3.30.2009

GOOD TIMES

Our flight left Thursday afternoon at 4:00 pm, and we arrived in Salt Lake about 7:00 p.m. The night was cold but it felt good to me. Our flight was bumpy (not good) and it felt hot on the plane. Frankly by the time we landed in SLC, I was glad to be off the plane and on solid ground again!

Here is a peek at what everything looked like the next day. Beautiful!
We were so happy to spend some cuddle time with Gracie.
On Friday, the sun peeked in and out of the clouds. Bruce and I went with A and ran errands (at Baby stores, of course) and we even went to Park City to the outlet mall to shop at Carters and Osh Kosh!
We took a break in the afternoon to catch a bite to eat at "The Pie Pizzeria". Grace was absolutely mesmerized by the ceiling fans. She could not stop watching them. We were cracking up at her little expression! We had just come from Babies R Us and bought her a colorful, musical mobile for her crib and were sure that she would love it, given her reaction to the ceiling fans! She sure looks deep in thought doesn't she?
And when her mobile got set up, we were right! She loves her new mobile. Every time she's under it, she becomes very animated and excited--cooing, smiling, laughing and waving her arms and kicking her little legs nonstop. It is just too cute to watch her. Here is a short video of her reaction under her mobile.
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Saturday morning dawned sunny and dry and it was a unanimous decision that we take the dogs and head out to the dog park (Tanner Park) which is the BEST dog park ever! It's in a nice canyon with trails and trees and a stream the dogs can swim in. It was also a nice hike for all us human types, too. Lots of room to toss a ball and let your dogs be dogs!
Here's Grace in her Snugli with her mama setting out on the trail down the hill for some fresh air and exercise! Isn't her little sweater cute? She stayed snug and warm next to mama.
The Sheppies, Kayla and Briggs loved running around the park and they loved the water too...it was definitely way too cold for me, but they jumped right in, time after time!
It was a beautiful day and we all had such a good time together enjoying the beautiful weather. It actually warmed up enough to take off our sweatshirts! Gorgeous day! Gracie chilled out in her swing when we got home.
Sunday morning, I woke early and quietly crept upstairs to make a pot of coffee and saw that it was snowing. Here is a picture of the back yard, before it REALLY began to snow! By the time we got back from breakfast, at least a good 4 inches had fallen and what had shown signs of spring now was completely covered with a thick blanket of snow
Grace has been sick with a cold and ear infections in both of her ears and mama gave her a dose of amoxicillin before we headed out to breakfast.
Here she is, ready to go out to breakfast in her little hat. Both days she surprised all of us by tolerating her hats! She used to hate them and scream bloody murder when you put them on her...until she was in the truck cruising along--then she was fine.
You can clearly see she is a happy baby. And a happy baby makes for a very good day! Needless to say, we had a VERY GOOD WEEKEND!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great trip! K and I had sooo much fun! Thanks again for everything, Gracie clothes and mobil and breakfast and dinner! We love yous!

Beth said...

Hi sweetie! We had a great weekend with you all. Thank you for having us! Lots of love and hugs!

Farmer Gal said...

How FUN! That must be such a nice change of pace for you. And playing with your granddaughter... What could be better? Those mountain shots are great.

Sarah said...

Hey Beth.. I don't know why I'd never seen your blog before!! :) I'm loving it!

Reeallll quick Tip for Mama over there when she "wears" Gracie.. (first off) make sure she's higher on your chest - being low will cause your back to seriously hurt after a while. If Gracie likes to be worn, invest in a Mei Tai or a full buckle MT (like Ergo, Beco, etc). They will do WONDERS for you compared to a snugli. Go to thebabywearer.com to get more info about baby wearing - it's well worth it!