Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy 30th Brandon!

Yes this day finally did come. Sad but true. He's been dreading it all year and he survived! I think its safe to say it was a good birthday. He is truly the best. I love him so much and wanted him to have a great day. It actually was a few days of celebrating.

Some things to remember:

My mom came down for the weekend and took Hadley so Bran and I could spend a day together just the two of us.

I told him our first stop was shopping and it would be so nice to just walk around and shop with no toddler. I know he wasn't as excited as I was. So when we pulled up to town square I told him he could open his first gift. It was a framed pic of a TV and some birthday $. After years of him wanting a new TV and Lindsay and my mom talking me into it, I caved! This was the ultimate surprise and perfect for his big ol' birthday. I really thought he might cry! So we went across the street and picked it up.

Of course when we brought it home to drop it off, it couldn't just sit in the box. So we had to put it together and watch football for a bit before we could head on our way.

We had a nice dinner at Maggiano's, his favorite Italian place.

We did actually enjoy some shopping with no Hadley.

Went and saw "Social Network".

On his actual birthday {oct 19th} Had and I took him to lunch and brought him a little goody we made. Its kinda junky but its the thought that counts.

Also my brother celebrated his birthday 2 days before Brandon. While my mom was down we ended up getting some Barry Manilow tickets. It was going to be Brandon and my mom going cause Barry's not my thing but we ended up talking my dad into going. So Kason and my dad drove down just for the night. So we had a little birthday party for the 2 birthday boys.

And talked them into helping Brandon put together our new Ikea purchases.

Well Kason helped, my dad just.... observed. Late night at the concert I guess.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Girl time!

This trip has been in the works for a while! Lindsay and I were talking about running away for her birthday back in June and making an Ikea trip out of it as well. Getting pregnant definitely threw off our plans and plus summer is just busy anyways. So it finally worked out for us to get the heck out of dodge!

Two of our friends moved back to Utah so it was so fun to see them and catch up without our kids! Thanks Leslie for letting us crash at your place! Its been way to long since I've seen you guys! And Nancee, thanks for taking time out of your weekend to come spend the day with us! We miss you guys so much!

Here we are at Ikea with our 4 carts!!! 5 hours at Ikea = Kankles for me!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Rodeo Time!

{ Sep 18th }

Anyone who knows our family knows we take the Dixie Roundup pretty seriously! I don't think I've missed one year my whole life! Its a fun family tradition we look forward to with my grandparents and a few of our cousins and we sit in the same seats every year. (wish our other cousins could join us too!) I'm pretty sure this is what started Hadley's obsession with horses.

Hadley's morning started earlier than ours. She had a "sleep over" on grandma and papa's floor. And early Sat grandma took her to the rodeo breakfast they started this year. Hadley got to feed some animals, pet horses and sheep and talk to the clowns. (pictures are on my mom's camera, dang it)

Its been a while since we've gone to the parade but I knew Hadley would love it so we took her this year. She loved catching the candy, getting a balloon, all the horses, cowboys and cowgirls and especially the rodeo princess!