Sunday, July 31, 2011


Gunner, Pop Pop, Ada
And yes--it made me slightly nervous.

And just because I can't get over how beautiful they are, another picture of the Tetons. Taken on our way up to Driggs.

We just got back to Idaho after 4 days in Heber (Utah), visiting my younger sister, Annie. One of the prettiest places on earth and I didn't take a single picture. Blast.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Just trying to fit in...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pioneer Day Parade

Pioneer Day is the biggest thing to happen to St. Anthony. Bigger than Christmas. Bigger than every other holiday combined. It's HUGE.

Here we are at the parade. Ada was stuck in her stroller the whole time, so no great photo ops. That's better than being crushed by horses. Or a fire truck. Or a tractor. How about how there was a 5 year old girl on a skittish horse? On asphalt. With no helmet on? How about how this wasn't really surprising at all?

Waiting for it to start. Way too much anticipation in the crowd.

Ada's drugged-out, too much sugar face.

She made it through all fifty minutes. Thanks to lots of horse and candy being pummeled directly at our heads. Candy is a novelty to Ada so it did the trick.
Ok. End of boring post.

*oh geez. I forgot to mention the best part. A float that started out with Nephi, then the Founding Fathers signing the Declaration of Independence, ending with Joseph Smith. I think that about sums up Pioneer Day. So sad I didn't get a picture of it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

We Went To The Zoo

And the only pics I have are of Ada on inanimate objects.

That is a pretty cool chicken though.

Except for this one Jessie took of Ada brushing a goat (and me being a creepy hoverer).

It was actually a pretty decent zoo considering it's located in a little tiny town. As Jon pointed out, they even had snow leopards (and there're only 10 in captivity. Slight under-exaggeration).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strawberry Picking

It's pretty low key around here, obviously.

Ada picking (and eating) strawberries with her Nana. Strawberries in the backyard!! That's one thing I could definitely get used to.

Also, Jessie's got a couple of good posts/pictures here and here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Ada fitting right in with no shirt.

Even the playgrounds have tractors.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ada and Gunner

I'm pretty sure Ada now thinks she needs a dog. We caught her giving full-on open-mouthed kisses to Gunner yesterday. Yuck.

In other news: Ada went to her first movie ever today (Kung Fu Panda 2). I'm willing to spend $2 to satisfy my curiosity of how long Ada would be interested. Exactly 30 minutes--just like I predicted. Totally worth it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Ada Tumbles

I signed Ada up for a tumbling class while we are out here. It comes out to about $8 a class!! Where we are from they are $40--good deal. We tried to get her into a music class and swimming lessons as well, but it didn't pan out. Might as well take advantage of non-NYC prices.
The class is more structured than she's used to--so there was crying and tantrums during the "instructional" parts where the kids are supposed to sit in a circle and watch the instructor for directions. Hard hard hard for Ada. She just wanted to be up and doing all of the stuff immediately. It's so much fun having a kid that's up for anything, even being thrown into a giant pit of foam blocks (she gets lost in there at the very end).

Sunday, July 17, 2011


The view out of my parent's front door. The Grand Tetons.

Walking with Pop Pop out to see the horses.

Too lazy to Photoshop out that pole.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ada Kind of Rode a Horse

Ada, Pop Pop and Newly--first introduction

It didn't take her long to literally jump onto his back. No fear, that kid.

Taking Quincy for a spin.

Ada now spends her time crying "neigh" over and over again at the back door, begging to go back out and ride.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

FAO Schwartz

Luckily she doesn't really know what candy is yet--otherwise this would have been a disaster.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chelsea Waterside Park

A schlep but totally worth it. We will definitely be going back soon. Big plus--the new Doughnut Plant in Chelsea is on the way (I would highly recommend the salty peanut butter cake doughnut). Finish up with a pulled pork sandwich from RUB and I'd say it would make a decent day.

I didn't really get any great pictures, so I guess we'll go with quantity over quality today...

I hate it when parents lament over their kids growing up. That being said--Ada is looking so old in this picture. I think she's lost most (if not all) of her baby fat. Even her face is starting to thin out. And no more rolls on her upper thighs. Sad.

ada and simon

ada and jacob

He gave her the idea. Not sure what possesses a kid to pour water over a stranger child's head. She loved it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Not-So-Happy 4th of July

We had grand plans to be completely unselfish this morning and do something Ada would enjoy. Potluck breakfast in the park followed by a children's parade complete with fire truck at the end. She was even (accidentally) dressed for the occasion--this was the only bathing suit in her size at H&M two days ago.
She screamed the ENTIRE time. I have NO idea why.
We made it to two minutes of the parade just so I could get a picture of her. Kyle made sure that I got one of her crying as to accurately represent our ill-fated outing.

I think we all learned an important lesson today...