Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Campin' We Will Go

Jon's family gets together the weekend of the 24th of July every year for a campout. This year we went to Paris (Idaho that is). It was quite the trip. We had lots of fun. Zac loves being outside, so he did great. We stopped in Logan on the way up at First Dam for a food break for Zac. Our tent was a little harder to set up this year then in years past. Our last one fit our air mattress on each side and that was it. We couldn't quite figure out how to fit the pack and play and us in that one. It is amazing how someone so small can need so much stuff!!! The nights got REALLY cold and somehow Zac ended up in bed with us. He also ended up with the blankets while I was pushed to the side and shivering- hmmm. The things you do for love.

I learned my lesson after the first night and zipped the sleeping bags together. Jon went golfing and I got some good reading done. Then we all went to Bear Lake. His family had rented a floating trampoline and everyone had a great time. I found as a mom, it is lots of work to go the beach. Zac and I stayed on the beach and watched most of the time, and he took a good snooze.
What a life- really.

A lot of time was spent just sitting in the camp chairs and chatting with family. It was fun to see lots of cousins we hadn't seen in a long time. Zac loves playing with his dad and his grandma. It was really nice getting to hang out with Jon for a day or two before we lost him to studying for finals.

The second night was colder than the first. We got Zac bundled in two pairs of pajamas, a hoodie sweatshirt, a beanie (it was huge on him when he was first born, and now it barely fits over his huge noggin), and wrapped him in two blankets. The kid was set.
A happy boy the next morning.
I didn't take any pictures of the most eventful part of our campout. At the time I was in no mood. As we started driving home all the lights started coming on. We were hoping to get to Logan and have it looked at. Well, we got just out of Paris canyon and then we heard a loud noise and our tire went flat. We pulled off and soon after Jon's grandparents stopped, and then his aunt and uncle. We unpacked the TIGHTLY packed trunk and Jon put the spare on. When we went to start the car it wouldn't start. Whatever! His uncle jumped the car and it started for a second and then died. So not only did we have a flat tire, but the alternator went out. Jon's dad came back from LaBeau's and towed the car to a mechanic in Lake Town. Jon's grandparents took Zac and I to Brigham City while Jon and his dad drove to Logan to get the part they needed and then drove back to Bear Lake so the guy could put it in and then drove back down to Brigham to pick us up. Don't you just love cars? Even though it was a royal pain, it made me so grateful for good family. Through the whole ordeal, everyone in Jon's family was so willing to jump in and help and do anything they could to be there for us. Jon and I talked about how lucky we are to have such good family on both sides. I don't know how people live without family. I hope Zac grows up knowing how lucky he is too. All in all it was a fun trip. I wish we could do it more often. I guess I'll have to settle for a cruise to the Bahama's in a couple weeks.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Waiting on the World to Change

Jon and I have very different taste in music. We mostly just don't listen to music in the car becuase we can't agree on what to listen to. However, there are a few artists that we both really enjoy, and John Mayer is one of them. So for my birthday, John got tickets to the John Mayer concert at Usana amphitheater. We had a blast.
Neither of us had been out there for a concert. It is a really fu n place and we'd love to go out there again. It is way out west. We thought we'd grab dinner before the show. After driving around forever we found there are no restaurants and ended up going to Panda Express. When we got to the amphitheater there were tons of concessions with yummy food. Oh well, we know for next time. I did get some ice cream- who knew oatmeal icecream was so good!

Colbie Caillat was the opening act. I love her voice. This was half the reason I was excited for the concert. I had never seen what she looked like and I pictured her very different, but I loved this part of the concert. Her voice is amazing and her songs were great.We were sitting during this part of the concert and of course I ended up with a tall lady with the big hair sitting right in front of me. I listened more than saw Colbie.
Luckily, when John Mayer came out, everyone stood up, except tall lady, so I was able to enjoy the sights as well as the music.

It was a great concert. He was so funny on stage. It was like he was just up there jammin' to himself and not a huge audience. He has a funny sense of humor. His music was awesome. The show in the audience was quite amuzing as well (there was a 65ish old man with a 30ish girl both drunk, that really liked each other- I tried to get pictures, but it was too dark and the camera was running out of batteries, a little gross, but highly entertaining.) All in all we had a great time and it was a wonderful birthday present. Good work Jon, I love you.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Wild Thing

After going to the midnight show of The Dark Knight, we got back and Zac decided he was ready to play. He was up for another hour and then woke up at 6:30. So, after about 3 hours of sleep, we decided to go to the zoo. It actually was very fun. We met my friend Emily and her kids for Zac's first time seeing the animals.Zac did great in the stroller even though it was a hot day. He loves watching people and being outside. I'm not sure if he was really impressed by the animals or not.

