Monday, August 15, 2011

Out of Order

It's been a while. First of all, thanks to all those fans who have been watching Gabriel's dance performance on youtube! He really cracks me up. Emma's goal in life is to get him on the Today show. :)
So here's the problem. We went to Bear Lake a couple weeks ago. Twice in 2 weeks! We went once with the Watkins and once with the Browns. So fun to get to spend time with both sides of our family. My camera battery died for the Brown reunion so I had to use Emma's camera... and then her laptop died. So we have no way to get the pictures off the camera. I have Watkins pictures but want to blog them both together so.... you'll have to be patient! Instead I'm going to blog about our adventure on Saturday: This Is the Place village. 
For those that don't know, This Is The Place monument is up on a hilltop overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. It is where the pioneers had come over the Rocky Mountains and entered the valley. Brigham Young looked out and said "It is enough. This is the place. Drive on." Hence the name. Anywho, I have been there a few times before but had never gone into the recreated village there. So fun! I totally recommend it. They have actually moved log cabins and houses from all over the state either intact or brink by brick. They have fun activities and tours to see. Everyone is dressed up in costume and there is a train that goes around the park. A petting zoo, pony rides and a Civil War battle in the streets. Pretty cool!

Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Gabriel and Nate
Gabriel taking a rest in the Mormon Battalion Museum
The Civil War cannon preparing for battle
Playing on the wood train

Face off.
Lambs in the barn
Gabriel on the pony ride
Ever since we lived at Nate's aunt and uncles house where they have horses, Gabe has LOVED horses.

The girl walking with him asked if he had rode a horse before and I said yes. She said Oh that's why he's so good at it!
Ok. This was hilarious. The piglet would NOT stop following this goat around the petting zoo. The goat was MAD.
So, he headbutted the pig! He wanted that pig away from him!! 
This other pig was rolling around in the mud puddle. Gabe thought this was  hilarious!
Riding on the train

Riding on the train
Brigham Young's farm house. They used this house for entertaining.

Getting on the train
Stopped at the ice cream parlor.
This would make Aunt Emma proud. Digging through the gemstones.
Chuggin' on some sarsaparilla.
Civil War reenactment

Plugging his ears for the cannon boom
The replica Eagle Gate with the actual monument in the background

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Super Trouper

Gabe has a strange collection of favorite songs. Among them are Fireworks- Katy Perry, I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas, Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's, and his all time favorite, Super Trouper by ABBA.
video

First Camping Trip

Nate had some time off so we went camping with all our new camping gear. We went up to American Fork Canyon for an overnighter. Unfortunately, the website said we didn't need reservations but when we got up to the mountain... it turns out everyone and their grandma had heard otherwise. There was not a campsite to be had for 2 hours. We drove and drove around! We decided to make the best of it and played at the lake for a couple hours, throwing rocks and attempting to fish. We then decided to make the best of THAT and camped at Aunt Elaine's house in her backyard! :) 
Setting up our lunch site
Fishing with daddy
Throwing rocks
His new Shark Cup- OoHaHa (Finding Nemo)
Setting up the tent in Elaine's backyard
Emma stopped by for dinner
Yes, we fit a pack-n-play and two sleeping bags in there
Getting the coals ready to cook dinner
Happy boy camping
Running through the sprinklers
Hehe :) Giddyup!