Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for washing machines and washable carseat covers. Can you imagine cleaning baby poop by hand?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Park Day

We went to the park yesterday.

We saw some roses.

All of the roses had names. These were some of our favorites because the names suited the flowers so well!

Lydia met some geese for the first time.

Ryan drank some nasty park water.

And Lydia and I had some girl talk.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Swim Day

Lydia and I got to go over to Aunt Vanessa's house and go "swimming." Swimming with the girls is: Abby splashing in the kiddie pool and babies crying in the sprinkler. Still, it was lots of fun. I didn't get a picture of Abby, but here is Lydia and Cameron. Lydia's hat casts a shadow over her face so the pictures aren't too great. Oh well.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for the sunshine!

Outside is so much better than inside!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Farmer's Market?

Last week, I saw posters for the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmer's Market.

Doesn't that look like it would be so much fun and so yummy? So, Friday night, we went to bed with visions of fresh produce dancing in our heads. We hoped to find everything necessary to make fresh salsa for the most fabulous nachos ever. We woke up early so we could get the first pick of everything. Every so often, we had to wipe the drool from our salivating mouths as we anticipated the scrumptious selections awaiting us.

We entered the ginormous market and walked down one long row of...nothing related to produce- just some plants, a few herbs, and flea market wares. Ridiculously optimistic, we turned a corner, only to find...nothing related to produce. This turning of corners continued on for some time until we realized we had gone through the whole market and found NOTHING for our fabulous salsa. We were so terribly disappointed. BUT, not to let something like a non-existent Farmer's Market dampen our spirits, we wandered around downtown and found a chalk festival going on!

These first two were the first ones we saw. We thought they were pretty good, but they just got better and better as we went along.

I don't know if you can tell, but this one is 3D.

This was just the very beginnings of one, but I was incredibly impressed. Look how close the chalk artist is at getting it to look like the painting by Dirck van Baburen.

And now for some photos of your favorite people in the world: US!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for a husband who adores our daughter.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Red Butte Gardens

We spent a day at the University of Utah's Red Butte Gardens. They were oh-so-pretty. Lydia was very excited to see some fantastic flowers and plants.

They had these archways covered with wisteria between each garden. So pretty!

We took a romantic walk through this tree covered path.

We held hands while we swung on the pretty swings. (Just pretend Ryan is next to me. There was only Ryan, me, and Lydia. Who else was going to take the picture?)

Lydia quickly got bored of nature and spent the rest of the day involved in more material pursuits.

So we meandered over to the fabulous kid's area. By the time we got there, this was Lydia's reaction.

The kid's area was so cool! They had waterfalls, teepees, a maze in the shape of a snake, giant lizards, forts, and much more! We really wished we had a kid old enough to play, but had to make do with what we had.

The highlight of the trip was our discovery of a plant named Lydia!

So we had to take her picture with it (of course). She wasn't as impressed as her momma, however.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thankful Thursdays

My friend Ashley does this on her blog, and I have been wanting to do it as well. I am barely making the "Thursday" deadline here.

Anyway, for my Thankful Thursday, I want to say I am thankful for drive-ups. No, I'm not a fast-food-aholic. I'm referring to the drive-up dry cleaner, bank, post office, library and movie store return boxes. With an increasingly heavy baby on board, it's nice to just drive through a business while Baby snoozes in the back.