Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday's Adventures

Today started out a little rougher than usual. Julian was having a rough time. I think he's not so used to having cousins around all the time, and having to stick up for himself and his little brother most of the time! :)

We went to Draper to meet a really sweet friend, Becky! She works for goodmama. Like an idiot, I forgot my camera in the car, and didn't take any pictures. All I can say is that she's amazingly sweet and that Julian has a major crush! (Watch out JOSH!!)

We then went to Ikea, and I totally miss having one. The nearest one is in Minneapolis, I think, so next time we need furniture, we're totally making the trip! We had a delicious lunch, where Gabriel devoured an entire cup of macaroni and cheese and a kids meatball meal! Holy moley! Julian preferred to eat a 'juicy sammich' which is one of those Uncrustables? He seriously loves them.

Becky is so sweet and bought Julian a tea set. For those of you that don't know, he has been wanting a tea set for the longest time. I have no objections to him owning/playing with a tea set, I just however, didn't want him to play with a 100% pink girly princess tea set. Something a bit more gender neutral is more my cup-o-tea. This is the tea-set she bought him.
He's seriously even more in love now! :)

Here is a picture of Julian, Gabriel and their cousin Ashley, having a 'tea party' :) Thankfully, this time the tea was fake!

After we left Ikea, we drove around Lehi. It was weird to be in Lehi, but knowing that Kristy wasn't there. We drove to the cemetery to visit her grave. I'd seen pictures of her gravestone, but never in real life.

This is a poem written by Kristy

Crazy Julian

Little G

Cute picture of Gabe and Barry

Shortly after we got to the cemetery, Julian said he had to go peepee so so so bad. So we stayed for a few minutes and then headed to Target. So recently, our portable DVD player died. When I say died, I mean that the battery, despite having been charged for at least 24 hours, will only play for less than 10 minutes before dying. So the drive over from Iowa (14 + hours of DRIVING) was a little rough. We did end up buying Bendaroos for J, which actually worked really well in the distraction department. One of Julian's cousins has this cool toy called a Leapster 2. We decided to buy this thing for Julian for the drive back. It's sitting in my trunk, just waiting for our drive home. We also got him the UP game to go with it. I like that it's educational, and will keep him busy.

After Target, we went to my favorite restaurant in the world. Now, some of you might say that Culver's is my favorite restaurant. Well it's not. Cafe Rio is by far my favorite place to eat in the entire world.
If you are ever near a Cafe Rio, please, please please, eat a pork barbacoa salad with extra cilantro lime house dressing for me!

Julian loved the kids quesadilla (how it's different from the ones I make at home, I don't know? Probably the fresh tortilla?) Anyway, he ate the whole thing!!

Poor Gabe-sacked out. He totally didn't know what he was missing.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Salt Lake City

The fam, in front of the Christus statue. Absolutely breath-taking.

The Castle, also known as, the Salt Lake City Temple. Also breathtaking! Julian was pretty convinced that Sleeping Beauty was resting peacefully at the top of the castle :)

My cool dude.

Gabriel was not so convinced. He didn't enjoy it so much.

The little crazy. So funny in his sunglasses!!

Me & the boys in front of the temple :)


I love it!

Julian being a 'skater' :) Super cute!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Trip to Utah

Gabe, playing at the park with his cousins



An AWESOME sign/town we found in Wyoming. Holler! ( Population 1!!!!)

The crazy boys :)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The iCubs!

The other day was $1 ticket, popcorn, drink night at the Iowa Cubs game. Julian has recently become slightly obsessed with baseball, which is absolutely fabulous. He really wants The Better Batter Baseball thanks to Nickelodeon and their constant airing of commercials! He can also say the Bendaroos commercial, pretty much verbatim. I'm thinking about getting Bendaroos for the car ride to Utah. Ideas, thoughts? I figure they might keep him pretty entertained for a while?

Anyway, without further ado, pictures from the baseball game!

Daddy & Gabe
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Julian and one of his BFF's Zhi
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Singing the National Anthem
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Cute boy
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Julian, so excited with his $5 cotton candy
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Gabe trying the cotton candy
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J trying to squirm away
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Holy Cow!

I can't believe I forgot to tell you!

We won the goodmama contest!!!!! Gabe's pic's been on the site all week

It'll be changed today, so here's a screen shot!

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So Stace took some amazing shots of Julian. Seriously, amazing in that they are beautiful and totally capture his personality, and simply for the fact that she was able to get him to cooperate with the camera! I learned a new trick from her, promise him cookies :)

Here are some of the pictures of J.

We had a lot of fun while she was here, though her visit was cut short. A photographer she knows, unfortunately broke her arm, and Stace said she would fly up to do a wedding that the broken-armed photog had booked! I can't wait until she comes back!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stacy is coming, Stacy is coming!

Seriously folks, I'm so excited. My BFF is flying into the KC today! Woohoo! I haven't seen her since March! I know it doesn't seem like a long time, but it is! I can't wait to see her, and hang out and have girly fun!

Also, Julian has to go to the dentist today!! Luckily Barry is going to take him, because I know I'd be all anxious about it!

I have a ton of updating to do with my craft blog, but I want to show you my new love. Seriously.
Meet Rusty
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