Friday, November 27, 2009
Our annual November hike to the Y! This year with the Andersons.
Bella and Brianne, best friends
The first quarter-mile always sees some poutiness. Check out the sass in this step.
The best and brightest smiler! Ever since the day he was born.
There was some intense imagination going on with sticks turning into swords with names like "the lightning killer" and "thunder power" and whatnot.
lots of scrambling
one of these kids is less happy
Jarom and Torin and Collin rushed to the Y on the lower trail
climbing it is dangerous for tottering toddlers!
buddies polaroid style
the prettiest girl in the whole wide world
scooting on down
Orion said that this was "amazing!"
This view always makes me think of China. Am I right?
the sunset coming down is one of our favorite parts
until next year . . .
. . . or next week? Joey and I (Matt) decided to go up while they were visiting--just the two of us.
same old poses
(can't help ourselves)
We cut over south toward Slide Canyon to see something new. The whole north-facing side of the canyon was shadowed and snowy, and we stood and watched for a bit before speaking. As soon as we did, a flurry of deer rustled up and out and the canyon, then headed up through the snow to higher ground.
You can see six deer in this picture if you look closely.
a closeup of four of them
looking up Slide Canyon
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The start: Rock Canyon. Matt went to a see a storyteller up here once that told him this canyon was the birthplace for all humans. And people from far and near would come to see the start of it all. And so have we.
The last glow of the day invites us to see all the canyon has to offer.
Warming our backs on the trail
Taking in the magnificent beauty
Who knows where the trail ends, we had to do a detour. Our imaginations and legs made the choice to explore.
Up, up we go. The mountain was calling us home.
My mountain goats
Jarom of course needed to go wherever Joey went.
The glow grew dark but with our new fresh outlook on life we were ready to call it a night.
Till next time.
I pulled Jarom out of school to take him on a special lunch date for his birthday. When I picked him up he said - "Oh good Mom, I needed a break." We went to a newer restaurant (Gloria's) just down the road from us. Jarom enjoyed every moment. You can see he is just beaming here. He is being sung to in Italian.
Excited for his Robot party
Let the games begin. We only invited 5 little boys. But let me me tell you, it was enough.
Matt pulled out his secret stash of Nerf guns. All ages of boys went wild!
Our lovely pirate was just about to give the birthday boy and his friends a box of treasure but this sleek hightech robot came in and stole it.
It lead to a great treasure hunt, and a very big victory.
Back home making robot cakes. They turned more into treasure boxes though, piled high with frosting, candy and sprinkles.
Making a wish, dreams do come true.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Brand new. Couldn't believe he was mine and coming home with me!!! He was more, so much more than I could have EVER imagined.
So much more trouble, but I loved it.
I couldn't and still can't resist that SMILE!!!
He was born with a wonderful shaped pumpkin head, perfect for kissing.
Jarom one month before he turned 1!!! Such a hulk he was.
I loved this. I think this was the first time I ever just saw him chill. He is a wild child.
Driving with Daddy, the best of buddies. Whenever Jarom has to draw or write anything at school it is ALWAYS about how much he loves his dad.
Always looking for a thrill.
My beautiful boy
growing and growing.... it never stops
Has got killer moves
killer lyrics , he is like a magnet to the mic! Loves attention!
And being like his Daddy.
Good Morning Jarom. He is king of games to entrepreneuring. Just full of spunk and spirit.
He is getting way too big, but is still big fun. Jarom, I love you!!! I love everything about you, even the things that drive me nuts. You're my guy, the greatest son and big brother. Hope you love your Robot Party today!!!