Sunday, July 26, 2009

A couple of firsts

The first of our firsts belongs to Ethan.  A couple of weeks ago, while camping and eating corn on the cob, he lost his first tooth.  He was very excited and didn't even mind that his mouth was bleeding (apparently it didn't hurt).  He was especially excited for the tooth fairy.  However, when he woke up in the morning he came downstairs and told his dad that the tooth fairy had taken his tooth but didn't leave any money.  They quickly went to Ethan's room and discovered that the money had fallen onto the floor.  The tooth fairy had left him one dollar and sixty cents.   Ethan has another loose tooth and has been begging for more corn on the cob!

Our second first belongs to Dylan.  At the age of 18 months he had his first haircut.  Dylan has curly hair and I kept it long because I wanted him to be one of those little boys with beautiful big curls, but that never happened.  His curls have a mind of their own and mostly they just flipped up in the back and by his ears.  So finally I decided it was time for a change.  I stripped him down to his diaper, gave him a sucker, stuck him in the bathtub, and went to work.  I think the end result turned out well.  Isn't he such a cutie!

Our families next first happens tomorrow with Ethan's first day of first grade.  More to come!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July

The fourth of July has recently become one of my favorite holidays and it is a time that I look forward to each year.  Last year we discovered that Snowbird Resort has an Independence Day breakfast and we had such a good time we decided to make it a tradition.  We headed up the canyon this year and enjoyed a yummy breakfast in perfect cool mountain weather.

  After breakfast we did a little exploring and then took the tram to the top of the mountain.  Suddenly the cool mountain air became super cold mountain air.  There we were at the peak, in shorts and flip flops, in 40 degree temperature!  Burr....thank goodness I packed sweatshirts just in case!  It was definitely worth it because the view was amazing.

Our night, as always, was spent and Andy's Aunt Sharon's house for a barbecue and a viewing of Holladay City's firework show.

We also celebrated Herriman Days a week before the fourth of July.  I always have such a good time at our little town's celebration!  The parade is just the right amount of time and each entry that goes by throws out some kind of candy.  The kids definitely love this part!  At one point Dylan saw someone throw a small package of skittles, so he threw down the taffy he was holding and hurried out to get the skittles before Ethan or Hallie could.  By  the end of the parade we had two gallon sized baggies full of treats!  

Later that night we went to the park to enjoy rides and a firework show.  I love this time of year and I love to living where my family can enjoy so much freedom!