Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm a feathery freak.. With a beak.. A bird murderer.. You think you're badder than me... I never heard of ya

With the Utah Pass of All Passes you get in free to the Tracy Aviary on Mondays, so Kim and I met up with Piper and her kids one day to check the place out. It's basically a zoo for just birds, but the kids had fun, and there was lots of cool looking birds to see. Plus any place that has cutouts to take pictures in I am totally game! So even though it was a freaking hot day and we were completely sweaty by the time we left, it was a good little outing, and a nice (free) place to check out.

they had this little childrens' play area which was nice

Q and Harper

Q doing her Brady Bunch head move

aren't these girls adorable!

Friday, July 20, 2012

More than you'll ever know...

On July 6th, Kimmie joined me for a little road trip and Boyz II Men concert in Wendover, NV. Has anyone ever been to Wendover? It's seriously like a town with 3 casinos, a couple fast food places, and gas stations. It's crazy small. But the venue for the concert was perfect, and we had great seats! It was my 6th time seeing Boyz II Men in concert, and it was just as amazing as always. They put on a great show. I know many people probably think that they have been out of the game for many years now, but it's simply not true. They have continued to put out records for 20 years now. In fact their last CD, released this past year, named 20 was a two disc collection. One disc was all their hits re-made, and the second disc was all new songs. Download: More than you'll ever know. (amazing!)
They might not sell out huge arenas anymore, but they still have amazing talent and put on a great show!
It was a great concert, and so fun to spend some one on one time with Kim.
the view from our seats

the Boyz

This lady stood up the entire concert. Luckily, she didn't block our view..but the people behind her were NOT pleased.

an awkward picture of me at the end

a highlight of my life. Boyz II men "favorited" a tweet of mine about them. They now know I exist!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Baby you're a firework...

I feel like with posting on Facebook and Instagram that these photos will be repeats for many of you, but I still like the idea of blogging (even though I don't know if anybody reads my posts anymore since nobody comments anymore...I blame Google Reader). So here is my 4th of July post. 

Last year for 4th of July season, Q and I just drove around Utah County looking at the fireworks being shot off. We even drove all the way up to Sandy on the 3rd to watch the firework show going off after a Real game. I have mentioned Q's loves of fireworks before, and therefore I try and get as much excitement for her as possible. I was even nice and let her do sparklers this year. I burned myself once as a kid on those things, and have stayed away ever since. But Q was excited to have her own "firework" in her hands....note: she did burn herself a bit when, after the sparkler was out, she touched the burnt part. She cried a little bit, but tried a sparkler again, so she's braver than me. 

For the 4th we joined Kim and Aaron's parents and in-laws for a picnic and playtime up in Saratoga Springs. The kids had a blast running around the yard and receiving numerous balloon animals from Aaron's uncle. Q was in heaven with all the crazy toys Piper brought, and her new balloon friends. I was in heaven sitting on the grass eating delicious food and chatting with everyone. 

we got the girls these matching $5 dresses. i love being festive. 

q's flag toes I painted. 

a balloon sword fight...Q was pretending to be a barbie musketeer

 Okay a little after that picture one of the balloons popped so we convinced Q to out it on like a vest and be a balloon alien. The funniest thing was that she couldn't move her arms all the way forward while it was on. So, for my own enjoyment..and the others around me...I kept asking Q to do things that i knew she couldn't with her arms immobile. It was HILARIOUS. she kept getting so frustrated. I'm horrible.

the ladies with their festive toes

After the picnic, and as it started to get dark we headed to Gary and Sylvia's for a little firework action. (they were banned in the saratoga springs area where we were). 
Q was beyond excited and had a blast watching Gary and Aaron light them off. Plus we got to watch some big ones going off in the neighborhood around us, which was awesome. On the way home we pulled over intot he University Mall parking lot, and watched the end of the "Stadium of Fire" fireworks show. It was perfect. We got to see all the cool fireworks but didnt have to deal with the people. Awesome.

can you feel the love for fireworks?

woah..that was a loud one

Q would march up and down the street singing "grand old flag"

Not awesome: having to hear the fireworks going off super late for the next few nights after. so annoying. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

girls just wanna have fun...

Oh I do love summer! Most days you can find us having fun playing in parks, playing in the water (at home, seven peaks, or another pool, and playing with family and friends!
the girls practicing their floating.

aaron being one of the girls

friend train!

look at that face...

what's going on here...

Oh just Q enjoying some chinese water torture from Elsie

 Plus, seeing a couple great movies doesn't hurt either.

I took the girls to see Madagascar cute. Afro Circus

Kim, Elsie, Q, and I watching some Brave....Q insisted on a bow and arrow right after.

So that's what we've up to.