Saturday, July 6, 2013
Tonight was a fun Family Night. Johns buddies from work had been camping in the mountains for a few days and decided to invite us up for dinner. It was a pretty drive up there and we we're excited to hang out around the campfire and relax up in the mountains. As soon as we got there we saw a DEER. It was so cute. John wanted to get a picture so he took Dax and they ventured off into the forest looking for it. They we're able to find him and took a picture. Dax was his cool calm self and was soaking up all the fun and excitement. Before dinner Bart and Bryan decided to take John and I Four Wheeling. We bought thought of we will be gone for 10 minutes maybe a little more. To our surprise it was an hour later but well worth it. Defiantly a fun memory made. Bart was leading the way and Bryan was behind John and I to make sure we we're okay. We went through rocks and water mud puddles, through a ton of trees and up these crazy trails. Luckily I was wearing a helmet. After we got back to the campsite we started dinner. We had Brat words and Hot dogs, Salads, Jello, Yogurt cheesecake it was delicious! Dax had a plate of his own and demolished everything. He is quite the eater, he is such a little piggy. We hung out and John went four wheeling by himself that was fun for him. We talked for a while and then made Smores!!! I let Dax have a bit of the Marshmallows and some graham crackers. He loved it. Dax started getting fussy so we decided to leave. It was already 9:30. We gathered our things and thanked everyone and left. It was a nice drive home very peaceful. I am excited that I am slowly getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things Especially things that John enjoys. I am excited for our next Camping, Bbq Mountain Adventure. Dax was very mesmerized by the fire. He kept wanting to touch it. He is such a joy to watch and try new things with. I love my family and am thankful for them everyday.
The day that Daxton turned 11 Months we went down to Lehi for the weekend and stayed at Jeff and Amy's. Amy and I decided to take the kids to the Splash Park in Highland. I had never been so I had no idea what to expect. It was a lot of fun. I was excited because I had heard so much about it from my friends and would always see pictures of kids at Splash parks. When we got there we laid out our towels and put sun screen on the kids. We decided to sit down with our feet in and let the kids play. I held Dax in my lap since he couldn't stand on his own and their we're kids everywhere, Dax was not having it. The water was freezing and every time a kid would pass by us he would scream if any water touch him. After a while we decided to go over to the big fountain of water was splashing everywhere on the cement and I sat Dax down alone. Probably not the best idea but I wanted him to experience it and of course take some pictures. After a while we decided to leave and we got Snow Cones. Boy was Dax excited. I decided to get Strawberry and Blue Cotton Candy. It was delicious and defiantly cured my sweet tooth. Dax couldn't get enough and kept wanting more and more. It was adorable. He of course was getting all messy and sticky and kept touching my phone and got that all sticky. By the time we left the kids we're tired and ready to go. All in all it was a fun way to start our Summer
Thursday, July 4, 2013
It's hard to think that this time last year I was Pregnant with Dax and little did I know I would have him 3 days later. We had a fun 4th of July this year. We went on a drive near Flaming Gorge not exactly to the Gorge but went through this pretty Forest I believe it was called Ashley Forest. We got Subway for lunch and walked around the trails it was fun and relaxing. Dax was a good boy of course and he was soaking it all in. It was nice to get away from everything and be in nature. It was peaceful and beautiful. It was also nice just to take a drive and just "TALK". Dax was sleeping of course so John and I we're able to talk and just relish in the moment.
After we got home from our Picnic up the canyon/forest we decided to take a 4th of July nap. I tried to at least. Dax wasn't napping so I got up with him and we played until John woke up. Johns buddy Ronnie from work called and they invited us over for a BBQ. We went to Smiths and got Steaks, Chips, Potato Salad and Jello. We went over to the Richey House and hangout for a while talked and then started grilling the steaks. We also had watermelon and Soda. I even made a plate for Dax believe it or not. He had Watermelon, Potato Salad and Jello. He loved it and ate every bite. We sat and talked and enjoyed each others company while our kids played. We each told our stories of how we met, got engaged and married. It was quite entertaining. As the sun began to go down and the sky was dark we headed into our cars and drove down to watch the Fireworks along with everyone else in vernal.When we we're driving there we had the windows down and the music up. The weather was perfect and we remised about our FIRST 4th of July when we had just started talking we weren't even officially dating yet. It is fun to look back and see how far we have come since then and now. When we pulled up to the High School where the Fireworks we're it seemed like everyone in Vernal was there. John and Ronnie saw a lot of their Paroles and we're joking if they had to make any arrests they would be in their flip flops. They are two peas in a pod when they are together. We found a nice spot to sit and low and behold the Rasmussen Family was sitting right next to us. Such a SMALL WORLD huh? Of all places to sit watching Fireworks in Vernal. It was fun to visit with them again. We got our blankets and chairs and started watching the fireworks or so we thought. At first their weren't that many and we thought this is weak come one Vernal. We took some family pictures before it got too dark. I was anxious, nervous and excited to see how Dax would react/respond to the Fireworks. Considering the Fireworks are loud and Dax is terrified of the vacuum I had to think he might be a little scared. Nope not one bit. In fact he was taking it all in and acting like his cool, calm collected self. He would try and reach up and touch the fireworks, he would talk and babble and he was just so relaxed it was so cute! I love cuddling with John and sharing our FIRST 4th of July as a family. We talked and remised about our first 4th of July together and how last year we we're pregnant and I would have Dax any day thinking maybe the sound of the Fireworks would scare Dax to come , it didn't. I am so grateful and thankful to have my sweet eternal family. I love living in America and enjoying the freedoms I easily take for granted, After the Fireoworks ended we walked to our car and it was 10:30! Wow. Dax stayed up late! By the time we got home, showered and in bed it was 11:30 pm late night. All in and all great memories. Until next year!