up at 5:30 and headed up early to take some pictures. Well, I should actually say that Chad & Tim & Karter woke up at 5:30, Jon had to be woken up by rocks thrown at our bedroom window at 6:00 because he forgot to turn on the alarm. Good thing he had his clothes all picked out... We had a great time eating french toast and bacon, doing a "little" hiking and enjoying the crisp mountain air. Thank you boys for the breakfast!

The Bacons, The Shirley's, The Kimball's & The Mabey's

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Our friend Elly


Hey Seth, Say Cheese!!

Marcus...What are you doing? Oh well, looks like fun!

We love going to Thanksgiving Point, We actually have a yearly pass because it is so fun and so close. We went to the gardens and took some pictures on Saturday. I must admit I get a little jealous when we go because I wish my yard looked like theirs!!