Thursday, September 20, 2012

Summer

Quick recap of summer. Ready? Beach. Pony rides. Cotton Candy. More beach. Temple walks. Cakes. Park. Aquarium. Lots of laughs. Disneyland. Plus one child whose hair may or may not get really fluffy when sweaty (after his mom fluffs it).
Girl's night at Disneyland. I'm that person in the back that looks like they may or may not be having a stroke.
He likes cookies.
He also likes himself. A lot.
And, last but not least...the sweaty hair

Trip to Utah

I'm finally able to post pictures from my computer, so I can finally update the blog! This trip was from the beginning of August, so my memory is a little blurry, but here we go. When we got in to Salt Lake, Dad and Janice picked us up and took us straight to the new City Creek mall. We walked around, played in the little outdoor splash pad, and then got some dinner, but not before taking in the pretty views.
Sunday, after church, we headed up to Centerville to visit Grandma Holiday. Noah loved it, and just wanted to touch and sit on her "bench". It was really sweet.
On Tuesday, Dad and Janice got us a room at the Marriott in Downtown Park City. We met up with Ginger and the girls, and Dawn and her boys came down too. We walked Main Street, went swimming, ate lots of food, and had fun just hanging out with family.
This is only about one third of the Holiday cousins...
Thursday night, Dad and Janice got us tickets to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Sundance Summer Theater. It was pretty adorable, and the perfect mountain setting.
Admiring the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory treats

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stickers, Crayons, Bugs

We are still here. My computer isn't very happy with blogger so I'm updating from my phone. Yesterday was a pretty long day, so I was looking forward to Noah's bedtime. Once we got him in bed, the house picked up, the dirty laundry downstairs, I started sorting. I looked down and saw little stickers all over my clothes (side note: Noah is obsessed with stickers right now. He puts them everywhere and on everything). I got teary-eyed just thinking how grateful I am for those little stickers all over the place. There is nothing I'd rather do with my days than cuddle with this crazy toddler, read books, dig bugs out of Noah's mouth that he's found outside and put in his mouth (yep, that happened...protein, right?), and be a human art project (stickers on my clothes, play-doh on my face, crayons EVERYWHERE...including in a load of laundry...thank you google for fixing that green mess :) ). Anyway, even with days like yesterday, there is no job I want more than to be this boy's mommy, playmate and best buddy. I can't tell you how emotional I get seeing all the first day of school pictures from everyone on Facebook. When did I become this person? This person that cries over stickers on my clothes? This boy has melted my heart, and brought my life to a whole different speed, and I wouldn't change any of it.