Saturday, September 19, 2009
In a nutshell we....
We visited Scott's parents in Deer Park.
Then drove to Silverdale to visit Scott's Aunt Marcia and her husband Greg.
We visited their son Chris in Everett.
Then took a ferry to visit their other son, Mike and his family in Bellingham. (I had never been on a ferry so I found this to be most exciting.)
Scott, the boys, and I took a day trip to see Olympia, Lacey, and Lakewood. (Scott was raised in this area.)
We went back to Deer Park for a day before heading to Hamilton, Montana to see Scott's Great Aunt and Uncle, LaRose and Marshall.
Then back to Deer park for more visiting. (We decided to break the traveling up would be great for the boys...didn't want to do too much driving all at once.)
Scott's Sister, Kammi, and her son, Ryan, came to Deer Park to visit us before we left. We flew into San Diego on August 17th. We had a great time!!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We went to the Wild Animal Park, on Saturday, August 1st. You know how I said we got those season passes for the Zoo?? Well, the Wild Animal Park is a different location with different animals and it is all included in the same season pass. We enjoyed it, even though it was soooo hot.
Here is our little family :) Jacen was hiding from the camera.
My parents (I thought it would be good to get some pictures in the shade....I wasn't thinking about the shadows)
Monkeys...a baby and its mother saying hi to the crowd.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We also started a new song on all our travels to help Jacen along...it was to the tune Who Let the Dogs Out (thanks to Sea Worlds Pet's Rule). It went something like this:
Who let the pigs out, oink, oink,oink, oink.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
For the Second weekend in July we headed to St. George, for a Family Reunion. On the way we met up with the Pilgrims in Las Vegas. We met at a park so Jacen could get out and stretch his legs. Then we went over to Circus Circus (where we would be staying for the night) to watch some free Circus Shows. Jacen is really into Acrobatics and Dancing lately so we thought he would enjoy it. This picture was taken at nearly Midnight.
This is a guy juggling. He had up to 9 tennis balls and he went up and down the stairs as well...of course I didn't get that on the camera.
This act was very interesting. (I have been trying to attach it for 2 days now and have no idea what the issue is.) If you have 6 1/2 min...it will really get you by the end. These people change their outfits in seconds. Justice had a theory (which I am sure he is so excited that I am sharing with all of you) that they really didn't have any clothes on and that it was just the lights that changed. Really it is crazy, especially the very last one.
I just remembered that our camera battery died on this vacation. Jacen was contently looking at all the pictures and watching all the movies on our camera as we drove. We went to charge the battery when we realized we brought the charger for the video camera on accident. We used other peoples cameras for pictures and need to get ahold of them. I guess this is a good place to stop for now. Saint George was a family reunion for my family. We also shot up to Payson, Utah as well that weekend.
There is a new home for the Elephants. It is much bigger than were they used to be.
Here Jacen is with Chuck, Spike, and Early Girl. Jacen spent a ton of time in the back yard with the dogs that week. Spike is a small dog...I am so glad we thought to put the dogs in the garage--we have coyotes here!!
Siena is the second one from the Left. She was an orphan.
Lofton played Rooster. They both did a great job.
Their oldest sister, Kiera, graduated from high school in June, as well. Her graduation was a week before the one here....so that should have been documented before our Summer really began. Kiera is attending BYU-Provo :)
No Sea World trip is complete without seeing Shamu!! If you enlarge the picture you will see the trainer in the air.
Pets Rule is Jacen's favorite show. We had to make sure we went to the show every time we went to Sea World. Here a trainer is jumping rope with her dog.
Jacen actually walks a ton at the amusement parks. We still bring the double stroller because he still takes naps. Here Jacen and dad are walking out of Pets Rule. He was the happiest kid.
My parents with Brycen.
This is part of the Cirque De La Mer Show. It is amazing how strong these men are.
We saw the Polar Bears.
A cute picture of Brycen sleeping.
The second time we went to the fair we decided the carseat was not coming along. It was Brycen's first time sitting up in the stroller, he loved it :)
I don't know what it is about the fair that I love really....I guess it just has to do with growing up always going :) I love walking around and seeing it all.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Here are Nic (above) and Jon (below) loving Brycen. These were taken at their farewell party. My boys love and miss these guys
The Palmers actually spent the night here Thursday, June 18th and started their trek to Tennessee on Friday.
A story to remember: