Monday, August 31, 2009

Daddy Daughter Date

Kiley decided to take off for the weekend, so I stayed home to take care of Hadley. I thought it would be a good opportunity to bond with my daughter since I don't get to hang out with her a lot during the week while I'm working. So I decided to take her out on a daddy-daughter date Saturday night.

Hadley loves Finding Nemo and she loves "fishies" so I took her first to the Bass Pro Shop to see the big aquarium in the Silverton. As we were on our way I said, "Do you want to go see the fishies?" And she replied "Go to fishies' house!" Here's a couple pictures of Hadley looking at the aquarium. (I didn't have my camera with me so I took all these pics with my cell phone camera, which explains the poor quality).

I wish the Silverton would move the bar away from the aquarium. There's always tons of kids hanging around the aquarium and the people at the bar don't seem to care that their cigarette smoke lingers over so everybody at the aquarium can inhale it with them.

The problem with taking kids to see something they love is that they never want to leave. Luckily Hadley loves castles as much as she loves fish. So after dragging her out of the Bass Pro Shop I took her to the Excalibur to see a "real" castle. We parked on top of the parking garage where we could see the castle really well. She loved it.

She didn't want to leave there either. As I tried to put her back in the car she freaked out and kicked her shoes off, so I put her down and let her run around the top of the parking garage in her bare feet. Normally I wouldn't let her do that, but since it was her date, I figured I'd let her do whatever she wanted.

Finally I was able to bribe her to get into the car with promises of a green Slurpee. What date would be complete without treats from 7-Eleven?

After running around the Excalibur parking lot, Hadley's feet were pretty dirty. This picture makes her feet look huge:

Overall I'd say it was an excellent date. Plus it only cost me$2.57.

Kiley wanted me to add that I also got Hadley ready for church Sunday morning by painting her toenails and doing her hair. I'd say that I did a good job, except apparently I put her dress on backwards. Fortunately nobody noticed but Kiley. Who puts buttons on the front of a dress? Come on! The best part of Sunday morning while I was getting Hadley ready was when she looked at me and said "Daddy cute." I love my baby.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Our Summer

We've had a fun summer and it makes me sad that it comes and goes so quickly. Its still HOt here til October but they're closing all our pools now and making summer come to an end.

Here is a recap of our summer....

I love having my friends come visit so it started out so fun with Nicole and Brittany coming into town before Nicole moved to Iowa. This will hopefully be an annual thing, no kids, shopping and having some interesting talks out back on the patio! *Riley came to a few times and I got NO pics of us, sorry ri*

Hadley loves going to the District to ride Horsies.

We went up to Salt Lake for a very quick family reunion. It was horrible, Hadley had the flu while we were there too. We were able to say a quick hello to our good friends the Peine's.
Here is Hadley and Nolan.
Hadley having fun with Aunt Erin and Uncle Garrett. She loves jumping off Grandma and Grandpa McDonald's coffee table.
Hadley can't reach the pedals on her trike so she loves when friends or mommy takes her for rides. Here is her little buddy Francesca.

Grandma, or mygam is what Hadley calls her, spends time with us every summer on her breaks. This was after swimming lessons and they were enjoying a shake and having fun with milk mustaches.

We had a fun 4th of July with our friends. All the kids surprised us and played very well together and no one got hurt on the tramp!

And our last visitors were Riley and Crew again. We love when they come play even though Hadley has sharing issues when they do come!! These were the only pics I have and I had to still them off Riley's blog.

We also had Brandon's sisters Shannon and her family, Erin and Garrett and Kristen and her friend come visit BUT no pics!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fun Weekend

We had a way to short but fun weekend with my family. It is my dad's and soon to be sister in laws birthdays! We went to dinner and bowling to celebrate. Hadley loved bowling! We got the bumpers for her and no joke she beat me. And she got a strike.

I love my dad so much and want to wish him a happy birthday today! He is seriously the best! He is so fun, caring, smart, loving, strong, funny and the best example to me! I love that his family is everything to him and it shows. He does so much for all of us. If he hasn't seen us in a few weeks my parents will drive down to just eat dinner with us. Or if Brandon or I have needed something or with any move he is always there. I love watching him and Hadley together. She adores him.

I don't know if Syndey reads this, but happy late birthday! We love you and are so excited you are going to be apart of our family! You are so good for Kade and you are the sweetest person!

Uncle Kade helping Haddy bowl.

She would clap and cheer after anyone bowled!

She knew that the orange ball was hers. No one could touch it.