Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wrapping up Summer

Seeing as that it is the end of summer (oddly enough, I'm really not that sad... BRING ON FALL!) I thought I'd post a few pictures from our adventures the past few weeks.

Ward BBQ. Ok, so this might have happened like over a month ago, but I just got around to posting it.

We got ice cream with Jake, Katie, and baby Annie. Cayden was so excited to hold the 'beebee' - he'll make a good big brother someday. Clearly Annie was not as excited.

Jesseca and Jaxton came down last week to visit. It was a lot of fun to talk and to see my chubs of a nephew. Holy cute cheeks! Cayden and Jaxton had a good time playing together - though to be honest the playing was more of them playing separately with different toys and periodic outbursts from Cayden of "My toys!"

Eating free ice cream cones (and making a huge mess all over the car seat) from a visit to the dentist. Yeah, I thought that one was funny too.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

ConGRADulations Chad!

Last night we celebrated this:

Chad finally finished school this past August and we received his degree about a week ago. We're all just a little bit excited and so proud of Chad! So is Cayden. :) (He is also daddy's little shadow and couldn't stand us taking pictures without him.)

Chad and I went out to dinner sans Cayden to P. F. Chang's and ate huge amounts of delicious Chinese food. Yum. I wish I had some now.

Cute us :)


Also yummy.

Best. Thing. EVER.

And a picture of one of the huge horses standing out front just for Cayden.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Banks & Onions

Two completely random and unrelated stories for you today:

Cayden and I went to the bank today to order checks and change some things on an account. It took longer than I expected, but thankfully Cayden was great and spent most of the time playing under the banker's desk. While wrapping up a few things the banker got a phone call from the police asking if everything was ok. ... Who knew that the EMERGENCY/PANIC button was located under the desk!? Silly Cayden.

Around lunchtime yesterday Cayden started screaming and pulling at his ear and saying, "Ear, ow." That's not exactly what you want to hear when your insurance doesn't kick in until October 1st. I was willing to take Cayden in even without the insurance (I mean, I'm not a horrible mother and wasn't going to make him wait it out for 2 1/2 weeks), but decided to see if I could find any sort of homeopathic remedy that might work. That my friends is where the onions come in. Finely grate some onions, stick them in a paper towel, squeeze 2-3 drops in the owie ear... voila! Cayden hasn't complained about or mentioned his ear and it has been 24 hours! Wahoo! We just might have avoided a $400 Dr/prescription bill. *knock on wood* Onions are my new best friend! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bear Lake, Round 2

We went up to Bear Lake for Labor Day weekend again this year. We stayed a little bit longer so we got some good boating in and the weather was much warmer than last year! So much fun. I wish we could go back because I am feeling the need for a vacation again.

Sleepy boys on the way up to Bear Lake. This picture cracks me up.

Throwing rocks in the lake; Cayden spent A LOT of time doing this.


Chad's cousin Julie has a son several years older than Cayden. On our way to get pizza Cayden casually slipped his hand into Isaac's. So cute.

Waiting for 'pee-za-pah!'

Hugging the bear at the restaurant.

Driving the boat! Look at that smile!