Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Kyle + Scissors = Bad News

So on Sunday while I was talking to my sister-in-law on the phone, Kyle had this great idea to give Brighton a hair cut without letting me in on it. Having no previous experience himself in the hairstyling field, he thought he was highly qualified to do the job. Now I've really been trying to grow her hair out for a while. It's so thin and takes forever to grow, so it has been quite a feat lately as I have been able to put it up in french braids. That's why you can obviously see that when I came in to the bathroom, I was pretty upset. Kyle had chopped off a good inch and a half in the front and only an inch in the back. He made it look like we were going for a very subtle mullet. He told me he was going for an "A frame" but he obviously didn't think it through because an A frame goes the opposite way (short in the back, long it the front. So now it's kind of uneven and I have to put it up all the time, which is hard to do because it's just a little too short. I know it's not too drastic, and from the pics you're probably thinking "That's not a big deal. It was barely a trim.", but for the person who does it everyday, it's not that fun. Anyway, thanks Kyle.

The Before photos

The After shots

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Typical Comin Day

Can you tell she got dressed all by herself today?

And little mister is pulling himself up on everything and has 4 teeth now (you can only see half of them if you look close). So between teething, cruising around, and playing dress up, our days are quite busy!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Overdue Update

Before we left Utah, quite a few things happened all at once, all while we were trying to pack and leave, so I just wanted to update from the past Utah events. First off, we had to say goodbye to our families that lived close by so we made a quick trip up north to Provo and Pleasant Grove to visit Annie, Joe, Landon, Van, Wendy, Will, Alea, and Mel. It was good to see them all and say adios. We went to this super fun park close the Van and Wendy's house with Alea, Will, Brighton, Porter, Landon, and ANnie to have lunch and play. It was a real treat for the kids. I know Brighton is really missing hanging out with cousins and Aunts and Uncle now that we're so far and can't just hop in the car for 3 hours to see them. We miss you guys! But hopefully we'll be back soon to visit!

Secondly, right before we left, the Utah Summer Games were held and I am proud to say I participated in them! What are the Utah Summer Games you ask? Only the biggest sporting event in Utah held in Cedar City! They have every sport imaginable from ping pong, to fencing to basketball, pickeball, golf, track and field and anything else you can think of, including a 5k race and a 10k race. And the best part is that you don't have to be good at any of it! You just sign up! So I opted for the 10k and really enjoyed it! Now I haven't run a race this long since before I had Brighton and for some of you out there, a 10k might not be that big of a deal, but just getting back into the swing of things, I felt like this was a good accomplishment. It wasn't my greatest time, but I finished and that's all that matters. Anyway, now you're updated!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Take Me Out to the Rockhounds Game

Last weekend we went to our first Midland Rockhounds Baseball game and it was a blast! The town we moved to is very family friendly and this is one of the many family events to attend in Midland. The Rockhounds are a Minor League team affiliated with the Oakland A's so it's pretty popular here. The stadium was really nice and it was a lot of fun to get out as a fam. Brighton thought it was the coolest thing to see them hit the ball and when Rocky the the Rockhound came around she was a little apprehensive, but wouldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the week. Anyway, if you're in town and feel like getting the whole "take me out to the ball game" experience, give us a call!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Red, White, and BLUE

So on the 4th of July we were invited to some friends' house we recently met in the ward. We had a barbeque and went into their community pool and we had a great time. We were all sitting around the table when Brighton ran in from their girls' bedroom so excited and said "Mom! Look!". She had gotten into some nail polish (their girls were older mind you)and had painted her toes all by herself! The first thing on my mind was " Oh my gosh! It's going to be all over their carpet! I'm dead!" But after meticulous searching, there was none to be found! Not even a drop! Even though she got into trouble, I was actually pretty impressed with her skills and she was pretty proud of herself. She wasn't wearing blue that day, so maybe she was just trying to support America's B-day. Whatever it was, we hope everyone else had as great of a 4 of July as we did! Happy Independence Day!