Sunday, July 13, 2008

Finally a Vacation

We finally got away for a much needed vacation over the 4th of July. We drove up to Utah to visit my family for a week. Dave was able to go golfing twice, once with some former classmates and once with my dad and brother-in-laws. My awesome cousin Abby cut my hair and then my sisters and I took my dad out to dinner and a play for his birthday/Father's Day. To see a picture of us with my dad, see my sister Rachel's blog: http://drlabrumfamily.blogspot.com It's a terrible picture of me, but I don't know that I've ever seen a better smile from my dad in a picture. The girls were all laughing trying to get my dad to smile like he meant it, not like he had gas.
On the 4th of July while the guys went golfing, we took the kids to my aunts house and set up a big tarp to slide down. The kids had a blast. It didn't hurt that my cousin Melissa's HUGE husband tossed the kids down the hill to make them go faster.

After all the fun in the sun the kids were tired so we took them home to watch a movie while we prepared a barbeque. I found all of the girls in grandma's bed watching The Little Mermaid.
Addison missed the fireworks, both the ones we did on the street and the professional shows. She was so tired we put her to bed at her normal time and just watched from my parents yard.

The next day we went on a hike with my parents to this waterfall. Addison had a blast throwing rocks in the stream.

On Sunday my grandparents came over for dinner. They've been married for 67 years. Can you believe it? They are both incredible people.

This was the main source of entertainment for Addison at my parents house. I've never really wanted a dog except when I see how much she is entertained by one. She followed Dolly everywhere. She also insisted on putting all of Dolly's toys, brush, shearers, collars etc. around her. If Dolly moved, Addison moved the stuff. It kept her busy, so I loved it.

On our last night we celebrated Addison's birthday with my parents and then Dave and my mom played volleyball with my cousins.

The next day we picked up my niece Savannah and drove down to Dave's parents new house near Provo. They both recently retired and moved to Utah to be closer to grandkids. That night Dave's mom and dad prepared a huge dinner and had Dave's brother and his family over for dinner and more birthday cake and ice cream. Technically Addison's birthday was the next day, but since we were driving home that day and we'd already celebrated twice, we didn't bother celebrating on her birthday. Does that make me a bad mom?

We can't believe that our baby is already 2 years old. She is learning and growing so fast and we are so grateful to have her in our family. She brings such joy to our family.

13 comments:

Noelle said...

Looks like you guys had fun! And I love your haircut. Addison is two, wow. I can remember whens he was first born. She is growing up fast! :]

Daryl & Misty said...

My kids loved watching the little video of Addison's birthday song. They made me play it again. Cut pictures.

daherfamily said...

happy birthday addison! it looks like you had a fun trip.

Ginger and Gregg said...

Happy Birthday Addison! What a doll, I love your pics that Brandi took. Looks like you guys had a nice vacation. So maybe that's the key to entertaining her... she needs a dog.

Gertge Family said...

It was so good to see you. I'm glad we got the chance. Addison is adorable & my kids are still talking about her.
I'm glad you had a fun vacation!

Kandice & Rob said...

That tarp looks like so much fun! And that's a cool picture of Addison with the dog.

Brandi Jo said...

How fun! I am glad you guys had a good time! I figured out that we burned the disk wrong for your pictures, So I am going to do it again and get you a new disk. SORRY!

Labrum Family said...

We had so much fun with you in town. Wish you could have stayed longer, and I am sad we missed the birthday celebration. Happy Birthday Addison!! Car, thanks again for taking car of Savannah for me. Love ya.

Andrew, Amy & Evelyn said...

I'm glad you had fun on your vacation, but sorry to hear that Addison is now sick! :( Dave said you guys had a really great time.

Melissa said...

what a fun vacation! addison is such a doll. okay, what about a pic of your hair?! i can't really tell in the pic of you and your grandparents. i hope you addison feels better soon. carter has missed her!

Maylene said...

I'm glad you had a super fun vacation! That giant waterslide looks like so much fun! So apparently my kids called you while you were up there...by accident...oops! Seriously, I only left them in our cabin for a few minutes alone and I came back and Sydney told me she had just talked to you. I thought it was funny since really I had the only cell phone out of everyone that even had service up at Bear Lake. And of course my kids managed to get a hold of it. I hope you guys are feeling a little better. We'll have to hang out soon!

daherfamily said...

of course i will add darci! i am so glad she looks at my blog. i like looking at her cute blog too!

Toskovich Family said...

I can only imagine how much your parents loved having you guys come visit. Addison is so cute...!

Xoxo