Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday- Race

Saturday we particpated in the Mountair Mile. Our neighbor organized this kids race for charity, and it is now an annual event. Kids can bike, trike, scoot, etc the first 3/4 of the race, and then finish on foot. There is also a competitive, two mile option. The best part is that the course goes right around our neighborhood, so it was pretty much a jaunt around the block with Tate in the stroller for most of the way. You can see how pumped he is to be riding in the stroller when he can see other kids on bikes and trikes. But he ended with an enthusiastic sprint to the finish line, carrying his tiger, Growlers, in one hand.

Friday- Aya Sim

Friday we went to visit Andrea and went swimming in her pool. I told Tate all morning we were going to go swim in Andrea's pool, and he kept repeating, "Aya Sim, Tatey Sim." We all had a great time "simming." Thanks, Andrea!

Thursday- Choo Choos!

We went to the Arts Festival on Thursday. The art was really cool, but the weather was dang hot. Tate was pretty excited about the "Choo Choo." (We rode Trax downtown) He really liked watching the trains go by, even though he didn't seem to think the ride was anything special. Maybe this was because we ended up sitting next to two questionable individuals whose behavior seemed a little, how do you say . . . . drunk. At the festival, we found a fountain that all the kids were splashing in. It turned out to be Tate's, and Phil's, favorite part.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Phil finished up his contract at Cottonwood last week, so we decided to enjoy some of his time off by going to the zoo. Tate was so excited to go to the zoo and see the "animos". We saw monkeys, elephants, tigers, giraffes, zebras . . . . Guess what Tate's favorite was. The Desert Cottontail. Yes, a zoo full of exotic animals and Tate goes crazy for the bunny.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Number One Dads

Happy Fathers Day! Just wanted to give a shout out to some of the amazing fathers in my life.

First, my own fabulous dad. He's the hardest working person I have ever met, and is so supportive of all his kids and everything they do. "Bumpa" is also one of Tate's favorite people and he talks about him and his tractors nonstop.

Second, my wonderful father-in-law. He is one of the kindest people I know, and I'm so glad that many of his qualities rubbed off on my husband. He is such a great, hands-on grandpa. He plays hard with his grandkids, and he doesn't hesitate to change diapers and make lunch.

And last but not least, my hubby. He is such a wonderful daddy. I have been amazed at his gentle and pure love for Tate ever since he was born. He is so sweet, understanding, and patient, and Tate and I love him so much! Also, he never reads this blog so if any of you see him, please let him know that we think he is awesome and we love him to death. Thanks!

Note: I do have more up-to-date photos of Tate with his daddy and grandpas, but doesn't a big, tough man with a tiny baby just melt your heart??

Crazy Days of Summer

Finally some actual summer weather!! And we've been enjoying it already. Tate and I had a playdate with Janie and her cutie pie, McKay. We picnicked at the park and let the boys play. Janie tried her best to get me to relax while Tate and McKay climbed by themselves to the top of what seemed to be a fifty foot slide. I stayed back as long as I could stand it, but before long I was scrambling up after them. In my head I kept seeing them falling seven stories to the ground below, and the police were questioning me as to why I had let my son attempt to scale a slide the size of the empire state building. Okay, I know that's a little dramatic, but I'm a little paranoid.