Friday, November 1, 2013

June



Here's what we've been up to since I last posted....

In June, we celebrated our 6th anniversary. (I can't believe it's been that long already) Trevor's brother, McLain, and his wife, Sheri, were in town and we decided to celebrate together by going on the zipline course in Moab. It was so fun and worth the money we spent! My favorite quote of the day was from Sheri after putting on all her equipment around her waist and trying to put her seat belt on " I can't do anything with all this crap between my legs" Trevor and McLain both just looked at her and started shaking their heads and both said "EXACTLY, now you know what we feel like all the time!" It was hilarious! We go to do 5 ziplines and had a gorgeous view of the valley. 

 
We seriously live in the coolest place on earth.
 At the end of June, Trevor had his annual bus mechanic training in Park City. The kids and I decided to tag along and make a little vacation out of it. We hit up the Hogle Zoo, the Gateway Children's museum, the Living Aquarium, Monkey Mountain in Park City, and also got to visit with my Grandma. We spent a ton of money, but I loved taking my kids to things they've never been to before. They were in heaven playing and were worn out at the end of every day.


The kids loved playing with this ball with water.
 Trevor and I thought all the animals were really cool and loved to watch them. One of the funniest ones were the gorillas. They weren't doing much, and then all of a sudden, one of them reached underneath itself, pooped on his hand, brought it back through it's legs, and started eating it. I've never seen anything so gross, but, as Knutson's, we have share anything poo related!

Kaydance was more interested in her "animal supply map" than actually watching the animals.

 We stayed at the Children's museum for about 4 hours, and the kids would've stayed longer if we weren't starving. They had so much cool stuff to play with. I would totally buy a pass to go there everyday if I lived up there.


After spending all day at the Children's museum, we walked over to Temple Square for a quick visit.

                                                   




















Friday, June 28, 2013

Birthday, dinosaurs, dance, and other misc.

For my birthday this year, Trevor planned a short getaway to Grand Junction.  It was about 24 hours because of  my piano teaching schedule, but we got to do some fun things. We left right after I got done teaching and went straight to Olive Garden for dinner. Afterwards, we went out for dessert and then back to the hotel for the night. The next morning, we got ready and went and had our family pictures taken. This was such a great present for me... we've had our pictures taken before, but I'm horrible and never get any ordered/printed out. They are all online and available to order, I just lack the decision making skills to choose from so many shots. We had these pics taken at JC Penney this time, which forced me to make a decision right then and there. And I'm so glad I had to. Now I actually have to family pictures hanging on our walls.


On the way home, we stopped at the dinosaur museum in Fruita. Nolan really liked it, but Kaydance was pretty timid at first, especially when we saw the robotic ones. We thought they were pretty cool, but she just wanted to stay in the sand pit thing and uncover the bones.




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At the beginning of May, Kaydance had her spring dance recital. She had 2 dances this time, and did alright with both of them. I think she was too busy looking for me and Trevor and her grandmas to do the dances. She knew them and would do the whole thing in her class though. Maybe she just gets stage fright?


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Kaydance is the 2nd from the left (in the back) and then moves to the 4th from the left about half way through.

Lastly, I was just going to share some cute pictures from the past few months.




I cut Kaydance's hair for the first time in her life a few weeks ago. She loves it, and I think it turned out really cute!

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 This video just cracks me up. She has the cutest voice ever, and tries so hard to have cool sound effects. (Sorry it's so dark)




Thursday, June 27, 2013

catch up/ back track

My life is crazy busy it seems like. Or maybe I just enjoy playing with my kids too much to actually sit down and write a blog post... either way, I've decided today's the day.

I can not believe how fast my kiddos are growing. Looking back at pictures from a few months ago, they have already changed so much. I love it, but I already miss it (a little). Back in March we spent Easter with my family on a hike up Hidden Valley. It was really fun and great weather. And can I just say, Trevor is the best husband ever. On the way back down, he was packing Kaydance, who had fallen asleep, on his back. I had Nolan in the baby carrier, and once he fell asleep too, he was flopping all over the place. So Trevor took him and carried both kids down the trail. That's like 50 lbs, people!!


 Afterwards, we went back to my parents house and had an egg hunt. Kaydance was so excited that she found a pink egg, her favorite color!

Easter morning was fun and the kids got some new clothes, some toys, and candy from the Easter Bunny.(I love messy hair pictures from first thing in the morning!)




In April, we decided to go for a picnic and drive out behind the rocks and do some exploring. We bought Trevor a little Ford Explorer Sport so he wanted to try it out. Trevor found this awesome place that's right on the edge of the cliff. He promises me we're going back to camp there sometime. It was a little windy, but the kids loved playing in the dirt and we had a great time as a family.



 My two favorite boys!


 Kaydance climbed all the way to the top of this hill without help from Trevor. She is a little monkey!
I think that's enough for one post, I'll be posting another soon, to continue to catch up. I promise.