Thursday, July 26, 2007

Favorite Things from Vacation

The Pool!!!
It took some convincing, but the kids loved the pool on vacation! We went a few times in Jackson to the kiddie pool and played with the pool noodles and kickboards, and we went to a little kids pool in a park in Powell, WY called the Froggie Pond. There was a little frog waterslide that Claire loved (she wouldn't ever smile on it, but would keep going back, so I guess that means she loved it) and Jacob thought was okay.
In Jackson, the kids went swimming with aunt Amber!
Pushing the Stroller Around
We bought this fold-up side-by-side stroller for vacation and ended up using it only in the airport, to go to dinner one night, to transport kids from a parking lot to a park, and occasionally as a high chair in Jackson. But the kids loved pushing it wherever we went, especially in the Salt Lake airport on our layover! I think they had some sort of code, though, because at the same time, they'd split, leaving the stroller and making us chase them!

Cheerios in a Cup
This was a Jacob-only favorite thing because Claire loved Cheerios formerly in a cup and now all over the floor! We'd put Cheerios in a cup and sit Jacob on the floor with them, and he'd eat every one of them and return the cup to be refilled. It was funny to watch.

The kids definately ate like it was vacation! Their favorites were Dairy Queen's kids cones (Claire loved the ice cream but didn't care for the cone) and fudgecicles. Fortunately Aunt Kaci undressed them before feeding them fudgecicle!

In Cody, we got to play with our nephews Breckin (in swing) and Toby (not in the picture), as well as one of Breckin's cousins, Drew. We also got to meet little 3-week old Brighton! There were a lot of little ones all over the place! All the 1-year old cousins were really jealous of Brighton's swing and needed a turn.
Breckin started to scrape a large Lego block across the marble table, making a shrill, fingernails across the chalkboard type noise, which quickly attracted a crowd of block-banging kids. The fun lasted quite!
Wearing Dad's A's Hat
The must-have item of the week! I rarely wear hats, so when I do, my kids want it off my head and on theirs. Even though we live in Reds country, I want my little ones to be A's fans as well. They're off to a good start!

Claire's Cow
On one of the first days in Cody, Claire spotted the plush cow I gave to John for a Johnny Lingo-type payment for Dani and it was instant love! She really hadn't been interested in stuffed animals before, but this cow became an instant love. She carried it around wherever she went.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Has it really been a month since our last post?

Our last month included two weeks in Wyoming visiting family! The first week was in Jackson for the Jensen Family Reunion. On the 4th, we went on a hike around Jenny Lake and up to Hidden Falls. The hike was so much easier than our last hike in Red River Gorge because we rented backpacks instead of wearing Jacob and Claire on our fronts!
Jacob was very excited to go hiking!
But it was hard work for both our kids to hike!
Claire fell asleep twice!
The hike was beautiful, and the waterfall was well worth the hike!

Mom and Dad can have fun too!

Dani and I all dressed up to go to a friend of mine's wedding. Notice, no Cheerios crumbs or snot spots!
This is from the murder mystery party we hosted a few weeks ago. My was hiking though Europe studying architecture (and was the murderer!), and Dani was an actress (with some surprising roles!). We had a great time!

Dani's ostrich face!