Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Fast-forward 13 years, and my sisters surprised me with a ticket to join them at a Boyz II Men concert at the Scera Shell outdoor amphitheater. Aaron stayed home with Finn under the guise that he "only ever listened to Boyz II Men at stake dances, if that". Boy did he miss out!
Neil, Tom, Megan and Lesli getting amped for the show
The theater was TOTALLY packed and the crowd was totally psyched. The singers were all so surprised and happy that so many people came, and they really did put on a great show! This short video shows some of their sweet performance skills -- check out those dance moves!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Dan and Bobbi asked us if we wanted to go camping this past weekend. When I started making plans including sleeping bags, firewood etc., Dan said, "well, it's not really that kind of camping." Turns out Bobbi's fam has a pimped-out trailer at Bear Lake with A/C, beds and running water. I enjoy roughing it every now and then, but this kind of deluxe camping was definitely enjoyable! We had such a great time. We went four-wheeling on some really cool trails in the hills, enjoyed a refreshing dip in the lake and a delicious steak BBQ followed by some ruckus card games. Ellen watched Finn for us, making it the first time that Aaron and I have both been away from him for a night. I really wish I would have taken more pictures...especially of the four-wheeling. What a great getaway!
Monday, August 18, 2008
We went with our friends The Ellis's and wanted to grab a bite to eat first...which turned out to be a mistake. Let's just say we ended up scarfing down Cafe Rio on the way into the amphitheater only to find a full-on BBQ inside the gates...so we could have just eaten there and saved a huge headache. Oh well. We ended up getting pretty good seats anyway and had a really great time. Even the opening comedian Kermit Apio was really funny (yes, his name really is Kermit) but of course, Brian was the best. I caught a few jokes on video that I have been trying to upload for the past few days but Blogger is being lame...so go ahead and take this moment to look up some Brian Regan on youtube.
This turned out to be the best weekend ever because the next night was Neil's surprise Rock Band birthday party. Everyone had to come dressed up as a rocker. I love dressing up and everyone got really into it so it was totally fun. Meg went all out too...there was a "concessions" area with all kinds of treats, a cardboard stand-up of Gene Simmons, strobe lights, a disco ball, christmas lights in the backyard, fooseball table...and Rock Band of course! I borrowed a sweet David Bowie t-shirt from my friend and wore fake eyelashes with crazy makeup and hair. Aaron went the punk route and sprayed his hair pink. He also wore a studded bracelet and let me put makeup on him...how fun! With the strobe lights and disco ball, it felt like a real rock show in the basement. I wish I would have taken more pictures of everyone's crazy costumes...here are just a few:
Aaron and I....Wa Ca Ca Cow!
Me, Gene, and Megan
Hangin' out in the backyard. L-R: Tom, Chris (both sporting sweet wigs), Andrea (80's rocker chick) and Kenny, also wearing a wig. Wow, there were a lot of wigs at this party
Having two baby-free nights definitely felt like a great getaway! We finished the weekend by hanging out at Dan and Bobbi's on Sunday with the fam. Aaron's brother Jake is in town from Texas so it was great to see him and his cute family. Thanks to everyone who made this the best weekend ever!
Sonny and Cher aka Lisa and Chad. Chad's long flowing purple dress was hilarious.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Me, Ashley Day, Beautiful Bride, Nat and Davis at Meghan's Wedding Bash Finn and I at Meg's reception. He was having a good time I promise.
Davis and Finn
Meet Henry! (a.k.a. our new Toyota Corolla)
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday was Finn's birthday and he had the best day ever! He started celebrating by playing with his cousins Taj and Brody in the afternoon.
After singing and blowing out his single candle, we let the little guy dig into his own piece of cake. I took waaay too many pictures of that, so here is my favorite one: After cake, we wiped him down as best we could and let him open his presents. Or rather, let him watch as I opened his presents for him. He was SO excited about all of his toys. This is not surprising when you consider the fact that his toy collection pre-birthday consisted of Aaron's old watch and a plastic cup. Let's just say it's been a long time since we've bought anything new.He loved this stuffed doggy from his Grammy right away. For some reason he has become attached to a really ugly blue teddy bear that I wish we didn't own, so Aaron and I were both happy to see him bond with something new. We've switched the teddy for the doggy in his crib and he doesn't mind a bit! Also in the picture are his Aunt Kimmy and cousin Jaxson.
Finn sharing his booty with his cousins Gemma and Jaxson. He played with his new toys on this blanket for over an hour while the adults ate cake and visited. Seriously, these toys have made my life so much easier lately.
I can't believe it has already been a year. Aaron and I are so happy that we can spend every day with this little guy. He brings so much joy to our family. Happy Birthday Finn!