Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Odds and Ends

No, I'm not talking about a practice involving a psychologist and proctologist. I am talking about some more photos from my cell phone. We don't have a pocket sized camera, so there are times I have to use my cell phone to capture some pictures.
Back in August we went to a mustang show on Main Street in Park City with my parents. There were some sweet cars there.

Here we are outside of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory eating some of treats.

Over Labor Day weekend I was busy, busy, busy with Swiss Days. Here is a view from inside the pavillion where we were making the Swiss Tacos. You can see the many crazy people lined up waiting for their plate of their weeks supply of calories.

This is inside the pavillion with several of the ward members working the assembly line. I think we sold around 10,000 tacos in two days. It's insane.

On Labor Day we went behind our house with my parents to do some dutch oven cooking. It was a tasty lunch and a fun afternoon in the mountains. Tucker loved climbing that tree by the way.

This is the view I see out the front windows of my dental office. Not too shabby. Its the North end of the Park City Mountain Resort.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Party on in PC

Last Friday we were able to go out to dinner with some of our dental school friends, the Jergensens. They moved to San Diego the year before we graduated. We ate at Squatters, which is right by Cody's work.Carly and Aubrey became instant friends and it made me miss living in Maryland with all of our friends. Us mom's were always getting together and our kids played all the time. It's just too bad that most of us moved from there with kids too little to really remember any of it.

Cole and Tyler are our babies. Tyler just turned 1 and Cole is 8 months.
Oh and to document the day - I turned 28 last Thursday. My friend Karen dropped me off a cupcake with a candle in it, so Tucker was my photographer and Aubrey helped me blow my candle out. Cody received 4 caramel apples from an Oral Surgeon the day before my birthday, so those became my birthday treat. They were delicious and we didn't have to make a cake! I was spoiled with breakfast in bed and flowers.

I bought my birthday present from Swiss Days and I love it! It looks great on our huge walls and came in an awesome frame. The best part is we got the 2nd print below for only a few dollars more. Now I can switch it out around the holidays.

Preschool and Party

Tucker had his first day of preschool last week. He loves it, I love it - nuf said. Tucker made a killing for his birthday this year. Not in money, but in animals. He is obsessed with them. He loves to line them up and play with them. Here he is with his loot.

His party was fun. We had the relatives over and he received more animals and a fishing pole. It was great because this was the first birthday party that we've actually had family around for.
Opening presents.
Here is the giraffe cake. I decided I wasn't going to attempt to really make a giraffe shaped cake, so I left it to Cody to do the artistic work. He drew an awesome giraffe in church, so we thought that would transfer over with frosting. We'll let you be the judge of that. Personally we think it looks like the lochness monster. Tucker didn't seem to care and it still tasted good.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tucker is 4!!!

Tucker has been counting down the days until his birthday for quite some time now. Thursday finally arrived and he's 4! We love this boy. He wanted to wear his favorite outfit - his Colorado shirt and his navy blue sweatpants that are size 18months. Silly boy. I did make him change his pants when we went out during the day. I'm a lame Mom and didn't have 4 candles in the house. We had 2 pink ones. He blew them out in his waffle. When I asked him what he wanted for breakfast on his birthday he told me "green waffles". I made our waffles green on St. Patrick's Day and he asks for them that way every time we eat waffles. We also decided to dye his milk blue. Love the mustache.

Tucker got a sweet razor scooter for his birthday. Funny story with this - I actually won this 6 years ago, after we were first married. We've lugged it all over the country wondering who we would give it to. Luckily scooters are still in style and he loves it!
If you know Tucker, you know he is obsessed with animals. He LOVES them and asks for more every day. He has informed me that he wants to build a boat and be like Noah. He is always lining his animals up on the ground and telling me his needs more. I have a feeling he won't be completely satisfied until every inch of our floor is covered in them. : ) We bought him this huge animal poster for his bedroom.
We had an awesome rainstorm on his birthday and a double rainbow appeared across the street.
We set up our backpacking tent in the living room for Tucker and Aubrey to sleep in that night. They giggled and had fun playing together. I'd say Tucker had a great birthday! We celebrate with extended family tomorrow and I get to attempt to make a giraffe cake. Hopefully it turns out!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oktoberfest and Swiss Days

Our past two weekends have been very culturally enhancing! This weekend we went up to Snowbird to attend their annual Oktoberfest. My brother served his mission for our church in Germany, so he invited us to go with him and his family. I took 4 years of German in high school/college and was able to sort of be an interpreter when I went to Austria back in 2001. This juggler/balloon man comes every year to entertain the kids.

Look at Tucker's face. He was totally enthralled!
The cousins with their balloon creations.
Uncle Spencer and Cole.
For a buck the kids were able to enjoy the bounce house and slide. Us adults thought the slide was crappy because you weren't able to really slide down it, but the kids had fun bouncing and rolling.
We took the Snowbird Trail out to the overlook. Here is the Foster clan minus Heather and Dan.
You gotta love the polka/chicken dance music that they continuously play. Aubrey and my dad partnered up for this song.
Cute German couple in their lederhosen.
While we ate lunch my parents participated in an egg dance. You had to dance to the music with an egg between your foreheads. The couple to win, won 2 passes on the tram. Unfortunately my parents came in 2nd.Tucker and Mckenna
Now on to Swiss Days. We absolutely LOVE living in Midway and Swiss Days is huge here. The whole community gets involved. It's awesome! Cody was asked to be in charge of our wards Swiss (Navajo) Taco booth for this year and next year. He probably put in 40 hours of work during the Labor Day week and weekend. They have everything down to a science though and it turned out great.
Although I saw very little of my husband during the week, I was able to see one of my best friends from dental school. Hannah's sister lives a street over from me, so I get to see her whenever she comes to town. We were able to eat lunch and browse the booths together.
There is a parade that the city puts on Saturday morning and I walked my now triple chariot over to Main street to enjoy the events. The kids got tons of candy and it was so fun to watch and actually know people in the parade.

Last thing. Tonight is the finale for America's Got Talent. Tune in from 7-9 Mountain Time on channel 5. The Fab Five are cloggers from Utah that are awesome! One was my clogging teacher, another I danced with in college and they all are great!
Vote for them after the show!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Colors are Changing

Remember my cute little maple tree that Cody bought me for Mother's Day? Well look at her now! Fall has arrived in my front yard!
And look how big she's gotten in just 4 months! (Yes, my tree is a girl.)