It's been a few years since I've been to the zoo. They have made some good changes. The elephants have a nice new area.

We had to prove that Zac was really there. It looks like I have been shocked and that my hair is standing on end- I think it's just the tree. Thanks for a fun day Em!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What are we doing tonight?

I know there is something important I need to do tonight. I just can't think of what it is. Maybe if I get a treat that would help me remember.
Mmmm. That was good but I still can't think of what I should be doing. Maybe if I knew what time it was.
Well that didn't help. Perhaps if I looked in the closet...
or on the computer...
or perhaps even up in the fan...
I think I might be getting a clue, this little guy could help.
Or even looking on the calendar.
I think Zac might know what's going on tonight- will you tell me bud?
I don't know mom, do you really want to know?

Ok, it's the day daddy has been counting down to for months. He has watched all the clips out there. Watched every interview with the actors, read every review, and it is finally here. At midnight tonight, The Dark Knight finally comes out and daddy gets to see it.
Two very happy boys. I love that my husband is so young at heart and that he has something that makes him so happy. Christmas has come in July this year and in only a few hours the time will finally be here. Love ya Jon, and I'm excited for tonight!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The intensity is raw, but the hot dogs are cooked!

For the 4th of July, Jon and I had decided to enter 5K. We were going to meet Jon's mom and sister. Jon's mom was going to walk with Zac in the stroller and we were going to run. I set the alarm for 5:45 so we would be there with plenty of time for the race that started at 7:00. Friday morning at 6:58 I woke up. I had apparently set the alarm for pm not am and so there was no 5K for us. Zac had even slept through the night and not helped to get us up in time. It was a bummer. However, since we weren't out running a race, we able to catch the annual hot dog eating contest on TV. It is wild how drawn you can be to watching something so revolting. I kept having to look away as they were dipping the buns in water and sucking those things down. And yet I kept looking back up to see who would win. It was riviting as Joey Chesnut and Takeru Kabayashi ended the 10 minutes in a tie of 59 hot dogs each. They had a tie breaker of who could eat 5 more hot dogs the fastest and Joey ended up the winner. I'm sorry to all of those who actually set their alarms for the right time and were out running the race and missed this great contest. Something else that interested me- for those who have ever done Weight Wathchers you will get this. A hot dog is about 5 points not including the bun and these guys ate 64 hot dogs all at once which is a wopping 320 points. Wow! A big congratulations to Joey Chesnut.

The rest of the day wasn't quite as exciting. We went to a BBQ at my parents and went to Sandy's fireworks. It was fun.
My parents enjoyed the joys of Brian Reegan from the ipod while we waited for fireworks. If you've never heard him and you need a good laugh, look him up. (Half game, whole snowcone!)

Zac is just starting to be able to be able to sit up by himself as long as his hands are down.
We were getting Zac in his PJ's and he was enjoying having his clothes as a hat, kicking his legs, and cuddling with his uncle. He slept through fireworks which worked a great. It was a fun 4th of July, and we are grateful to live in such an amazing country.

Sunday we got together with family and of course had the camera with us. Zac was hanging out on the swing with his great grandparents.

And this one is purely to see if my aunt looks at my blog. She was telling a story, and she really gets into telling stories. She didn't know I was taking her picture. Love ya Lori!!!
Zac turned 5 months old on Monday. He had his doctors appointment the same day. I thought he was getting huge, but I guess I am comparing him to little kiddos. He weighs 15.7 pounds which is the 36th percentile. He is 25.5 inches which is the 45th percentile. He's got a big head though. That is in the 74th percentile. It's a cute head though. I took his bear pictures. You can tell he is getting more steady.

The shirt he's wearing is in honor of Jon. If you know Jon at all, you know that there is a count down going on in our house for July 18. The Dark Knight comes out and we already have our tickets to the midnight showing. According to the reviews it is one of the best crime adventure shows ever. We can't wait.