Monday, September 8, 2014

wheeler farming

We spent Labor Day morning at wheeler farm and it was surprisingly peaceful and quiet. We walked, we threw rocks, we admired both of our new hair do's, we stared at a cute baby in a bucket hat, we did all sorts of imaginary things with a stick (swords! pirates! guns! bad guys! fishing! you name it), we picnicked and just hung out. Good times.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

a day in the mountains

Grandpa wanted to celebrate his birthday with a walk around Silver Lake and some dogs & s'mores around the fire. It was a really nice Sunday afternoon and look! We even saw a baby deer! Also, SULLY'S FACE.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Watching these punks grow up together is going to be a riot. Sully is mostly enamored but also slightly terrified of EZ as he watches him throughout the day. And we always have "let's be silly to Sully" time before bed where EZ does basically nothing and gets huge laughs out of his brother. Like seriously, he does nothing and gets huge laughs... everyone else has to try much harder to even get tiny courteous ones. These top few were taken August 3rd and the bottom three were taken just yesterday. Sullivan is growing so much! He's already 6 months old. And EZ's freckles are so great. 

 I think that face is my favorite? ^^ Sully's hair is definitely coming in slightly reddish... but also stick straight and just like Matt's. Long on the sides & short on top! haha. Wispy baby hair is the weirdest.
But like... look at how he looks at him. It's so awesome.

Friday, August 15, 2014


sometimes we spend hours just snacking on each other. just so tasty.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

birdsnow (or snowbird)

I suddenly had a free day yesterday with lunch already packed (we had some plans cancel), so I took the boys up to Snowbird because I just needed to be in the mountains and near some quiet. Do you ever feel like it's never quiet enough? I feel like that a lot (except right now while I'm writing this... because both my children have been asleep for 2.5 hours and I've been lounging and working and just sitting here in the solitude and quiet and it's been superb.) 

So we drove 20 minutes up the canyon and spent four hours in the mountains. I pushed the stroller on a "hike" nature walk which they seemed to mostly enjoy except for in the pictures they sure don't seem like it (but Sully nursed while EZ watched a mama deer resting in the shade and it was super peaceful and pretty.) 

We stopped once for a picnic and then once more along the trail for some pictures since I brought the camera and figured it'd be a shame if we didn't use it. Plus, I love photos and selfies and nature, so it seemed like a win win win.
Oh, and Sully was asleep and looked absolutely edible, so we had plenty of time to jump around.

After our walk EZ decided the mountains were "ok" and he'd really rather play on bouncy houses than be in nature, so we stayed there to play for a while because I'm totally into exhausting children whatever it takes. I did see the bushes shake where a mama and baby moose were hanging out nearby, so that's cool. And the weather was beautiful and we watched the Tram go up and down a few times & promised EZ one day we'd ride it and he thought that was pretty cool. He also asked stuff like "Mom, are MOUNTAINS part of NATURE?" and "Is this place BirdSnow?" with his sweet voice and he also really really enjoyed when I let him pee on the side of the trail... it was good for us all to be there.

Also... ^^ Sullivan's Cheeks ^^