Monday, July 27, 2009


After they moved to Oregon, we missed Marci, Brandon and Rocky something terrible. It was so fun to have them back in Utah for a few weeks, and we're already looking forward to when they'll come back for another visit.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Dinosaur Park

Can you call a summer complete without a visit to the dinosaur park?

Just for fun here's Ethan age 6:

and Ethan age 3:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Summer, Another Batch of Swimming Lessons

All three kids in the pool this year. Ethan and Jo in their own classes and Ginny with me in water babies. It was great because it took up every morning for two weeks, most of which was while Matt was in Alaska so the time flew.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Ethan played soccer and t-ball over the past few months, and he definitely enjoyed soccer more. It's his kind of thing because he never has to stop moving. He had a silly grin on his face every game, even the one during a snow storm when half the other kids came off the field bawling because it was so, so cold. He surprised us by being pretty good too. Before his first game Matt said he would be happy if Ethan got at least one goal during the season. He got three that first game. So of course after that we became horribly competitive parents and had to hide our disappointment if he didn't score. He truly loved it though, whether he scored or not. And he was definitely one of the more entertaining goalies. Being in front of the net was like being on a stage and he had to show off his moves.

The t-ball season just wrapped up, and I can't blame Ethan for being relieved. It might get to be more fun when he gets into the older leagues where people actually get out and the entire team doesn't bat and run the bases every inning. I have to brag again though, because for the last few games they turned it into coach pitch, and Ethan always got a hit. I'll have to try and remember that and try to forget watching him pick his nose for ten minutes straight.