Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BYU Game with the Big Boys

We finally made it back to a BYU game! My Dad, brothers and I made it to the Air Force/BYU game and had a lot of fun.
We only drove 45 minutes or so from Dad's house until PeeWee realized we left the game tickets in MY car, that was still parked in Dad's driveway. But that was fine, we haven't been able to spend that much time together for quite some time, and I really enjoyed it.
The game was good. BYU won and that always makes being stuck in traffic after the game a little more bearable. It was pretty cold, though. But we were bundled up pretty good.

We got there a little late and got this view of the game before we went up to our seats.

The picture makes it seem like we were further away than we were. I think this view is the best way to watch the game and see everything going on.






As you can see, we were ready to get warm!


The sun was setting when we were leaving, making for the perfect ending for a really good day.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Playing in the Leaves

Dad and the little boys went to Utah for a weekend (yes, he did it without mom again and survived, thanks to Grandma Cheryl). When we got there Grandpa hadn't picked up the leaves yet, and Mom has been dying to get some pictures of the little ones in piles of leaves. So here's some pictures of adorable kids playing in leaves!











Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dad and the Boys in Twin Falls

Dad and the boys went to Twin Falls for a weekend getaway. Dad sure missed Mom for this trip.
Dad went to Becky's (his sister) Boot Camp class at the YMCA that morning. He was pretty sore for a couple of days, but had a lot of fun.
We took the kids "geo-cashing" (sp) later and found......junk I guess, but the kids loved it.
Later that night was Kaiya's (brother Pee-Wee's daughter) 1st birthday. We had fun playing horseshoes, eating pizza, and just hanging out at the park.
It was a great weekend, but Dad doesn't think he'll be going ANYWHERE alone with the boys for quite some time.


Connor and Grandpa Smith enjoying themselves at Kaiya's birthday.

Aunt Becky helping Dad with Connor. If it wasn't for Becky's help, Dad would have went nuts. Thanks, sis!



Jakob learning to fly the big kite Uncle Mike brought to the park. He almost killed a couple of people on the ground, but only "almost".



Bridger and Connor trying to escape out of the front door at Aunt Becky's. I think the bright red door scared them!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Boys are on the move

The boys have finally decided that they'd like to walk. They don't all the time, but when they do it's pretty cute.

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The Boys First Cut

Well, we finally did it. The boy's hair was just too much to take. Mom didn't want to cut the hair because she knew she'd miss the little curls in the back. Dad wanted it cut because it looked like a nest had been built on the back of their heads.
We didn't cut Jakob's hair until he was 2 1/2, and even then he didn't really need it. We weren't sure what to do with the boys, so we just put them on the kitchen table and went to town. Funny how a hair cut make them look all grown up.


Here's Connor getting ready for his big cut.

This is Bridger combing his "baby" hair one last time.



Connor was the first to go, and he was pretty calm about it.


Bridger not so much.

But they were both all smiles after.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

It's A Jungle Out There!!!

So we had to go to Oregon to escape the rain in Idaho, and when we returned we found that the rain had not stopped. So, after two weeks of straight rain our yard looked like a jungle. The boys are absolutely terrified of the grass, so being the good mother that Erin is, she immediately sat them in the middle of the jungle for a photo op.




The Oregon Coast Aquarium

We took a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium while in Oregon. Ben and I hadn't been there since our honeymoon twelve years ago. Jakob really enjoyed it...the little boys were less than interested, but it was a really fun day.
This seal stayed and played thru the glass with Jakob for a few minutes.


How Scary!!!

This is a tube that you can get in to have the fish swim all around you. Erin's dad and Jakob really liked it.

There is walkways that go thru glass tunnels. This was a shark that swam right over us. The previous week, this tunnel had been leaking...good thing we didn't visit that day...we could have been shark bait.

A look into one of the three tunnel walkways.

I cannot for the life of me remember what these fish are called, but they swim sideways and their eyes are only on one side of their body. Kinda creepy.

Erin is obsessed with jellyfish, especially after watching the movie Seven Pounds. We did learn that jellyfish are not actually living. They have no heart or brain, they are just made up of thousands of microorganisms.