'We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.'
-Dr. Suess

Friday, July 29, 2016

24th weekend

We went down to Toquerville for the 24th of July weekend.  I love going there for the 24th.  I feel the parade is probably more Liam's speed since he is pretty timid about running in the street for candy.  He was getting the hang of it near the end of the parade.  That evening we ran up to Zion to play along the river.  It was so much fun to watch Liam with his cousins.  Also the big hit of the night was the fact that we found tadpoles in the river.  We had tried taking Liam to the creek in Toquerville the day before to find some but didn't see a single one.  I knew that Liam would think it was so cool so I was glad that we found some when we got up to Zion.  

Harrison seemed indifferent about the outing.

Poor tadpoles


Jeff's company gave us free tickets to do the lift up at Sundance a week ago which we almost completely forgot about.  I am so glad we remembered and went up for the afternoon.  I hadn't been up to Sundance since before I met Jeff and I have never done the lifts or any hiking up there.  It was so beautiful...and hot, but beautiful.  Liam was terrified when we first showed him what we would be doing, but we have been really trying to get him used to trying new things.  So I was really happy when he did it even though he was afraid at first.  About half way up he finally released the death grip on our arms.  

 Iron man Liam flying at the top of the mountain.

 Such a gorgeous view

 We didn't really realize that there was hiking after the lift ride so we weren't super prepared, but we gave it a go anyway.  I hate that hiking with kids on edges stresses me out so much, but I managed to hold my breath and get through it.  I am always fine when it is just me, but man when my kid is on the edge I kind of become a nervous wreak.
 Harrison had such a great view with the blanket over his head

 Baby Solo is so good to tag along with us

 How you take a baby on a ski lift.  He was pretty happy.  Slept the whole way up and then was pretty happy til about halfway down.

My handsome husband.  He is such a good dad.

Liam said he had to have a picture while we were in the chair

Such an amazing view

Poor Jeff.  I made him try to do a cutesy foot picture with me.  Also shows that I was not prepared for hiking as I wore my cute shoes which were originally blue.  Liam is also wearing crocs that were too big.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Grotto Falls

We drove up Payson canyon a couple of weeks ago to do a little hike to Grotto Falls.  This is such a perfect hike for little kids.  It is short enough that no snacks are really required, has water to keep them entertained, lots of log bridges to cross, and a waterfall at the end.  There was a lot of people, but I think everyone has just discovered Utah now.  Seriously, everywhere I go there are people.  I grew up hiking and a lot of the hikes that I used to do you would never see another soul.  Now they are just full of people.  Anyway I digress.  I am excited to discover some of these hikes up in Northern Utah.  Since I grew up in Southern Utah I know all the hikes and things to do down there really well, but I feel like I haven't discovered all the hidden gems that must exist around Provo,