Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Outdoor Loving

As soon as the weather warmed all we wanted to do was be outside! Between getting the yard ready, planting, and keeping the kids busy we spend lots of time with our feet in the grass. JJ has discovered all of the fun things to do out there.
JJ likes riding in the cozy coup, since he can "drive" it himself.

Crazy William Godfrey, JJ's best buddy. The Godfrey's are my "cousins" (grand kids of the great aunt and uncle we live with) moved back from Ohio and come over to visit often.

Jake and CJ Godfrey playing soccer.

Anna Godfrey who sometimes is too shy to say hi to me, but sometimes you get a smile.

Justin, JJ and I spending some family time out on the swing set.

Sue and Leonard have two fountains in their backyard and JJ has made them into his own personal water park. When they turned on the fountains JJ climbed right in!

After soaking his clothes I decided it was time to change into his swimsuit to play in the water, although he took some time to smell the flowers first.

JJ's first time in the kiddie pool, he really liked it although it was pretty cold.

Look at that cute little body!

We have also enjoyed eating dinner outside under the pergola. Our first outside dinner was corn chowder, biscuits, and AMAZING homemade strawberry jam (which I helped make)

Instead of hauling JJ's high chair outside we hook his swing to the pergola and use it as a high chair.

Sue and Leonard enjoying the outdoors.

In the Awesome backyard that Sue and Leonard have there is a sandbox.

I was getting a little artsy taking pictures while the kids played.

Our lilacs were in full bloom and made the yard smell amazing.

And our Strawberry patch started blooming, I can't wait till we have strawberries to eat!

One of our favorite parts of the summer is our lunch picnics, so we can see Justin in the middle of the day. One of our most visited places is Decker Lake, a little oasis right here in Salt Lake City.

This was JJ's first time at Decker Lake since he can walk and crawl and he couldn't wait to explore.

Justin tried to cuddle with his little man.

Justin loves to swing and play in the backyard with JJ, and probably can't wait till he has a few more little ones to make his own baseball team in the backyard.

We really have been enjoying our time outside and can't wait for it to be warm enough to go to the water park with the little man!

Little Man Gets A New 'Do

After all of the craziness of Birthday celebrations died down I decided it was time for JJ to get another haircut. I let Justin decide how short to go this time he wanted to go short since the warmer weather was coming. JJ didn't mind having his hair cut this time since he knew what was going on.
This is JJ before... with a Mohawk... and after!
I can't believe how much older he looks with a simple haircut. I didn't like how short it was at first but it has grown on me. These are some of the goofy faces of our little man... oh and he discovered how to pick his nose...


A Day With The Fishes

Justin and I had a free day together and decided that we should go on a family outing. Although we've lived in Utah a little while now we haven't seen all there is to see in our own backyard. The Aquarium is in Sandy and isn't huge, but was totally worth the time! We also can't wait for the new bigger aquarium to open this December!
Justin and JJ checking out some giant shark teeth!
JJ loved the aquariums that were at his height, since he could walk up to them and touch the glass.

Justin is becoming quite the photographer and knows that if he doesn't take pictures of Me with JJ, I will always be stuck behind the lens. I'm grateful he is learning a new skill to document our adventures with JJ.

JJ is just a little taller then one of the penguins (I really wish I would have written down the names of all of the animals to put on here...)

Frogs and Salamanders
Although it's called an aquarium there are some creepy-crawly-slimy things there too, like this tarantula.



One of my favorite exhibits was the seahorses. Ever since Justin caught a seahorse on our honeymoon I love looking at them!

This little one was my favorite! it was so small! (probably the size of your thumb nail all curled up)

This Lobster was the size of JJ! (all Justin was thinking about was how hungry he was)


This one is my favorite picture of the day, the lighting just worked out so well and my two favorite men are in it!

I have so much fun discovering new things with my boys, and I can't wait till the new bigger Aquarium opens!