Thursday, November 5, 2009

DiSneylAnd TrIp!!!

We took the family and my Mom down to Disneyland for a week. Sawyer has been begging to go and we thought it would be fun to take Tay for her first trip.
We did the Storyteller's breakfast at our hotel and Sawyer was more interested with getting his picture taken with all the character instead of eating. Taytem was the opposite, she liked the characters from a distance.

My Dad couldn't make it for the whole week, so we flew him down on Sunday morning and stayed for 2 days. It was a lot of fun. Muhollands Madness was one of Sawyer's favorite rides so him, Rob and my Dad rode it over and over again.

We got there the weekend they were decorated for Halloween. They had a great Halloween fireworks show we watched almost every night.

The Adams Family!!

Taytem and Sawyer eating Cheetos for breakfast!! Isn't that how it goes when you're on vacation?

Sawyer watching some TV on the plane ride down.

The first day we got there Taytem saw Minnie and wanted to go see her. So, we waited in line and when it was our turn Taytem freaked out and swatted at Minnie.

This is my Moms attempt at taking our family pic!!

The weather was a little on the warm side and the crowds were very few. The kids got to ride all the rides whenever they wanted without to much of a line.

Sawyer and Woody

Taytem had to ride the carousel over and over again, without any one's help. She thinks she is so BIG.

Taytem loved the parades and would dance!

We did some shopping at Downtown Disney and while Rob was looking in the Quicksilver store and I was chasing Taytem, Sawyer was being a live model!! He fits right in check out the shirt!!

My VERY cute kids.

We had such a great time and we are so glad Dad(ROB) would take the time off work to go with us!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dallas Texas

Rob had been talking about going to Dallas for BYU's first game in the new Cowboy's stadium since he first heard about it. I finally decided lets just go. (I personally would have rather went somewhere else, but I got my trip a few weeks later to Disneyland.)
We started off with a flight to Denver and then from there down to Dallas.
This was Taytem's first time on an airplane and we were kind of nervous. She actually did really well and either slept or just watched TV.
When we finally got to Dallas is was very late. This is Sawyer and Taytem riding the shuttle to get our rental car. Sawyer was so upset that we didn't rent a Camero. We keep trying to explain that we all couldn't fit in one. He's a little obsessed with Transformers.

We stayed at The Gaylord Texan Resort on Lake Grapevine. It was a very nice hotel, with a huge atrium in the center with shops, restaurants and huge fountains. The kids loved to go down and just walk around looking at everything.
Sawyer loved the Steer with huge Texas style horns!

The next morning Rob had us up and ready to head to the stadium 4 hours before, yes I said 4 hours before the game started.

Once we got there we couldn't even get inside until 1 hour before game time, so we sat around in the hot humid sun.

Sawyer played in this fountain to keep COOL. Okay I stuck my feet in too!!

My mom, Taytem, Rob and Sawyer in front of the Cowboy's Stadium.

My Dad is the equipment manager for BYU so it fun to see him down on the field during the games. This is after they won, celebrating. My Dad is the on the bottom of the screen with the blue hat and shirt.

The game was so intense, I couldn't sit still. The inside was great, soft padded seats, lots of leg room. It was like a really nice hotel not a stadium. Taytem was so cute, when everyone would stand up and cheer she would too! She would throw her arm up and scream.

The next day we swam and chilled at the hotel. Eating some great food and taking naps.
Sawyer had a blast at the pool, doing all sorts of tricks off the side.

Me and Taytem

Right next to our hotel was Bass Pro, we went to check it out. It's a lot like Cabella's but with more fishing than hunting.

Taytem loved to talk on the phone, it was low and within reach for her.

My Mom and Sawyer reading before bed.

We had such a great trip, it was fun to get away and see BYU win a big game.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Las Vegas-Lion King

This summer we took the kids down to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway. We took the new car the first weekend we got it and headed on a road trip.
We stayed at the JW Marriott which I would recommend to anyone staying in Vegas with kids. While down there we swam a lot and we to see the Broadway show of Lion King.
Sawyer took this shot, he said he loves the palm trees

Taytem and her Dad poolside

The first night we got there Sawyer climbed into bed and was out in seconds.

Mom and Sawyer at the pool.

Taytem drinking her bottle poolside

Sawyers photography skills!

I don't have any pictures from the play because we were hanging out at the pool that morning and the headed up to the room for naps. I woke up and we were going to be late!!
Everyone hurried and showered got ready and headed to the strip.
We got to the Mandalay Bay where the play is at and went to do valet parking which happened to be full!! We made it just in time for the closing of the doors.
In all of the rush I left the camera at the hotel.
We LOVED the Lion King, especially Sawyer. Taytem did great for the whole 2 hours. Everyone should check it out.

Fourh of July

Every 4th of July that we don't go to the stadium of Fire we go to BYU football practice field and watch the fireworks. Thanks to my Dad we get special privileges, with limited people on the field. We eat pizza and the kids played around while we waited.
Taytem and Gerhig playing around waiting for the fireworks.
Taytem at the parade

Sawyer stayed out all night with his cousins, Grandpa and Dad to save our seats for the parade. They didn't get much sleep thanks to the thunder storm and rain.

My attempt to get their picture together. Taytem won't hold still for a second.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Jumbotron and Jazz Game

Rob was given some really good tickets to the Jazz game, so we took the kids and Sawyer's cousin Jaxon. During the first half every time the music would play Taytem wanted to stand up on my lap and dance. One of the times she did I notice the camera was right on her and within seconds she was on the jumbo tron dancing away!! We were all excited except Sawyer. Ever since he was just little he has tried everything to get on the jumbo tron at the Jazz and Byu games.

So through out the rest of the game Jaxon and Sawyer tried and tried. Finally when it was almost over, they tried for the last time. Jaxon was dancing away and Sawyer was playing his air guitar.and they made it!! Jaxon lean over and yelled Sawyer we're on the TV. After we asked Sawyer if he saw himself up on the jumbo tron and he said no, I just put my head down and just played!!

So it was quite the night with our family on the jumbo tron, our little famous seconds in life.