Monday, August 30, 2010

The Past 2 weeks

Saturday we spent the day at Willowcreek swimming with the Johnson Family. Melinda's brother and his family were in town and it was alot of fun to see them. Randy and Becky we hope to see you guys sooner than later, we love you guys!!

Later that night we headed up to Rice Eccles Stadium for the Bingham vs. Alta football game. It was fun to be there with Gina and Boyd's family and help support Dev's cousins Jordan and Melody.

Tate taking a picture of himself

Our first Bee's games this year. Thanks Rach for getting us all together for such a fun activity. HOpe to see you all soon!

Tate's favorite drink just like his Dad, Diet Coke!!

My attempt at trying to get a picture of the whole gang

Tate loves watching firworks

I love Friday play dates with my sister and sister-in-laws, we always have so much fun and make some great memories. Two Fridays ago we decided to load the kids up and take them to the Zoo, the last time we had been there was in May so we were due for a trip. Danielle wasn't able to join us, but my mom tagged along with Londyn and Anniston. Mom we loved having you apart of the Friday play group and hope to see you again soon!! Tate had a blast at the zoo this time. He was making all the animal noises and loving to just run around. I do have to say that he didn't like the idea of going up too close to the glass and watching the animals up close and personal, he was just fine hanging back.

I am pretty sure this is Tate's favorite part of the Zoo

Monday, August 16, 2010

What an Adventure...

To say the least of our fun day riding Trax downtown to play in the fountains. Last Friday Danielle, Mckenzi, and I decided it would be so much fun to take all the kids on Trax to Gateway mall to play in the fountains. Well the trip started off a little rocky with not knowing what tickets to purchase and holding up the train with trying to get our jogger strollers on board. We had a couple mishaps throughout the day like Tate thinking he can look directly in the hole where the water comes shooting out and it shoots right up at him and I swear almost blinds him so after that he didn't want anything to do with the fountains, then thinking our jogger strollers can fit on the escalator but gets stuck and one of the kids is now on the escalator all my herself not knowing what to do, trying to get all the kiddos lunch at the Mcdonald's in the food court while there are a million kids running around screaming and scary homeless people eating too, last but not least getting back on Trax forming an assembly line with the strollers to get them up and on board and I being a little forgetful and leaving one stroller to almost roll away! Despite all our mishaps we had such a fun time and it definitely made for a lot of fun memories!! Thanks Dani and Kenzi for joining me in this fun adventure, but I think next time we will just take our own cars down to the Gateway!!

I think he is in awe over Trax

This is how Tate says "cheese"

The fountains at the Gateway

Getting the courage to go

The first official haircut

Tate got his first official haircut last Thursday at Cookie Cutter by Mckenzi. I was so impressed by Cookie Cutter. You do pay a lot for a kids haircut but it, to me, is worth every penny. Tate's stylist did an awesome job. He was a pill at first he didn't want anything to do with the airplane he was sitting in or the movie we put on for him. The minute Mckenzi tried to put the cape around his neck he started to freak out. After about 2 minutes we gave him a sucker and he became the sweet little boy that he always is and we were able to finish the haircut in peace. I don't know how those hairstylists do it with a child crying, moving, and pushing at their hands. But they manage to get the job done and do a great job. Thanks Mckenzi! I don't know what took me so long to cut his combover hairstyle from before cause I absolutely love it now. He is such a stud!!

The finished product

Tate did an awesome job!

And Mckenzi was right, they cry at the beginning cause they don't want their hair touched and they cry when it's time to go cause they don't want to leave. Tate did just that!!

He shoots He scores

Ever since Tate was really little, which he still is, he has loved anything to do with balls. He loves basketballs, footballs, soccerballs, baseballs, you name it I am sure he loves it. Almost everyday Tate will sit by our back door and say "shoot" pointing outside to the basketball hoop. I don't take him out very often cause it is so blasted hot outside and I have to be out there with him cause we don't have a fenced backyard, I know I'm a mean mom, but on those rare occasions that I do take him out this is all he wants to do.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Enjoying the great outdoors at the McQueen's Cabin

This past weekend we were invited by my brother and his wife to join them up at their cabin. So the whole Green Family loaded on up and made a day out of it. We had so much fun riding four wheelers, feeding horses, eating lunch, playing on the swing set, and just being together as a family. Unfortunately Devin, Bret, and Kelley were unable to join us,but we did miss their company so hopefully they will be there for the next one! Thank you Zach and Jenny for inviting all of us. We can't wait to do it again next year!

Tate loved hanging out with all his fun cousins

Riding the four wheelers was so much fun! Tate would just hang on tight to the front and let the wind blow through his hair. He was loving it!

Mckenzi took Scarlett and Tate to feed the Horses and neither one of them liked it too much. While Kenzi was holding Tate and feeding one of the Horses it decided to sneeze on the both of them and that really scared Tate. He didn't want anything to do with them after that!!