Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Day at the Lake

We spent the afternoon at Utah Lake doing some sun bathing, drinking (bottle drinking that is), and lounging in the water---the way life should be spent.

We even did a little canoeing.

But mostly just relaxed.

Scottish Days

Well we trekked to Payson last weekend for the Scottish Days Festival. That's about the only time we go to Payson! Anthony went almost every year growing up, but this was my first time. It was pretty cool. Full of kilts, bagpipes, and everything else Scottish you'd expect to find.

Note all of the lovely characters in the backgroud. Probably should've cropped some all of them out of the far left picture (including girl with wedgie, and man in skirt. Yikes.)

Kid in a Candy Shop

Face pushed up against the glass counter, on his tip toes to see the top row of goodies, walking back and forth between the displays of deliciousness hoping to get a taste of something good. I am sure I did this when I was little. Heck, I still do this today! I'll admit it haha The treats at the Sweet Tooth Fairy are SO good--their cupcakes especially! Have you ever been?? Whenever I have a craving for something sweet I always ask Anthony if we can go get one of their cupcakes. I give him a sheepish grin and he just rolls his eyes and says okay. We went there this weekend, and Liam ran to the counter and was in awe of all the treats. We got cookies AND cupcakes :) It was a good night---everyone had sugar highs. That made it a little hard to get Liam to sleep for the night, but it was oh so worth it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

the 4th

We had a great 4th of July. We met Anthony's mom, sister and her kids at the Provo Beach Resort. I think that place has become my favorite and most frequented spot this summer. We got some ice cream, and rode the carosuel.

And then we were off to Anthony's brother's house for more festivities. We had some good burgers and hot dogs ( love summer grilling), lots of good desserts, an endless supply of soda it seemed, and then played for hours.

Then we had a gnarly fireworks show in the front yard. And given all the horrible fires that have started all around Utah this past month, everyone was extra paranoid. We had neighbors watching us, and one guy was standing in his front yard with a hose at the ready haha

And I had to include these two picures. We taught Liam how to "hulk out." Whenever we say "hulk out" Liam clenches his hands into little fists and tenses every muscle in his body and gets ths awesome look on his face. And the other thing we taught him is to "give knuckles." I love that we captured both on camera.

I hope you all had a happy and safe 4th of July!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Playground Adventures

There is a really cool playground in Mapleton that we played at this weekend. It has a three story tall tree house playground, and the kids loved it.

Liam LOVES going down slides. And going up them, too :)

I love this picture because of the determination on his sweet face. And with a little help from mom he climbed to the top of the tree house. And his cute grin that says, "Ah, I made it!"

Kangaroo Zoo

Have you been to Kangaroo Zoo?! It's so much fun. I will even admit that it was as fun for the adults who went as it was for the kids lol Anthony's nephew had a birthday there this weekend. Last week was the aquarium party, and this weekend was the kangaroo zoo party. I love that Liam is getting older because he can do so much more, and can actually participate in all the fun. He certainly had a fun time!

 Liam had so much fun and used up all of his energy that he couldn't stay awake through the whole party. He tried his hardest to stay awake for all the action., but eventually konked out. This is how he spent the last hour of the party---asleep in mom's arms. I love that he will fall asleep in my arms. Makes me feel like he is still my little baby.