Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arches National Park

Hayden and I went with Daddy on a little business trip to Moab (which is such a fun, cute, little town).
While we were there we stopped at Arches National Park.

Going for the first hike of the day to see the famous Arch on the Utah License Plate.
Hayden wanted to be a big boy and walk, so Brian and I let him walk on the sidewalk.

We got to the trail, but Hayden didn't want to be packed. So we let him walk some more.

And he kept on walking!

Finally, Hayden let Daddy put him on his shoulders to go up a giant hill.
And at the top of the hill we saw Delicate Arch.
(Look to the left of Brian's head to see Delicate Arch.)

Family Photo with Delicate Arch in the FAR background.
We decided not to go on the long hike to get right underneath it. Hayden might of made it, but Mommy and Daddy wouldn't of. :)

Taking a little break.

We went on another hike to see the Window Arches.
Again, Hayden walked almost the whole way.
Daddy and Hayden next to the North Window Arch.

Hayden touching a boulder.

Turret Arch

Family Photo next to Turret Arch.

Hayden exploring the animal statues while saying, "Hot! Hot!" (They were Burning Hot).

Thank you Daddy for letting us bum along on your business trip!

Hayden's First Trike

Hayden got his first tricycle a couple of weekends ago.
It was kinda for his 18 month celebration, even though that really isn't a birthday.
I convinced Daddy that he needed it now cause when Hayden turns 2 it will be in the middle of winter and he won't be able to ride it outside.
(Daddy's kind of a sucker when it comes to his little boy. Especially when that little boy learned to say "bike" as soon we pulled the trike off the store shelf. And then Daddy was really for it when Hayden sat on the tricycle and said, "Vroom".)
Here is a video of Hayden on his tricycle:

Happy Birthday Jess

Pops and I celebrated our birthday's early while at the
Crawford's Cabin.

I'm turing 25:

And Pops is turning 52:
(Did you notice the candle switcher-roo?)
Great thinking Nana!

Celebration at Home:

Brian got me a DQ Ice Cream Cake for my birthday.
Hayden tentatively takes his first bite.

"WOW! That was some Good stuff!"
Hayden takes an even BIGGER BITE!

"CUT me some more of that!"
(Brian gave him the knife, not me!)

I Like Ice Cream Cake!"

"I just can't get me enough of that Ice Cream Cake!"

(Hayden learned to say the word "Cake" that night,
and asks for "Cake" frequently!)

Quigley's and Warren's at Crawford Cabin

The Warren's and Quigley's vacationed at the Crawford's Cabin.
It was a blast!
Here are some photo memories of the event
(in no particular order):

You know Brian is having a good time when he looks like this:

Hayden helping Grandma hold a Sparkler.

Brian and I enjoying ALL the help with Hayden Bo-Bayden.

Hayden and I relaxing on the boat.

Megan being the 1st brave soul to jump in.

Jamie unsure about being next.

Grandpa and Jamie going for a ride.

You know Nick is having a hard time when he looks like this:

And Grandpa is worse then the girls.

Hayden being the flagger, it's a very important job!

Another great look from the boys:
Brandon, you're usually such a stud.

OH! There's Brandon being a stud!

Now Blake's being a Stud x 2!

Captain Hayden Bo-Bayden with Grandpa.

If they weren't golfing, boating, or eating; they were PLAYING Card Games.

Hayden's Plane Ride.

Hayden building Sand Castles with Grandpa and Grandma.

Going for a Crazy, Out of Control, Fast Ramp Ride on his 4-wheeler.

Hayden a little upset that he's the only one wearing a life jacket.

But Driving the Boat makes everything better.

Hayden and I going for a slow tube ride.

Tube Ride for Megan and I.

Grandpa and Hayden's Turn.

Grandma and Hayden catching some sun rays.

Again, Hayden driving the boat.
But this time he got upset when Grandpa helped even a little bit.
Such a Brat!

Spending some quality time with Daddy.

Hayden playing in the sand.

Everybody enjoying the beautiful evening.
(Brian, Hayden, Megan, James (Grandpa), and Ken (Pops).

Brandon, Hayden, and Jamie relaxing to the slow rock of the waves.

Hayden and I having a good, good time.

Nana and Hayden throwing rocks into the lake.

Smiling while Eating Spaghetti!
Not very successful, but nice try family!

Nana and Hayden going for an evening boat ride.

Surprise, Surprise! Hayden convinced Uncle Blake to let him drive.

I'll bet on Jamie. Just cause Brandon's a gentleman.

Pops taking a turn at being Captain.

Ashley enjoying the family, boat, lake, and wind.

More Spaghetti Shots!

"I'm bad looking, and I know it!"

More fun on the beach.

Throwing more rocks into the lake.

Grandpa and Hayden also enjoying the slow rock of the dock.

Another great evening to sit and relax.

Brian looks like a lifeguard stud; with the sun setting behind him, chest all puffed-out, and holding an orange life vest.

Hayden finding more rocks to throw into the lake.
(Besides the boat, throwing rocks became his new favorite thing!)

Wow! That's a BIG Rock. Can you Handle it?

I guess so. Look at those muscles!
Watch out for the HUMUNGOUS Splash!

Hayden's Cabin Log:

Thank you to the Crawford's for letting us use your cabin and boat. The Cabin has become our family's most anticipated summer vacation spot.