Monday, October 26, 2009
We made some caramel apples, hot cocoa, and homemade doughnuts with the Roberts and Kim & Clark Jacobs. Afterwards when we were talking, we realized that we all had a little sugar buzz. I don't think I have had a caramel apple for years; they were really good. Eric and I were in charge of making the doughnuts, only burning maybe a third of them.
We are having an unusual Fall. Because of the extreme cold that came early in the season, it seems like a lot of the trees haven't changed color like they did last year. Many of the leaves have just turned brown and are mostly still on the trees. I guess it's a brown Fall... oh bother. Oh well, Olivia seems to be loving her walk at the park anyways.
Compare the previous pics to these pictures of Greenough Park, Fall 2008
To Grandma Thomas,
I wanted to thank you for this wonderful dolphin hat. It looks so stylish on me, and for some reason it makes my Mommy and Daddy laugh when they see me. I think it really helps me play my piano better. I think it also slims my enormous head size. I often wear it when I am working at my exercise, baby office. It helps relax me when the days are stressful at the office. Thanks again.
We visited Red Rock state park for the rest of Thursday. We did a little hiking and driving around. That cougar in the background is actually Steven.
Friday, We woke up early to drive to St. George, UT. This means that Olivia has visited 6 states, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, all before she is 5 months old. We went to St. George to go to a family wedding. Ashley's cousin, Zach Nye was marrying his fiance Jennifer in the St. George temple. We left a little late, but Barbara's 90 mph driving got us there in time. We were hurrying in the temple, putting Olivia in the stroller for Steve to take care of. He is not used to taking care of babies at all, but he said he would take care of her while we were in the sealing. Our advice was to find a woman that could help if Olivia went crazy. We joked with him that he could use his niece to pick up on woman outside of the temple; babies are chick magnets.
Unfortunately, the sealing was late because of the previous sealing going late. I could tell that Ashley was worried about Liv and Steve. We were making bets who was probably crying outside, Steve or Olivia. The sealing room was attached to the celestial room, and it was a beautiful room. I must admit that I was thinking more of our wedding during the ceremony. It has been 5 wonderful and eventful years. When we got out of the temple back to the real world, we found Olivia and Steve. She was crying like no other. He was trying to console, but he didn't know how exactly.
We ate lunch at the "Brick Oven" pizza parlor, and Grandma and Grandpa spoiled Olivia at the toy store and the baby store for the rest of the day. Jim also bought an air handgun at the toy store. We all got shot, even Barbara before the trip was over. It hurt like a mother.
We started the day on Saturday somewhat lazy like. Jim, Steven, and I went to "Robertos" for some meaty breakfast burritos and to Duncan Doughnuts for some sweets. Steve was driving his parent's Yukon through the drive through at Duncan. After ordering a dozen, Jim Flipped down his wallet and asked for the police discount. The kid at the till, said, "OK" and he was entering the discount. Steve and I couldn't hold back the laughing, and we blew the discount. That Jim must be a shady character impersonating an officer just to get a 15% discount on doughnuts.
For lunch we had some southern bbq at "Lucilles". I had some excellent ribs. After stuffing our faces at Lucilles, we all went to the BYU/UNLV football game. BYU won.
Red Licorice washed down with a honey pretzel