Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arches 2011

We wanted to get out of town, so we decided to head to Moab for a quick weekend trip. We went with the Smith's and the plan was relaxing and going to Arches National Park and hike to Delicate Arch. I'd never been to Arches and it had been 10 years for Adam, so we were excited.

Paisley and Wyatt became best buddies! Ready for bed at Wyatt's first sleepover!

Wyatt was such a champ in the car. Getting excited to go for his first hike in Arches!

Here's Balance Rock, taken from the car. It blows me away how these rock formations just appear out of nowhere!

Off we go! Wyatt did really good in his "backpack", until we got close to the top. Then he got tired and hungry :) But we fed him and he was much happier!

The hike wasn't easy, but so worth it! The pictures don't do it justice. The arch was HUGE!

We walked over under the arch and Amber took some pictures of us, but I don't have them yet :) It was scary up there for me! I'm afraid of heights and since you're just walking on a ridge at the top of the mountain, I was pretty nervous. And having my baby there only made it worse :) It was really windy, but after such a warm hike with no shade, the wind felt good.

On the way down, both babies were SO tired. They took turns fussing so we hurried down :) First Wyatt fell asleep (yep, face-planted right into his chair. We could hear him snoring, so we weren't too worried)....

Then Paisley fell asleep. Poor girl was sleeping half-way hanging out of her chair :)

Got all cleaned up after our hike!

The whole trip was fun, but tiring (both babies had a hard time sleeping). We went to Zax for pizza and it was REALLY good! Oh, and Greg Miller (owner of the Jazz) stayed at our hotel while we were there. Almost went to say hi during breakfast, but the boys chickened out. And this sign across the street from our hotel cracked us up! I don't care how cheap the food is, anything (other then ice cream) that's served by-the-scoop can't be good!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wyatt- 5 months

Wyatt, you are 5 months old! Time has flown! What are you up to lately?

--Your current nicknames: Bubba (mommy) and Scooter (Daddy). Daddy also likes to call you Dooderhead, but mostly because you laugh every time he says it :)
--you LOVE to eat food! Your favorite things right now would have to be bananas and sweet potatoes. Least favorite? Peas and peaches.
--You love to watch US eat. When we're eating in front of you, you watch us really closely and smack your lips like you're missing out. So we usually give you a little taste of whatever we're eating :) And you love it
--You love your daddy. You stare at him when he's around and smile when he's not paying attention to you. He can Always make you laugh first!
--You are constantly moving. You kick your legs a lot and you always slap your leg with your right hand. Does that show a preference maybe?
--You HATE tummy time! You'll last for 5 minutes on your stomach, but then you stick your face into the ground and cry until we turn you over. Who knows when you'll learn how to crawl!!!
--You talk all of the time. You love to hear lots of different pitches in your voice, so you talk from low to high pitch and vary your volume from one second to the next :) Your current favorite sound is a growling sound that makes it sound like you're choaking. Mommy loves that...
--You love to grab toys and especially Mommy's hair when she's feeding you. And, of course, everything goes right in your mouth :)
--You love to be scared, but especially by Daddy. He throws you in the air, balances you on his hand, and tries to startle you every chance he can! And you love every minute of it. You always have a big grin and laugh out load with your Daddy.
--You sleep really good during the day and at night too, but lately have been waking up a few times during the night to eat. Another growth spirt maybe?
--You are still long and skinny, but starting to get just a little chub on your legs

We love you so much and it is SO FUN to watch you discover the world around you each day. You keep changing so much, and we enjoy you at each stage, but can't wait for you to get bigger and bigger! Love you Buddy