Thursday, November 13, 2008

First Plane Ride

We went to Utah for the first week of November and Parker had his first major airline ride. He was so excited. We travelled a lot with Kate and she remembers a little bit of it, but Parker has never flown on a jet. He has been asking us for years when he would get a turn. 

On the flight I had glimpses of what a cute kid he is. He was giggling as we took off and amazed that at one point in the flight we were above the clouds. One of our conversations on the flight went like this:

Me: "Parker, is flying as cool as you thought it would be?"
Parker: "No, it is way cooler."


While we were in Heber the  kids rode four wheelers with Papa and Matt. It snowed about a foot one night and the kids played in that for the next couple of days. They built a snowman, snow forts and made snow angels. We of course visited Dairy Keen for lunch a couple of times and even once for dinner. Parker has been saying that he wishes there was a place like Dairy Keen in Vegas. Maggie got to play with Anna and Paige. They are funny to watch together.

Matt and I got to go to the football game and out with my cousins, their spouses and Noelle and Steve. 

While Emily's husband is out at sea, she and her three children are living at the Heber House. It was fun to see them and spend time with Emily. The house was chaotic with all of our children, but we managed to stay mostly sane. Thanks to Emily for putting up with us. And especially thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for letting us visit. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


We went to Utah the week after Halloween, so I am a little behind in updating here. 

Halloween seemed to last forever this year. We had our ward Trunk or Treat an entire week before Halloween. The fall festival was the next night and the kids had their school parade and parties on  Thursday the 30th. We got a lot of use out of our costumes this year.

Halloween night we went to St. George to Trick or Treat with the cousins. Parker flew off his four wheeler early in the day to make his costume look complete. He had a full helmet on, but still managed to do a number on his eye. Despite the injury the kids had a great time and Jen made a great meal. Maggie loved trick or treating, but I think Anna liked it the most.