Sunday, August 12, 2012
In the little town of Duck Creek there is a big festival called Duck Creek days every year. We had heard about it before and were excited when some of our friends decided to go. We don't get very many chances to go camping so we jump on every chance we get especially with our good friends and all their kids. I knew Claire would have a blast. Everyone else went up a day before us but because I had to work we couldn't leave till Friday afternoon. We got up there kinda late and just ate dinner and went to bed. We had the perfect camp spot where everyone could park their trailers. I guess I can't really say that we were camping because we stayed in our friends trailer and that is as nice as our house. On Saturday morning we rode the four wheelers and took the razor into town. Duck Creek is seriously so cute! There are just a few little stores and restaurants and a gas station and the whole town is just lined with cute cabins. When we went back to camp we just made lunch and hung out. Claire had so much fun just wandering around and playing with all the kids. There were a couple little girls that were about 7 or 8 that just took Claire everywhere with them. They made Claire feel so special and cute. They even took her on little (very slow) four wheeler rides just around our camp site. I have never seen a bigger smile on Claire's face!
Just like the 4th of July I love Pioneer day! Whenever I get sad that the 4th is over and the fireworks and games and fun are over I remember that we still have Pioneer day and it makes me so happy! Unfortunately Trevor had to work so Claire and I went and met up with some of our friends. We decided to go to the parade in Washington and they were suppose to have some games at the park. The parade was kinda lame (hardly any candy which is what they are all about, right?) and the park was kinda lame too! There were not that many games for Claire to play. She did play one game that was called panning for gold, it was cute and she loved it and of course for the prize that she got to pick out she chose a fake lizard...which she still caries around everywhere with her.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
You've had a birthday shout hoorayyy!!! Another year has come and gone and Trevor is just getting older... I think I was more excited for his birthday this year than he was, and Claire was more excited than me! I took Claire to the store to pick out some decorations and of course she wanted EVERYTHING. We settled for some streamers, balloons and of course she had to get daddy a blue party hat. She tried to help me blow up all the balloons (so it too twice as long and every balloon was a slobbery mess by the time it got to me) and she helped with taping up the streamers.
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! There is always fun things to do all day and into the night and I love fireworks and so does Claire! The last couple of years we have to the Washington park to eat breakfast and this year we kept the tradition going. We met Trevor's parents at the park and ate breakfast and then did a few games. There were not as many games as usual so we decided to head over to the Vernan Worthen park in St. George. When we got there it was packed. They had a ton of games, food and toys going on. Claire was in heaven! We ended up spending most of the morning and way too much money there.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
After we got back from California we almost felt bored sitting at home. Luckily that week was Cotton Days in Washington. On Friday we went to the movie in the park and on Saturday we woke up early to have breakfast, go to the parade and do all the fun activities. It was a little funny to see Claire's reaction when I told her we were going to a parade, but it was a little different of a parade.
No we didn't see a shark or even a beached whale but Claire did have a pretty crazy time at the beach. I insisted that we stop at the beach before we left California even though it was cloudy and only about 10 am. The only two days it was really sunny and hot were the days we went to Disneyland so this was our last chance to go to the beach. It was Claire's first time and I knew she would love it! I told her we could look for seashells and put our feet in the water. When we got there a guy was playing catch with his dog so of course Claire had to join. In case you haven't notice Claire is not very shy. The guy let her throw the ball back and forth a few times to the dog. Now Claire won't quit asking for a dog that she can play catch with.
Yes it is the happiest place on earth but I am pretty sure it also one of the most tiring. I don't know how people do more than 2 days there! I wouldn't last and I LOVE Disneyland. On the second day we started out at California Adventures. Although a lot of the rides were too big for CLaire, there were a lot that were so much fun that she loved! They had so many rides from movies that she watches right now so she thought it was awesome! Some of her favorite rides were monsters inc, and the little mermaid. We went on those rides multiple times. She also loved the bugs life world.