Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Hogle Zoo

Last Saturday we headed up to Salt Lake to go to the Zoo with our good friends, The Fisher’s.  They brought some fun friends and family with them too, and it was a lovely event.  All week I was telling Steven we were going to the zoo on Saturday, and he kept saying “I don’t wanna go to the zoo!”  Then I told him mommy, daddy, and Lillie were going to the zoo, and he replied “I wanna stay in the car.”  Much to his dismay, we made him go to the zoo anyway.  And yet, he absolutely LOVED it!  We weren’t surprised that he kept begging to go back to the zoo while we were driving home.


Feeding the ducksDSCF4949

Being turtles  DSCF4951 DSCF4953

Three little monkeys sitting on a rock DSCF4956

Zuri, the cute baby elephant.  This is what Steven said was his favorite thing at the zoo


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The Carousel.  Steven rode a Praying mantis, then got pictures with other animals as well.   DSCF4973  DSCF4980 DSCF4981

Christie practicing her parade wave :)DSCF4975

How Steven measures up with those gorillasDSCF4986

I told everyone to act like animals.  This may be one of the only pictures I have of Todd actually smiling normally……


Steven loved the train too DSCF4989 DSCF4990 DSCF4991

Thanks Christie!! It was so fun to see you!!DSCF4993


And here are some cute ones to throw in of my kids playing after we got home from the zoo :)

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Some bowling, and my funny kids…

A couple of weeks ago we went bowling with Darrell’s brothers, sister, sister-in-law and nephews.  Steven loves a good chance to have some fun, and of course, beat his mom…:)


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And, as it always goes, if I try to take pictures of Lillie, Steven has to jump in as well :)  I really don’t mind though.  I get to continually look at these fun memories :)


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Six months already! I really cannot believe it!

This beautiful little girl is six months old today. CRAZY!! She is so much fun, and loves to jabber, smile, and blow raspberries.

At her six months check up yesterday, her stats came in at:

16 lbs. 12 oz – 69th percentile

25.5 inches – 43rd percentile

I was totally bummed that her hair turned out so funky with the pictures in her tu-tu. I wish I could’ve known they looked that awful and I would’ve combed them!! Oh well, in honor of my favorite holiday being the 4th of July, those pictures turned out fabulously!

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

4th of July!!

I absolutely love the 4th of July, and yes, the Richfield 4th of July is one of my favorite celebrations.   I am pretty sure Darrell has winced inside his brain because they’re not that exciting to him, but he loves me, and always tags along for the fun!!  This year, we headed down on Friday night and were there until Monday with the 4th being a Sunday.  We got to spend time with most of my family (minus the fabulous ones who were taking care of newborn twins in St. George) and it was so fun!  We also were able to squeeze in visiting a few people and attending my 5 year class reunion (yes, I am young) as well.  Also, I was able to run the Liberty 5K with one of my best friends, Kacey Chidester.  Technically, I only ran half of it with her. At about the half way mark, I had an extreme pain in my rib, so I had to walk for about 45 seconds. (I’m guessing here, cause that’s how much faster she completed the race than me. Haha)

Here is a little glimpse into our weekend..

This is the best picture we got in my desire for the family photo this weekend. I love having a toddler :)


Sunday night we did sparklers and a few fireworks with the kids, since a lot of us had to leave Monday before the city fireworks.  Steven was a little unsure of the sparkler at first, but then thought it was pretty cool. DSCF4878

I saw this fantastic idea on one of my friend’s blogs last year, and had to try it with my neieces and nephews.  They now officially think I have the coolest camera in the world :)

DSCF4886 (this one is supposed to say Trent)DSCF4893 DSCF4895 Steven watching fireworks with grandpaDSCF4906The annual “line of candy-waiters” at the parade Monday morning.

 DSCF4907 Steven got a balloon sword and hat. He called the hat his turtle :)  DSCF4909 And I got to make yummy desserts for our barbeque, so here are the lovely pictures. Fruit Pizza and Rice Krispies!! Woot! DSCF4912 DSCF4913