Monday, April 11, 2011

ColoRADo, Days 1-2

The boys and I made the long drive to Grand Junction, CO yesterday to visit Lynnie, Nick, and Cole. Ryan stayed behind in St. George because this is basically the busiest week of his year (taxes are due in a mere six days!)--which is also the main reason the boys and I chose this week to go.

Day 1: Woke up, fed the boys, and hit the road! We stopped in Richfield and in a tiny town I don't remember the name of (it seriously didn't even have one stoplight. All it had was a gas station!) to feed Asher. I put Reed in a diaper so we didn't have to stop every half hour, but--wonder of wonders--he stayed dry and clean the entire six hour drive! He went potty at both stops. I'm so proud of him. That night, we chilled with Lynnie, Nick, and Cole. Reed was so pumped to see them (as was I), and Asher even doled out a few smiles.

Day 2: We went to the park!
 Cole and Reed on the swings.

 Asher and I baby slinging it up.

Reed finished filling up his potty chart! When we started potty training I gave him one sweet-tart for #1 and two for #2. After about a week and a half, we decided he'd had enough candy--so we made a chart with 117 square (random, yes). He goes potty about twelve times a day, so I didn't want him to fill it up too quickly. Anyway, he finally filled it up...

 (He was a little annoyed I was making him take a picture. He just wanted to play with his prize)

 ...so we got to go to the store to pick out a prize!

On the way to the store, I asked him what he wanted to get. He had been talking about these "Mickey keys" we had seen at Target, so I thought that was what he would request. But, on the way to the store he saw a kid playing with a big ball, so he responded, "I want a HUGE ball!"
Luckily, Wal-Mart had a huge ball. Randomly, it exactly matches a ball we already own, excepting its gigantic size.

Later, we had Family Home Evening together on the grass. We learned that families can be together forever. I am grateful for the knowledge that families are eternal and so grateful that our little family has been sealed together in the temple for time and for all eternity.
The three little boys, chilling together for Family Home Evening. Reed is holding Lynnie and Nick's wedding picture that is surrounded by pictures of temples.

 Drooly-face McGee. He loves FHE.

 Cole mainly enjoyed devouring the little family finger puppets we made.

 And Reed mainly enjoyed copying Uncle Nick by putting the puppets on Asher's head.

 This one is for you Daddy. Don't you love his face?

We ended FHE with a little play time with the HUGE ball on the grass.

We wrapped up the boys' day with a very splashy bath.

We miss you, Ryan!

1 comment:

Mandi said...

Megs! Looks like you guys are having fun. Congrats to Reed on filling up the chart! Awesome gigantic ball!